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Welcome to the Website of the
Peel Amateur Radio Club!

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2015 is the 50th anniversary year of the Peel Amateur Radio Club. Join us as we celebrate the achievements of the past 50 years, and honour the many club members who have contributed to our success. Visit this page for regular updates on activities related to the 50th anniversary.


Vote for Ham of the Year!

Click HERE to vote.


Summer Soiree

Instead of our monthly meeting, we will be meeting at the new Mandarin, June 2, at 5:45. Click HERE for details.


 Volunteers Needed to Fill Executive Positions!!

After the last Annual General Meeting, there were several positions on the Executive Committee that were not filled. If you are interested in making a real difference to your club, please consider coming forward to fill one of these positions. We are looking for a Vice President, Ham-Ex Coordinator , Education Coordinator, Field Day Coordinator, and Special Interest Coordinator. If you are interested in serving, please speak with any member of the Executive Committee.


Special March ARES Meeting

Our ARES Meeting on May 18th (Victoria Day) will be held at Eldorado Park in south Brampton. We will have our Trailer on site and it will be a Picnic for all PARC/ARES members and their families. Please bring your Lawn Chairs etc. So as to provide enough for everyone we request that you reply to va3rmu@rac.ca
no later than Friday May 8th, indicating how many will be in your party. We will begin at 1500 Hrs and end at 1900 Hrs; bring your Portable Radios as we are planning a Fox Hunt.

Follow the indicated path on this MAP to the location at the Swimming Pool (There is no swimming before June).


RAC Coming to the GTA! 

RAC Southern Ontario Public Meeting, May 23rd

Meet the RAC executive and board and discuss developments in amateur radio in Canada and the future of RAC

May 23, 2015, 7:00-9:00 pm Quality Suites Toronto Airport 262 Carlingview Dr., Toronto, ON, Canada, M9W 5G1


Radio Amateurs of Canada holds Planning Meetings semi-annually to review the state of amateur radio and set direction for RAC for the coming years. These meetings are important events in the life of RAC because they provided a rare opportunity for the members of the RAC Board of Directors and RAC Executive to work together in person. Members of the Board of Directors and Executive live across Canada and regularly meet regularly electronically through by conference calls throughout the year.

In conjunction with the Planning Meeting, the Mississauga Amateur Radio Club and Peel Amateur Radio Club are co-hosting a Public Meeting to give RAC members and interested radio amateurs an opportunity to meet members of the RAC executive and Board and consider RAC’s activities and future directions.

This open meeting will take place Saturday evening May 23 in the Quality Suites Toronto Airport Hotel from 7pm to 9pm. As well as brief presentations by members of the RAC board Directors and executive officers, the meeting will highlight the contributions of radio amateurs the many volunteers across the country who design and deliver the many RAC programs and activities that RAC offers including, but not limited to: the Affiliated Clubs insurance program; The Canadian Amateur Magazine; RAC contests, Awards and recognition programs; the RAC Scholarship Program;, incoming and outgoing QSL Bureaux; representing Canadian radio amateurs to the Canadian government, at international meetings of amateur radio organizations and international negotiations deciding on amateur radio frequency allocations.

There is no charge for parking at the hotel to attend this event.
Those who cannot attend in person can participate in a webcast of the meeting by registering with the RAC Office at rachq@rac.ca

The next RAC public meeting will be the Annual General Meeting in July. Plan to attend the Saskatchewan Hamfest in Martensville from July 3 to 5, 2015 at theNorthridge Community Centre – 901 3rd Street North.

Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA
Director, North and East Ontario


 Ham-Ex Photo Gallery HERE!


UPDATE! 2014 Field Day Results CLICK HERE

IMPORTANT!!! A 103.5 Hz Tone in now REQUIRED to access the club’s 2 m repeater! 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).

Join our new HSMM group (click HERE) as Peel ARC ventures into the exciting new world of Broadband Hamnet.


A new Standing Rule regarding the use and operation of the club trailer was passed by the membership in September. A copy of the rule can be found HERE.


If you live in the Brampton/Caledon neighbourhood 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 web-site 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 Yahoo Groups. All these links open a new Tab)
  • PARC eGroup – This is a Yahoo eGroup for PARC members & friends.
  • Brampton-Caledon ARES – facilitates communications between the Club’s ARES members.
  • PARC Homebrew – a forum to discuss project ideas, homebrew techniques, etc.
  • PARC Linux – a forum for members to learn about Linux and Ham radio
  • PARC Satellite – a forum for those interested in working the Amateur satellites.

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!


RAC 375whThe Peel Amateur Radio Club is affiliated with the Radio Amateurs of Canada, and encourages all members to become members of RAC.

 


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


 

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


The Peel Amateur Radio Club honours the CIBC for its support of our Emergency Programs.