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. For over three decades, 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 severe disaster in the local and extended communities.

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

The Coquitlam Amateur Radio Club, VE7SCC is a fully equipped and active facility boasting state-of-the-art radio transceivers, numerous antennas along with the ability to test, repair and build equipment as required.

Three 80′ Trylon HS510 towers are erected at the facilities to support various antennas such as:

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
8) 160m skyloop & dipoles
… and many others …

We also have an uplink to BCWARN and we are now licensed to communicate with CFARS Canadian Forces Affiliate Radio System.