The Coquitlam Amateur Radio Club is continuing with Project nights on selected Thursdays. Recently, the group practised their soldering skills on a mini 40-metre, 1 watt transmitter project. There are plans afoot for a more comprehensive, multi-night assembly of a portable 20-metre transceiver kit with 5 watts of QRP output, in spring 2019.
As part of its ongoing development of amateur operators, the Coquitlam Amateur Radio Club graduated 10 students through the Advanced Amateur Radio Course in October, 2018, to receive their Advanced Qualification. Meanwhile, the popular Basic Course for beginners is also offered regularly; the most recent is currently under-way.
The largest ham radio swap meet in the Fraser Valley is set for 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Sunday, November 4. Admission $5, free parking at the Heritage Hall at 12460 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows.
Try out the upgraded repeater hardware at 441.975 (+5, tone of 100 Hz being added) located on top of Gage Towers at UBC, at repeater site VE7RHS. As of October, 2018 there is superior coverage in Vancouver, the southern Gulf and up the Sea to Sky Highway. Also at this site are 145.27 (-0.600, tone of 100 Hz) on 2 metres, and 224.7 (-1.6) on the 220 MHz band.