This evening the Club will host the ‘On Air’ meeting or net. We will meet from 7 pm on the Club repeater 147.090 in the North of the island or 145.290 in the south of the island. Tonight is an open topic. The net is open to all licensed operators.
Looking forward to hearing you there!!
The Club is having a Field Day exercise tomorrow Monday 21st of May at Pigeon point beach. The setup will be halfway between Gros Islet and Landings Hotel. We will be setting up a minimum of three stations with a variety of antennae. We will be on 40 20 17, the other bands are possible but dependent on propagation.
Everybody is invited to join us, we look forward to seeing you on the beach!
73 de Frans j69DS
World Amateur Radio Day 2018
Celebrating Amateur Radio’s contribution to society
The Saint Lucia Amateur Radio Club (SLARC) celebrated World Amateur Radio Day under the theme Celebrating Amateur Radio’s contribution to society. As part of this year’s celebration the SLARC decided to introduce amateur radio to a few of the secondary schools in the north and South of the island. The event was well received by both the faculty and students.
Students listened to an address from former director of ECTEL Mr. Embert Charles via the radio on this year’s theme “Celebrating Amateur Radio’s contribution to society “. Students learned about the role amateur radio has played in the development of telecommunications and technology as a whole and also the importance of amateur radio in times of natural disasters when conventional means of communications are down.
The students also got the opportunity to ask questions and these ranged from, how one becomes an operator to questions on propagation of radio waves. The event was very successful and as a result the schools have asked that we repeat the sessions with the students. The St. Lucia Amateur Radio Club in order to continue this effort in bringing in fresh blood to the world of amateur radio will be conducting training sessions at the club’s headquarters with interested students eventually leading to a novice class license and the setup of amateur radio base stations at the schools.
The St. Lucia Amateur Radio Club would like to thank the National Emergency Management Organization, the administrators of the various secondary schools and the HAM operators for making this day possible.
Please see some pictures below of the day’s activities at the Participating schools: St. Mary’s College, St. Joseph’s Convent, Castries Comprehensive, Leon Hess Comprehensive, the Entrepot Secondary, Anse Ger Combined, and the Vieux Fort comprehensive.
Terry Goodman, J66BP,
Tot Henry, J69MV,
World Amateur Radio Day will mark yet another year for the Saint Lucia Amateur Radio Club. We will be celebrating by holding an exhibition/Field Day Exercise in the Town of Vieux Fort in the South of the island on Saturday 16th April 2016.
The plan is to be on site by 8 am and be setup by 9 Am with at least 2 stations and hopefully three stations. We will have radio equipment on display and good eats and drinks of course.
We invite all amateur radio operators to join us in the fun, We also extend an invitation to everybody to come visit us there and learn about Amateur Radio.
In other news, the Club will be having a extraordinary meeting re the AGM Nominations on the 23rd April, so all members of the club be so notified and please ensure you are up to date so you can exercise your franchise.
On May 2nd we will be having a Field Day/Fund Raising event at Vigie beach where we will have a few stations on the air and also a well stocked bar and we hope to see you there also!
The AGM for SLARC will be held on the 14th May 2016.
Further news will be posted here.
The Saint Lucia Amateur Radio Club will meet on the 18th May, 2013 at 5:00 PM at the Red Cross building at Vigie.
Please be on time.