Monthly Meetings

April 19th, 2023 – Importance of Resilient Communication Networks: Insights from Lyle Donovan, Victoria County Emergency Management Co-ordinator”

Lyle Donovan, Victoria County emergency management coordinator, will be speaking about the failure of the trunked mobile radio system (TMR2) during Hurricane Fiona in Nova Scotia, and the importance of backup systems like UHF/VHF radio networks. Amateur radio enthusiasts and emergency responders alike will benefit from Donovan’s insights on the impact of communication blackouts on emergency response efforts, and the need for resilient communication networks in disaster scenarios. Joining us in person at Station 50 on April 19th.



March 15, 2023 – Work the Easy Satellites 

John Langille (VE1CWJ) from the Folly Mountain area will be here to tell us how to get started in satellite operations.  He is a member of the WestCum ARC and Truro ARC. John has been an active satellite operator.  He demonstrated satellite QSOs at SMART22 and gave a great presentation during the RAC 2022 AGM. He’ll show us how to get started with satellites on a shoestring.

January 18, 2023 – Learn Morse Code

Instructors Dallas Wade (K1DW) and Frank Collins (K1EBY) will update us on the CW Academy Morse Code (online) Course for learning Morse Code and tell us about the CWOps group, website and support material.Dallas (K1DW) lives in Fate, TX.  He was born and raised in New Orleans, LA. He received his Novice license in 1952 and his General in 1954. He is a member of the CWOPS, FOC, LCC, 599DX, SKCC, FISTS, QRPARCI, DFWCG and Rockwall ARC.  Life member ARRL, Delta DX Association, Jefferson Amateur Radio Club and QCW. He has instructed over 50 classes for the CW Academy.Frank (K1EBY) lives in Windsor, CT.  He was born and raised there.  He was first licensed in 1957 at age 14 years. He is a member of the CWOPS and Assistance CW Academy instructor.  He is a member of the K1USN club and participates in the SST/MST program and Ships On The Air.