Ham Bites

Information worth sharing.

From Don VE1CG May 12th, 2017

From John VE6EY Mar.18th, 2017

Earlier this year, I published a series of articles on my web site called the "Arduino Ham Radio Starter Kit". The purpose of this information is to encourage more hams and their clubs to engage with the local maker community as a gateway to amateur radio.

These articles explain Arduino basics in a ham radio context. They contain many suggestions about how amateurs can use Arduinos, as well as how a ham club can engage other makers in hobby activities.

Please take a moment to review the Arduino Ham Radio Starter Kit articles. If you find them to be useful, please consider passing these along to your members or contacts.

You can use these articles by linking them to your web site, Twitter feed, Facebook page or by e-mail.
The URL is:

Thanks for your consideration. If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact me.

73 John Fallows VE6EY Calgary, Alberta

[email protected]

From Hal VE1LV Dec.22nd:


The group is open to all license radio amateur radio operators in the world.
This group was created to permit amateur through out Canada to network and inform us what is happening in their radio life via the WIRES-X network.
The net takes place every Wednesday evening starting at 6 PM in the Pacific, 9 PM Eastern, 10 PM Atlantic time zones and all time zones in between.
We shall be using the CQ-Vancouver Room #11,320 which may be reach via DTMF 21,320.
The CQ-Vancouver room is operated by the East Richmond Digital Group, club call sign: VA7REF.
All repeaters and nodes are welcome to connect. Question be posted her in the group or privately to [email protected]
Check ins will be by time zones starting the with Newfoundland zone and all stations east of the Atlantic ocean and proceeding west towards the Pacific Ocean.
Ted Lee
If you want to join this group: https://www.yaesu.com/jp/en/wires-x/index.php

1) Read the "About" on the right (actually, everyone should)
2) Click on "Join Group"
3) Expect a profile visit from an admin due to all of the spam
4) If your public profile does not clearly show an interest in 
Amateur Radio, you should send a message to one of the admins to explain.
Most requests are handled in 12-24 hours, often sooner if your public profile shows an interest.
If your request is not approved, please review the above steps.
Thanks and 73
Founder, VE7LE, VE7LEE