Sunday, 31 January 2016

Symposium for Maritime Amateur Radio Techs

The WestCumb Amateur Radio Club will be hosting Symposium for Maritime Amateur Techs (S.M.A.R.T.) on Apr.30th, 2016 at the ED Fullerton Building in Amherst.

The day long event will have different technical classes at the top of each hour with question periods to follow. The radio room will be available with HF, VHF, Packet and other Digital modes available to test during the day.

Classes will begin at 9am and run until 5pm with a lunch hour at noon.

There will be a small fee to be determined. More details to follow.

If interested in attending or presenting a topic please contact George Dewar VY2GF via the WestCumb Amateur Radio Clube Website

If anyone is interested in traveling from Yarmouth (and surrounding areas) to attend this, please me know (maybe we can arrange to travel together). My email is VE1XT [at] ve1yar [dot] com or by phone at 902-746-3366. 

73 de VE1XT

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Helping VE1ALG to celebrate his birthday at the EMO...

Sunday, 17 January 2016

January Monthly Meeting

***MEETING POSTPONED UNTIL TOMORROW EVENING*** - Same time and place.

Hello All!

The regular monthly meeting is Tuesday January 19th. As usual it will be held at the EMO building, behind the fire hall, on Pleasant St at 7pm.

All members are encouraged to attend and visitors interested in amateur radio are also welcome!

73

Monday, 11 January 2016

RULES FOR THE 2016 ATLANTIC WHITE CANE CONTEST

 THE YARMOUTH AMATEUR RADIO CLUB IS PROUD TO ONCE AGAIN SPONSOR THE ANNUAL WHITE CANE CONTEST WHICH WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY FEBRUARY 7th, 2016 ON THE 80 METER BAND USING LOWER SIDEBAND FROM 7:30 UNTIL 9:30 AM AND FROM 3:00 UNTIL 6:00 PM ATLANTIC STANDARD TIME.

ONLY CONTACTS WITH AMATEURS IN THE FOUR ATLANTIC PROVINCES WILL COUNT FOR POINTS AND IF A PERSON HOLDS MORE THAN ONE CALL SIGN, ONLY ONE CONTACT WITH THAT PERSON WILL COUNT.

CONTEST LOGS:

CONTEST LOGS SHALL CONTAIN THE CALL-SIGN, NAME AND STATUS OF EACH CONTACT.  STATUS IS WC FOR A WHITE CANER AND NWC FOR A NON-WHITE CANER.  WHITE CANERS NEED NOT ENTER THE TIMES OF EACH CONTACT BUT NON-WHITE CANERS MUST ENTER THE TIMES.

SCORING:

A CONTACT WITH A WHITE CANER WILL COUNT FOR TWO POINTS AND A CONTACT WITH A NON-WHITE CANER WILL COUNT FOR ONE POINT.  FINAL SCORE WILL BE THE TOTAL OF YOUR POINTS

HOW TO ENTER:

LOGS MAY BE MAILED TO DAVID VAIL AT 50 PORTER ST. YARMOUTH, N.S.  B5A 2Y9  IN PRINT, IN BRAILLE OR ON CASSETTE TAPE, OR BY E-MAIL TO ve1gm@rac.ca TO BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 28, 2016.


FIRST PLACE CERTIFICATES WILL BE SENT TO THE TOP SCORERS IN BOTH THE WHITE CANE AND NON-WHITE CANE CATEGORIES AND A CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION WILL BE SENT TO ANY STATION THAT MAKES 20 OR MORE VALID CONTACTS. 

Monday, 14 December 2015

December Club Meeting

Hello All!

The regular monthly meeting is tomorrow night (Tuesday the 15th). As usual it will be held at the EMO building, behind the fire hall, on Pleasant St at 7pm.

All members are encouraged to attend and visitors interested in amateur radio are also welcome!

73
Don't forget to give Santa a call on 20 meters!

Sunday, 15 November 2015

November club meeting and a new repeater

Hello All!

It's nearly club meeting time again. This month's meeting will be held on Tuesday November 17 at 7 PM at the Yarmouth EMO building (behind the fire hall on Pleasant St). As always, all members are encouraged to attend. We also welcome non-members and those folks interested in amateur radio.

I would also like to let everyone know that our brand new Yaesu System Fusion (C4FM) is up and running on VE1YAR UHF (444.700+). Currently it is running in mixed mode so that you can use it using digital as well as in analogue mode. There are still a few tweaks left to make but for the most part, the installation is complete. We will also be putting in a second C4FM repeater on VHF at some point in the future.

It went live on Saturday November 14 2015 and it appears that this is the first System Fusion repeater in the Maritimes. Thanks to VE1IC, VE1RB, and VE1UT for getting it up and running.

73 de VE1XT
Club Secretary and Webmaster