TARC Basic Amateur Radio Course –
With the forecast weather for Wednesday, Environment Canada Special weather statement, of potentially 15 to 30 cm of snow we may have to postpone the first night of the course.
There is plenty of time built into the schedule so this will not affect things too much. With the distances some people are traveling it may be better not to be on the road especially for those traveling over higher terrains.
I will look at the weather and forecast on Wednesday morning then advise by email for those already signed up for the course and on here and the FaceBook page for potential students if the course is on or postponed for a week.
Exercise Handshake is taking place this evening, but due to it being New Years Eve and the forecast weather I will not be going to the club room to open the door. So unless someone else with a key plans to go and open the door please check in from home and Happy New Year to All.
We had 9 members participate today, it was a good day for all. Jennifer, Kim, Ben, Logan, Scott and Dave all got on the air and made contacts. I believe we made 50 contacts in total, not a lot but we had some fun and learned about contesting and the HRD logging program.
On December 28, 2019 the RAC will be holding their Winter HF contest. The TARC plans to participate this year from 1000hrs until approx 1600hrs from the club room at the Colchester EMO Bldg @ 39 Pictou Rd in Bible Hill. All are welcome to come and participate, the idea is to hopefully get some of the newer amateurs in the area a taste of HF and contesting.
December 9th at the EMO Bldg at 37 Pictou Rd in Bible Hill at 1900hrs. We will be having an info session about TMR as it applies to EMO and Amateur Radio starting at 1900hrs.
The Truro Amateur Radio Club will be offering a Basic Amateur Radio Course, starting January 8, 2020. The course will be held at the EMO Bldg at 37 Pictou Rd in Bible Hill on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9PM. For more info see http://truroamateurradioclub.ca/?page_id=527
Exercise Handshake tomorrow evening November 26th @ 1900 on a MAVCOM repeater near you. As always we will be meeting at the club room in the Colchester EMO Bldg at 37 Pictou Rd in Bible Hill. After checkins there will be the usual discussions about anything and everything Ham Radio, or anything else for that matter. All are welcome.
Field Day results are posted. We didn’t do quite as good as last year but still did well. in Class 1F we were 16 out of 32 in North America and 1st of 3 in Canada. Overall we are 1564th out of 3112.