Welcome to the Peel Amateur Radio Club

Repeaters Down

The club repeaters located at the Holland Christian Homes site (146.880- and 443.550+) are off the air. The repeater team is working hard to try and resolve the issue and get them back on the air as soon as possible.

Next General Meeting September 7

Our first general meeting for our new 2021-2022 season is scheduled for September 7, 2021 at 19:30. As we still have no access to a community center we will be meeting as usual on line using the JITSI application. (https://meet.jit.si/). We are still waiting for the City of Brampton to allocate a space for us in a local community centre.

The access code for the meeting was sent out via our groups.io email list. Guests are always welcome. If you don’t have the code and wish to attend, please contact the PARC President at parc.pres@gmail.com.

On the agenda for this meeting

-Plans for in-person meetings
-Introduction of Executive
-Process to renew or join
-Financial Update
-Restructuring of groups.io to include a members-only section
-Reports from the executive: President, Membership, Repeaters, ARES, ARRL Field day update 2021, Field Day 2021 &2022, Education, Programs, HAM-EX

If you have any questions or would like to add an agenda item let me know at 905-455-9377.

I am looking forward to a good meeting,

John Bakkeren VA3CQE, PARC President

ARRL Field Day Bulletin Schedule

If you are participating in Field Day this year, be sure to copy the official Field Day Bulletin from ARRL, for 100 easy bonus points. The schedule for the Bulleting is HERE.

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, September 15,  19:30-21:00. The room name is “PARC_HB”. The agenda is HERE. We also have a Casual meeting scheduled for October 6, 19:30-21:00. 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.