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 October 5
Our first general meeting is on October 5 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 email@example.com.
In addition to the normal Club business, this month’s presentation will cover the dismantling and removal of one of the Club’s repeater facilities. This is a good chance to see what equipment is really needed to support Club repeaters and ancillary functions. And the effort needed to decommission the location. This is similar on the effort that will be needed to create a new repeater site. In fact, this effort might much more.
The regular Club business includes updates from executive on finances, membership repeaters, ARES, and upcoming meetings.
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.
The next regular PARC Homebrew Group Jitsi Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 20, 19:30-21:00. The room name is “PARC_HB”. The agenda is HERE. We also have a Casual meeting scheduled for November 3, 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)
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 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.