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HARC 90th Anniversary Update and Details

The Halifax Amateur Radio Conference and Gala Dinner are less than a week away.  Here is the location and schedule for events.

HARC 90th

Conference location

Salvation Army – Fairview Citadel

50 Gesner St

Halifax, NS

Gala Dinner location

Comfort Inn Bayer Lake

88 Chain Lake Drive

Halifax, NS

Friday, August 20, 2023

4 PM Get on the Air Radio Room Opens

6 PM Social Meet and Greet

Saturday, August 19, 2023

8:30 AM Safety briefing and opening remarks

9:00 AM Try the 630m Band

10:00 AM Answering the Call

11:00 AM Air-Sea Rescue in WW2 and the “Gibson Girl” Radio

12:00 Rebuilding Domestic HF Capabilities through CFARS

1:00 PM RAC & ARRL President’s Fireside Talk

2:00 PM Nova Scotia Public Safety communications past, present, and future

3:00 PM Defeating Hitler’s Chase Me Charlies

4:00 PM RAC Annual General Meeting

8:00 PM Gala RAC message with Phil McBride

Sunday, August 20, 2023

10:00 AM Halifax Waterfront/Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (self-directed tour/free)

10:30 AM Service of Recognition at the Salvation Army Church (@the conference site)

1:00 PM Remote Amateur Radio for Everyone: From your shack to Ducie Island

2:00 PM The Remarkable International System of Amateur Radio Governance

3:00 PM Wild Side of Exotic DXPeditioning

In addition:

Refreshments will be available in the Conference Room.

There will be static displays of vintage radio equipment in the multi-purpose room.

The Event Station will be available for operators to use at their convenience.

The Show and Shine trucks will be in the parking lot for viewing on Saturday.

And feel free to make or renew acquaintances in the multi-purpose room.

Banquet menu:

The 3-course plated dinner will be consisting of:

  • Caesar salad to start.
  • Baked haddock with mashed potato and steamed vegetables for the main
  • NY cheesecake for dessert
  • Tea and coffee

The Salvation Army will serve Saturday lunch for Conference Attendees between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM from the Food Truck.  

Door Prizes (if you purchased a Conference and/or Dinner ticket)

The draw will happen after the last presentation on Sunday afternoon.

1st Prize               Yaesu FT-70DR Digital/Analog Transceiver (~$240)

2nd Prize             Arrow II LEO Satellite Antenna (~$160)

3rd Prize              Yaesu FT-65R Dual Band FM Handheld Transceiver (~$130)

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