Welcome to the Peel Amateur Radio Club

Repeaters Down

As the owner of our main repeater site has chosen to not renew our lease, the club repeaters on 146.880- and 443.550+ are off the air. The repeater team is working hard to find a new site and get the repeaters back in service ASAP. Our Caledon repeater VE3UPR on 443.600 is still fully functional.

During our monthly general meeting the following attending club members stepped up to form a repeater working group:

  • Edmundo Conetta
  • Hassan Murtaza
  • Klaas Westerhof
  • Richard Upfield

Richard will be acting as the groups contact with the city of Brampton.

The aim of this working group is to find a new location for our VE3PRC UHF and VHF repeater. Edmondo also stepped up to the plate to become our new repeater coordinator. The repeater coordinator is an appointed position in the executive.
We look forward to a successful search for a new location, and hope that all the members will support our new repeater coordinator to get him settle in his new position.

Here is a PDF of the VE3PARC take-down presentation from this month’s meeting.

Next General Meeting February 1, 2022

Our next General Meeting is on Tuesday, February 4, 2022, at 19:30.
I will try to be online from 19:00 on at VE3PRC 146.880 MHz (simplex—the repeater is still down) if you need assistance, or call me at 905 455 9377.

This meeting will be online using the JITSI video conference app: https://meet.jit.si/. Set your video on low resolution to ensure we have sufficient bandwidth.

Please contact me at parc.pres@gmail.com for the access code.

Agenda: To follow.

If you have any questions or suggestions or items added to the meeting agenda please give me a contact me: 905 455 9377 or parc.pres@gmail.com

73’s de John Bakkeren VA3CQE, President PARC

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, January 19,  19:30-21:00. The room name is “PARC_HB”. The agenda is HERE. We also have a Casual meeting scheduled for February 2, 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

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.