The Burnaby Amateur Radio Club, located in Burnaby, British Columbia, provides an outlet for radio amateurs to gather and share their experiences in the hobby. Our meetings are open to the public. We invite all to attend and learn about the hobby of amateur radio.

Saturdays we meet in the basement of the Salvation Army Hall at  6125 Nelson Ave. in Burnaby  Map Salvation Army Hall   Coffee is available, bring your own mug, and we often have cookies and muffins. 

On sunny (no rain!) warm days we ‘may’ meet in Cariboo Park on the corner of 10th Ave and Cariboo Rd in Burnaby.  Map Cariboo Park .  Any change to the meeting place will be mentioned on  the Rainbow Country Net   on the VE7RPT repeater at 9am.

We usually chat on technical issues, following up on the Thursday night net and whatever is on people’s mind.  If you need help with programming a radio or have a question or just want to socialize feel free to drop by.  We are usually there from about 10am to around noon.

Don Poaps (VA7QU)


Don originally tried to get his license at the age of 15. Forty one years later he finally received it in 2008. Since then he’s been involved with the Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Service in BC, eventually becoming Radio Manager.

Dave Kennett (VE7BBV)

Vice President

Dave has been a licensed Ham with his Advanced 12wpm since the early 90s. He was active in BARC throughout the 90s but had to leave do to work commitments in 2003. Since his retirement in 2018 he’s been busy catching up with the hobby and the club.

Cole Harvey (VA7APZ)


Cole has been a radio amateur and club member for two years and been involved in all forms of digital communications. He is currently working on his CW.

Shannon Carnegie-Preston (VA7SKX)


Shannon has been a Canadian radio amateur and club member for a couple years. She was originally licensed in the U.S.A. She’s currently getting involved in HF.

The Board also includes Past President Lawrence Harris VA7EDU and Directors Brian Jansen VE7CTH, and Harondel Sibble VA7MCZ.