We are now accepting 2014 Membership applications. Please download the PARC Membership Form here and give updated information to Barry, VE3BLM.
Next PARC Meeting: Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 at 7:30 pm
Peterborough Amateur Radio Club meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday of each month at Adam Scott Collegiate Vocational Institute in Room 131 at 7:30 pm. Adam Scott is located at 175 Langton St,Peterborough. Access to meeting room can be made by using the southern most doors of the south parking lot off of Hilliard St., which is between the school and the school's Athletic field. All amateurs including anyone interested in becoming an Amateur radio operator are welcomed to attend PARC meetings.
Nominations for 2013 Executive positions were held during February's meeting. All positions were acclaimed. Go to Club Executive to see new PARC Directors.
PARC Christmas Dinner at the Carousel
Sunday, December 15th, 2013
We are returning to the Carousel again for our Christmas Dinner. Dinner starts at 7:00pm Please contact Mary, VE3JTM if you are attending.
PARC/Adam Scott Radio Club Basic Level Course
Congratulations to (from the left) VE3YWQ - Ryan Zachary, VA3DHQ - Daniel Devine, VE3SSU - Melissa Wotherspoon, VA3EIW - Eilis Wotherspoon (front) , VE3LJQ - Mark Coady and VE3PSF - Paul Schell (not shown) for obtaining their Basic + Amateur Radio License. Congratulations also go out to VA3CBT - Clive Padgett and Linda Tatler (call TBD) for passing their Basic Level Amateur Radio Exam.
The Peterborough Amateur Radio Club once again implemented the Basic Level Amateur Radio course in Spring 2013. The Basic License Course ran at ASCVI on Monday evenings and was open to anyone who wished to prepare for the Amateur Radio License examination. The cost for the course was free to PARC members plus the Study Guide Book. Classes ran from 7:00 pm till 9:00 pm on Monday evenings in Room 131 and ran 12 weeks in total. Exam Review and Examination was written in June. Note that examinations can be scheduled to be written at anytime through any Industry Canada Accredited Examiner. Please email VE3EMA if you are interested in registering. Coax Publications' "Canadian Amateur Radio Basic Qualification Study Guide" is used in this course.
The new Facebook group is for all to have some fun, exchange ideas thoughts and images of your triumphs and fun on the air, projects, photos of your shack or if you see a band opening or know of a special station let us know. Come on in and join the group.
Thursday May 5th, 2011 at 7:00 pm
"No person shall drive a motor vehicle on a highway while holding or using a hand-held wireless communication device or other prescribed device that is capable of receiving or transmitting telephone communications, electronic data, mail or text messages."
"a person may drive a motor vehicle on a highway while using a device described [above] if the person is not holding the device ... [or] if all of the following conditions are met:"
1. The motor vehicle is off the roadway or is lawfully parked on the roadway.
2. The motor vehicle is not in motion.
3. The motor vehicle is not impeding traffic.
Bill, VE3MEW has been actively soliciting RAC and MPP Jeff Leal to have Amateur Radio Operators exempted from this new Law as has been done in other provinces. Here is Bill's letter to Minister of Transportation for Ontario, Honourable Kathleen Wynne. This is MPP Jeff Leal's letter to Minister of Transportation for Ontario, Honourable Kathleen Wynne.
Thursday May 14th, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Peterborough Public Library, 345 Aylmer St. North.
Click Here to access the Repeater webpage.
The new Sinclair 2M 2 dipole antenna was successfully installed June 29th, 2009. Early signal reports showed a significant improvement in performance over the "backup" antenna installed in January. The backup antenna will remain in place in case of failure of the new antenna and for the 220 Mhz link. Click here for photos from the top of the Water Tower taken during the new antenna installation.
2013 Field Day
Click Here to access the Field Day webpage.
Due to construction at Roger's Cove, this year's event has been moved to Newhall Park. As with Rogers Cove, Newhall Park will provide plenty of trees to hang antennas, shade and a beach to cool off.
PL Breakfast - Nichols Oval Restaurant
Next PL Breakfast is May 22nd, 2012 at 9:30 am.
The PL breakfast is held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Nichols Oval Restaurant on Parkhill Rd just east of the Inverlea bridge. This location is also served by the city bus (Nichols Park route). There is plenty of parking at the back and you can use the back door.
Saturday Breakfast - Nichols Oval Restaurant
Every Saturday morning after the 8:30 am Technical net on VE3PBO
Nichols Oval Restaurant on Parkhill Rd just east of the Inverlea bridge. This location is also served by the city bus (Nichols Park route). There is plenty of parking at the back and you can use the back door.
Next Fox Hunt: Sunday, April 29th, 2012 at 1:30 pm
PARC Fox Hunts are usually held once a month starting on top of Armour Hill in Peterborough. Tune up on VE3PBO (146.625-) and then switch to Simplex (146.580) to find the FOX. The minimal equipment required is a two meter Handi. The vehicle traveling the shortest distance wins. There is no rush as time is not a factor. All are welcome.
The last Quinte Amateur Radio Club Tour of the County fox hunt was May 5th, 2012.
Other Past and Upcoming PARC Involved Activities
Volunteers are always needed!
2012 - 2013
|December 15th, 2013||Annual Christmas Dinner at the Carsouel,7:00pm||Contact Mary, VE3JTM|
|February 14th, 2012||Valentine's Dinner at the Carousel,7:00pm||Contact Mary, VE3JTM|
|April 17th, 2011||Walk for MS||Contact Barry, VE3BLM|
|May 5th, 2012||YWCA Freedom Walk||Contact TBD|
|May 26th, 2013||Walk for Dog Guides||Contact Barry, VE3BLM|
|June 22nd - 23rd, 2013||Field Day at Newhall Park||Contact Terry, VA3MTT|
|August 12th, 2009||OPG Evacuation Exercise at SSFC|
|August 16th - 19th, 2012||Tour For Kids||Contact TBD|
|Oct. 5th, 2013||Head of the Trent||Contact Barry, VE3BLM|
|Oct. 6th, 2013||Run for the Cure||Contact Rick, VA3RZS|
|Oct. 19th - 20th, 2013||Jamboree On The Air||Contact TBD|