Welcome Back

This is just a friendly reminder that tomorrow is our first main meeting for our club year (2019 to 2020)!

It’s also the time when you renew your membership for the club year.  As last year, you have the option to renew electronically if you cannot attend tomorrow’s meeting.  To do that, fill out the new PARC membership application form (link here) and send it in to me at kingpin.joe@gmail.com.  Once I receive the application form, I will send you an electronic invoice via Square payments.  Filling out the form is MANDATORY to complete payment and no electronic invoice will be sent without that form.  We are working to automate this further so that all you have to do it “tick the box” to confirm your details and get the invoice electronically in the future.

Baby steps folks, baby steps.

The meeting starts at 8pm at the Fletcher’s Creek Sportsplex in the Youth room.

See you all there to kick off our new club year!


Joe de VA3POR

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Field Day 2019

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AGM May 7, 2019

Business items to note from the PARC Annual General Meeting held on May 7, 2019.

  1. The proposed revisions to the PARC bylaws were voted on by the members and accepted.
  2. The Executive Secretary is now Allen Woolfey VA3IAW and the new Treasurer will be Klaas Westerhof. Thank you to both members for participating in the administration of the club and we look forward to working with you.
  3. Members also voted to allow the sale of the Flex 5000 radio. Anyone interested in purchasing this radio, please contact one of the executive members.
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Hamex 2019 Pictures

Despite a rather cold and windy start to the day, the sun did come out enough that it attracted a large turnout for this year’s event. Here are some pictures from another successful Hamex.

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Meeting Room Reminder Feb 2019

HI Gang,

Just a reminder that our new meeting room is our old Youth Room at the Fletcher’s Creek Sportsplex.  We have the room at 8:00pm.

I repeat – we have the room starting at 8:00pm.

I haven’t succeeded in securing a room to start at our normal time of 7:30pm, so for all presenters, please be mindful of your time.

I may not be able to join you all this meeting – I’ve been fighting electric gremlins with my vehicle, and needs to be back in the shop, so I may not be able to join you if its a late work day.

So – Youth Room, 8:00pm Tuesday!


Joe de VA3POR

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2018 Field Day Results

Despite some adverse conditions on Field Day, we still managed to
put in another good showing. Our score of 6348 points earned us the
top Canadian position in the 4A category once again. Overall, 
irrespective of the category, we placed second to VE1LD in the
2A category who had 6448 points.  

Many thanks go out to all who helped make FD a success.

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Simulated Emergency Test (SET)

The RAC S.E.T. is scheduled for Saturday October 13th. from 0730 to 1300 Hrs (Local time), and we need as many volunteers as possible to cover this event. This is a great opportunity for you to test your equipment, and for those members who do not have radios you can check out the Operations at our Trailer which will be set up in the White Spruce Park on Heart Lake Rd (between Bovaird Dr & Sandalwood Pkwy).

The scenario for this Test will be announced on the PARC VHF Repeater on Friday Evening Oct. 12th. between 1900 & 2000 Hrs (Local Time), so please monitor the frequency (146.880 MHz) during that time. Check in time for the S.E.T. will be on Saturday morning from 0730 to 0800 Hrs when you will be given your assignment.

Richard  VA3RMU

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NVIS 2018 – Reminder and PARC Trailer Deployment

Hi All,

just a friendly reminder that this Sunday is the NVIS event.  PARC will be deploying the trailer at White Spruce Park in Brampton.  The event will be from 1pm to 6pm local time.  For those of you who are not doing their own deployment, but would like to participate, join us at the trailer!

There will be a BBQ, and there will be a charge of $10 for the food.  We’ve provisioned for 18 people, and based on the provision $10 will give each person 1 hamburger, 1 beef hotdog or polish sausage, 2 cans of pop (Coke or Ginger Ale), and a bottle of water.  Please bring cash (but we can do debit if needed – no credit card).

Hope to see you out there – either in person, or, on the air!

Joe de VA3POR




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Welcome Back! Start of 2018-2019!

Hi All,

I trust everyone had a great summer!

So tonight we will have our first general meeting of the new club year 2018-2018!

As per usual – we will meeting at the south Fletcher’s Creek Sportsplex (McLaughlin and Ray Lawson in Brampton) at 7.30pm in the Craft Room.

We will be renewing memberships, reviewing club news and business (ARES Activities, Homebrew) and other upcoming events.

On the subject of memberships – a new convenience is being tested out this year.  Many of you have taken advantage of being able to pay online.  At the meeting tonight – if you havent paid yet, we will be able to accept credit card and debit payments (Done through Square Payments).  If you can’t make the meeting, but want to pay online, and have not received an invoice – email me (kingpin (dot) joe (at) gmail (dot) com) and I’ll send you an electronic invoice that you can pay at home.

If you have any announcements you would like to make to the club, or would like to do a little bit of “show and tell” tonight, let me know!

See you all tonight!


Joe de VA3POR


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2018 Field Day Claimed Score


Many visitors braved the conditions to come out and observe what we do. Among them were several members from the City of Brampton Emergency Management office as well as Linda Jeffery, the Mayor of Brampton.


Of particular note was the CW station. They managed to rack up 824 contacts, which looks to be an all time high.


To everyone in the club who participated, whether as an operator, logger or assisting with the setup and take down, we extend a big THANK YOU. None of this could have happened without you. We hope you had a great time and are looking forward to FD 2019.


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