The Georgian Bay Amateur Radio Club
Est. October 18th, 1973
P.O. Box 113, Owen Sound, Ontario Canada N4K5P1
Contact GBARC
VE3OSR is on EchoLink on node# 333014

At our last meeting, we discussed our activities from last year and also how we could
allow members or non-members to express an interest in any of our events, identify
equipment they may have to use at the event, or even volunteer to play a bigger role such
as co-ordinating the event. So what we have is our usual web form where you can enter
you callsign and fill in check boxes etc to inform the executive of your wishes.

The webform is posted under the "Activities" menu pick at the top of this page. Select
"Activity Signup" and it will take you there. I will also post all replies there so everyone
can see how things are going.

What we are interested in at this time are volunteers/participants
for the Ontario QSO Party, Field Day and the Canada day Contest 
but you can sign up for any event you like.
Club Events and Activities 2014

1. Icom 756PRO111 Hf transciever with power supply  Complete with desk mike and manual.
2. Icom IC-910 VHF/UHF all mode transciever  with Astron ss-30m power supply.
3. Two IC-02AT  2m HT handhelds with batteries and an Icom BC-35 Charger

4. A 4 element triband beam and an 11 element 2m beam on a 50 foot tower  .

I can be contacted at 519-396-9762
Sale Items From
VE3EFX Bill Hardie, Kincardine
Sale Items From
VE3EFX Bill Hardie, Kincardine
Club Banner Design Competition
Club Banner Design Competition
The picture below shows are current club banner, it's been around for many years
and has served us well. However, this is 2014 and perhaps an update is in order. It
would be nice if the general public which observes the club members in action got
the impression that we are a modern club using modern methods and equipment.
So at the March meeting it was decided to have a competition to allow the
artistically inclined a chance to submit their ideas for a new banner. The banner can
be this style or vertically oriented. For a few ideas as to what is available have a
look at this website. I'm not particularly promoting this one, but it's local and has
examples of what we may be interested in. We would like to be able to post your
submission here so please forward your ideas in a format I can use like .jpg or  a
.png  type file. If you do this in "WORD", then print it out and scan it as a .jpg file then
email it to me.  It doesn't have to be high rez for a webpage, 200kb or less will be
To include the club logo, right click on the logo  then "save as", to your computer.

The image to the right is a QR code. Click on the image to go to that site to generate your own or use this on if you like by right clicking on it.
Click on this logo to go to the RAC site. There are logo's there for RAC and ARES.
Community Club Fair
-- Saturday April 12th  -- Owen Sound Public Library
Here are some pictures and the article presented in the Owen Sound
Sun Times regarding this years Community Club Fair at the Owen
Sound Public Library. In spite of our late spring, the weather was
favourable with no precipitation. There were a good number of people
who came out to view the different clubs in attendance from geneolgy,
stamp collecting to tai chi. This is a great way for any club to obtain a
bit of public exposure and our club in particular, were very fortunate to
have the Sun Times reporter Denis Langlois stop by and interview our
members about amateur radio and their involvement in the hobby.

Thanks to all the mebers who participated.

Thanks to Lacy Russell, Public Services Librarian,
Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library for all her work to
make this event a success.
Adam VE3IZS,
Adam VE3IZS,
Adam VE3IZS,
Lacy Russell
Dave VA3DLN and Adam VE3IZS pictured in the Sun Times article below.
(Click on a picture for a larger view)

Freebies from Mike VE3OAS in Markdale. 14 Apr 2014

I need to dispose of my 2m 13-element Cushcraft antennae complete with rotor, two sections of tower (top and bottom sections) and the rotor controller plus cables. The tower is bolted to a deck and will be easy to remove. The rotor is an ancient (10-15 years old) Radio Shack one but it's still working well.  All for free but I need a couple of strong guys to help take it all down.

cedarcrost "at" cablerocket "dot" com