Monthly Archives: January 2012

OARC Sunday Meeting

Here’s a shot of some of the guys at the Sunday night Oakville ARC meeting. The revitalized club is making plans for 2012. Tonight the club had a presentation from Eric, VE3EI, from ICOM on D-Star digital communications. Eric’s presentation … Continue reading

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Saturday Breakfast

Morning All. Here’s what the members of OARC do at 6:30 on Saturdays. Come to Cora’s at the Dorval mall.

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The Importance of Services, Programs and Projects

Thanks to all who attended the December Club meeting in the Community Room of the Oakville Police Station. At that meeting we did a “Brainstorm / Sort” of ideas and activities for the club – this gives us some direction … Continue reading

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The Orange Box Challenge 2.0

Announcing the ARES “Orange Box Challenge” for 2012! This is the second annual ARES challenge event, open to all challengers, is to produce a functional VHF or dual band transportable station suitable for EMCOMM deployment. The Catch? it has to … Continue reading

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What’s With Contesting?

Just about any weekend you can hear someone working a contest on the high-frequency bands. There are local, regional, national and international contests. CW, SSB, RTTY, digital signals abound and can be heard coming from around the world. Contests can … Continue reading

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Q Signals

Ham radio operators have used Q signals to help clarify messages since the beginning of radio but we didn’t invent them. Q signals started back in 1909 with commercial radiotelegraph communications who called the Q signals the brevity code. Hams … Continue reading

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