Category: Events

The Field Day That Almost Wasn’t

Field day 2015 went off with only one real hitch; the weather. Normally the end of June has some nice, early summer weather. Daytime temperatures in the high 20’s, nighttime sweater cool. This year we were treated to a fall storm delivered with perfect timing on our Field Day weekend. Being a hardy lot, we still managed to get some wire in the air and some signals into the ether. While the number of contacts is surely down compared to past years, getting on the air at all is an achievement in these circumstances. With sustained winds of 40 km/hr, gusts up...

Just Learn Morse Code

WANT TO LEARN MORSE CODE? Greetings fellow Amateurs, This is a general mailing to all Hamilton Amateur Radio Club members. It has been suggested that some of you may be interested in taking a CW course at Westdale this winter.  I have put together a teaching format using ‘Just Learn Morse Code’  and cleared a half hour each Thursday evening at Westdale in room 124. We will be starting this Thursday March 5.  Ron VE3RTJ, our Tech Night Guru, has agreed to reschedule his Tech Night activities to start at 7:30pm so we can have the first half hour for CW classes....

The Hamilton Amateur Radio Club Christmas Party

Sunday, December 7, 2014 The Royal Hamilton Yacht Club For all HAMS, Family and Friends wishing to share our Seasons Festivities Social hour 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Traditional Turkey Dinner at 6:00 p.m. Tickets:  still only $35 each Tickets can be purchased and delivered by of our Christmas Elves. (members should get a phone call) To Order Contact ‘Santa’: Roger Pimm VE3UFZ 905-308-0060

Hannukah Hustle – 2014

  Sunday, November 16, 2014 from 8am – 9:45am is the 2014 5-10 KM Hannuka Hustle Race which takes place yearly at the Shalom Village in Hamilton, at Macklin Street. Gary Notto VE3TTO, one of the organizers of the communications for the group is looking for volunteers in the event. If you would like to get out, have some fun and show your support in the community contact Gary. Meet Gary and the fellows at at 8 am. There he’ll go over procedures / duties for the day and give you a post instructions. A great way to get that...

Jamboree on the Air 2014 with1st Winona, 1st North Grimsby and 2nd Dunnville clubs

  Jamboree on the Air 2014 by Enrico Fala VA3ENF 2014 marks the 57th year of Jamboree on the Air (JOTA). This was 1st Winona’s second year involved with JOTA. We invited scouts and cubs from 1st North Grimsby and 2nd Dunnville to the event. For those not familiar with JOTA, Jamboree on the Air puts scouts on the air talking to other scouts around the world therefore getting a taste of our wonderful hobby, Ham Radio. JOTA is held every year, the third week in October and brings more than 500,000 scouts together. Since I (VA3ENF) a scout leader...

2014 HARC Flea market

Hamilton ARC Hamfest 2014

The Hamilton Amateur Radio Club held their annual “Hamfest”, Saturday October 1 2014 at the Ancaster Fairgrounds. We would like to thank our Sponsors, Vendors and our many volunteers for their support and contributions to another successful event. See pictures courtesy of Barry Lisoweski on the Ontars Website  

Picnic In The Park

City Housing Hamilton hosted a ‘Tenant Engagement’ event at Bayfront Park on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. The club was invited to put on a demo during the event. We took the opportunity to set up an HF station to demonstrate, and handed out club brochures. The event included entertainment, a barbecue lunch, and a variety of other entertainment and vendors. Set-up went easily. I brought my Kenwood TS-590 and support gear, and with Rick (VE3BK) and Scott (VE3QU) helping out, we stuck a half-size G5RV in the air about 25′ above ground. Conditions were great on 20 meters, with a...

Announcing the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend 2014 (ILLW)

Announcement: the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend 2014 (ILLW) will be on August 16th and 17th, 2014 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 156th Anniversary of the Burlington Lighthouse. We have been operating on adjacent property on the Beach Strip for the last 8 years. We will be looking for participants to help operate and set up temporary antennas again this year....

Hamilton ARC August 2014 Picnic

    The Hamilton Amateur Radio Club held their first summer barbeque at Paul and Carol Fleck’s residence in Freelton, on August 09 2014. Thank you Paul and Carol for the use of your beautiful home and grounds for our first venue  of this sort. It was a lovely day of fun, laughter and community between hams and their spouses / friends. Many took the advantage of having a poolside dunk in the inground pool before settling in on the salads, bbq meats, fresh corn and the many fruits brought for the potluck feast. After surveying the grounds for antenna...