I got a message from Patricia Duncan earlier today and she is looking for 2 or 3 Ham Radio Operators for the BAC RallySprint in the Walton area this coming Saturday June 16, 2018. I am unavailable as I have another commitment. I have requested more info and as soon as I get it I will post it here.
If you are interested let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will pass the info on to Patricia.
Hi Dave, hope all is well. I’m in search of two, possibly three amateur radio operators for this coming Saturday (10:00 to 17:00) I am organizing a rally sprint near Walton. I understand this is last minute but if you or anyone else would be interested in helping that would be greatly appreciated. My go-to radio operators are all busy and I’d prefer to use radios if at all possible. If you would prefer, I can send you more info via email. Thanks.
Recce 08:00 – 10:30
MTC / Service opens 10:30
Registration 10:30 – 11:30
Drivers Meeting 11:30
Car 0 Starts 12:00
Car 0 Finish 16:00
I am still looking for a few volunteers, particularly radio operators. If you know of anyone looking to volunteer please email me : email@example.com
Please note that the location of the sprint is different than the July 2017 sprint. Here is a link to Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/7dcNgBfhBkP2 or GPS coordinates: 45°16’6.60″N 63°54’56.45″W. Please make note of this so we have all competitors showing up at the right spot.
Just a reminder that the TARC Newbie Round Table will be back on the air tomorrow night (June 10, 2018) at 2100 hrs on a MAVCOM repeater near you.
Topics – antennas and summer lightning protection, basic repeater operation and of course we will field any questions that come up.
Talk to you tomorrow night.
Last meeting for the summer will be held on June 11th at the Colchester EMO BLDG on Pictou Rd in Bible Hill @ 1900.
Meetings will return on September 10th
Don’t forget about Field Day June 23-24. Make your plans to attend and help the TARC Field Day Team work to an even better finish than what we had in 2017.
Well the Morse Code training is over for the summer.
The participants have worked hard these last few months and while not good enough to be contesting, I will say we are a lot better than when we started. Summer is here, well almost, so we just need to make time to practice between all the other activities.
Morse Code Training will most likely be returning in the fall.
Don’t forget about Exercise Handshake tomorrow evening, May 29/18, @ 1900 hrs on a MAVCOM repeater near you.
Just an FYI, the Newbie Round table will be on hold for the next three weeks but will be returning on June 10th
Scott has built a powered disconnect for disconnecting all his antenna cables and wires in the event of a lightning storm. After he has completed the install at his home location a simple push of a button will disconnect everything. Makes life much easier and safer when lightning storms are in the area.
Scott making his presentation.
Left to Right Lindsey VE1LCG, George VE1XP, Ken VE1UP, Jim VE1CHI, Betty VE1LVW, Hal VE1LV, Scott VE1CHL
Foreground Rick VE1DLH
Unit in the normal closed position
unit in the open disconnect position
From – Jeremy Fowler May 14, 2018
Greeting from HARC
This is a not so gentle reminder that the DownEast Flea Market is scheduled for the 26th of May
That’s 12 days from today .
As it stands now , table reservations are very low , and if people plan on selling , they need to book tables NOW ..
Tables can be booked thru Craig MacKinnon (VE1JMA) at firstname.lastname@example.org
If the numbers don’t reach a decent level in the next week , we stand a chance of having to cancel the event for this year..
This years event was problematic because the gymnasium where we normally hold it is not available this year , due to the impending destruction of the building.
We had difficulty finding a new location that would suit us .
Further details regarding the times and location can be found on the HARC website.
Please spread the word as best you can.
Appreciate your cooperation .
Scott, VE1CHL, is going to be bringing a project that he has recently
completed to the meeting tomorrow evening and will explain how he plans
to use it in his station.
I am sure that everyone will or should be interested in seeing this as
it might be just the thing for every amateur to have. Hope to see you
you at the meeting and try not to be late because Scott might be on
early in the meeting.