Welcome to the Peel Amateur Radio Club

PARC General October 6 via Jitsi

The next PARC General Meeting will be held November 3 online at 7:00pm via Jitsi.  Jitsi requires NO INSTALLATION it runs on Google Chrome and the latest Microsoft Edge and Firefox (some older versions of Firefox may have an issue).

To join the meeting, visit https://meet.jit.si/ You will be provided with the meeting name a few days prior to the meeting via parc.groups.io. If you are not subscribed to parc.groups please email our club President, John Backaren, at parc.pres@gmail.com to receive the login information.

To test Jitsi yourself before the AGM, you can visit the above link, simply click GO to the meeting name randomly generated, and test to see if your camera and microphone works (you should get a prompt to enable the camera and microphone).  Enter your name and click “Join Meeting”.  You’ll be in a meeting by yourself during this test, so take a moment to look at its features. 

All In-Person Meetings Cancelled Until Further Notice

All in person meetings have been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and due to the fact that City of Brampton facilities will be closed at this time.

This is a copy from the Brampton COVID 19 website: “All City facilities including City Hall, Recreation and Community Centers, and Brampton Library branches will be closed until further notice.”
Below is the current weblink where the above quote comes from.

A revised version of the PARC Bylaws has been posted under the “About Us” page on this site, or access the PDF direclty HERE

The next regular PARC Homebrew Group Jitsi Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 21,  19:30-21:00. The room name is “PARC_HB”. The agenda is HERE. We also have a Casual meeting schedule for November 4. See the schedule for all of our COVID-19 special video conference meetings HERE.

IMPORTANT!!! A 103.5 Hz Tone is REQUIRED to access the club’s repeater’s (both VHF and UHF)! Don’t forget to save the change in memory on your transceivers (some rigs will forget the change on power down if you don’t save).

If you live in the Brampton/Caledon neighborhood and have an interest in Amateur Radio, you’ve come to the right place. You’re sure to find activities of interest to you, and a great bunch of fellow radio enthusiasts.

Joining PARC is Easy

Download our membership form which is in PDF format. After you have printed it out and filled it in, either mail it or, better yet bring it in person to the next meeting!  Membership types and fees can be found on the form.

If you want to get your license, we can help! Why not come on out to one of our meetings and meet the gang? You will be most welcome.

The club meets on the first Tuesday of every month, except for July and August.

Keep in touch here on the website and on the club repeaters.

Join PARC Special Interest Groups on Yahoo Groups

(These links take you to Club-sponsored Yahoo Groups. To have full access you will have to register with groups.io. All these links open a new Tab)

PARC eGroup – This is a Yahoo eGroup for PARC members & friends. (send an email to  parc+subscribe@parc.groups.io to subscribe).

Brampton-Caledon ARES – facilitates communications between the Club’s ARES members. Send an email to parc-ares+subscribe@parc.groups.io to subscribe.

PARC Homebrew – a forum to discuss project ideas, homebrew techniques, etc. Send an email to parc-homebrew+subscribe@parc.groups.io to subscribe.

Pi Guys – a group for folks interested in using the Raspberry pi mini computer. Send and email to PARCPiGuys+subscribe@groups.io to subscribe.

HF Special Interest Group – a group to support members in all facets of HF. Send an email to  parc-hf+subscribe@parc.groups.io to subscribe.

Feel free to explore this site to discover more about the history of the club, activities, interest groups, and current news.  If you would like to learn more about the club or about amateur radio, please contact us. We would like to hear from you!

The Peel Amateur Radio Club is affiliated with the Radio Amateurs of Canada and encourages all members to become members of RAC.

The Peel Amateur Radio Club is a proud supporter of the City of Brampton.

We are also pleased to offer support to the Town of Caledon.

We are also a proud supporter of the Region of Peel.