March 9, 2013
The next PARC Buildathon will be held on April 27th 2013 at St. Bartholomews United Church, 22 Abbey Rd, Brampton.
This spring we will be building the WSPRx -10 project. This is a WSPR receiver design to be a companion for the transmitter built last fall.
There will be 22 kits available at about $50.00 each. Registration will be by internet with a cut off date of March 30th or when all the kits have been committed. Only PARC members in good standing can order and register.
Click here to register and order your kit today!
The Homebrew Group
April 20, 2012
Hi All Homebrewers:
The next PARC Buildathon will be held on November 24th at St. Bartholomews United Church,22 Abbey Rd,Brampton.
Use the South West door which is on the left side at the back of the church. The session is scheduled to start at 09:00 EDT and end around 16:00 EDT. There is a fridge available if you would like to bring something for lunch.
The project selected for this fall is a WSPR (Weak Signal Propagation Reporter) mode Transmitter.
For further details please refer to the parchomebrew yahoo site with questions, or the 06:00.
For registration please sent your request for a kit to the parchomebrew yahoo site asap, as space is limited. Closing date will be October 20th.
If you own a soldering station (or two), please bring it along as there will be over 30 builders to accommodate. Here is a list of the other items you should bring to the session:
Hobby Knife (X-acto or OLFA style)
Needle nose pliers
Small slotted screwdriver
Small Philips screwdriver
Ruler (marked in inches)
Partitioned container for small parts
1 – 9V battery for the L/C Meter
6 – AA batteries for the ‘Tenna Dipper
Magnifying Glass (recommended)
PCB holder (third hand)
January 31, 2012
The Peel Amateur Radio Club’s Homebrew Group will be holding their 18th Semi-Annual Buildathon on April 28, 2012. The location will again be at St.Bartholomews United Church, 22 Abbey Rd., Brampton. The Buildathon is open toall PARC members and will feature two kits:
An L/C Meter from Almost All Digital Electronics and a “Tenna Dipper” from Hendricks QRP kits. Participants can build either or both kits. We have
negotiated a group purchase discount so the cost of each kit will beapproximately:
- L/C Meter $75 plus HST
- Tenna Dipper $68 plus HST
Registration will be on line and is open from now until the close of HamEX® onMarch 24th.
To register click here for online registration.
January 14, 2012
Our Linux Activity group leader, Joe Almeida, VA3POR, has started a new Linux Discussion net. It is being held on our VHF repeater every Thursday night. Tune in to VE3PRC (146.880) at 8:00 PM to join the discussion.
Joe will take questions on air, but you might want to email him at va3por”at”rac.ca with your specific questions. Also, if you have experimented with Linux, or are a genuine Linux guru, you might be able to help out others.
This sounds like a great new Net – way to go, Joe!
October 6, 2011
The PARC Homebrew group is pleased to announce that the 2011 Fall Buildathon will be held on Saturday, November 12, at St. Bartholomew United Church, 22 Abbey St., Brampton.
We will be offering two projects: a QRP bridge for the So-WATT SWR/PWR meter and a crystal checker. You can build either one or both of them during the Buildathon. Costs will be announced later, but should be relatively low.
Please register with Joe Almeida, our Education Director, at email@example.com, indicating which project(s) you would like to build.
73, Frank VE3FAO
September 21, 2011
A new online form has been created to allow club members to register for our fall buil-a-thon. The build-a-thon has two projects – a crystal checker and a QRP bridge for the So-Watt.
For those interested in registering for one or both of these projects, please click here. Please note that this form is located on the SkyMariner (owned by yours truly) as this site does not allow the form plugins to be installed. When you register using this form, you will be sent a confirmation email.
If you run into any problems, you can always email me -> kingpin (dot) joe (at) gmail (dot) com.
June 15, 2011
This message is important for all our members to read!
When attending meetings at the Safe City Office, DO NOT PARK IN THE OPEN LOT immediately North of the office! (Actually, this applies any time you are parking downtown!)
This lot is a private Parking lot with a 24/7 policy requiring payment at their ticket booth. It is NOT part of the City of Brampton parking garage facility. If you do park there, without a paid parking voucher, your vehicle will be towed. One of our members found this out the hard way, assuming that the lot was part of the City’s facility!
Please note that the City’s parking garage is FREE after 6 PM. (It is the multi story parking garage.)
Be warned! Be aware!
April 9, 2011
The PARC Homebrew Group will be featuring the “So-WATT” at our Spring Buildathon. The “So-WATT” is a micro controller based SWR/PWR Meter that covers up to 50 MHz with a power range from 5 to 100 watts.
The Buildathon will be held at St. Bartholomew’s United Church 22 Abbey Rd, Brampton from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 30th 2011.
Estimated cost of the kit is approximately $50.00 payable at the Buildathon to The Peel Amateur Radio Club.
Registration for the Buildathon is available to PARC members only and must be made with our Education Director, Richard Upfield firstname.lastname@example.org
73, Frank VE3FAO
March 22, 2011
Dave, VE3DKX and Bryan, VA3OG were able to get up to the site and were able to configure the VE3PRC-7 KA-Node. So now, to reach stations that are outside of your stations reach, do the following:
C VE3PRC-7 <— This connects you to the “PRC” Node
Then connect onward to your destination.
This is the preferred method of packeting. It is a little more efficient, and has better reliability. Each of your packets is acknowledged by the node, which then takes responsibility of moving it onward. If packet collisions cause a missed packet, the node will repeat it automatically.
Try it out and enjoy packet again!