General News

Sad News

It is with the deepest regrets and sorrow that I have to announce the passing of our dear friend Tom VE6TRS. Service to be held on Thursday Dec.15, 2011 at 13:00 at the Sonrise Christian Reform Church in Ponoka.

Funeral Service

I am very sad to announce the passing of Melody Margaret (Fair) Lins.  Melody is the XYL of Rod VE6XY of Lacombe.  The memorial service will be held at the Lacombe Memorial Center on Saturday November 19 at 10:00 AM. The LMC is between 52nd and 53rd street on the north side of Highway 12 across from the police station and fire hall.

Adding your own links

I just received a question regarding adding links to this web site.  I’m afraid I have to add the links ..If I turn on the role to manage links then anyone who is a member user could add or delete any of the links already there. I’m sure no one would do it intentionally but all it takes is one mouse click on the delete button and the link would be gone. I may be able to find a widget that will only allow links to be added, not deleted so will search for one in the future. If you have a link to add please just send it to me and I will post it. You can also just add it to the shout box and I will try to watch for them.

73 Bob
Webmaster CAARC

B17G WWII Flying Fortress Bomber Airflight!

I can still hardly believe it!!  This morning at 8:00 AM,  I found out that not only could we view a WWII bomber at the Coeur D’Alene, Idaho. airport, BUT  they were offering rides and had two seats still available.  An hour later Sarina and I were strapped in a WWII B17G flying fortress  bomber and took off for an amazing 30 minute flight!!!

It is only one of a few still in existence today. I will be posting another blog with all the details when we get home.Here are a couple of pictures. What an absolutely unforgettable experience for both of us. It felt like we were going on a real bombing mission!!! We survived and the pictures to come will prove our ability to operate the machine guns from inside the plane while in flight. We were allowed to move around throughout the plane  while we were flying up to 3000 feet.

Stay tuned for more to come!!!!

Bob VE6BLD and Sarina VE6QEN





VE6EB Silent Key

MRS. REGINA MARTENS beloved wife of Mr. Tom Martens, of Raymond, AB,
passed away at home on Sunday, May 22, 2011, at the age of 64 years.
Regina was an amateur radio operator (Ham) VE6EB for many years and a
familiar voice on the local radio repeater.
A Memorial Service will be held at the CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATER
DAY SAINTS, Taylor Street Chapel, Raymond, AB at a later date.
In memory of Regina, donations may be made to the Red Cross Relief Fund
for Slave Lake, 1120-7 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 1K5.
Honoured to Serve
Cornerstone Funeral Home & Crematorium
2800 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7B1
Telephone ~ (403) 381-7777
Fax ~ (403) 381-3128
Toll Free ~ 1-(888)-381-7778


New VE6QE repeater package installed on May12, 2011

This is a 13 second fast video of VE6BGT Skip and VE6BLD Bob installing the new VE6QE repeater package built by Skip over the past many months.


Click this link to watch a 4 minute video of the same video above


New Brochure for the Central Alberta Amateur Radio Club

I have produced a new Brochure for the Central Alberta Amateur Radio Club.

To download a color printable PDF document of the Club Advertising brochure complete with hot links back

to the web site  click this link

or check the second Tab under Site Tools menu.

Bob VE6BLD. Webmaster