The society was incorporated on December 19, 1991. At that time members met in a room on the top floor of the City Hall. A radio station was located there as well. After city hall CVARS rented a large room in the Professional Centre on Duncan Street. That was expensive. Members agreed to hold their official weekly meeting at what was then the Silver Bridge Inn on the Trans Canada Highway, which became Travelodge Silver Bridge Inn. Recently the meetings were moved to the White Spot Restaurant in Duncan. To hold equipment and also to act as an emergency communication centre members converted a travel trailer. The travel trailer was replaced in 2012 when CVARS built a new Ecom trailer.
The board of CVARS is elected at the Annual General Meeting each November. Committees are comprised of volunteers and members appointed by the Board.
Meetings are now held at the White Spot Restaurant in Duncan. (January 2, 2013)
Coffee meeting: Wednesday and Saturday at 8:15 am at the White Spot Restaurant
Monthly Meetings every 3rd Saturday of the month except July, August and December
Annual General Meeting on the 3rd Saturday of November
All meetings are held at the White Spot Restaurant, 101 Trans Canada Highway in Duncan.
Nets, daily at 0815, 146.68 - pl 141.3 VE7RNA
ECT, Mondays at 1930, 145.47 - pl 127.3 VE7RVC
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, 224.94- pl 141.3,
442.15+, 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)
|Vice President||Steve Bradshaw||VE7CBH|
|ECT||Emergency Communicatons Team|
|Liaison||Dale Jones||VE7JP||Temporary Posting|
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