Field Day June 27 & 28, 2020

For those planning to participate in Field Day this weekend, June 27 & 28.
Just a reminder that we the TARC will not be doing Field Day from the club room this year due to Covid -19. So we are suggesting that you participate from home and have some fun with it. Some info follows.

  1. For members of the TARC or those who may wish to help boost the clubs points ensure that when you submit your results you indicate that your club is “Truro Amateur Radio Club”. Don’t change the wording or abbreviate it in any manner.
  2. Submitting your results for Field Day is easy – there is no need to submit your actual log, and it can be done online: https://field-day.arrl.org/fdentry.php You also gain an extra 50 bonus points for doing so!
  3. Field Day rules are available at: http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Field-Day/2020/1_61-2020%20Rules.pdf
  4. You start operating at 1500 Saturday, and keep going until 1500 Sunday.

June Club Meeting

Hi All,
Just to advise due to the pandemic we still don’t have permission to use the EMO Bldg for club meetings, so June’s club meeting is cancelled.

If there is an interest we could have a Google Meet video call to substitute for the face to face meetings. Let me know if anyone is interested.

Field Day is on this year but due to the pandemic it looks as though we will not be able to do it from the EMO bldg. But if you wish to participate you can do it from home and when you submit your log make sure you include that you are with TARC. For this year ARRL will be posting total accumulative club member contacts. I plan to do Field Day from home and hopefully others will do the same and we can get a good number of contacts for a good club total.

That’s it for now.

73

Dave

RAC Woman’s League

The Radio Amateurs of Canada are in the process of putting together what they are calling a Women’s League. The idea of the Women’s League is to encourage women to become amateur radio operators and or get on the air once they become amateurs. As well as a place for women to discuss amateur radio issues relating to them.

RAC is inviting women amateurs as well as women interested in amateur radio to participate in the planning process of this initiative. They are hoping to have monthly zoom meetings, the next being towards the end of June.

If any women are interested in getting involved more or less on the ground floor so to speak of this initiative. You can send me an email at ve1hul@rac.ca to let me know your interest and I will forward the next zoom meeting invitation to you as soon as I get it.

73

Dave

— 

Dave Hull

VE1HUL

President TARC

RAC Maritime Section Manager

May Exercise HandShake

Hi All,
Exercise Handshake is on for May 26th @ 1900hrs on a MAVCOM Repeater near you, but not at the club room. If you wish to participate, do it from home.

Unless things change in the next week or so the June meeting is canceled.

Please remember that until the pandemic is over and or we get the all clear from Dave Westlake, Colchester EMO Coordinator, the club room and the EMO Bldg are off limits to usage by TARC members.

Everyone stay safe, wash your hands and we will all meet again when this is over.

73

Dave

April club meeting cancelled

Hi All,
Hopefully everyone is doing as well as can be expected with the pandemic.

Just a quick reminder that the April club meeting is cancelled.

At the present time Exercise Handshake is still on for April, but not at the club room. If you wish to participate, do it from home. I will let you know about the May meeting.

Please remember that until the pandemic is over and or we get the all clear from Dave Westlake, Colchester EMO Coordinator, the club room and the EMO Bldg are off limits to usage by TARC members.

Everyone stay safe, wash your hands and we will all meet again when this is over.

73

Dave

SMART 2020 canceled

March 23, 2020

To all SMART members,

With deep regret the organizing committee of SMART have come to the decision to cancel this year’s symposium due to COVID-19.

We would like to thank all the presenters and volunteers who came forward and the 140 amateurs who registered.

The committee would also like to thank everyone who donated prizes.

We would like to remind everyone to listen to the instructions given out by your province, social distance and have patience during these times.

We want all of you to join us next year for SMART 21.

Take care and stay safe.

Organizing committee for SMART.

 
   George Dewar 

Covid-19 & TARC

Hi All,
As I am sure you are aware the Covid-19 virus has arrived in NS, as 3 presumptive cases were announced today at the NS Government news conference.

As a large portion of our members are in the 65+ range and or have additional health issues, along with all the closures due to Covid-19, I have decided it would be in the best interest of the club to postpone to later dates the following:

  • the Basic Amateur Radio Course
  • the club dinner
  • Exercise Handshake participation @ the club room
  • April Club meeting

Also until further notice the Colchester EMO Coordinator has requested that club members not use the EMO Bldg and club room due to the Covid-19 out break. This will allow for better cleaning and sanitizing of the building during and after the threat is over.

I will monitor the situation and once the Covid-19 issues are over we will finish the course and get back to our other normal activities. Including the use of the EMO Bldg.

Thanks everyone for your understanding.

Dave

--  
Dave Hull VE1HUL
President TARC
RAC Maritime Section Manager