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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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iFixit Tools

iFixit Tools iFixit is a crowdsourced repository of instructions on how to fix various electronics. A few months ago, I bought their Pro Tech Toolkit and Magnetic Project Mat to fix my cellphone. And today, I used the kit again to change the speaker on my IC-T7A handheld radio. I was very happy to be able to use some of the plastic tools from the kit.…
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Integrating Google Assistant with IRLP

Integrating Google Assistant with IRLP https://hackaday.com/2019/01/05/google-assistant-now-available-on-ham-radio/…
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Individual causing malicious interference triggers parliament petition

Individual causing malicious interference triggers parliament petition This happened in Quebec. From QRZ.…
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ITU is strengthening e-comms

ITU is strengthening e-comms An interesting article about how the ITU is strengthening emergency telecommunications in the Americas using Winlink. Thanks Bob (VE7XNC) for sharing.…
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Es'hail-2

Es'hail-2 ES’HAIL-2: HAMS GET THEIR FIRST GEOSYNCHRONOUS REPEATER…
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THE $50 HAM

THE $50 HAM Here are a couple of blog posts from Hackaday on becoming a Ham for 50 dollars. * THE 50 DOLLAR HAM: GETTING YOUR TICKET PUNCHED * THE 50 DOLLAR HAM: ENTRY-LEVEL TRANSCEIVERS FOR TECHNICIANS…
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Surrey PREOC

Surrey PREOC Last Friday (March 8), Bob (VE7XNC), Jim (VA7JIR), Patrick (VE7HZF) and Sieg (VA7LEH) travelled to Surrey to visit our Provincial Regional Emergency Operations Centre (PREOC) located on Green Timbers Road. Their installation was very impressive: Outside:…
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Canada’s Amateur Radio Population Showing Continued Growth

Canada’s Amateur Radio Population Showing Continued Growth 03/12/2019 According to Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) President Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA, Amateur Radio in Canada grew by 1,758 new licensees in 2018 — the largest number in the past 4 years. In his March editorial in RAC’s member journal The Canadian Amateur, MacDonell reported that the country’s h…
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Bitcoin Coders Send International Lightning Payment Over Ham Radio

Bitcoin Coders Send International Lightning Payment Over Ham Radio In what appears to be a first-of-its-kind transaction, two developers working in separate countries have successfully sent a bitcoin lightning payment over radio waves. Article from CoinDesk…
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March 7 2019 Club Update

March 7 2019 Club Update The past month has been a busy one for the club. The club launched a new website at scarcs.ca. The old website at ve7rxz.ca served us well for many years with VE7TBP keeping the site updated. VE7HZF has much experience with the Doku wiki system and felt that it would be a good avenue to bring more members into the editing process…
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Website Upgrade

Website Upgrade Welcome to the new SCARCS website! Big thanks to Robert for making sure that everything runs smoothly under the hood, and to Marc, for creating most of the initial content. Aside from looking different, the two big differences between the new and old sites are:…
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