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.

Posted in ARES, Club News, Events, Field Day

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.


Posted in Club News, Field Day, Uncategorized

Sign Up for PARC 2018 Summer Soiree

Hi All,

following up from the AGM, the club has decided to head to the Mandarin Restaurant this year for the Summer Soiree.

Here is the link to the form -> https://goo.gl/forms/8BtSp2oiT0WdWDrw1

Details are at the top of the form for date, time, location and pricing.

For those of you who signed up at the AGM, I’ve already entered your information into the form, and you should receive an email confirming your RSVP.

If you need to change your reservation, let me know!

Please RSVP so we have a proper count!


Joe de VA3POR


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AGM Meeting Reminder 2

Hi All,

This is a second reminder that tomorrow (May 1st, 2018) is our Club AGM.

It will be at this meeting that we will:

  • Elect Our Executive
  • Vote on where to have of Summer Soiree
  • Get an update of Field Day 2018

In terms of our current slate of candidates, we have the following:

  • President John Bakkeren
  • Vice President – vacant
  • Executive Secretary – Kevin Heise
  • Treasurer – Joe Valenti
  • Repeater Director – Paul Allen
  • Education Director – vacant
  • Public Relations and Special Events – vacant

Other positions such as Membership, Trailer Manager, Website Manager are appointed.  Past President and ARES Director are ex-officio and RAC appointments respectively.

Please consider in volunteering/running for a position.  We will provide a general description of the positions as we go through the election process.

The AGM will be at Flecther’s Creek Sportsplex, at 7:30pm, and will be in the Preschool Room (the room directly across the Info desk behind the frosted doors).

Also, please come with suggestions for our Summer Soiree!

See you all tomorrow!


Joe de VA3POR


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AGM Meeting – May 1, 2018

HI All,

just as a reminder, we will be having our AGM meeting this coming Tuesday (May 1, 2018) at 7.30 pm.  At the meeting, we will be doing the following things

Vote on any resolutions.
Elect an executive
Decide on location for the June Summer Dinner (Our Summer Soiree)

I will also be doing a review of Field Day, where we stand and field any questions or requests.

Currently our slate of candidates is as follows:

President – John Bakkeren
Vice President – Vacant
Executive Secretary – Kevin Heise
Treasurer – Joe Valente
Repeater Director – Paul Allen
Education – vacant

At the AGM, any club member in good standing can be nominated or any elected position.  Many of the existing executive members have expressed a willingness to hand their positions over to those interested and want to try their hand at a particular position.

There are also positions that are appointed by the President/Executive. Special Events, HAMEX, Web Master, Trailer Manager, and Membership are appointed.  Also, if there is a project that you would like to head up, that can also be done with consent from the membership and/or executive.

So, if you have never had the opportunity to serve your fellow members in the capacity of an executive position, please consider it!  You’ll have the experience and support of those who have gone before you!

I’ll be sending out a second reminder tomorrow, reiterating the slate and providing any errata if necessary.


Joe de VA3POR

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