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Presidents message - October 15th

16 Oct 2018 10:27 PM | Stephane Raimbault (Administrator)

I think many of you who attended the September CARA General Meeting will 

agree with me  that it was a wonderful presentation from the AlbertaSat team of 

the University of Alberta.  Many thanks to Callie and Katelyn who drove down 

from Edmonton to give this great presentation on the Ex-Alta 1 and the 

upcoming Ex-Alta 2 satellite.  We were fortunate to see the team connect and 

interact with the satellite during the presentation as the sattelite passed 

overhead of their ground station located at the UofA in Edmonton.

The upcoming CARA General Meeting which will be October 23rd

 at 7PM will begin with a presentation  by David James, VA7VK/VK3IA titled 

"Communications and life at Macquarie island 1901 to today." Please see the 

event description on the CARA website for a summary of David’s talk. His 

presentation will be followed by our Annual General Meeting where we will 

review the club’s audited finances.

This past september several members of the amateur radio community 

participated at the Edgemont Community Association event on Safety and 

Preparedness.  Amateur’s from several clubs presented the capabilities and 

opportunities that amateur radio provides. Great work everyone on sharing 

with the greater public what our hobby and what a vital service we can 


At the end of October, CARA is supporting the Calgary Sports Car Club in their 

annual Kananaskis Rally.  If you are free on October 28th and would like to 

volunteer as a radio operator for the event, please visit the posting on our 

website for more information:


There has a been a lot of discussion and activity in relation to the CARA 

Communications trailer.  This is a trailer which can be utilized at a 

variety  of events 

for establishing a communications link across amateur radio.  Over the past 

year, the trailer has been deployed at public service events and field day on 

behalf of CARA and has even been used by the greater amateur radio 

community to demonstrate the communication capabilities of amateur radio at 

emergency preparedness events such as Disaster Alley and the Edgemont 

Emergency Preparedness events.  We continue to leverage this asset and 

improve on its capabilities. If you are interested in the trailer’s capabilities and 

are interested in helping the Communications Trailer Teams initiatives, please 

reach out to the team by contacting participating in the Comm Trailer Forum on 

the members section of our website.


Thank you,

Stephane Raimbault

CARA - President

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