WELCOME to the Halifax Amateur Radio Club Website: the Club monthly meetings take place the third Wednesday of each month – see below for more information ****** SATURDAY COFFEE SOCIAL: the Club station is open every Saturday morning, from 9 to 11am – join us for coffee and learn all about Ham Radio – all are welcome! ***** Want to become a Ham? --> follow the Education link above to Basic Course -- Ham radio is MORE than a hobby!!

The Halifax Amateur Radio Club (H.A.R.C.), VE1FQ, has a long history dating back to its inception in 1933 and is one of the oldest amateur radio clubs in Canada. For the Club History and more...
The April 2014 issue of the Reflector is the most current issue and is now available.

Monthly Meeting

HARC’s next monthly meeting will take place Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 in the Senior’s Room on the 1st floor of the St. Andrew’s Community Centre, 3380 Barnstead Lane, off of Bayers Rd. (outbound) just past Romans Ave., in Halifax.
For a map --- follow this link ->>
6:30–7:30pm Social Hour with refreshments
7:30–8:30pm Speaker - John Scott - VE1JS
Challenges in DXing
8:30–9:30pm Regular Monthly Business Meeting
For the April meeting Agenda --- follow this link
For the March meeting Minutes --- follow this link

Brit Fader Memorial QSL Bureau

Brit Fader, VE1FQ, ran the VE1 and VE0 QSL bureau for over 49 years. He was Mr. QSL and Mr. Field Day for many of those years. The Brit Fader Memorial QSL Bureau, respectfully named in honour of VE1FQ, is operated by HARC.

BE ADVISED that cards on file for more than two (2 ) years will be purged. It is important that your account with the Bureau is current. Click here for more information.

You can check your account status here (current as of November 2013).

Upcoming Meeting Speakers

May 21:
Topic: Radio from Sable Island (CY0)
Speaker: Gary Bartlett, VE1RGB

June 18:
Topic:Field Days Past and Present

June 18:
Topic:Field Day Preparation
Speaker: Field Day Chair

September 17:
Topic: Wireless Communications on the RMS Titanic
Speaker: Fred Archibald, VE1FA

October 15:
Topic: Grid DXing on VHF/UHF/SHF
Speaker: Al Penny, VO1NO

November 19:
Topic: Retrospective on 2014 and HARC AGM
Speaker: HARC Executive

Archive - Meeting Speaker Presentations

These HARC presentations have been converted from PowerPoint to PDF files. When you open them you will see on the PDF Tool-Bar at the top right-hand corner, four icons; the left icon has four arrows pointing in different directions. If you hover over that icon you will see "Switch to Presentation Mode". You will how be able to advance each slide by using any of - space bar, page down button or down-arrow button.

Radio Propagation Conditions

For more information on how to interpret the above data, download the following ARRL document on Understanding Solar Indices

Upcoming Events

To view a YEARLY CALENDAR of upcoming HARC activities --- follow this link ->>

To view the LATEST ACTIVITY on the HARC Event Photogallery --- follow this link ->>

NEW ........2014 Down East Flea Market will take place on Saturday, May 31st. 2014 in the gymnasium of the St. Andrews Community Centre off of Bayers Rd. in Halifax. More information will be available soon on this website. --- follow this link ->>

2014 Basic Amateur Radio Course ... for more information --- follow this link ->>


NEW ........ Brit Fader $1000 2014 Scholarship – the Brit Fader Scholarship Trust announces a call for applicants for the 2014 post-secondary school scholarship. ..... follow this link..for information on the application process and forms.

NEW ........ 2013 HARC President's Annual Report --- follow this link for the latest information -->>

Fowler Brothers Receive HARC 2013 Rookie of the Year Award ..... for more information on this announcement ---
follow this link..

HARC 2013 Basic Amateur Radio Class Graduates ..... for more information ---
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HARC # 1 in 2013 ARRL Field Day in 2F Class ..... for more information on this announcement ---
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RAC Affiliated Club Challenge

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2013 Brit Fader Scholarship Recipient

The Halifax Amateur Radio Club is pleased to announce that Alex Cushley (VA3CUS) has been awarded the 2013 Brit Fader Scholarship...... for more information on this announcement
follow this link..

RAC 2012 Radio Amateur of the Year

Scott Wood (VE1QD) has been named RAC Radio Amateur of the Year for 2012 – Geoff Bawden (VE4BAW), RAC president announced that Scott had been selected as the outstanding Canadian Radio Amateur in 2012. Scott joins an illustrious group of Canadian Radio Amateurs who have been similarly acknowledged for their contributions to the hobby. The Halifax Amateur Radio Club is proud of the fact that it is the only club in the country to have three of its members honoured with the Radio Amateur of the Year designation – they include Brit Fader (VE1FQ) in 1976; Bill Elliot (VE1MR) in 2003; and Scott in 2012. ... for more information on Scott and this announcement --- follow this link..

HARC Repeater Use Policy
The HARC Repeater Use Policy is now being implemented. Click here for more info.

Want to learn CW? ... for more information --- follow this link..

Technical News

    The Halifax Amateur Radio Club is proud to be an Affiliated Member of Radio Amateurs of Canada.
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Site Last Updated: 17 April 2014