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Presidents Message - February 13th

23 Feb 2019 9:04 PM | Stephane Raimbault (Administrator)

The year has already shifted to a busy period for the club as we prepare for several events this year. First are public service events such as the Cookie Race which occurs on Feb 23rd and the Cochrane Winter Rally on March 3rd. Dana, VA6DJH informs me that he has all the necessary resource to support the cookie race and I see that Garry VE6GDS has been posting updates on our website regarding the upcoming rally and things appear to be falling into place there. Please reach out to either Dana and/or Garry if you are able to help out with either events.

In the spring, we will once again have the CARA Spring Flea Market which will be held on April 13th. Preparations are on-going and if you are able to help out with the flea market please let myself know by e-mailing We will need volunteers for multiple roles to ensure we have a successful event. I'll be posting further information on the website in the coming weeks.

Field Day will occur on June 22-23 this year and Rob VE6CCL has started kicking the tires regarding our clubs efforts on Field Day. If you are interested in participating at this year's field day, please reach out to Rob with your expression of interest.

CARA has a surplus inventory problem with a variety of equipment, odds and ends that are taking up valuable space and are no longer needed for any active projects. Keep an eye on our website for any posts in the swap and shop section, and we will also be making available a treasure box of items for members to go through at the general meetings when possible. We will also be looking for volunteers to help price out equipment that we will want to make available at the upcoming flea market.

Join us at our general meeting at 7pm on February 26 for a presentation on the state of the repeaters that CARA operates, the ongoing project and plan for the repeaters and provide input and feedback on the future direction of repeater system.

73 de VE6NR

Stephane Raimbault

CARA President

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