General Membership Meeting
1930 EST, Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Terry Miller Recreation Centre
1295 Williams Pkwy, Brampton, ON L6S 3J8
High Altitude Pico Balloons
With Unidentified Floating Objects (UFOs) in the news, the main presentation will provide information on Pico Balloons and their role in the amateur radio hobby.
Annual General Meeting
This is an official notification of the club’s Annual General Meeting which will be held on Tuesday, May 2. At this meeting the club’s executive for the next year will be elected, and other matters of business will be discussed.
Ham-Ex 2023 Cancelled
Due to circumstances outside of our control, Hame-Ex 2023 has been cancelled. We hope to be back in March 2024.
Wednesday Evening Net
Join us every Wednesday Evening at 8 PM for our regular Wednesday Evening Net hosted on our VHF repeater, VE3PRC 146.880- (103.5 Hz).
As well as an ARES Exercise, the net is a social gathering, and most evenings we join in to discuss our “Topic of Interest”. Visit the PARC calendar for Net Control details HERE
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Registration for Spring 2023 RAC Basic Course is now underway!
Friday Net and Breakfast
Our Breakfast Net runs every Friday from 8 am to 9:00 am on VE3ADT 444.125+ (131.8 Hz) repeater, located in Milton.
After the net many of us meet at AJ’s Restaurant #1 Regan Dr. Brampton starting from about 9:15- 9:30.
Anyone with an interest in Ham Radio is welcome.
Both the 2 m repeater, VE3PRC, 146.880- (103.5 Hz) and the 70 cm repeater VE3PRC, 443.550+ (103.5 Hz) are now up an running at their new site, on the Rogers Tower adjacent to the Terry Millar Recreation Centre. We would love to hear your signal reports!
Our second 70 cm repeater, VE3UPR 443.600+ (103.5 Hz) Covering Caledon and Northern Brampton, was not affected by the outage and is still up and running well.
The PARC Homebrew Group is now SOAREX (Southern Ontario Amateur Radio Experimenters). The next Jitsi Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 15, 19:30-21:00. The room name has changed; the new room is “SOAREX”. We also have a Casual meeting scheduled for March 1, 19:30-21:00. See the schedule for all of our video conference meetings HERE.
IMPORTANT!!! A 103.5 Hz Tone is REQUIRED to access all of 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe).
Brampton-Caledon ARES – facilitates communications between the Club’s ARES members. Send an email to email@example.com to subscribe.
PARC Homebrew – a forum to discuss project ideas, homebrew techniques, etc. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe.
Pi Guys – a group for folks interested in using the Raspberry pi mini computer. Send and email to PARCPiGuysemail@example.com to subscribe.
HF Special Interest Group – a group to support members in all facets of HF. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.