Annual General Meeting 2020

Posted on: Mon, 06/15/2020 - 15:32 By: VE7JXC

At the Membership meeting held May 28,2020 a resolution was made that, in accordance with guidance provided by the provincial government as a result of the Covid 19 epidemic, the Annual General Meeting of OCARC Club Meeting previously announced for June 25 at 19:30 will be conducted using our Virtual Meeting platform Jitsi with a back channel on the Dilworth Repeater 146.680.

Watch your email for details.

Dilworth Mountain VHF Repeater

Posted on: Thu, 06/04/2020 - 16:17 By: VE7JXC

The Dilworth Mountain VHF Repeater will require 88.5 Hz tone for transmit and receive for future use. 

RAC is considering offering more online Amateur Radio courses

Posted on: Fri, 05/22/2020 - 00:24 By: VE7JXC

Survey being conducted to determine demand: Ends June 21

In response to the current global pandemic, Radio Amateurs of Canada organized an online Advanced Amateur Radio Certification Course in March 2020 so that individuals could upgrade their qualifications while continuing to practice social/physical distancing.

The new course was offered to RAC Maple Leaf Operator Members – both current and future – as described in the course requirements/survey.

if there is interest on the part of at least 7 individuals to acquire the Advanced Manual, or a combination of Advanced and Basic Manuals the club could order them at a cost to individual of $50.00 each. (To order individually from the publisher (Coax Publishing) they cost $65.00 plus with shipping and taxes)

Tech Meeting

Posted on: Tue, 04/07/2020 - 23:26 By: VE7JXC

In lieu of tonight's (2020-04-07) tech meeting Tom Apps has stepped up to hold an on the air get together tonight at 1900 hours on the Dilworth repeater 146.680

Amateur Radio during the current Global Pandemic

Posted on: Fri, 03/27/2020 - 17:07 By: VE7JXC

The Covid-19 pandemic has been a part of our daily lives for several weeks now and will most likely continue to be for some time. The pandemic is of particular concern for Radio Amateurs because ours is a hobby that can be practiced by people of all ages from elementary schoolchildren to senior citizens. More info...

Education Day at Cedar Creek

Posted on: Thu, 02/27/2020 - 00:11 By: VE7JXC

A education day on March 7, 2020 11:00 am at Cedar Creek is scheduled. If you haven't been to the Cedar Creek ham shack make plans on visiting and learning what is available for club members.

Distracted Driving Regulations in Canada Update (2)

Posted on: Thu, 02/27/2020 - 00:08 By: VE7JXC

In light of the recent decision by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation to make permanent the exemption for handheld two-way radios for commercial drivers and Amateur Radio operators, we have reviewed the regulations in Canada. More info...

Wednesday Net Little White Mountain Repeater

Posted on: Mon, 02/24/2020 - 23:05 By: VE7JXC

The Little White Mountain repeater is powered by solar, during winter there are times when the solar panels may not fully charge the batteries.

As the batteries are currently not getting fully charged, we ask members to use other club repeaters until further notice.

The Wednesday Net until further notice will use the Okanagan Mountain repeater for the Net at 19:30 hrs (7:30 p.m.) and the Dilworth Mountain repeater at 20:00 hrs (8:00 p.m.) for those who can not reach the Okanagan Mountain repeater.

The repeater is still working but we are trying to reduce the unnecessary usage of power so it will remain available for emergency, search and rescue use.

A friendly reminder that kerchunking (transmitting a carrier without identifying, for the purposes of bringing up a repeater) is not only against the radio regulations, but is wasteful of the limited power available on solar powered repeaters.

Link to current battery status.

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