PARC Christmas Dinner 2017 – Reminder

Hi All,

Tomorrow is our Christmas Dinner at Roma Ristorante.  After looking at our reservations, we still have 5 spots open.  If you’ve been on the fence, now’s the time to RSVP.  To do so, you can use this link.

The cost is $35 per person (CASH ONLY and I will be collecting at the door) and it is an Italian buffett that includes softdrinks, coffee and tea.  I will also be bringing in dessert from San Remo Bakery with our coffee and tea.  A cash bar is available incase you wish to have your favourite suds with dinner.

The restaurant is at 6350 Tomken Rd in Mississauga and will be accepting guests at 5.30 pm with dinner to start at 6.30pm.

Thanks to everyone that has already signed up!  I’m looking forward to seeing all of you tomorrow!

73,

 

Joe de VA3POR

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Field Day 2017 Results

For the seventh year in a row PARC has managed to achieve the top Canadian ranking in the 4A category. Our score on 6336 (contacts plus bonus points) was slightly ahead of last year’s total.

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We also placed second overall in Canada, regardless of transmitter category, coming in behind VE2CWI in the 2A category, with 7984 points.

Thanks to everyone who made this an enjoyable and rewarding event for the club. For further details and for plans for FD 2018, be sure to attend the January club meeting.

 

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PARC Christmas 2017 Party – RSVP

Hi All!

The reservation for the PARC 2017 Christmas Party has been set!  At the November meeting – club members have voted to do Christmas at the Roma Ristorante!

Here is the sign up sheet -> https://goo.gl/forms/mzBGSoVER3hRyHra2

Cost is $35.00 – Italian Buffet with Tea, Coffee, and Soft Drinks – Cash ONLY – to be collected at the door!

Dates, times, and map will on the RSVP form and I will email the information again when I send the confirmation of your reservation.  For those of you who did the sign up sheet at the November Meeting, I will begin emailing your confirmations!

73,

Joe de VA3POR

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New Group.io Group for Raspberry Pi

Hi All,

There was an issue with the original PiGuys Group in Groups.io.  So a new group was created called the PARCPiGuys.  For those of you who subscribed to the original group, please unsubscribe from there, and subscribe to the PARCPiGuys.

To subscribe, just send an email to:

PARCPiGuys+subscribe@groups.io

Put in the subject line – Subscribe, and I’ll be sure to add you!

73,

Joe de VA3POR

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PARC Trailer to participate in 2017 NVIS event

Hi Everyone!

As many of you know, there will be an NVIS event held Sunday September 24th, 2017.  On our main web page are listed the frequencies that are suggested to be used.

PARC will be deploying the trailer for this event and attempt to communicate with stations using HF in an NVIS configuration.  For those of you who would like to participate, but don’t have the equipment, or the means to set up your own station, come to the PARC trailer and help out with the deployment.

The trailer will deployed at White Spruce Park in Brampton – across from the Trinity Common Mall.  More details are to follow as to exactly where in the park, however you can raise the trailer on the repeater and find out precisely on the day of deployment (which may be necessary depending on park usage by the general public).

As per the main page – here are the frequencies as well as the date and time:

Sunday Sept 24, 2017, 13:00 – 18:00 EDT

Suggest frequencies:

SSB: 3.700-3.750; 5.3305, 5.3465, 5.3570, 5.3715, 5.4035; 7.040-7.070

CW: 3.550, 5.3305, 5.3465, 5.3570, 5.3715, 5.4035; 7.030

Stay tuned, and also listen out on the repeater for more details as they become available.

73,

Joe de VA3POR

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Thank you all!

Hi Everyone

Thank you all who participated at our 2017 Field Day event!  It was great to see each of the stations have multiple operators, experimentation with antennas and setups, a great gathering at dinner for the picnic tables, and a Happy Birthday to Ian IHX who took time out of his busy schedule to spend time with us and be our rapid reaction fix-it man!  It was great to see Peter POA come out from Kingston to help out and be part of the event!  A special thanks to Joe Valenti VDK for towing the trailer.  I also want ot thank our station leaders – Kevin KHH (and for getting the food!), Richard RMU, Pierre PM, Gord GKN, Edmondo ITA and our Safety Officer and Bonus points person – Graham BGD.  Thanks again goes to Vic FOX for keeping us on the straight and narrow.

I’d also like to thank our local MPP Vic Dillon on attending our Field Day event.  Special thanks goes to Alain Normand, the Manager for the Emergency Management Office for Brampton on attending our event and helping us get our location at no cost.

We’ll let everyone know what our score is once everything is compiled.  Anyone who has the scoring laptops, please let Edmondo ITA, Vic FOX or myself know.  We will need to collect them and get the scores.

Also any ideas for improvement for next year, forward them on to me, and we will work on it.

Thanks everyone!

73,

Joe de VA3POR

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PARC Summer Soiree – LAST CALL

Hi Gang,

So I need to confirm final numbers for Tucker’s Market Place.

If you have not signed up for our Summer Soiree, please do so now.  RSVP by emailing me – kingpin.joe@gmail.com.  I will stop taking RSVP requests at 4pm.

It’s $28 CASH ONLY – collected at the door.

Time 6:30pm

Tucker Marketplace at 15 Carlson Ave in Etobicoke.

We also have door prizes that we will raffle off (like a Yaesu 757 rig donated to the club – requested to go to someone without an HF rig).

See you all tomorrow!

73,

Joe de VA3POR

 

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PARC Summer Soiree Set!

Hi All,

so our reservations for our PARC Summer Soiree have been set.

Our Soiree will be held Tuesday June 6th, at Tucker’s Marketplace at 15 Carlson Ct in Etobicoke.  Price is $28.00 CASH ONLY (includes meal, taxes, tip, softdrinks, tea or coffee). Time is 6:30pm.

Please use the link below to RSVP.  We have reservations for 40 people.

Link:

Click here to RSVP!

See you all there!

Joe de VA3POR

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PARC AGM – Tuesday May 2nd, 2017

Hi Everyone!

Tomorrow is our club AGM.

It is at our AGM that we elect a new executive, put forward motions to make changes to our club by-laws, and determine where we gather together for our June dinner (Summer Soiree).

I encourage all of you to consider volunteering for a position on the executive.  It is at the AGM where the opportunity exists for you to put into motion ideas that you feel the club would benefit from, and make better those things you feel the club could do better.

I also want to thank all of you for the support you have given me in the past year.  It has been a joy and honour to represent this club and serve its members.  It is my intent to step down from the position of President, and make the space open for new leadership and new ideas.  Please consider volunteering in serving and representing our remarkable club as its President.

Along with the AGM elections and Summer Soiree determination, we will also discuss Field Day 2017.  I would like to spend time to open up a discussion about Field Day, on what you’d like to see, and how to improve it for our members.

Tomorrow is the day for each and every member to make his/her voice heard, to set new directions, and give your support to the club by stepping into leadership roles.

The time and location are as before – 7:30pm at the Fletcher’s Creek Sportsplex on the corner of Ray Lawson and McLaughlin Rd in Brampton – Youth Room.

I’ll see you all there!

73,

Joe de VA3POR

 

 

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Peel Emergency Preparedness

Our ARES Group has been invited by the City of Brampton to participate in this year’s Emergency Preparedness Event. This is an opportunity for us to meet members of our community and demonstrate how we can assist in the event that alternative communications are necessary during an emergency.

The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 6th. at the Cassie Campbell Community Centre, 1050 Sandalwood Pkwy West; from 11:30 AM until 3:00 PM. We will be setting up our Trailer in the Parking Lot, as well as a Table inside the Complex, and we will need some of our members to meet with the public so as to answer the many questions that they usually have.

If you can help with this event please respond to va3rmu@rac.ca by Friday, April 28th.

73,

Richard  VA3RMU

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