Author Archives: Peter West

About Peter West

I am retired. I'm invested into bike riding, guitar playing, yoga and Ham Radio. I am a former photojournalist, newspaper and magazine editor and public relations practitioner with national, regional and local experience. A long-time member of Toastmasters International and an active Amateur Radio (Ham) operator here in Canada I am taking on new challenges.

OARC meets weekly

Yes it’s true. The Oakville Amateur Radio Club meets every Saturday at 6:30 am at Coras on Dorval and the North Service Road in Oakville. There aren’t many clubs that claim to be this active. Everyone who is interested in … Continue reading

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Ham Radio Christmas Dinner

Hello fellow hams. The Oakville Amateur Radio Christmas Dinner is fast approaching. This event is for anyone interested in Amateur Radio. Tuesday December 8th at 19:15 Tuckers Marketplace Burlington 3110 South Service Road – QEW & Guelph Line One price … Continue reading

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Two Candidates for Ontario South Director

Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) like all non-profit associations is actually run by a board of directors who appoint paid and volunteer staff to form an executive which carries out the directions of the board following consultation with the members … Continue reading

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Ham Radio at Farmer’s Market

Ham Radio was at the Farmer’s Market and cultural festivities at Centennial Square at the main library on Navy Street in Oakville. I ran a NorCal 20 with the AlexLoop and we could easily hear Europe in the morning and … Continue reading

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CANWARN Spring Schedule

Thanks to Geoff Coulson, Warning Preparedness Meterologist with Environment Canada, the spring training schedule for CANWARN training has been published. (See below.) I took the CANWARN training and it is most worthwhile. First the training by Geoff is very entertaining … Continue reading

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Cyber Crimes

Thanks to our immediate past president Rod Hardman, VE3RHF for his excellent presentation on 1Password we may never get hacked again. 1Password, a Canadian company, provides “simple, convenient security by creating strong, unique passwords for all your accounts, sites, licenses … Continue reading

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OARC Meeting Tuesday

There is nothing more annoying (even costly) to get hacked these days. Our own Rod Hardman, VE3RHF is giving a workshop on OnePassword which is an amazing way to secure your passwords. Personally I can’t wait for Tuesday’s workshop as … Continue reading

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