HARC Updates

  • Exploring Georges Island: A HARC POTA Event
    If you’re looking for an exciting way to spend July 20th, mark your calendars for the HARC POTA event on Georges Island in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Event Overview The event will take place on Georges Island, a historically rich location managed by Parks Canada. We have exclusive access to ten designated sites across the island
  • Youth on the Air Camp 2024: A Remarkable Experience in Halifax
    The Halifax Amateur Radio Club (HARC) had the distinct honour of hosting the Youth on the Air (YOTA) camp this year, and it was indeed an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. As the president of HARC and a planning committee member, I am thrilled to share the highlights of this event and extend my heartfelt
  • πŸ• Wednesday Summer Pizza Night πŸ•
    Join us at the Halifax Amateur Radio Club for our exciting Summer Pizza Nights! We’re hosting our July General (Pizza) Meeting on Wednesday, July 17, 2024, and our August General (Pizza) Meeting on Wednesday, August 21, 2024. Both events will kick off at 6:30 PM at Station 50. Come for the delicious pizza, stay for
  • Information Morning – NS with Portia Clark
    https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-27/clip/16081017 Young amateur radio enthusiasts from across North America are in Halifax this week attending Youth on the Air camp. They’re learning and practicing essential skills – and even making contact with an astronaut on board the International Space Station.
  • Youth on the Air Camp: Day Three Recap
    We’ve reached day three of the Youth on the Air (YOTA) camp, and the excitement is still building! Our young ham radio enthusiasts have been diving into various activities that showcase amateur radio’s fun and educational aspects. Tracking Satellites and Fox Hunting The day kicked off with an exciting session on tracking satellites. Our campers
  • Youth on the Air (YOTA) Camp in Halifax – Day One Highlights
    We kicked off the first day of the YOTA camp in Halifax with an exhilarating activity: launching a PiCo balloon crafted by the youth participants. The event was even more special with the presence of children from the local university daycare who joined us to witness the balloon’s ascent. We were honoured to have representatives
  • Youth on the Air (YOTA) Event 2024 in Halifax: Calling All HARC Members for Support!
    Excitement is building as Halifax prepares to host the prestigious Youth on the Air (YOTA) event in 2024! This week-long camp, taking place from July 14-19, will bring together young amateur radio operators from across the Americas, fostering the next generation of radio enthusiasts and leaders. As members of the Halifax Amateur Radio Club (HARC),
  • Field Day 2024 at Fort Needham: A Triumph for Halifax Amateur Radio Club
      This past weekend, the Halifax Amateur Radio Club (HARC) proudly hosted a remarkable Field Day event at Fort Needham on June 22-23. This milestone marked the first time in years that our club could gather outdoors for Field Day, signifying a major step forward in our rebuilding journey. The event was a resounding success,
  • June 19, 2024, General Meeting Agenda
    Halifax Amateur Radio Club Welcome: John Bignell, VE1JMB Acceptance of the June 2024 General Meeting Agenda: Motion by: Second by: Carried: yea nay Acceptance of the May 2024 General Meeting Minutes: Motion by: Second by: Carried: yea nay Silent Keys: No silent keys to report President Report: John Bignell VE1JMB . Treasurer report: – Alastair
  • Halifax EMO Mock Communication Disaster and ARRL Field Day Exercise
    Dates:Saturday, June 22, 2024 – Sunday, June 23, 2024 Location:Fort Needham, Halifax, Nova Scotia Scenario:A city-wide wireless communication failure has occurred in Halifax, necessitating the use of amateur radio to maintain contact with other sites across North America. This exercise will be held during Field Day 2024 on June 22-23. It aims to test the
  • 34th ANNUAL HALIFAX AMATEUR RADIO FLEA MARKET
    WHEN – Saturday June 8th, 2024 WHERE- NEW LOCATIONThe Royal Canadian Legion, 2234 Rocky Lake Drive, Waverley TIME – Sellers may set up after 8 AM – Buyers allowed in after 10 AM GENERAL ADMISSION – Buyer – $5.00Seller – $15.00 Which includes a 3′ X 6′ selling space – some with power50/50 Draw –
  • May 15, 2024, General Meeting Agenda
    Halifax Amateur Radio Club Welcome: John Bignell, VE1JMB Acceptance of the May 2024 General Meeting Agenda: Motion by: Second by: Carried: yea nay Acceptance of the April 2024 General Meeting Minutes: Motion by: Second by: Carried: yea nay Silent Keys: George W. Snow VE1CAW, May 4th, 2024 / Bedford NS John K. Lockwood VE9KC, April
  • Looking Ahead: Exciting Events on the Horizon for 2024
    As we look ahead, several exciting events are on the horizon that promise to make 2024 a memorable year forour club. We have Youth on the Air, the Down East Flea Market, and summer Parks on the Air (POTA) eventsto look forward to, which will offer us unique opportunities to connect with fellow enthusiasts and
  • Learn about the vital roles of WWVB and WWV radio stations
    We are delighted to welcome Dave McCarter (VE3GSO) to our in-person meeting tonight at the Halifax Amateur Radio Club. Dave will share his experiences and insights on the vital roles of WWVB and WWV radio stations. These stations, operated by NIST, are critical for broadcasting time and frequency signals across North America. WWVB, located near
  • 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: –