Category: Activities

Announcing the 2015 CQ WW DX Contest SSB 2015

Announcing the 2015 CQ WW DX Contest SSB 2015 We will be operating VE3DC at the Contest Site and will have a station on every band. This is the fun contest where we work everyone we can all over the world, including strange Islands and call signs. This is usually the contest where we are always checking to see what Country or Area we worked because of unfamiliar Call Signs. Contest time is October 23–25, 2015. Starts 0000 UTC Saturday Ends 2359 UTC Sunday, which is October 23, 8pm local time to October 25, 7:59pm local time. The objective of...

Announcing the 157th Anniversary of the Burlington Lighthouse

Announcement: the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend 2015 (ILLW) will be on August 15th and 16th, 2015 this year and we will be at the same place on the Beach Strip. This has been a great spot for us with lots of interest from the public. We will be running VE3DC as usual on whatever bands we can. This year is the 157th Anniversary of the Burlington Lighthouse. We have been operating on adjacent property on the Beach Strip for the last 9 years. We will be looking for participants to help operate and set up temporary antennas again this year. Let...

148th Canada Day Announcement

The Canada Day Contest will be here soon, right after Field Day this year. Field Day is on the Saturday and Sunday of June 27-28 this year with Canada Day starting at 00:00 UTC or 8pm locally on the Tuesday June 30th, 2015, a day and a half after Field Day, and running till 23:59 UTC or 8pm locally on Wednesday July 1st, 2015. This year it is on the Tuesday and Wednesday so everyone will likely have the Wednesday 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...

CQWW 160 Meter Contest – 2015

VE3DC was #1 in our Class in Canada and #1 in Ontario in 2014, right behind of VE3VV and 6th in our Class in North America. A great job for 2014, so let’s do it again this year in 2015. This is our next contest. 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 Gentleman’s Band which is best at night time in the Winter months. I guess the snow or cold weather makes it better. It looks like...

RAC Winter Contest 2014

Hi 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 27, 2014 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 December 26 and go till 6:59 local time on December 27, 2014. This is another one of those fun contests where you get to see what the weather is like in Winnipeg and St. Johns as well as wish you fellow Canadians “Happy...

VE3DC Contest Group – The beginning

VE3DC Contest Group – The beginning

The Early Years of the Contest Site and Activities before the Contest Group existed. Archived Photos of the Contest Site The Contest Group in Subsequent Years Raising the Towers This site is still under construction. Please be patient . Examples of seasoned Hams at the Rigs Fred VE3GCP Scott VE3QU

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147th Canada Day 2014

  The Canada Day Contest will be here soon, right after Field Day this year. Field Day is on the Saturday and Sunday of June 28-29 this year with Canada Day starting at 00:00 UTC or 8pm locally on the Monday June 30th, 2014, a day and a half after Field Day, and running till 23:59 UTC or 8pm locally on Tuesday July 1st, 2014. This year it is on the Monday and Tuesday so everyone will likely have the Monday off for the holiday……..no reason not to come out, run a station, or have fun operating one we have...

Field Day

Field Day Crew of 2013 The Hamilton Amateur Radio Club will be having Field Day 2014 at the Devil’s Punch Bowl. This is located at the top of the Stoney Creek Mountain off of Ridge Road and 20 Highway (Centennial Parkway). For actual coordinates, go to the ARRL Website to the Field Day Locator (http://www.arrl.org/field-day-locator) type in VE3DC. Rules are at:  http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Field-Day/2014/2014%20Rules.pdf Field Day runs from Saturday June 28, 2pm to Sunday June 29, 2pm. Field Day is a 24 hour emergency coordinated event with stations all over North America taking part. Helpers are needed to help setup antennas and...

CQWW160DX – 2012

  Contesting 2012 From February 24 – 26, 2012, the Hamilton Amateur Radio Club participated in the “World Wide 160 Meter DX Contest” and was recently recognized by the editors of “CQ The Radio Amateurs Journal” for their achievement. At the November club meeting, Rick Danby presented the Certificate of Merit to the following club members for their efforts. VA3DJ – Dan Martinak VE3BK – Rick Danby, present to accept the certificate. VE3DCU – Sherry Goeller, present to accept the certificate. VE3QEE – Marty Eedson, present to accept the certificate. VE3QU – Scott Hamilton VE3RIA – Andrew Best VE3XMS –...