Sunday, 13 September 2015

September 2015 Monthly Meeting

It's that time of year again! Club meetings are starting up again and the next one is this Tuesday (Sept 15) at 7 pm. As always the meeting will be held at the EMO building behind the fireball in Yarmouth.
All club members are encouraged to attend. We also welcome new members or any visitors who may be interested in seeing what ham radio is all about!
73 de VE1XT

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Monday, 10 August 2015

VE1YAR VHF is back online

Thanks to Max (VE1IC) for fixing up the old repeater and getting it back in service.

Monday, 3 August 2015

The VE1YAR VHF repeater is currently off the air

Hello All,

Just a quick post to let you know that VE1YAR VHF (146.730) is currently off the air. The Captain's Net has been moved over to VE1EKV (147.105 +) until further notice. VE1EKV still has access to MAVCOM but does not have IRLP access.

We have the following repeaters that are available for use:

1. VE1YAR UHF (444.700 +)
2. VE1LN VHF (146.865 -)
3. VE1LN UHF (442.700 +)
4. VE1EKV VHF (147.105 +)

Other local repeaters (not YARC managed) available for use:

1. VE1OPK VHF (147.255+)
2. VE1KDE UHF (443.800 +)

The club is going to be purchasing a new repeater to replace the old 730 machine.  This will likely take a few weeks to receive and configure.

73 for now!

Monday, 27 July 2015

Repairs to the building at VE1YAR

For quite some time now, we've had problems with moisture and water in the building at the VE1YAR site. This past Saturday, VE1IC and I (VE1XT) went out there and patched up the hole we found on the roof.

The hole, with the previous patch removed, is as big as Max's foot!

We started with a layer of sealant followed by a layer of fiber glass cloth, and more sealant.

Then we covered it with a layer of aluminum, then more sealant.

Here is the finished product, after another layer of fiber glass cloth covered with more sealant. 

If all goes well, this should fix the problem with the leaky roof for a while. 

73 de VE1XT

Friday, 24 July 2015

Cancelled - 2015 NSARA Picnic

Please be advised that due to circumstances beyond our control, The Greenwood Amateur Radio Club has been forced to withdraw its sponsorship of the NSARA Picnic this year.  Could you please notify as many people as possible about the cancellation of this event.

We deeply regret this, and apologize for any inconvenience it has caused.

Thanks and 73

Al Penney


Wednesday, 22 July 2015

What is Amateur (ham) Radio?

Here is a video that explains the hobby and what it's all about.