New Call Sign

Author: ve1gm

Chuck Outhouse  (VE1SOL)  now has a new call sign, it is VE3RGY.

Field Day 2013

Author: ve1gm

Photos from Field Day 2013 at the QTH of VE1HRT

From VE1JAX site administrator

Author: ve1jax (Site Admin)

Hi folks

You probably noticed the guest book is missing from the menu bar.

With exactly 147 requests for new guestbook posts ( all from spammers)  it was getting a bit overwhelming for me and my email inbox to process.

I’ll wait a while and reinstall the guest book feature again in the near future.

You can still leave comments in the posts, but you have to be logged in to do so.

 

73 ve1jax

Site Administrator

 

Welcome to The New VE1YAR Club Website

Author: ve1jax (Site Admin)

Filled under: From ve1jax (Site Admin) | Edit | by ve1jax | Comments

Hi Im Garth ve1jax (one of this sites Admininistrators) and I would like to welcome you to the new Yarmouth Amateur Radio Club website.

This website is designed as a custom Word Press blog style website with all the bells and whistles that should make this site interesting.

How it works.

First you need to register (please use your callsign as your username)  please use lowercase letters.

Please keep your “screen name” the same as your “user name”  (your screen name should also be all lower case letters) , this is the Yarmouth Amateur Rado Club site and everyone knows you as your callsign.

As a paid club member you will have “Author” status and be able to post and edit your own entries.*

Please take a few moments to study the website tools.  As you can see, you may customize any entry.  Post what ever you like ie: editorials, posters, artwork, items for sale, log book entries (word and excel files work great with this software), post links to upcoming events,  announce meetings in the calendar, have links your own website, show off your video.  Tell the amateur radio world about your ham station or post a link to a funny Ham story on Youtube!

As the website grows we will be adding more categories (see the right sidebar) and are looking to you for suggestions to expand this new website.

Questions or Comments!

Write me, call me or just stop in.

Thank you

Garth ve1jax (Site Admin)

ve1jax@rac.ca  (902) 742-2081

NOTE * All entries are moderated by an administrator for general content before posting.

2012 Acadian Games

Author: ve1gm

 

           Yarmouth A.R.C. Assists With 2012 Acadian Games

In late 2011 the Yarmouth A.R.C. was approached by the organizing committee for the Acadian Games (Les Jeux de l’Acadie) in connection with radio communications for the games which were to be held in late June and early July of 2012. More than 1100 young athletes and their support people were expected to take part. After meeting with the committee and learning just what would be required, several  club members volunteered to assist. The volunteers were Bernie VE1UT, Max VE1IC, Claude VE1CB, Dave VE1JC, Claude VE1CD, Glenn VE1GBD  and Dave VE1GM.  After the organizing committee arranged for insurance against loss or damage, the radios and associated equipment were provided on loan from the RCMP. They were delivered to the club’s meeting place two days before the start of the games. That gave us time to charge the batteries and install one in each of the 70 hand-held radios. We then met with the end users and explained the operation of the radios and issued them to the users. The events were held at about 10 different venues and the radios were used at those venues plus at a central coordinating location. Club members looked after issuing additional radios and replacing and recharging depleted batteries at the central location.

 The weather was ideal for the entire weekend and the games were a great success. One day after the games ended, all the equipment had been returned and was packed and taken to our club’s meeting place and on the following day it was returned to the RCMP. In all, 70 hand-helds, 70 lapel mics, 140 batteries, twelve 6-gang chargers and 2 TMR base units were returned in good order. Nothing was lost or damaged.

 

Latest upgrade in E.K. features a new RC210 controller in its own case, now mouted at the bottom on the rack. The YAR link and duplexer are located on the very top. All links are full duplex since Oct.29th.2011. Digby and Middle Ohio link radios are Marconi’s and the link radio to VE1YAR is a converted Motorola Mitrek UHF.

YARC Meeting

Author: ve1jax (Site Admin)

Calling all Club Members

The Yarmouth Amateur Radio Club will have their annual general meeting on Tuesday October 18, 2011 at 19:00 at the EMO building in Yarmouth.

 

Don’t Forget Your Dues!

The Saturday Get Together

Author: ve1jax (Site Admin)

Each Saturday morning there is an informal gathering of YARC club members at the EMO building on Pleasant St. in Yarmouth. Doors open generally about 09:30 local time. If you are interested in becoming a ham operator this is the perfect opportunity to meet some of the amateurs in the area.