There are some impending changes at the VE1XK site, and I was kind of taken by surprise at how quickly they’re happening. The current building is being torn down and a new one built to replace it, but in the mean time we’re going to have to move our equipment into a temporary building. I’m not sure when that needs to happen, but it’ll be sometime in the rather short term, probably by the beginning of next week.
For the initial move it’s just going to be moving the equipment over, not hooking everything back up. It doesn’t make sense to make cables to get antennas hooked up for a short term relocation. This will affect the packet radio system, and the VE1XK aprs node, as well as the Fusion repeater. Unlike the packet and aprs, though, the Fusion will still be operating but out of the EMO building again on 146.985- once again, and temporarily be called VE1AO. Not an ideal solution, and I hope it doesn’t cause issues for anyone but with the short timeframe to make a decision that seemed like the best option, and the one that would lead to the least downtime.
So, I will likely be seeking out people in the near future for assistance in moving the rack and multicouplers over to the temporary building. Hopefully a few are available once they get power in the temporary building (even if we aren’t plugging things in right away, having lights helps).
I hope everyone is having a great summer and the heat and humidity hasn’t been too bad for you.
I have received several emails and questions on air about when the Round Table would be back. So I thought I would send out an email as a reminder that the Round Table will be returning on Sunday October 14th at 2100.
I hope everyone enjoys whats left of summer and I will talk to you in October on the Round Table if not before.
Hi All, just a reminder to not forget Exercise Handshake tomorrow night at 1900 on a Mavcom Repater near you.
You can participate from home or come over to the club room at the EMO Bldg on Pictou Rd in Bible Hill and check in from there.
Just a reminder to stay hydrated, use lots of sun screen, try to stay out of the sun as much as possible and get into a cool place if possible. We are all getting older and the heat and humidity are not helpful.
Everyone enjoy the weather but stay safe.
Luigi VE1XBJ and Dave VE1HUL building a 40 meter vertical antenna. The plan is to use it when TARC goes on some future local dxpeditions.
Luigi and Daniela hard at it working the bands. Each taking their turn behind the mike.
Well so far Field Day is not going as well as last year. We got off to a slow start for contacts but things picked up quickly and went well for awhile. Contacts trailed off after supper and never got any better.
We decided to call it a night at 2200 as the only Hams left had been there since noon and were getting tired. So we will pick things back up around 0800 and hopefully the contacts will come fast and furious.