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 May 2013
issue of the Reflector
is now available.
HARC’s next monthly meeting will take place Wednesday, June 19, 2013 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 Entertainment / Speaker:
HARC Field Then and Now & 2013 Field Day Planning
Presenter: Howard Dickison - VE1DHD & Brian Allen - VE1AZV
8:30–9:30pm Regular Monthly Business Meeting
For Meeting Agenda --- 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 January 2013).
Upcoming Meeting Speakers 2>
July 17 - Pizza Social
August 21 - Pizza Social
Current Challenges in DXing
Promoting Radiosport in the Maritimes
Presenter: Gary Bartlett, VE1RGB, for the Maritime Contest Club
A Retrospective on 2013 and HARC AGM
Presenter: RAC EXecutive
Archive - Meeting Speaker Presentations 2>
Radio Propagation Conditions 2>
For more information on how to interpret the above data, download the following ARRL document on Understanding Solar Indices
Upcoming Events 2>
Down East Flea Market
... for more information --- follow this link..
NEW ........Meeting to Consider an Annual Centralized Maritime Ham Festival?... for more information --- follow this link..
June 22 - 23:
ARRL Field Day 2013 .... for more information --- follow this link..
September 26th :
Basic Amateur Radio Course ... for more information --- follow this link..
NEW ........ RAC 2012 Radio Amateur of the Year
Scott Wood (VE1QD) has been named RAC Radio Amateur of the Year for 2012 – Geoff Bawden (VE4BAW)announced this week that Scott has been selected as the outstanding Canadian Radio Amateur in 2012 ... for more information on Scott and this announcement --- follow this link..
NEW ........ High Altitude Repeater Launch
The Pine State Amateur Radio Club is having their annual hamfest at the Hermon High School, Hermon, ME on 01 June 2013 at 08:00 EDT.
They will be launching a high-altitude balloon from the event at about 1300Z (10:00 AM ADT). There will be APRS beacons so the flight can be easily tracked on aprs.fi , and, they will have a cross-band repeater on the flight as well. The uplink is 147.570 with no tone and the downlink is 446.100.
Last year, they made contacts as far away as 362 miles from Long Island, New York. They hope to beat this distance record this year!! The theoretical coverage area of the repeater is over 400 miles. This includes NYC, Long Island, eastern New York State, all of New England, parts of Quebec, all of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Have a listen and see if you can hear them – 147.570 (UP) and 446.100 (DOWN).
Technical info: The output of the repeater is 1.5 to 2 watts into a j-pole antenna.
NEW ........ Brit Fader Scholarship 2013
HARC to offer $1000 Brit Fader Scholarchip in 2013 – ... for more information --- follow this link..
NEW ........ CY0 Activation Planned
Gary Bartlett (VE1RGB), a local CW contester and member of HARC , along with Murray Adams (WA4DAN), are planning to activate Canada’s newest National Park – Sable Island (CY0) in October 2013. ... for more information --- follow this link..
Basic Amateur Radio Class 2012 Graduates Five New Hams - three local high-school students among the group receiving their Basic Amateur Radio licenses in 2012 ... for more information --- follow this link..
Acadia & New Scotland Contester of the Year Award ... for more information --- 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..
Site Last Updated: 15 May 2013