2015 Spring Swap Meet

Maple Ridge Amateur Radio Club
The Fraser Valley’s Largest Ham Radio,
Computer and Electronic Equipment

SWAP MEET
and
PANCAKE AND SAUSAGE BREAKFAST

8:00-9:00 AM
Hot Dogs, coffee, pop, and donuts available
Admission $5.00
Sunday May 3, 2015
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
(Open to sellers at 7:30 AM)

Heritage Hall, 12460 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows, BC
Talk-In: 146.800 (- 600) Tone 156.7Hz

Sellers: $20.00/table includes one admission
Table reservations call Nick, VE7TE, 604-465-9476
email: VE7TE>at<mrarc>dot<net
Up to 40 tables with Com-West, Icom Canada, QSL Bureau, Fleetwood Electronics, and Radio Amateurs of Canada on site
Lots of room, Great Prices, Free Parking

Door Prize: Icom IC-V80 hand held radio
Special Door Prize: ID-31A D-star HT donated by Icom Canada
Raffle Prize: Icom IC-2300 2M FM mobile transceiver
50/50 Draw plus many other prizes

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Autopatch

The autopatch feature has been restored on our VHF repeater, 146.800. Instructions on how to make a phone call from your radio can be found in the “Member’s Area” in “Repeater Codes”.

If you have forgotten your speed dial number, contact Nick.

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First Recipient of the Floyd Beardsell Award

During our AGM on 4 June 2013, club members officially recognized our first recipient of the Floyd Beardsell Award (also commonly known as the President’s Award) – and the recipient is none more fitting than our very own, newly-elected Club President, Nick [VE7TE].

The Floyd Beardsell Award is the highest honour our club can bestow upon a member – that one member who best exemplifies service towards furthering both Amateur Radio and their local community.

It should then come as no great surprise to anyone who knows Nick, that he quite easily fulfilled every single aspect of the award criteria – with no less than three separate nominations from club membership – and having previously (and currently) served in every Club Executive position, chaired many of our club committees, serving with the British Columbia Amateur Radio Coordination Council, a Volunteer Examiner and Elmer to many new (and old) hams, our local liaison for the Provincial Emergency Program; Pitt Meadows Day Parade and Fireworks; Maple Ridge Santa Claus parade; Pitt Meadows Airport Days; etc, etc, etc…  …honestly, the list here truly is exhausting…  …and quite literally as endless as Nick’s devotion to both Amateur Radio and his community.

The Floyd Beardsell Award (President’s Award) is named after our organization’s first President; who, for many years, has also worked tirelessly towards furthering both Amateur Radio and the local community.

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Club President, Nick [VE7TE] (right), being presented with the Floyd Beardsell Award by MRARC Sergeant-at-Arms and Awards Committee Chair, Mike [VA7MTD] (left)

 

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L to R: Mike [VA7MTD], Nick [VE7TE], and former Club Presidents, Mike [VA7BZ], Lynn [VE7LYN], and Dave [VA7DRD]

 

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Nick [VE7TE] proudly showing off his new hardware

 

Floyd Beardsell presenting Nick Gaudiuso with the 2013 Certificate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L to R: Nick [VE7TE] being presented with his keepsake certificate by our organization’s very first Club President and award namesake, Floyd Beardsell [VE7HI]

 

On behalf of the entire club – CONGRATULATIONS AND WELL DONE NICK!

 

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New Club Executive

2013 - 2014 MRARC Executive

During our AGM on 4 June 2013, the following members were elected to our Club Executive (from left to right):

  • Simon [VA7SDL], Club Secretary
  • Wayne [VE7WS], Vice President (incumbent)
  • Nick [VE7TE], President
  • Eric [VA7EW], Treasurer (incumbent)

Our membership welcomes both Simon and Nick to the Executive; give heartfelt thanks to both Wayne and Eric for their continuing service; and offer our sincerest congratulations and best wishes to one and all.

73 de Mike [VA7BZ]

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Challenge Coin and Care Package for our Sibling Club

In a final act of our former Executive, Secretary, Paul [VA7VA], and President, Mike [VA7BZ], designate a Challenge Coin for our Down Under siblings…  …and prepare a few other items….

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Signal Reports Requested: New VE7RMR Repeater

FOR IMMEDIATE RELAY TO ALL AMATEURS OPERATING WITHIN THE SALISH SEA (PACIFIC NORTHWEST) REGION

The Maple Ridge Amateur Radio Club is calling upon all licensed Amateurs in South-Western British Columbia and North-Western Washington State (see projected coverage map below) to assist us with testing and coverage verification of our new 2m repeater.

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Amateurs are welcome to check-in during our weekly Radio Net; or submit a signal report via our Contact Page.

Our weekly Radio Net is conducted each Wednesday night via the VE7RMR repeater in question, starting at 7:30pm (Pacific Time).

 

 

The VE7RMR repeater transmits on 146.800 MHz, with an input of 146.200 MHz (and a tone squelch of 156.7Hz)

For those unable to reach the repeater, but still able to copy it, you also have the option of checking in to our weekly net via either IRLP or Echolink:
IRLP Node: 1910
Echolink Node: 51910

Alternatively, one can also drop us a quick signal report using the convenient Contact Form. (see link below)

Planning a road trip?  …please take this page with you using the following QR Code or link:

New Repeater Post

 

http://bit.ly/13RbMLV

 

 

 

 

Our Contact Form can accessed directly using the following QR Code or link:

MRARC Contact Page QR Code

 

http://bit.ly/10YzOa2

(Please remember to fill in the CAPTCHA CODE when submitting this form)

 

 

Any and all coverage reports would be greatly appreciated.

73 de Mike [VA7BZ]

 

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