Category Archives: News
Congrats to the new SONRA executive, elected March 13th 2017.
- President: Andrew Green VO1ABC
- Vice President: Mark Sheppard VO1MRK
- Treasurer: Earl Tucker VO1ERL
- Recording Secretary: Aaron Abbot VO1FOX
- Director: Ira Stacey VO1IRA
- Director: Charlie Marsh VO1VZ
- Director: Dave McLennon VO1LM
- Director: Keith Fifield VO1KTF
- Director: Rick Turner VO1ZX
Interested in becoming a Ham Radio operator? SONRA is taking names of those interested in a spring course, one night per week. You’ll learn everything you need to pass the Industry Canada exam and become a licensed ham operator!
If you’re interested or would like to know more, please contact us!
On December 12, 1901 at Signal Hill, Marconi received the first transatlantic radio signal. SONRA members commemorate this each year, usually from Cabot Tower on Signal Hill with call sign VO1AA. Unfortunately, due to road and electrical upgrades, Cabot Tower is closed until the new year.
Instead, to celebrate the 115th anniversary, we’ll be operating from Admiralty House Museum using call sign VO1BZM. Look for us on 14.260 or thereabouts.
Marconi has a rich history at Admiralty House. The museum is located at the former H.M. Wireless telegraph station built in 1915 by the Marconi Telegraph Company.
To learn more, click here.
Thanks to our VO1BZM summer student, Kassie, much of the SONRA website static content is now available in perfectly translated French.
Some content, including news items, may either be unavailable in French, or translated using an automatic service.
The site should automatically detect the correct language based on browser settings, but you may also choose manually.
We are still making some adjustments, so feel free to let us know if you discover any issues!
RAC AGM Webinar stream for those who wish to view from anywhere begins around 11am ET. Registration closes 1 hour before the meeting begins. Click here to register.
RAC lineup of events can be found here: http://wp.rac.ca/agm/
And the entire day schedule here: https://sonra.ca/en/2016/07/rac-agm-hearts-content-cable-station-150th-anniversary-ham-fest/
Great news! The VO1 BLR Birchy Lake Repeater is once again ONLINE after some hard work and contributions. For a full list of those who helped with the project, please see our previous post.
VO1MXZ & VO1VXC continued upgrade work this past week with new electrical, insulation, vapour barrier, floor & heating system. Oh, and of course the repeater! It is online with APRS and CW identifier at 146.640-. A few minor things left to complete at the site, but it is now operational and ready for winter.
Thanks to all those who helped make this project happen!
VO1BLR is a standalone repeater, but hope is to someday connect it to the NL Linked Repeater System.