The Cowichan Valley Amateur Radio Society (CVARS) is an incorporated Not For Profit group. CVARS is comprised of amateur radio operators from Ladysmith to the Malahat including Lake Cowichan and the Gulf Islands.
The Society maintains five voice repeaters and two digipeaters located near Duncan on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
144.39 (APRS), 145.47 pl 127.3, 146.68 pl 141.3, 224.90- pl 141.3,
442.60+ pl 141.3
Please note that 146.68- requires a ctcss tone 141.3 hz.
Mount Brenton VE7RNA telemetry (opens in a new window)
The CVRS actively supports community Emergency Communication and has designed and constructed a fully equipped Communications Trailer. As well, emergency radio communications kits are distributed within our community of members.
Community Events Participation
In the past CVARS has provided communications support to
Saturday night November 16, CVARS was called to assist with communications for SAR (Search and Rescue) west of Shawnigan Lake. We were on the scene from 2130 Saturday until about 1200 Sunday. This was the first boots on the ground operational task for the Communications Trailer. CVARS has formed a group for supporting SAR activities: SARCOMM.
Cowichan Search and Rescue website
Radio Amateurs of Canada president Geoff Bawden spoke at a CVARS meeting held November 9th, 2013.
View a slideshow of the meeting with Geoff
Citizen News Article on CVARS
June 13, 2013, (PDF)
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