A cause I care about needs help. Phase 2

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Updated Sept 1, 2021
We are raising money for COWICHAN VALLEY AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate a lot or a little. Anything helps. The Society relies solely on donations and occasional grants to maintain operations. The Society has no paid staff and is run completely by volunteers. All donations go directly to the Society. Thank you for your support.
The Society owns and operates a mountain top radio repeater site that serves the entire Cowichan Valley providing auxiliary communications services. These capabilities provide vital links to citizens and response organizations should a significant event occur in the area.

This site runs solely on batteries and solar panels. The batteries and charge control system have passed their useful life and failed during the winter of 2019 causing significant outages.

The cost to replace batteries and solar controllers  is approximately $25,000

Access to the mountain top site is limited to less than half the year due to snow and fire hazard situations.

Approximately $6000 of the funds have already been raised and work has begun on the upgrades. Phase 1 is complete.

We still need the funds for the batteries. Those are a complete replacement of all the batteries (to be done in three banks). Once these items are acquired and installed the mountain site should once again be stable throughout the winter months. We have broken this down into phases. Phase one is the addition of solar panels, replacement of controllers and some high power use accessories. Phase two is the replacement of the first battery bank. Cost is about $7000 Phase three is to replace the second battery bank (cost $7000) and Phase 4 is the third battery bank. (cost $7000).

We are now in Phase Two. The first battery bank replacement ($7000). Please hep out the society with your tax deductible donation so we can keep this important communications service running this winter.  Your donation to assist with this project would be greatly appreciated.
  • Glenn Vermette 
    • $25 
    • 8 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $35 
    • 25 d
  • Allan Leong 
    • $30 
    • 1 mo
  • Brent mclaren  
    • $150 
    • 2 mos
  • Brandon Brown 
    • $75 
    • 9 mos
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Les Dawes 
Shawnigan Lake, BC
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically tax deductible in Canada.
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