About Us

The Coquitlam Amateur Radio Club, more formally regarded as the Coquitlam Amateur Radio Emergency Services Society (C.A.R.E.S.S) is a non-profit organization that was created to promote the exciting hobby of Amateur / Ham radio and emergency communications. Over the last 16 years our society has become an integral part of the local and provincial emergency preparedness plans by providing communications expertise and experienced radio operators free of charge in the event of a large disaster.

To accommodate prospective hams, we also have two Industry Canada accredited volunteer examiners within our membership for those who are seeking an amateur radio license.

The Coquitlam Amateur Radio Club, VE7SCC is in the process of rebuilding its HF station after 2 years of functioning on temporary antennas.

Three new 80′ Trylon HS510 towers have now arrived and will become home to an array of various HF antennas including:

1) Cubex 4ele 40-10m Quad
2) KLM 40M3
3) 5ele M2 20m monobander
4) TH7DXX 20/15/10 tribander
5) CL-36 20/15/10 tribander
6) 160m inverted vee
7) 80m delta loops & dipoles