The MAARC Monthly Meetings Minutes for September are available here.
A dive into the fascinating evolution of radio, starting from the first received message at Signal Hill, Newfoundland by Lola Augustine Brown.
Click here to read the article on Canadian Geographic.
The MAARC Monthly Meetings Minutes for August are available here.
The meeting minutes for the June monthly meeting are now available here.
We have done the necessary work to change the coax to 1/2" 50 ohms Heliax with an SWR reading of 1.2 The VE9SBR repeater is back to full power at 20 watts.
We also had an issue with the UHF Yagi for the link to VE9SHM. There was water leaking into the Yagi antenna and had water at the connection to the 1/2" 50 ohms Heliax. We changed the UHF Yagi for the link to VE9SHM and measured SWR of 1.4.
I would like to extend my thanks to the following amateurs who participated in the work being done:
Michael Caissie, VE9MTV
The meeting minutes for the May monthly meeting are now available here.
The meeting minutes for the April monthly meeting are now available here.
The MAARC Monthly Meeting Minutes for January 2023 are available here.
The Codiac Amateur Radio Group was again invited to participate at Fire Fighter Appreciation Week Open House at the Riverview Fire Station in Riverview, NB. The following CARG and MAARC members participated or stopped by to offer moral support: JP, VE9BK, Gilles, VE9NW, Marcia, VE9MMG, Mike, VE9MTV, Oscar, VE9OSK, Ross, VE9GCS, Keith, VE9ELA, Jack, VE1AIR, Jim, VE9KT, Tobie, VE9XAB, Gordie, VE9MM, Hinson, VE9CX and Frank, VE9FD.
Certificates were given out to kids who sent their names using Morse Code. Also, Ross, VE9GCS made a contact with Pedro, WY4A in Florida using a remote base at his home QTH in Dieppe from the Riverview Fire Station. The contact was on 29.600 MHz FM using a 2 meter simplex frequency to access the 10 meter frequency. Gilles, VE9NW set up a working packet station and a Fusion Digital radio was also demonstrated.
Thanks to everybody who came out and I’m sure we will be invited back next year. 73, Ross, VE9GCS
Here are some photos from this years MAARC Flea Market. Check back for more updates.
Photos by Kenny Murray, VO1KJM
“This is VE9EMM, 2F, Maritimes – MAR”. MAARC members sent out this exchange 535 times this past weekend from our Field Day station which was located at the MAAR Clubhouse. The event was organized by Marcel, VE9ML who made sure that our two stations were properly networked and able to transmit in both voice and CW. At the end of the contest, Marcel will ensure that our score is submitted and hopefully we’ll get a 1st place showing.
Due to rule changes, it was decided to enter the 2F category. This entry class has two radios and is located in an EOC using commercial power. The MAARC Clubhouse was the perfect location for this year’s event as it has been designated as the CARG EOC.
The contesting software N1MM+ made logging very easy. In order to keep track of our progress with other Field Day stations, the Getscore website was actively monitored for real time scoring.
An important aspect of Field Day is the ability to socialize, which has been impossible over the last two years due to COVID. Lots of very interesting discussions took place in the background while club members made contacts with stations all over Canada and the US. MAARC is lucky to have a clubhouse and it was gratifying to see so many amateurs supporting this important activity.
It was exciting to see newly licensed amateurs taking part and getting on the air to make contacts on HF. Next year, there is a rumour that the MAARC Field Day will be at a new location, so stay tune for further updates as we get closer to next year’s event.
Taking part, as based on who signed in, were JP, VE9BK, Lou, VE9LMN, Marcel, VE9ML, Kenny, VO1KJM, Glenn, VE9GK, Frank, VE9FD, Mike, VE9MWW, Ross, VE9GCS, Cliff, VE9CRK, Bob, VE9BOF, Misha, VE9GIS, Dave, VE9PTT, Don, VE9CUB, Nick, VE9NIC, Gord, VE1AJF, and Oscar, VE9OSK.