Category: Activities

Top level category for recurring activities, not events.

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...

RAC Canada Day Contest, July 1 2017

The Canada Day Contest will be here soon, right after Field Day again this year and we will be using VC3C2C, the Special Event Callsign again. Hopefully everyone will get used to giving out the call on Field Day. I know it was fun explaining the meaning of the call to many amateurs on the Ontario QSO Party Contest, so we get to do it again on Field Day and the Canada Day Contest. Field Day is on the Saturday and Sunday of June 24-25 this year with Canada Day starting at 00:00 UTC or 8 pm locally on the...

Announcing the CQWW160SSB 2017 Contest

Announcing the CQWW160SSB 2017 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 2017. You can check the official results for us on the official webpage at: https://www.cq160.com This is our next contest. Feb 25 – Feb 26 / 2017 . This actually starts at 5pm on Friday Feb. 24th (22.00 UTC Feb.24 to 22:00 UTC Feb.26, a 48 hour contest) to 5 pm on Sunday Feb. 25th, 2017. Rules are here: https://www.cq160.com/rules.htm We will be doing the SSB once again from our Contest...

Announcing the RAC Winter Contest 2016

Hello Ham Radio 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 17, 2016 this year. 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 16 and go till 6:59 local time on Saturday, December 17, 2016. This is another one of those fun contests where you get to see what the weather is like in British Columbia and Newfoundland as...

Announcing the Canada Day Contest, on July 1st, 2016, the 149th Birthday of Canada

The Canada Day Contest will be here soon, after Field Day again this year. Field Day is on the Saturday and Sunday of June 25-26 this year with Canada Day starting at 00:00 UTC or 8 pm locally on the Thursday June 30th, 2016, 5 days after Field Day, and running till 23:59 UTC or 7:59 pm locally on Friday July 1st, 2015. This year it is on the Thursday and Friday so everyone will likely have the Friday off for the holiday……..no reason not to come out, run a station, or have fun operating one we have set up. You will have most of the week and...

Announcing The 19th Annual Ontario QSO Party 2016

Announcing The 19th Annual Ontario QSO Party 2016 Held on the third full weekend of April.  First part is 1800Z April 16 to 0500Z April 17, this means 2pm Saturday April 16 to 1am Sunday April 17 and second part is 1200Z to 1800Z April 17 which means 8am to 2pm on Sunday April 17, 2015. The Ontario QSO Party is coming up this month! Please clear your calendars for the weekend of April 16/17.  The snow should be all gone and the mobiles and rovers will be in full operation, enjoying the Springtime conditions we usually have this time of year....

CQ World Wide 160 meter SSB 2016

VE3DC was #2 in our Class in Canada and #2 in Ontario in 2015, right behind of VA3ZV and 6th in our Class in North America again. A great job for 2015, so let’s do it again this year in 2016. VA3ZV and VE3DC clashed for top Ontario Multi and ZV was the winner by only 14K. This is our next contest. Feb 26 – Feb 28 / 2016 . Rules are here. We will be doing the SSB once again from our Contest site. Let me know if you want to be scheduled as an operator. This is the...