Monthly Archives: September 2013

RTTY For Beginners

This weekend (Sept. 28-29) is the official kickoff of contest season with the 2013 CQ WW RTTY DX Contest starting up at 8pm (local) time. RTTY is a really neat mode. Much like CW it is very efficient and easily … Continue reading

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We really should work together more often…

I was out this evening drinking (coffee) with some fellow hams from the GTA and came to the realization that we in the Oakville Amateur Radio Club really should team up with other local clubs from time to time. Sure, … Continue reading

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Consider this… (Upcoming ARES SET 26 October)

Or at least help out once a year… Are you an experienced Amateur Radio Operator but have never participated in an ARES event? Perhaps you think that you would surely volunteer if a crisis happened, but “In Peacetime”, its really … Continue reading

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Many Thanks To VE3OAK Repeater Patrons

As we recently posted, we have recently appealed to our membership for a one time “Passing of the Hat” to fund a new Radio for the UHF side of VE3OAK. I’m happy to report that we have met our goal … Continue reading

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Getting Involved with ARES

It has been an eventful year in North America, and we are reminded of the important role of amateur radio in a crisis. While not all club members have the time or interest for monthly involvement with the ARES team, … Continue reading

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New Role For ARES Groups

The deadly massive flooding in Colorado has state ARES teams assisting with communications and APRS services. But now some ARES members are providing additional help with damage assessment duties with Boulder County ARES planning to assist with shooting videos of … Continue reading

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Can You Hear Me Now?

Mike Walker, VA3MW, sent a bunch of contesters the image on the right via email of the WSPR program tracking his 5-watt signal as it propagated on 160 meters. As he said in the email “My computer has more 160M … Continue reading

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