CARG News

It was decided to take a summer break from Codiac Amateur Radio Group (CARG) Net

hosted every Tuesday evenings at 7:00PM on the VE1RPT and VE9MCT repeaters.

We will resume the CARG Net on Tuesday 3 September, 2024 at 7:00PM.


It was also decided to visit some of our local EOC's (Emergency Operation Centers) on the 

3rd Saturday in July, 20 July, 2024. We will meet at the Clubhouse at 279 Halifax St., Moncton, NB

at 09:00am.  All are welcomed, members, non members, local or visiting amateur radio operators.


Locations of EOC's will be determined by availability to receive our group on this date.

COME ONE COME ALL who want to know about Emergency Communications.

New DMR Net

There will be another net added to the list of local nets beginning on Saturday, February 3rd at 8:00PM local 12:00UTC.


For those who can access the VE9MDR repeater (146.9250MHz-), here are the details:

Color Code 1

Time Slot 2
Talk Group 30205 (Atlantic Talk Group)


The net will also be accessible via Brandmeister on Talkgroup 30205 (Atlantic Talkgroup) for those who wish to check-in via hotspot.


Net control station will be Rod, VE9HV.


Hope to hear you all on the net!

Silent Key VE1JR, Eric Robichaud

Rob Murray, VE1JT has advised us that Eric Robichaud, VE1JR passed away on Monday, January 2, 2024. 


Eric had at one time served as the MAARC treasurer. He had come to the clubhouse on Wednesdays with Rob several times last year. MAARC sends our condolences to his family for their loss. Rest in Peace Eric and enjoy the 24 hour DX up in heaven.


Upcoming Winlink Classes 

If anyone is interested in the packet mode "Winlink" and would like to follow the classes; here is the information:


Date: The class will start Sunday, January 14.

Time: From 1400 to 1600 (2PM to 4PM) Atlantic time.

Link: https://meet.google.com/gzp-kbpp-tkm


RAC Basic Qualification Amateur Radio Course: Winter 2024 

Registration is now open for the Winter 2024 RAC Basic Qualification Amateur Radio Course.


Date: The course will be held on Thursdays and Sundays commencing on Sunday, January 21 and ending on Thursday, March 28.

Time: Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6pm to 9pm Eastern Time and Sunday afternoons 1pm to 4pm Eastern Time. There may also be a handful of additional classes if necessary.

Cost: The registration fee for the course is 50$ plus GST/HST. The cost of the Basic Study Guide is extra and an order link will be provided upon completion of payment.



Click here for the complete course details page.


Amateur Radio Call Plates Update

For a while we did not have up-to-date information on how to contact Fred LeBlanc (VE9UN) who takes care of the New Brunswick Amateur Radio Vehicle Call Plates. 

We now have confirmation that Fred is still responsible for processing call plate requests.

If you wish to obtain Call Plates for your vehicle, please contact Fred at wilfredleblanc@msn.com for instructions on how to proceed.

MAARC Montly Meeting Minutes - December 2023

The MAARC Monthly Meetings Minutes are available here.

MAARC Flea Market 2023 is in the can!

The Moncton Area Amateur Radio Club (MAARC) held it’s annual amateur radio flea market/swap meet on Saturday, September 23 at the Lions Club in Riverview, New Brunswick. MAARC members arrived at the Lions Club at 7:30am and began setting up tables for the large number of anticipated sellers. Sellers began arriving at 8am and members were available to assist with transporting the various goods into the event. Attendees were charged $5 entry fee with sellers paying $10. A chance to purchase 50/50 cash tickets and raffle tickets were sold for a chance to win a 30 amp switching power supply. 

The 50/50 cash drawing was won by Gordon, VE9GC and the raffle prize power supply was won by Mike, VE9MTV. There were many other door prizes handed out including a Tech Sun model 368 shortwave receiver. There were gift cards from Radio World, external speakers donated by MAARC and Yaesu baseball caps. 

Amateurs in attendance included VE/VA 2’s from Quebec, VY2’s from PEI, VE/VA1’s from Nova Scotia and VE9’s from all over New Brunswick. The members of the Moncton Area Amateur Radio Club enjoyed hosting this event and look forward to making next year even better. 


MAARC AGM Meeting Minutes - September 2023

The MAARC Monthly Meetings Minutes are available here.

External Article: Ham radio and the world of amateur radio operators

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.

MAARC Monthly Meeting Minutes - August 2023

The MAARC Monthly Meetings Minutes are available here.

MAARC Monthly Meeting Minutes - June 2023

The MAARC Monthly Meetings Minutes are available here.

Shediac Bay Repeater back to full power!

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

MAARC Monthly Meeting Minutes - May 2023

The MAARC Monthly Meetings Minutes are available here.

MAARC Monthly Meeting Minutes - April 2023

The MAARC Monthly Meetings Minutes are available here.

MAARC Monthly Meeting Minutes - March 2023

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MAARC Monthly Meeting Minutes - February 2023

The MAARC Monthly Meetings Minutes are available here.

MAARC Monthly Meeting Minutes - January 2023

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