CAARC 2024 Field Day

Be Radio Active – Attend CAARC Field Day June 22nd – 23rd


Your CAARC executive is currently conducting extensive planning for ARRL Field Day operations.

We invite all CAARC members and interested parties to attend and participate.

CAARC plans to have two (2) fully operational HF stations and a VHF station dedicated for this ARRL contest.

The venue location is excellent, within a short drive from Red Deer and has onsite camping and facilities available.

In the near future, we will be sending each of you an operation sign up schedule request to coordinate RF operations.

Thank you for your continued support of CAARC.

We look forward to seeing you at this event.


Don Westacott VE6HQ

CAARC President


A google form  electronic document will provide the CAARC field day committee with essential and required information to plan and execute a successful field day radio operation.

A copy of this signup form and updates to field day information will be e-mailed to all CAARC members. If you did not receive an e-mail with the link to fill in this form please contact Don VE6HQ.

Aurora pictures Bob and Sarina May 10, 2024

Sarina and I took these pictures from 11PM to 1:30 AM on May 10,2024.

Half of the pictures were taken looking due south and some were straight up above our heads. What a spectacular night.

The next CAARC general meeting will be on Wed. May 15th at 7.30 PM.

Hello all.

The  next CAARC  General Meeting will be on Wed May 15th at 19:30 hours. Meet after 19:00 hours at the Calder School at Sunnybrook Farm 2879 Botterill Crescent .  The Calder School entrance is behind Sims Furniture just north of the Bower mall at the south end of Red Deer.

There will be a zoom available for this meeting. Watch for an email from Don VE6HQ with the zoom link.

The gates will be open for 1900.

Hope to see you at the meeting!





World Amateur Radio Day, April 18, 2024

Have you ever wanted to operate one of the Radio Amateurs of Canada callsigns, well now may be your chance. World Amateur Radio Day takes place April 18, 2024, and I am looking for volunteers to operate VE6RAC. You’re welcome to operate for the full 24h duration but, even if you can only manage a 2-4h slot, I want to hear from you.

The stipulations to operate VE6RAC are as follows:

  1. Be a paid up member of Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC)
  2. Be able to submit a log of contacts made, so RAC can send QSL cards.

There’s no restriction on band or mode.

Interested? Then reach out to me

CAARC March 2024 Technical Presentation

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70 cm Solid State Amplifier

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New CAARC Executive and winner of the new handheld.

The November AGM was held on Wed Nov 15 with a great turnout. The draw for the new handheld radio donated by Mike VE6MIM was won by Tadd who is working on getting his license, CONGRATULATIONS. We hope to hear you on the repeater soon.

New CAARC President Don VE6HQ



MikeVE6MIM presenting new Handheld to Tadd.



New 2023-2024 executive

Click this link to see the new executive.

Ham Radio can help