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The Sun Coast Amateur Radio Club Society organizes activities and events to help members socialize with each other and promote their use of radio communication.

The club maintains a VHF repeater on Vancouver Island and a UHF repeater on the Sunshine Coast.

See the Nets/Contact page to find out more about our net schedule and meetings.

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Amateur Radio in Space Pioneer Astronaut Owen Garriott, W5LFL, SK

Amateur Radio in Space Pioneer Astronaut Owen Garriott, W5LFL, SK The US astronaut who pioneered the use of Amateur Radio to make contacts from space — Owen K. Garriott, W5LFL — died April 15 at his home in Huntsville, Alabama…
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5G and Weather Forecasting

5G and Weather Forecasting 5G is likely to put weather forecasting at risk…
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Playing with Software Defined Radio

Playing with Software Defined Radio I wrote a blog article on using CubicSDR (Software Defined Radio) with my NVidia Jetson Nano. <https://smist08.wordpress.com/2019/04/16/playing-with-software-defined-radio/>…
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Certificate Backorder

Certificate Backorder Apparently Industry Canada, I mean Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is unable to print new certificates at the moment. I received this email from them on April 10th: " Good morning, We are waiting for a back-order of certificate paper, so unfortunately it will still be several weeks before it is printed.…
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NPR (New Packet Radio)

NPR (New Packet Radio) " NPR (New Packet Radio) is a custom radio protocol, designed to transport bidirectional IP trafic over 430MHz radio links (ham radio). This protocol is optimized for “point to multipoint” topology, with the help of managed-TDMA. Bitrate is up to 500kbps (net, effective bitrate).…
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Hams try to re-carve the amateur radio spectrum in fight over open or encoded broadcasts

Hams try to re-carve the amateur radio spectrum in fight over open or encoded broadcasts Radio enthusiasts argue signals must travel in the open, for the sake of national security Would be nice for all if any digital formats on the Ham bands are open for all.…
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Highest SOTA Activation

Highest SOTA Activation History was made in February on an Argentinian summit. Tom Rudzinski, SQ9FVE, made Summits on the Air (SOTA) history on February 16 by activating Aconcagua in Mendoza, Argentina. At 6,962 metres (22,841 feet) above sea level, the mountain is the highest peak in both the Southern and Western hemispheres.…
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In New Zealand,Charged for Having a Baofeng Radio

In New Zealand,Charged for Having a Baofeng Radio From QRZ: "On 24 of August 2018 Mr Elvis Johnstone was stopped by Police in the Whangarei area. On search of Mr Johnstone’s car, police located a Baofeng UV-5R two way radio. When switched on the device was set to the same frequency as the Northland Police channel.…
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JS8Call v1.0 is here

JS8Call v1.0 is here Just received this email from Jordan, KN4CRD: " Hey Folks! This is not a test, this is not a joke, it's actually happening. The public release of JS8Call version 1.0 is here! You'll find all of the public releases (now and future version) of JS8Call downloadable from this page:…
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SCRD Antenna Upgrade Installation

SCRD Antenna Upgrade Installation The upgrade of the SCRD Emergency Operations Centre Radio Station is nearing completion with the installation of a new set of commercial grade antenna to replace the amateur GP3's and GP6. We selected Comprod Inc. wideband dual 144/440…
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