Category: Activities

Top level category for recurring activities, not events.

Announcing the 21st Annual Ontario QSO Party 2018

The Ontario QSO Party is always held on the third full weekend of April. The first part is 1800Z April 21 to 0500Z April 22, this means 2pm Saturday April 21 to 1am Sunday April 22 and second part is 1200Z to 1800Z April 22 which means 8am to 2pm on Sunday April 22, 2018. The Ontario QSO Party is coming up next month in April. Please clear your calendars for the weekend of April 21/22. We will be running VE3DC this year. Last year we used the special event call VC3C2C for Canada’s 150th Birthday as well as our 85th Anniversary...

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 R.A.C. Winter Contest 2017

Announcing the R.A.C. Winter 2017 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 30, 2017. 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 29 and go till 6:59 local time on Saturday, December 30, 2017. 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...

Announcing the 2017 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

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 2018 Contest

Announcing the CQWW160SSB 2018 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 2018. You can check the official results for us on the official webpage at: https://www.cq160.com This is our next contest. Feb 24 – Feb 25 / 2017 . This actually starts at 5pm on Friday Feb. 23th (22.00 UTC Feb.23 to 22:00 UTC Feb.25, 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...