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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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Chirp Problems with Ubuntu

Chirp Problems with Ubuntu I just finished updating my laptop to the latest Linux Mint 20 (based on Ubuntu 20.04) and once I tried re-installing Chirp, I got this error message: The following packages have unmet dependencies: chirp-daily : Depends: python-libxslt1 which is a virtual package and is not provided by any available package Dep…
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RAC Contests Log

RAC Contests Log This year was my first time participating in the RAC Canada Day contest on my own. It was a lot of fun and also very instructive. Here are a few things I learned. First, everything you need to know about the RAC Canada Day or Winter Day contest is located on the…
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Bowen Island Repeater Linking

Bowen Island Repeater Linking The VE7BNV repeater on Bowen Island - 146.720 is now linked to VE7RNV - 147.260 in North Vancouver.…
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Field Day 2020

Field Day 2020 Use this page to add and update information for our club about Field Day. For the complete set of rules and instructions, see the ARRL Field Day page. Background Before we get into the specifics, here is some general background information: * When: Saturday June 27 at 11:00 until Sunday June 28 until 13:59 local time.…
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VE7QNX Repeater

VE7QNX Repeater I have a repeater running at my house: VE7QNX 443.375+ T100.0 IRLP: 1337 The repeater is an Harris Alpha 2000: The primary motivation for this repeater is better IRLP performance. The current configuration of IRLP on VE7RXZ is through a remote radio with a node connected to it. It is not full-duplex. If the node is connected to a net …
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GNU/Linux Ham Radio Setups

GNU/Linux Ham Radio Setups I'm wondering what / if / how any of you are using GNU/Linux for ham radio. Here's a quick list of pages I found promising: * <https://hamwaves.com/linux.ham/en/index.html> * <https://sourceforge.net/projects/kb1oiq-andysham/> * <https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-hams-updates/+archive/ubuntu/ppa/+index?batch=75> If any of y…
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The Magnetic Amplifier

The Magnetic Amplifier <https://www.nutsvolts.com/magazine/article/the_magnetic_amplifier> <https://www.rfcafe.com/references/popular-electronics/magnetic-amplifiers-jul-1960-popular-electronics.htm>…
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Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son, by John Mills

Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son, by John Mills <https://www.gutenberg.org/files/30688/30688-h/30688-h.htm>…
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Marble Computer

Marble Computer Here's a really cool mechanical computer using marbles and gravity. More information about how this works or how to buy one on their website: <https://www.turingtumble.com/>…
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Introduction to Zoom

Introduction to Zoom Here are a few videos from the Zoom Website to get you started. This page is also stored in the How-To section.…
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