Author: VE3BK

RAC Canada Day Contest, July 1 2019

Mardy VE3QEE and Parker VA3WPS past Canada Day, The Canada Day Contest will be here soon, starting Sunday, right after Field Day. We will be using VE3DC our well known Club Callsign. Some of the guys have been out to do antenna work in preparation for this event, two very successful days, actually started for the Ontario QSO Party Field Day is on the Saturday and Sunday of 3rd weekend in June. Canada Day starts at 00:00 UTC or 8 pm locally on the Sunday June 30th, 2019, the weekend after Field Day, and running till 23:59 UTC or 7:59...

Announcing the 22nd Annual Ontario QSO Party 2019

The Ontario QSO Party is always held on the third full weekend of April. The first part is 1800Z April 20 to 0500Z April 21, this means 2pm Saturday April 20 to 1am Sunday April 21 and second part is 1200Z to 1800Z April 21 which means 8am to 2pm on Sunday April 21, 2018. The Ontario QSO Party is coming up again on the 3rd weekend of April. Please clear your calendars for the weekend of April 20/21. We will be running VE3DC. The snow is all gone and the mobiles and rovers will be in full operation, enjoying...

Announcing the 2018 CQ WW DX Contest SSB

Announcing the 2017 CQ WW DX Contest SSB Starting 00:00Z Oct. 28, ending 23:59Z Oct. 29. We’ll be operating at the contest site with call sign VC3C2C

ARRL Field Day 2018

Feld Day 2017 is wrap! Beautiful weather for 22 out of 24 hours, pretty good band conditions and a good time was had by all. Follow this post for pictures.

Hamilton Area Nets

Hamilton Area Nets

Hamilton Area Nets SUNDAY TIME: 20:00 (8pm LOCAL TIME) PROCOM NET 442.625+ MHZ VE3DXS TONE 131.8 HZ 442.525+ MHZ VE3UHM TONE 131.8 HZ 444.075+ MHZ VE3NCF TONE 131.8 HZ MONDAY TIME: 19:30 (7:30 PM) HAMILTON AMATEUR RADIO CLUB NET 146.760 – MHZ VE3NCF TONE 131.8 HZ 444.075 + MHZ VE3NCF TONE 131.8 HZ MONDAY TIME: 19:30 (8:00 PM) HAMILTON AMATEUR RADIO CLUB HF NET 3.693 MHZ LSB + OR – DEPENDING ON USAGE AND NOISE OR 28.475 MHZ USB + OR – DEPENDING ON NOISE ON 80 METERS TUESDAY TIME: 19:30 (7:30 PM) BURLINGTON ARES NET 147.345+ MHZ VE3OBP TONE...

Announcing the CQWW160SSB 2019 Contest

VE3DC has won many Certificates for this contest in our Class in Canada and in Ontario. So let’s do it again this year in 2019. You can check the official results for us on the official webpage at: https://www.cq160.com This is our next contest. Feb 21 – Feb 23/ 2019 . This actually starts at 5pm on Friday Feb. 21th (22.00 UTC Feb.22 to 21:59 UTC Feb.24, a 48 hour contest) to 5 pm on Sunday Feb. 25th, 2019. Rules are here: https://www.cq160.com/rules.htm We will be doing the SSB once again from our Contest site. Let me know if you...

Announcing the R.A.C. Winter Contest 2018

Announcing the R.A.C. Winter 2018 to all you Contesters and would be Contesters, Don’t forget the RAC Winter Contest. It is a 24 hour contest that starts at 0:00 UTC to 23:59 UTC December 29, 2018. That means that because of the time difference with the 5 hour difference now for the Winter months, this actually means that we start at 7 pm local time on Friday, December 28 and go till 6:59 local time on Saturday, December 29, 2018. This is another one of those fun contests where you get to see what the weather is like in British...

What we did this Summer in 2017

What we did this Summer in 2017              by Rick VE3BK The people at the Hamilton Amateur Radio Club were still busy this summer, even with the July-August break. Here are some things we did this summer: 1. Ahmet VA3TUR organized the 1st Annual Tailgate Treasures June 17, 2017 , down by the pool on the beach strip. It worked out well with Ahmet, Jim VE3JS and Rick VE3BK selling stuff for the Club. Tailgate Treasure on the Beach Strip entrance. Vendors took to the new venue and lots of sales. We did well at the Club table, making this new...