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Presidents Message - January

18 Jan 2020 1:14 PM | Stephane Raimbault (Administrator)

I trust everyone has had an enjoyable holiday season and a good start to the new year.

In December, we had another group of students graduate from the CARA Fall basic course, please join me in welcoming these new hams on the air and at any upcoming meetings or get togethers. Also, as always, a big thank you goes to Peter Risdahl (VE6KK) and the ever growing group of club and community members helping out with these courses. These courses are important to help students enter the world of amateur radio.

The CARA Club station was active during the RAC Winter contest and activated the special call sign VE6RAC. Thank you for the great effort during the contest and representing the Alberta section as being the designated RAC Station in Alberta.

In January, we look forward to the social get together that Peter LeGrandeur (VA6RPL) has volunteered to organize. I am certainly looking at re-connecting with many of you outside of our regular general meetings for a chance to catch up and enjoy each others company. More information on the event can be found on our website and will take place on Saturday, January 18th.

For those unable to join us on January 18th, I look forward to seeing you at the upcoming general meeting which takes place on the 4th Tuesday of the month (January 28th) at the Calgary Sports Car Club.

Before I close out this months letter, I also wanted to bring attention to the effort club members are doing to participate and operate in Winter Field Day this year. If you are interested in cold weather operation, please check out the Winter Field day event... you can find more information on our website and this takes place on January 25th and 26th. Have fun and stay warm!

Thank you and 73 de VE6NR

Stephane Raimbault

CARA President


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