Ham Radio 101 – Got my License now what?

The TARC is putting on a 2 night course for those who have recently got their Amateur Radio License and may be feeling lost as to what to do next.

The course will be held May 22 and May 29 at the EMO Bldg on Pictou Rd in Bible Hill. The course will run for 2hrs each night from 1900 to 2100hrs.

We will discuss

  • basic operating procedures,
  • how to link repeaters,
  • other aspects of Ham Radio besides VHF/UHF,
  • and do some on air exercises to get you used to operating.

The course is geared mainly towards newly licensed Hams and those recently licensed that are feeling kind of lost.

If you are interested or know of someone who might be interested in attending please let me know ASAP at truroamateurradioclub@gmail.com




May Club meeting

Just a reminder about the May monthly club meeting tonight at the EMO Bldg on Pictou Rd in Bible Hill.

An after meeting presentation on benefits of Yaesu System Fusion locally will be made by Dave Hull VE1HUL and Scott McNutt VE1CHL

TARC Newbie Round Table

Tonight was the last night for the Round Table until at least October 20th. We had 12 participants this evening, not bad but I would like to see more. Tonight was Round Table #72 since we started. I would like to wish all those who have participated in the Round Tables a very safe and enjoyable summer with lots of opportunities to participate in this great hobby of ours.

73 to all.

Dave Hull


5 new Amateurs

Congratulations to the five new Amateurs who successfully passed their Basic Certification last night, May 1, 2019. All five not only got their Basic Certification they successfully earned their Basic with Honors.

The new Amateurs are:
Jennifer Waringer VE1JLW, Sarah Waringer VA1SAW, Kim Werkman VE1KJW, Jonathan McCarthy VA1JRM and in front Ben Shaw VE1BFS

VE1XK (146.790mhz) is back @ Hilden

Things have progressed enough at the revamped Hilden radio site that as of yesterday March 27, 2019 VE1XK is back up and running at that location. The Yaesu Fusion repeater is back up and running in both digital and analog. The repeater is connected to the internet so wires X is active and the VE1XK room 28329 is linked to the CQ Canada/VE1AO room 40678.

There is still some work to be done to get APRS and Packet up and running properly. That will happen in the near future.

Thanks to all who participated yesterday to make this happen.