Victoria Short Wave Club was established in 1929; its Amateur Radio License is VE7EZ. The club is interested in Amateur Radio operations on all the Amateur Radio frequencies allotted by Industry Canada. Also, some Senior members of the Victoria Shortwave Club regularly communicate using VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) such as "CQ 100" and "Echolink". Both of these VOIP sites require a valid Amateur Radio Licence for validation. Meetings are held monthly on the third Tuesday of the month in a "tea" / meeting room in the Four Mile House, 199 Island Highway, Victoria, B.C. V9B 1G1 (tel 250-479-2514) at 11:30 a.m. and are comprised of routine business, an order-from-the-menu lunch (with individual bills),and social. Visitors are welcome. There are no meetings on July, August and December. The annual membership fee is $10 and the Club year begins January 1.
President is Ronald Radford VE7DEH [ Amateur Radio Licence 1974 ] [ Advanced Amateur Radio Licence 1976 ]
HF Amateur Radio Nets I regularly check-in to are: DRN7 & BCPSN Nets and the Noon Time Net
DRN7 NET : YEAR-ROUND LOCAL TIME 09:45 Hrs. ON 3925 KHz LSB & LOCAL TIME 15:15 Hrs. ON 7235 KHz LSB
NOON TIME NETS : YEAR-ROUND LOCAL TIME 12:00 Hrs. ON 7283.5 KHz LSB AND 3970 KHz LSB
N.B. : The ALTERNATE frequency for both the 40 metre and 80 metre NOON TIME NETS is 7265.0 KHz
BCEN CW Traffic Net : Year Round Local Time 19:00 Hrs. on 3652 KHz.
I am a member 1608 of the following Morse Code Organization Straight Key Century Club
Treasurer is Rose Hawthorne VE7KL
NRC SW Broadcasts CHU Time Standard
Radio Station WWV Time Standard
W1AW (ARRL) Code & Voice & Digital Bulletin Broadcast Schedule
KSM COAST STATION THAT CURRENTLY TRANSMITS CW ON WEEKENDS
KSM is a coast station in the grand tradition of KPH and the dozens of other such stations that once existed in the USA. MRHS (Maritime Radio Historical Society) felt it needed its own coast station to carry on the traditions and preserve the skills of the art of maritime radio through actual use. KSM uses the original transmitters, receivers and antennas of KPH. The station is licensed for communications with ships at sea using both CW and RTTY modes in the MF and HF marine bands. Many of the volunteers at KSM are Amateur Radio Operators with valid licences.
ECHOLINK VOIP AMATEUR RADIO SYSTEM
For Amateur Radio Operators that do not have a current antenna or are travelling: EchoLink is a computer-based Amateur Radio system distributed free of charge that allows radio amateurs to communicate with other amateur radio operators using Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) technology on the Internet for at least part of the path between them. Apple and Android smartphone platforms have been developed for this system. A current Amateur Radio licence is required for the validation process.
Note: There are other VOIP Amateur Radio computer based systems that can be found by searching the internet. One other system that requires a current Amateur Radio Licence and validation is: (However, there is a compulsory yearly fee for this one.)
CQ 100 (VOIP AMATEUR RADIO SYSTEM)