Discover Amateur Radio

On Sunday, November 12th, the Richmond Amateur Radio Club (RARC) will be hosting, for its second year, a day of presentations and panel discussions on topics of interest for radio Amateurs and (non-licensed) individuals to learn more about the Amateur radio hobby. The informal seminar will take place at the Steveston Community Centre in Steveston Village, Richmond at 4111 Moncton Street (near No. 1 Rd.) with sessions running from 9 AM to 4 PM. Admission is five dollars to cover room rentals and beverages.

The ‘Discover Amateur Radio’ seminar introduces attendees to a broad range of interesting topics in the world of Amateur radio with presentations by subject experts on activities like ARDF (Amateur Radio Direction Finding, or fox hunting), SOTA (Summit on the Air), APRS (Automatic Packet Reporting System), and digital radio. There will also be discussions on how to purchase your first (or second) radio, setting up a radio station, antenna design and location, building a radio go-kit, and emergency communications. Visit the club's event Website for Radio Seminar agenda and updates at:

Part of the Richmond
Community Since 1966

The Richmond Amateur Radio Club (RARC) is a registered BC Society of volunteers to promote the interests of Amateur Radio, assist in the provision of communication services in the event of an emergency, and provide commu-nications for public service events as requested. RARC is a supporter of Emergency Management BC and Richmond Emergency Programs, and an affiliated club with Radio Amateurs of Canada. Programs for RARC are partially funded by grants from City of Richmond and Province of BC. Visit 'About RARC' for info on the club's history.

A Technical Hobby and
Community Service

Amateur radio is a technical hobby as well as a community service. One can contact the Intl. Space Station using a homebuilt antenna or volunteer to provide radio communication support for a local emergency program. The fascination of Amateur radio has led skilled hobbyists to develop cutting edge technologies like APRS using the GPS to turn your radio into a location tracker. Amateur radio is hobbs that's regulated both nationally and inter-nationally. This is why your call sign can be used as your vehicle's licence plate. Visit the 'Activities' section to see how Amateur radio supports local community events.

Wed., Oct. 25, 2017
Steveston Community Centre
4111 Moncton St., Rmd., BC

Nov. 5, 2017 - Maple Ridge ARC Swap Meet
9 am,12460 Harris Rd., Pitt Meadows
Nov. 12,, 2017 - Richmond ARC Radio Seminar
9 am to 4 pm, Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton St., Richmond, BC
Nov. 29, 2017 - RARC Annual General Meeting
7 pm to 9 pm, Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton St., Richmond, BC
Visit for event schedule
Dec. 2, 2017 - RARC Annual Christmas Lunch
noon, Little Mexico Cantina, 3131 Chatham St., Richmond, BC (bring your own hot sauce)
Jan. 24, 2018 - RARC Regular Club Meeting
7 pm to 9 pm, Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton St., Richmond, BC

Club Call Signs:
VE7RAR - primary call sign
VE7GOG - station at Parks Canada Gulf of Georgia Cannery Natl. Historic Site
VE7RMD - club VHF and UHF repeaters

Radio Coordinates:
LOC: CN89jd (VE7GOG station)
ITU Zone: 2
CQ Zone: 3
ARRL/RAC Section: BC

Regular Monthly Meetings:
Every last Wed. except Dec.
Steveston Community Centre

Weekly Coffee Get-Together:
Sat. mornings 10:30 am to noon
Lansdowne Centre Food Court

VHF Repeater:
VE7RMD 147.140 MHz
+600 KHz offset, 79.7 Hz tone

UHF Repeater:
VE7RMD 442.375 MHz
+5 MHz offset, 203.5 Hz tone

Weekly VHF Repeater Net:
Tuesdays at 7 pm on 147.140 MHz

Mailing address:
Richmond Amateiur Radio Club
P.O. Box 88061
Richmond, British Columbia
Canada V6X 3T6


Updated Oct. 11, 2017 (TEST FILE)