This will be a new monthly feature showcasing MAARC members Ham Shacks. If you would like to have your Ham Shack featured, please send your name, Call Sign, a high quality photo and short description of your shack to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This months Ham Shack photo comes from Ross, VE9GCS.
Ross writes: "This is where I run the Sunday night Simplex Nets from. I need to clean up the coax coming into the shack but radios need antennas. If I grab the wrong mic, now you will now why."
The VE9/VY2 Incoming QSL Bureau has a new Manager and a new address:
VE9/VY2 QSL Bureau
Rino Deschenes, VE9VIC, Manager
Kedgwick, NB E8B 1A3
Rino Deschenes, VE9VIC, has taken over the Bureau, effective immediately. All credits, cards and information concerning the Bureau have been transferred to Rino. All Radio Amateurs with VE9 or VY2 call signs should ensure that they have credits and up-to-date address information so that Rino can forward QSL cards to you.
The Moncton Area Amateur Radio Club (MAARCI) has handled the Bureau for approximately 25 years. Over the past year, finding a new volunteer within the club has been difficult. Rino, VE9VIC, agreed to take on the task. Denis Guitard, VE9MUD, of MAARC recently transferred all the assets of the Bureau to Rino’s home in northwestern New Brunswick...
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With the COVID-19 Pandemic shutting down social gatherings around the country, MAARC member and Training Lead, Yvon Hachey moved quickly to setup a virtual training environment for the current students already halfway through the Basic Class to be able to complete the course.
Utilizing a new private Facebook Group just for the students, Yvon along with our other volunteer trainers are now using Facebook live video broadcasting to teach the students virtually. Students log in every Saturday morning at the normal training time where our trainers broadcast live from their home. Students are able to ask questions and submit feedback live to the trainer during the broadcast. The videos are then saved to the group for future review. The trainers are also able to post tips and study materials for the students to utilize.
With this level of dedication from our volunteers, we are confident our current class of future Radio Operators will be successfully licensed in no-time. Thank you to everyone involved with our Basic Training Class.
The March monthly members meeting has been cancelled due to the ongoing CORVID-19 pandemic. Please take care of yourselves and one another. We will see you all again in April. 73.
This months meeting saw 31 members in attendance. Another great showing. The meeting minutes are available here.
Another decade, another month and another MAARC Monthly meeting. A great turnout on a cold January day... 35 members in attendance. Thanks to everyone who came out today. The meeting minutes are available here.
Our last meeting of 2019 saw 25 members and one student from the upcoming class in attendance. Mike, VE9MTV gave a TekTalk on proper radio operating procedures, from newbie to experienced operator. Thanks Mike!
Meeting minutes are available here.
The Moncton Area Amateur Radio Club celebrated Christmas together with an excellent turkey dinner at the Club D'Age D'Or De Dieppe. With 50 members and guests in attendance, the evening started with a pre-dinner social and drinks. The dinner served was turkey with all the fixins, coffee and cherry pie for dessert.
During the event, long time member Angus McDonald (VE9MCD) was presented with a Meritorious Service Award by Ross (VE9GCS), Gilles (VE9NW) and JP (VE9BK) for long time service to the Moncton Area Amateur Radio Club, the Tri-County Amateur Radio Club, and the Codiac Amateur Radio Group.
A special thank you to the organizers and to everyone who attended and made the evening a success.
CARG acted as NCS for Exercise Handshake last night. Thanks to Michel, VE9JFL and Mike, VE9NOM who controlled the net. Also thanks to Mike, VE1ZB who provided guidance during the net, and the many CARG volunteers who were present for this great training opportunity.
Also, Congratulations to David, VE9QED for being awarded the 1st CARG MH&VP Certificate for participation in 50 nets.
An outstanding turnout at this months MAARC meeting. Topics discussed included the Christmas Party, PayPal payments for members, Club Antennas, and many others. Thanks to Yvon (VE1VON) for presenting a TekTalk titled Fusion in the Moncton Area.
Meeting minutes can be found here.
This video and other links are now available on our new Towers page on this website.
Here is a link to an excellent talk about tower safety recently presented by K1IR, Jim Idelson. Jim presents what a HAM needs to know and provides a clear explanation of today's safety equipment, which is greatly improved. For those of you who climb, this video is for you. Please make an investment in your own safety so that Jim will be less likely to be adding your call sign to his analysis.
On October 26th Yaesu held a webinar on Fusion for MAARC. John Kruk – N9UPC, Yaesu's National Sales Manager, covered Fusion radios and infrastructure. The webinar lasted just short of one hour.
A recording is available if you'd like to watch or re-watch the webinar.
Simply click on the following link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/3443497097813580294