Another stellar turn out to the MAARC Monthly Meeting. The meeting minutes can be found on the Meetings page. Special thanks to Denis (VE9MUD) for giving a TekTalk on the QSL Bureau.
Thanks to Cam (VE9CAM) we now have a slideshow of photos showing one our repeater sites. Check it out on the Repeaters page under Technology in the main menu.
Another great turnout at this month's members meeting. Special thanks to Matthieu Dugas (VE9MDB) for presenting a TekTalk on Hamnet. Also Michel's (VE9JFL) and Yvon's (VE1VON) presentation proposal for a new Fusion/WiresX repeater is also available to download below.
Our friends at the Halifax ARC will be holding their annual Flea Market on Saturday, May 25th.
LOCATION: The Royal Canadian Legion 45 Sackville Cross Road Lower Sackville
TIME: Sellers may set up after 8 AM Buyers allowed in after 10 AM
GENERAL ADMISSION Buyer - $5.00 Seller - $10.00 Which includes a 3' X 6' selling space - some with power Space is limited so book your table as soon as possible.
Contact Fraser MacDougall email@example.com Phone : 902-406-5327 Buyer entrance tickets will be pre-sold before 10 AM Talk in frequency 146.970 - VE1CDN
The February Meeting turned out to be another packed house with 30 plus members in attendance. Special thanks to Frank (VE9FD) who donated a scope to MAARC for use at the clubhouse. Also, special thanks to Cam (VE9CAM) for his TekTalk on The Rac 2M Band Plan. Cam's presentation notes can now be found on the TekTalks page.
I was informed by André, VE9ARG, that he received the sad news this morning from Wayne's wife that he had passed this morning. Wayne was a longtime member of MAARC and had remained active, within his limitations, until very recently.
André will forward any and all information about Wayne's funeral when it is available.
Rest in Peace VE1RR and I hear the DX is really good up there.
Note: Mr. Gillcash's obituary is now on our Silent Keys page.
This years 2019 Amateur Radio Basic Course begun today with 17 students in attendance. Lead by Yvon (VE1VON), the students were treated to an introduction of Ham Radio basics. Thanks to Yvon and the many other volunteer instructors, we are looking forward to another great batch of licensed Amatuer Radio Operators this year. Welcome aboard!
Today was another one of those "we need more chairs" type of meetings. We had 29 people in attendance of which 2 were guests. We are still looking for more people to attend the MAARC Christmas/ New Years Party. It will be on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the Masonic Lodge on Queen Street. The meal is either roast beef or turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Also included is a desert and coffee or tea. The price is $15 per person. Contact Ross or Larry if you want to join us but time is running out as they need a firm head count soon.
To those who came out this morning, Merci beaucoup and hope to hear everyone tomorrow on the various nets we have on Sunday nights.
Yvon (VE1VON) once again held another great Q&A session today at the MAARC clubhouse. Three prospective hams were given a presentation of Amateur Radio basics and training information for the basic course beginning in January. All three are now signed up for the class! Going to be a great training class in 2019!
Thank you Yvon!
For the first time, a group of CARG volunteers provided communications for a reduced Dobson Trail Race. The original race, which was cancelled due to flooding, covered 60 kms in length. As a result, race organizers went ahead with a 10 km race instead.
The only way to get to the “turn-around” point was by Jeep. This job was taken on by Denis, VE9MUD and Mike VE9NOM. Have to love those Jeep Club guys, as they did a great job. That being said, Misha, VE9GIS walked to the 2.5 km point in snow, rain/high winds to provide valuable communications.
The race organizers were very pleased with our support. The added safety factor that was provided by CARG was mentioned by several of the runners. A total of 37 runners took part in the race.
Taking part: Andre VE9ARG, JP VE9BK, Ross VE9GCS, Mike VE9NOM, Denis VE9MUD, and Misha VE9GIS.
A big thank you to the 2018 Pumpkin Patrol team, great job!
Left to Right - Back: Huguette, Denis (VE9MUD), Marcia (VE9MMG), Gilles (VE9NW), Gerald (VE9GDE), Gerry (VE9GER), Tobie (VE9XAB), David (VE9QED), Larry (VE9ASB), Charles (VE9CEL)
Left to Right - Front: Keith (VE9ELA), Jack (VE1AIR), Andre (VE9ARG), Chris (VE9CS), Oscar (VE9OSK),
Missing from photo: Net Controller: Angus (VE9MCD), Yvon (VE1VON)
Well Yvon, VE1VON did it again. He put together a meet and greet at the MAARC clubhouse with a presentation of amateur radio for those interested in being in the basic course beginning in January. There were 7 people in attendance and it was well received by all.
Thank you Yvon for giving your time and expertise and for setting this up. It is a great idea and it looks like the next basic course will have students who are motivated to get licensed and on the air. - Ross, VE9GCS
A QSL card from the club's first Secretary, Gorely Brown (VE1EV), originally sent in 1938 was purchased from a collector by Denis Guitard (VE9MUD). The card was framed and presented to MAARC on Oct 20, 2018 by Denis. The QSL card prominently displays what is now the club's official call sign: VE1EV and serves as a great testament to the rich history of Amateur Radio in the Moncton region.