WELCOME to the Halifax Amateur Radio Club Website: **** The Halifax Club monthly meetings take place the third Wednesday of each month except for July & August – 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 November 2015 issue of the Reflector is the most current issue and is now available.

Monthly Meeting

HARC’s next monthly meeting, which includes our Annual General Business Meeting, will take place Wednesday, 20 January, 2016 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. All are welcome.
For a map --- follow this link ->>
6:30–7:30pm Social Hour with refreshments
7:30-8:30pm Presentation: TBA
8:30–9:30pm Regular Monthly Business Meeting
For the January meeting Agenda --- follow this link
For the November and past 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 26 February 2015).

Upcoming Meeting Speakers / Events

16 December HARC Christmas Party and Rookie of the Year Award

HARC Educational Programme

NEW ........

HARC Educational Events Fall 2015 & Winter 2016

Everyone is welcome at all classes. Please email me if you are interested.
All classes start at 10:00 AM in the Club station.

If any member is interested in taking part in an ADVANCED RADIO COURSE, please email scott@ve1srv.net to let me know. If there is enough interest, I will put an ADVANCED course on.


Scott Verge, VE1SJV

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

A special thanks to Paul (N0NBH) for giving permission to post these solar indices on the HARC website.
For more information on how to interpret the above data, visit www.N0HR.com, or download the following ARRL document on Understanding Solar Indices

Add PropagationStats to your ham radio site.

Upcoming Events

The 2015 HARC Christmas Party will take place at 6:30 P.M. on Wednesday, December 16, at the Panda Buffet, 100 Main Street, Dartmouth (Telephone # 902-405-8700).
Please let Betty Caithness know whether or not you can attend by e-mailing her at bettycaithness@icloud.com or telephone her at 902-477-7081.
As usual there will be a door prize which will be a $50 Sobey’s gift card.

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 ->>

2015 Basic Amateur Radio Course ... for more information --- follow this link ->>


NEW ........

HARC #1 in Canada and #3 North-America wide in 2F-class for the 2015 Field Day - Results have just been released by ARRL for the 2015 Field Day and the HARC Field Day team has once again come through with stellar results, logging 1262 contacts with a total score of 5884 points. With a total of 5884 points, the Halifax Club stood in first place in Canada of all of the 2-radio class entrants.For more information see the November edition of the HARC Reflector.

NEW ........

Bram Peterson - VE2XCS - awarded the 2015 Brit FaderScholarship.......for more information on this announcement ----follow this link.....

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

Technical News / Educational Tutorials

by Joe MacPherson - VE1CH --this is a technical guide for handling (passing) formal voice messages in an emergency situation

Dealing with Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) for Dummies
by Gary Bartlett - VE1RGB

DX4Win Intro Tutorial
by Howard Dickson - VE1DHD

DX4Win Advanced Tutorial
by Howard Dickson - VE1DHD

HamCAP Contesting Tutorial
by Tim Lilley - N3TL (with his permission)

    The Halifax Amateur Radio Club is proud to be an Affiliated Member of Radio Amateurs of Canada.
   To join RAC, follow this link ->>

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