Media Relations

Richmond Amateur Radio Club (RARC) engages the media community as part of the club's outreach initiative. Proactive contact with the media is mainly carried out through info releases to announce club activities while interviews and media events are usually cordinated by a third party. Objectives of RARC media relations are to improve public awareness of the club, generate publicity for the RARC event or activity, and communicate the role of Amateur radio in the community.


Info Releases

June 6, 2018 - Richmond Amateur Radio Club to Test Emergency Response Capabilities of Club Station at Gulf of Georgia Cannery for Field Day on June 23-24

May 9, 2018 - Richmond Amateur Radio Club Announces New Action Plan for its Emergency Communications Program to Better Support Evolving Needs of Local Emergency Preparedness Activities in the Community

Apr. 3, 2018 - Second Annual Richmond Amateur Radio Club Event on April 7, 2018 At South Arm United Church Brings Together Amateur Radio Enthusiasts and Emergency Communications Displays from the Lower Mainland

Feb. 7, 2018 - Richmond Amateur Radio Club’s Second Annual Swap Meet on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at South Arm United Church in Richmond, BC to Feature More Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Displays

Oct. 4, 2017 - Richmond Amateur Radio Club Presents Second Annual ‘Discover Amateur Radio’ Seminar With Expanded Sessions For New Radio Amateurs And Interested Public on November 12, 2017

May 19, 2017 - Richmond Amateur Radio Club to Carry Out 24-Hour Radio Operations at Garry Point Park on Weekend of June 24-25 for Field Day 2017

Jan. 30, 2017 - Richmond Amateur Radio Club to Host its First Swap Meet on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at South Arm United Church in Richmond, BC to coincide with 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

Nov. 3, 2016 - Richmond Amateur Radio Club Presents ‘Discover Amateur Radio’ Seminar for New Hams on November 26, 2016

Aug. 9, 2016 - Richmond Amateur Radio Club Partners with Gulf of Georgia Cannery to Bring Wartime Communications to Life on August 20th, 2016

June 7, 2016 - Richmond Amateur Radio Club to Carry Out Annual ‘Field Day’ Radio Communications Exercise with Richmond Emergency Programs at Garry Point Park on June 25, 2016

Dec. 18, 2015 - Richmond Amateur Radio Club to offer annual Basic Qualification Radio Course from Feb. 6 to Mar. 19, 2016

June 8, 2015 - Richmond Amateur Radio Club to Carry Out Annual ‘Field Day’ Emergency Communications Exercise at Garry Point Park on June 27, 2015

Apr. 8, 2015 - Radio Course Offered by Richmond Amateur Radio Club Course Qualifies New Members to Support Community in Radio Communications Activity

Mar. 31, 2015 - More Radio Operators are Qualified to Participate in Amateur Radio Communications to Support Community Activities After Taking Radio Course with Richmond Amateur Radio Club

Jan. 18, 2015 - Richmond Amateur Radio Club Looks Forward to Another Eventful Year in Providing Radio Communications to Support Local Community

June 27, 2014 - Richmond Amateur Radio Club Unveils New Branding at Two Local Community Events Last Weekend

June 2, 2014 - Richmond Amateur Radio Club to Demonstrate Emergency Radio Communication at Annual Field Day Exercise

Mar. 13, 2014 - Talking to International Space Station Involves Seven Months of Preparation for a Seven-Minute Contact.

Mar. 6, 2014 - Richmond Amateur Radio Club Makes Final Preparations for Next Week’s Contact with International Space Station on March 13th.

Feb. 11, 2014 - Review of 2013 Richmond Amateur Radio Club Activities and Notable Events for 2014

July 3, 2013 - Richmond Amateur Radio Club Provides Support for Emergency Radio Communications at Steveston Salmon Festival

June 27, 2013 - Richmond Amateur Radio Club Accomplishes Objectives at Annual Field Day Emergency Preparedness Exercise

June 3, 2013 - Richmond Amateur Radio Club Demonstrates Emergency Preparedness in Radio Communications at Annual Field Day Exercise

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About RARC

(Boilerplate description and intro)

RARC is a registered BC Society to promote the interests of Amateur radio, assist in the provision of communication services in the event of an emergency, and provide radio communication for public service events as requested. RARC is a supporter of Emergency Management BC and City of Richmond Emergency Programs, and an affiliated club with Radio Amateurs of Canada. Programs for RARC are partially funded by grants from the City of Richmond and Province of British Columbia.
Amateur Radio
Culture and Practices

Ham radio and Amateur radio basically refer to the same hobby/activity. 'Ham' is more often used in the U.S. while some serious hobbyists in Canada prefer to be called a radio Amateur.
'Amateur' is a class of allocated frequencies and operator qualifications defined by ISED Canada and refers to non-commercial use rather than an adjective for sub-standard. That is why some writers choose to capitalize 'Amateur.'
Personal call signs in Canada are 6 or 5 characters with the first letter 'V' defining the country and subsequent letter and number province/territory, and the last 2 or 3 individually chosen by the operator. All Amateur radio call signs are internationally coordinated by ITU, so each calll sign is unique. Letters on call signs are always capitalized and there is no space between any of the characters - it is not a postal code.
Most radio Amateurs end their messages (voice, Morse code, or text) with '73' (or best regards) taken from the "Phillips Code" used for the old land telegraph systems.
Branding Guidelines

Graphics for RARC branding is based on two logo designs. The single logo is usually applied to support other graphics such as mastheads and letterheads, while the logo with vertically-aligned words of the club name is used as a stand-alone for display alongside other logos such as a group of sponsor logos.

Logos are to be applied against a white or light-coloured background with borders no less than one-third the repsective dimentsion of the logo. Please inquire about vector files or transparent back-grounds for more complex uses.

Both logos are availale below in jpg file at 300 dpi for copying.


Logo for masthead and letterhead
0.8 x 0.6 in., 300 dpi, jpg file
1.6 x 1.2 in., 300 dpi, jpg file

Logo for use alongside other logos
1.5 x 0.6 in., 300 dpi, jpg file
3.0 x 1.2 in., 300 dpi, jpg file
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 

Updated July 6, 2018 (BETA 2)