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Ham Radio can help

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/cimate-change-telecommunications-ham-radio-help-1.6884108

Public Service Event

Hello all!

In a few weeks, this July, there is a unique opportunity to be involved in a brand new public service event!
The Ride of Courage is a three day cycling tour – the next evolution of the Kids Cancer Care Cycle Challenge. For those familiar with the previous event, Tour 4 Kids, this is a new approach to their cycling fundraiser.

As radio operators, our mandate from the event is to support road safety and to ensure communications coverage. Your expertise is invaluable in meeting this mission and ensuring the smooth flow on the course during the days of the event.

We have some secondary objectives in supporting the cyclists themselves, looking after the volunteer teams, and providing situational awareness for the Ride Manager.
We are expecting to pair the radio operator volunteers with other event volunteers – either as a rover team, or as part of a critical intersection team.

The event occurs on 14, 15, 16 (Fri, Sat, Sun) July 2023 –  starting and finishing in Water Valley, AB each day, with overnight stays in Camp Kindle on Friday and Saturday nights.

We understand that being available for all three days is a significant time commitment. If you are only able to help for one or two days, we will do our best to work with your availability.

This event is a fundraiser
Event information: https://www.zeffy.com/en-CA/peer-to-peer/6e3b5571-aff8-4840-bde0-11770677c91f

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If you’ve been waiting for your floor pump to make you a new best friend, this is one of the only ways that it could happen!

As of 27 June – currently needing about  7 more amateur radio volunteers.
The organisation and their volunteers are a really friendly group of people to hang out with – and it’s a handy reason to get out of Calgary for the last weekend of Stampede.

While it is based on a past event, this one is a serial number 1 event – there are some pretty ambitious routes (up to 170 km in a day, on a road bike!).
That means some higher uncertainty up front.  It also means we have the chance to, and are aiming to accomplish making a strong showing for amateur radio.

No prior experience needed –  let us know about yourself and your equipment.

With the ongoing planning effort, and several items still in flux, it is difficult to provide a complete brief at this time.
However, it is also important to us that our volunteers are able to make an informed decision about whether this is for you.  We want you to know what you are getting into as best we can, up front.

I know there are a lot of details that aren’t here, send your questions!

We are keeping public postings about this here:  https://caraham.org/Public-Service-&-Ham-Events-&-Blog
Our emails are there, and you can respond to me here if you’d like.

73,

Dana Harding, VA6DJH
Garry Spicer, VE6GDS

Flight tracking

ADSB Aircraft Tracking
2023-05-19
Have you ever wondered about that aircraft flying over your head? Perhaps you are already aware that
most aircraft are required to transmit location data. Anyone can easily receive that publicly available
broadcast data. Maybe you already receive that data and are feeding it to one or more of the flight
trackers. This article will help explain the fascinating hobby of aircraft tracking and will help you set up a
receiving system or tell you why it is desirable to send the data to other flight trackers.
Most aircraft worldwide are required to transmit data using a system known as ADS-B meaning More >

Florence Lippert Bishop VE6FLO

Florence Bishop, beloved wife of the late Alma “Ike” Bishop, passed on Thursday, December 29th, 2022 at the age of 77 years with her loving family by her side. Florence leaves to cherish her memory her stepsons, Lynn (Stacy), Mark, Donald, and Kevin (Corilee); son-in-law, Jon (Gloria) Kapeller; step son-in-law, Glen Ross; step daughter-in-law, Linda; brother, Larry (Tammy) Lippert; sister, Geri (Ed) Lanz; sister-in-law, Mary Lippert; brother-in-law, Stan (Ardene); sister-in-law, Janice Bishop; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, step grandchildren, and friends. Besides Ike, Florence was predeceased by her daughter, Marnys; her parents, Jacob and Hazel Lippert; brother, LaVern; stepdaughter, Colleen Ross; stepson, Rex; and brother-in-law, Ed Bishop. Florence was born and raised in Medicine Hat. She was employed by the Alberta Government Telephones for 31 years working in various places, with the last 22 years in Red Deer. She met her beloved Ike and they were married in 1986. Ike and Florence moved to Medicine Hat in 1996 and it was here that was home until the time of her passing. Florence loved holidaying with Ike, working with her hands doing various needle point; but mostly spending time with family and friends. She played organ for the church for many years and was a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The family would like to thank the staff of St. Joseph’s Carmel Hospice for their care and kindness during this time. Florence was a quiet, kind, and giving lady and she will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her. Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on January 5th, 2023 from 12:00 to 12:55 pm. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 7 Sierra Boulevard SW, Medicine Hat, AB, on Thursday, January 5th, 2023 at 1:00 pm with Bishop Wade Lanctot officiating. Family and friends are also welcome to participate via livestream by logging on to https://zoom.us/j/97159656717 and joining the live webcast on the above date at 12:45 pm. The interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery following the funeral service. Memorial gifts in Florence’s memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, PO Box 460 STN K, Toronto, ON, M4P 9Z9 or to the Alberta Diabetes Foundation, 1 – 020 HRIF-East, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E1. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Florence Bishop.
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