Category: Special Interests

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...

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 (under repair) 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 (under repair) 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...

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...

Mesh Networking Workshops

The winter season is ideal for learning or expanding new skills. This winter, HARC will be  holding workshops on Mesh Networking. The purpose of these sessions is to build confidence and skills in utilizing this exciting new technology. Workshops will be held at Westdale High School, room 124, from 7-9 pm. If you’ve ever set up your own home wifi, you’re already ahead of the curve. Mesh Networking is a term that describes a type of wifi connection that does not rely on a centralized authority such as an ISP or cell carrier. It’s a way to interconnect computers and...

September 28 is the next and last H.A.R.C. Hidden Transmitter Hunt for 2014

Everyone is welcome. If you have never hunted before come to the starting location and ride along with one of the more experienced hunters. There is some spare equipment available so ask one of the regular hunters if you may borrow some equipment to try foxhunting. First transmission will be as noted in the schedule below, and the hunt should be over within 150 minutes or less. The fox can be anywhere with the following guidelines. Must be in the designated hunting area and may be heard from the start point. Must be in a public location; i.e. no private...

Amateur Mesh Networks -Messing around in Hamilton

  At the April general meeting, I gave a presentation on Ham Mesh networking. I was assisted by Anthony, VA3IDL, who made the drive in from Mississauga to talk about activities happening at his club. This article is presented as a follow-up to that discussion, to offer some suggestions on how to get involved in this relatively new branch of amateur radio. Amateur mesh networking grew out of the work of the High Speed Multi-Media working group formed by the ARRL some 10 years ago. Since then, the term HSMM has become synonymous with amateur mesh networking. The most prevalent,...