HARC Updates

  • Spring Updates and Exciting Events Ahead: Join Us!
    I trust you’re all doing well and soaking up the fresh energy that comes with the onset of spring. As we gear up for the coming months, I’m excited to share some updates and upcoming events that will pique your interest. Firstly, mark your calendars for two noteworthy occasions. On the anniversary of the Moose
  • Halifax Amateur Radio Club – March 20, 2024, General Meeting Agenda
    Welcome: John Bignell, VE1JMB Acceptance of the March 2024 General Meeting Agenda: Motion by: Second by: Carried: yea nay Acceptance of the February 2024 General Meeting Minutes: Motion by: Second by: Carried: yea nay Silent Keys: Dolan E. Freeman VE1DEF, February 23rd, 2024 / Kingston NS Richard “Dick” Grantham VE1AI, March 20th, 2024 / Dartmouth
  • Service update: Richard “Dick” Grantham, VE1AI
    With deep sorrow, we share the news of the passing of Richard “Dick” Grantham, VE1AI, a cherished lifelong member of the Halifax Amateur Radio Club. Dick peacefully became a silent key last night at 3 am. Our deepest sympathies are extended to Sandra and the family as they navigate this challenging time. They have requested
  • February 21, 2024, General Meeting Agenda
    Halifax Amateur Radio Club Welcome: John Bignell, VE1JMB Acceptance of the February 2024 General Meeting Agenda:Motion by:Second by:Carried: yea nay Acceptance of the January 2024 General Meeting Minutes:Motion by:Second by:Carried: yea nay Silent Keys:George G. Colter VE1BLX, February 17th, 2024 / Dartmouth NSHerbert W. Attoe VE9AX, February 4th, 2024 / Erb Settlement NBEric Robichaud VE9JR,
  • POTA VE0MMA VE-5432
    This past weekend, on January 20, 2024, our club had an amazing time hosting a Parks on the Air event at the Museum of the Atlantic! It was an incredible day at VE0MMA VE-5432, with ham enthusiasts coming together to explore the museum ships and tackle the exciting challenge of connecting our radios from the
  • Amateur Radio Adventures Await in 2024: President’s Update
    As we usher in the new year of 2024, it is with great excitement and anticipation that I address you asthe President of our esteemed club. The past year, 2023, has been a remarkable journey for us, markedby numerous events and activities that have truly enriched our amateur radio experiences. Today, I wishto reflect on
  • January 17, 2023, HARC General Meeting Agenda
    Welcome: John Bignell, VE1JMB Acceptance of the January  2024 General Meeting Agenda: Motion by: Second by: Carried: yea nay Acceptance of the November 2023 General Meeting Minutes: Motion by: Second by: Carried: yea nay Silent Keys: Richard H. Cole VE1RHC, January 5th, 2024 / Milton NS Robert A. Gaudet VY2RG, January 4th, 2024 / Summerside
  • Spud Roscoe VE1BC
    I’m truly saddened to hear about the passing of Spud Roscoe VE1BC, a renowned maritime radio historian and long-time amateur radio operator. Spud’s contributions to the field of maritime radio and his dedication to preserving its history were truly commendable. His expertise and passion made him a valuable member of the amateur radio community. It’s
  • Honouring the Legacy of Dick Grantham and Gerry Lunn: The Heart Behind the Wireless Room
    In the heart of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic lies a treasure known as the Wireless Room, a testament to the remarkable dedication of individuals who have poured their hearts and souls into creating a world-class exhibit. Today, we’d like to pay tribute to two extraordinary individuals who have been instrumental in making the
  • All of us at HARC wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
    As we gather together this holiday season, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the incredible year we’ve had at HARC. From our dedicated volunteers to the amazing activities we’ve organized, it’s been a year filled with joy, kindness, and the spirit of giving. We invite you to join us in reliving some
  • November 15, 2023 Annual General Meeting Agenda
    Welcome: – John, VE1JMB Appointment of secretary for the AGM Motion by:  Second by: Carried: yea nay Acceptance of the 2023 Annual General meeting Agenda Motion by:  Second by: Carried: yea nay Acceptance of the 2022 Annual General meeting Minutes as printed in the Reflector Motion by:  Second by: Carried: yea nay  Presidents report: –
  • Halifax Amateur Radio Club
    November 15, 2023, AGM Agenda Welcome: John Bignell, VE1JMB Acceptance of the November 2023 AGM Agenda: Motion by: Second by: Carried: yea nay Acceptance of the October 2023 General Meeting Minutes: Motion by: Second by: Carried: yea nay Silent Keys: Winfred G. Bridges VY2WB Charlottetown PE November 10th, 2023 Angus E. Smiley VE1CDC Port Dufferin
  • President’s Message – November 2023: Our AGM, Board Elections, and Exciting Projects Ahead
    November is a particularly significant month for our club because of the changing seasons, our Annual General Meeting (AGM), and the election of new board members. As your president, I’m thrilled to invite you all to participate in our upcoming AGM. This is a crucial time for our club, a period for reflection on our
  • Winter 2023 – 2024 Builders’ Sessions
    We’ve heard from a number of folks regarding the Winter Builders Sessions. I though this year we’d take adifferent approach. Kit building will always be apart of the sessions, but I though this year we might try a bit moreexperimentation and scratch building.Based on last years participation, committing a morning every week might be a
  • HARC-o-Ween SSTV Extravaganza: Ghoulish Images on the Airwaves
    Embrace the Halloween Spirit with Ham Radio As October unfolds, the Halifax Amateur Radio Club (HARC) is thrilled to present a uniquely eerie event that combines the excitement of Ham radio with the festive spirit of Halloween – the HARC-o-Ween SSTV Extravaganza. This event is an open invitation for Ham radio operators of all skill
  • Halifax Amateur Radio Club – October 18, 2023, General Meeting Agenda
    Welcome: John Bignell, VE1JMB Acceptance of the October 18,  2023 General Meeting Agenda: Motion by: Second by: Carried: yea nay Acceptance of the September 2023 General Meeting Minutes: Motion by: Second by: Carried: yea nay Silent Keys: Bryan J. Nuss VE9JB Moncton NB October 7th, 2023 William L. Owen VE1WLO Lower Sackville NS September 29th,
  • Join Us at the Greenwood Amateur Radio Club Annual Flea Market
    Date: Saturday, October 21, 2023 Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Location: Greenwood Community Centre, 110 Church St, Greenwood, Nova Scotia Admission: $5.00 Are you ready for an exciting day of ham radio enthusiasts coming together for a fantastic event? The Greenwood Amateur Radio Club Annual Flea Market is just around the corner, and you
  • A Trip Down Memory Lane: Igniting the Spark of Amateur Radio
    I’ve always believed that our memories are not just random events from our past, but markers that help shape our future. As I sit here to pen down my monthly message, I’m transported back to my youth when I was first introduced to the magic of wireless communications. It was a different era. My parents
  • Reflecting on a Milestone Year and Looking Ahead
    As we bid farewell to summer and usher in the golden hues of autumn, the Halifax Amateur Radio Club also transitions into a new and exciting chapter. The past nine months have been extraordinary, thanks to the enthusiasm and commitment of our valued members. As your President, I am thrilled to provide an update on
  • HARC – September 20, 2023, General Meeting Agenda
    Halifax Amateur Radio Club September 20, 2023, General Meeting Agenda Welcome: John Bignell, VE1JMB Acceptance of the September 20,  2023 General Meeting Agenda: Motion by: Second by: Carried: yea nay Acceptance of the June 2023 General Meeting Minutes: Motion by: Second by: Carried: yea nay Silent Keys: Gordon G. Ratto VE1PO Halifax NS August 24th,
  • Halifax Amateur Radio Club and Nova Scotia Hams: Unsung Heroes of Swissair Flight 111
    In the aftermath of the tragic Swissair Flight 111 disaster, which occurred 25 years ago, the response from various agencies and organizations was swift and coordinated. However, one unsung group of heroes played a crucial role in facilitating communication between these entities – the Halifax Amateur Radio Club and Nova Scotia Hams. In the chaos
  • On behalf of the Planning Committee
    On behalf of the Planning Committee, I would like to thank everyone who attended the Halifax Amateur Radio Club’s 90th anniversary celebration and to also thank the Radio Amateurs of Canada for co-hosting the event.  The conference was a success due to the many volunteers who graciously gave of their time and energy.  A special thank you
  • 2023 Radio Amateurs of Canada Meeting in Halifax
    The Radio Amateurs of Canada recently convened their first in-person planning meetings after the pandemic, marking a significant milestone for the amateur radio community. The sessions were hosted in collaboration with the Halifax Amateur Radio Club and the Emergency Disaster Services Team at the Maritime Division of The Salvation Army. This gathering showcased the joy
  • 90 Years of Dedicated Community Service
    The Halifax Amateur Radio Club (H.A.R.C.), VE1FQ, is gearing up for an exceptional celebration as they reach an impressive milestone – 90 years of dedicated community service. As one of North America’s oldest and continuously active clubs, HARC has been at the forefront of providing a platform for radio enthusiasts to exchange ideas and technical
  • 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. 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