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.

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

2015 NSARA Picnic

The Greenwood Amateur Radio Club is pleased to host the 2015 NSARA Picnic!

The event will be held at the Clairmont Provincial Park, 1405 Hwy 1, Kingston, on Saturday, 22 August.  The park is on the north side of Hwy 1, about midway between Kingston and Auburn. The picnic will start at 1000, and should wrap up in the late afternoon.

Activities will include a BBQ, CW copying competition, foxhunt, homebrew competition, and various demonstrations and other contests.

Those attending the picnic may be interested to learn that the Annapolis Valley Exhibition will be held August 17th-22nd.  If anyone wants to make it a weekend holiday there is live entertainment featuring Dave Gunning August 20th, Platinum Blonde August 21st and George Canyon August 22nd.  For more info on Valley EX check their Website:

So, let’s head down to the Valley that weekend and have a great time!

Questions may be directed to Al Penney, VO1NO, at (902) 847-0554.

Thursday, 11 June 2015

June 2015 Monthly Meeting Moved to Wednesday

Hello All!

It is nearing that time of month again! This month, we will be having our regular meeting on Wednesday the 17th instead of Tuesday the 16th. The building will be in use by EMO.

The time of the meeting will still be 7 pm. Please pass this along to anyone who may be willing to attend.

This will be the last meeting before the summer break so if there is anything you want to discuss make sure to attend!

73 de VE1XT