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SSIARS Booth at the Fall Fair 2022
The Salt Spring Island Fall Fair produced by the Farmers InstituteThe 2022 Fall Fair was a great chance to connect with islanders, meet members we haven't seen in person since before Covid, connect with other emergency preparedness resources in the community, and meet potential new ham radio operators. I was really glad of the opportunity to let the Salt Spring Community know that we radio operators are still here, still practicing on the air every week of the year, and still working to improve local radio communications.
SquelchMeet Squelch the Velociraptor.
We had a draw amongst club members to find a name for our dinosaur, and Squelch was the name drawn.
So perfectly appropriate for a friendly marauding APRS equipped dinosaur.
We demonstrated radio direction finding by equipping Squelch with a fox, and letting fairgoers have a turn with a yagi antenna, attenuator and a HT set up for Foxhunting. Squelch was hunted three times a day both days of the fair!
If you didn't have foxhunting equipment, you might have found Squelch simply by following the variously astounded, adoring, appalled or flabbergasted gazes of toddlers.
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Thanks for visiting... hope to meet you on the air! 73
~ Andrea VA7ALG