Category Archives: News

SONRA Awards 2016

Congrats to the great work done by SONRA members this past year. Doug VO1DM is pictured presenting the awards.

SONRA Awards Night Coming Up

A reminder that SONRA Awards night is coming up Monday, June 13th 6:30pm at Admiralty House Museum. Members, see you there! We will be sure to post the winners afterwards. Good luck!

Presidents Report 2015-2016

This past year has seen many changes to our hobby, our personal lives and our partner’s dynamics. Our hobby’s technology evolves at a rate unheard of in the past, with new apps coming on stream daily. Who would have thought ten years ago that you could check into the evening net from Florida using your iPhone. It happened Sunday when Dan VO1VCP checked into the ARES net while vacationing in Florida.

ISS Contact

The Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs (SONRA), partnered with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets and the Admiralty House Museum and Archives (SONRA Club station VO1BZM), hosted an ARISS contact on Saturday January 12, 2013 at 1440 Z. Air cadets were present for the event to speak with Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield via Amateur Radio.


Marconi 100th Anniversary

For many months, we had been tossing around the idea that we would like to host a major event in 2001 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first transatlantic signal reception at Signal Hill, in St. John’s. Ideas turned to actions in late September, 1996, when we were graced with the visit of Prince Guglielmo Giovanelli Marconi, the grandson of Guglielmo Marconi, and a film crew from England, who were here to do a documentary on communication. Being the operators of the Amateur station at the site in question, we were asked to help out with the film.