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 Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.

Albert Einstein



This is an awesome article on our very own Merle, VE1VR.  My thanks to John WØPV for putting this on QRZ.com  Also Thanks to QRZ.com

Please click Merle Taylor -  Mave of Morse Code

This is a well composed biography of a truly remarkable Canadian woman of The Greatest Generation. I thought you might enjoy viewing it too. She didn't become a ham until 1986! 73 de John - WØPV

President's Message

July is here already.  Seems like it was just yesterday I was preparing for May.  Time really flies by when the weather is nice.  

What is going on with CLARA.  Well the nets have all finished for the summer and I just hope that when fall arrives that the band conditions improve.  I have to admit that as your president, I was not on as often as I would have liked, either due to doctor's appointments which always seem to happen on Tuesday, or such bad conditions that I could not even hear the net controller.   Before I go much further, I really want to thank all the CLARA net controllers, they do a wonderful job that nobody else wants to do.  So thank you girls.  Thank you also to all the girls and the occasional OMs who check into the nets.  I also want to thank Gil who operates the VE4WSC and checks in our gals in Winnipeg on the 20M net, 14.120.

Just a reminder to those who are heading over to Great Britain for the IYL in October, the deadline for the hotel reservations is the end of June.  I really wish I could go, but health issue make it not a good idea. Hope everyone has a lot of fun.

Right after that convention, the CLARA committee will be going full tilt with information about our 50th Birthday Bash.  I will be checking out the venue sometime this summer to check out the rooms, and especially the food.  Also, I will be putting up a poll on the CLARA FB page with lots more things to see and do in Winnipeg.  I need more information from folks so I know what tours you would like to do.  I understand that the new Police Department Museum is really awesome.  This is only 1 of many that folks may choose to have.

One last thing for now is that ARRL Field Day 2016 is at the end of this month, June 25-26th.  If you are able please get out with your local club and have a wonderful day.  I know that with most clubs it seems to be an OM event, but trust me, once the YLs get in there and get on the air, the OMs don't get much time to do much chatting on the air for points as the YLs do a fantastic job.  So check and see what your club has planned and get involved.

That's it for this month folks.

33, 73, & 88 as the case may be




We're having a party:  please go to the CLARA's 50th Birthday Bash page for more information.  Also please go to CLARA's Quilt for information.  There are patterns and pictures.  You don't have to do the squares that are on that page, just as long as it is a maple leaf and our colors are red & white.



WANTED: One (1) YL who would be willing to take on the position of YL News & Views Column for RAC's TCA. Unfortunately, I am waiting for 3 major eye surgeries and can no longer continue with it. The Editor, Alan is a great fella to work for. Please think about taking this position and let me know so I can let RAC know. Thank you girls for thinking about it.  Val VE5ACJ

At times we have had a lot of QRM on our 20M CLARA Net, which runs Tuesdays at 1700.  So if you can't find us on 14.120, please turn your dial to 14.123.  I am sure you will hear us as you get closer.  


It has come to our attention that many folks who need to send in a change of address or articles to share and don't know where to send it. So please go to the Contact Us page, and you will find your area reps along with their email address. Please forgive us for this oversight, Also, under QSL & Contests, please find our Net Frequencies and time. Note that all our CLARA nets run from September to the end of May.

Please Check out the Upcoming Event's Page. This will have upcoming events for the current month. This page will only work if everyone sends me the information.  


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