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 October 2016 issue of the Reflector is the most current issue and is now available.

Monthly Meeting

HARC’s next monthly meeting will take place Wednesday, 18 January, 2017 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 ->>
Social half hour with refreshments
Presentation: The Amazing Journey of the L’Gare II: Amateur Radio on an Atlantic Crossing.
Speaker: Spud Roscoe (VE1BC) & Rose Marie Comeau Mahar
8:30–9:00pm January Business Meeting
For the January meeting Agendas --- 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

21 December HARC Christmas Party and Rookie of the Year Award

HARC Educational Programme

2016 Basic Amateur Radio Course ... for more information --- follow this link ->>

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

HARC Holiday Party will be held this year at Boston Pizza in Bayers Lake, on Wednesday, Dec 21st, starting at 6:30pm.

We need to know ahead of time if people are coming or not, so if you would please email halimonkey1@gmail.com with the subject "HARC Christmas Party" and let her know how many places you are going to reserve.

To view the LATEST List of Club Events/Activities
* Basic Amateur Radio Course
--- follow this link ->>

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


NEW ........

IMPORTANT NOTICE: the IRLP node #2050 on the VE1HNS repeater (146.940) has been temporarily taken off-line for upgrading. A notice will appear here when it is back up and running.

NEW ........

HARC Establishes a "Wireless Room" exhibit at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic .......for more information on this announcement ----follow this link.....

NEW ........

How Hams like HARC's Brit Fader (VE1FQ) made communication possible with the Joint Arctic Weather Stations in the early days of amateur radio .......for more information on this announcement ----follow this link.....

NEW ........

You can now pay your HARC membership dues by electronic money transfer - for detailed information on the process, go to "Membership" under "The Club" pulldown tab at the top of the home page. Dues for 2017 are now being accepted.

Trent Mitchell - VE9EN - awarded the 2016 Brit FaderScholarship.......for more information on this announcement ----follow this link.....

Coral Wickstrom (VA1CAW) named HARC Rookie-of-the-Year 2015.......for more information ----follow this link.....

RAC Revised 0 – 30 MHz Band Plan - The revised RAC 0-30 MHz Band Plan has been released with the effective date of December 1, 2015. This replaces the January 1, 2015 Band Plan version. It incorporates several updates to reflect feedback received on the earlier version. The Band Plan graphics have also been changed to improve readability and make it easier to determine which segments are recommended for which modes.

The RAC 0-30 MHz Band Plan is available on the RAC web site; down-load a copy or print one off for use in the "shack": wp.rac.ca/rac-0-30-mhz-band-plan.

A “tip of the hat” to VO1NO – Al Penny of Nova Scotia who chaired the RAC Band Planning Committee.

HARC members and former submariners donate two pair of dolphin to submarine museums.......for more information ----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 ->>

This Page Last Updated: 28 November 2016
Site Last Updated: 28 November 2016