The 18th Annual Ontario
QSO Party 2015
Held on the third full weekend of April. This event was held at the QTH of Tom VA3TS, Shallow Lake, On.
Band Mode QSOs Pts Mul
1.8 CW 8 16 8
1.8 LSB 7 7 4
3.5 CW 5 10 3
3.5 LSB 29 29 22
7 CW 19 46 9
7 LSB 42 42 23
14 USB 21 21 10
21 USB 10 10 5
Total Both 141 181 84
1 Mult = 1.7 Q's
Many thanks to all club members and guests who attended and helped operate and make this a great weekend.
and Bernie VE3BQM. Special thanks to our guest, Bob VE3SRE the founder of the Ontario QSO party weekend .
This is our certificate from Contest Club Ontario
Bill VE3WLR SK
It is with great regret we report the passing of Bill Reuber of Mildmay.
Percy Smith VA3BBD SK
We are also saddened to report the passing of Percy VA3BBD. May 2015
Former GBARC member
VE3MVS Mervin Solomon
of WIARTON, ON
passed away Sunday 27th September 2015 at the age of 97 years.
VE3UUL John Passed away at Owen Sound on Thursday December 10, 2015 at the age of 83 years
Purpose: As an emergency preparedness exercise, to set up and operate an Amateur radio station in less than ideal circumstances and to increase public awareness of the Amateur Radio Service.
This years exercise happened on a cool rainy weekend, but in true Amateur Radio fashion, 3 stations and 5 antennas were set up and operated. In attendance were Dave VE3WI, Doug VE3WRF, Adam VE3IZS, Bernie VE3BQM, Tom VA3TS, Mark VA3FIN, Bob VE3LKD, Greg VE3RQY, Phil VE3QVC, Shane VE3RUT, Greg VE3NXB, Frank VA3GUF, Jon VA3CIC, Tom VA3BBH, Dieter VA3DST and Carson VA3OSO. (I'm sure I have forgotten someone so drop me a line and I'll add your name/call) In addition, there were many that dropped in to see our stations, ask questions about radio or just to reminisce about how radio affected their lives. Thanks to Grey Roots for allowing us to use their facility for this. Thanks to all who participated and brought food and equipment and good will to make this yet another memorable Field Day weekend. 73 Tom VA3TS
Operating at Grey Roots ,102599 Grey Road 18, from the Schoolhouse in Moreston Heritage Village a full 24 hours from 2 p.m. Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Call Used: VE3OSR
GOTA Station Call: (none)
ARRL/RAC Section: ONS Class: 3A
GEORGIAN BAY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
Power Source(s): Generator
Power Multiplier: 2X
100% Emergency power 300
Set-up in Public Place 100
Information Booth 100
W1AW Field Day Message 100
Site Visit by invited elected official 100
Youth participation 20
Submitted via the Web 50
Educational activity 100
Total Bonus Points 870
CW Digital Phone Total
Total QSOs 51 0 238
Total Points 102 0 238 340
Claimed Score = 680
Adam Karasinski, VE3IZS
VE3HDH Jerry Szafinski SK
passed away at his home in Flesherton on Sunday, May 17, 2015 in his 76th year.
VE3NEM Tom Merner SK
It is with great regret we report the passing of Tom Merner, suddenly, at the age of 65. Obituary
FIELD DAY 2015
Band Mode QSOs Pts Sec
3.5 LSB 6 60 2
7 LSB 31 224 2
14 USB 40 412 12
21 USB 1 2 0
Total Both 78 698 16
Score: 11,168 1 Mult = 4.9 Q's
Canada Day Contest INFO
July 1, 2015 (8pm June 30th to 8pm July 1st local time)
Thanks to all who came out and operated the Canada Day Station. VE3WI Dave, VA3FIN Mark and Oscar, VE3RQY Greg and VE3PAV Bobby. We started at 8pm local and operated till midnight or so. Everyone went home, no doubt tired from the recent Field Day. But we did well, I operated a bit by myself the following day but I spent some time with the grandsons at Kelso Beach in Owen Sound...Tom VA3TS
Fox Hunt Hello all, Our fox hunt on the 28th of July was a lot of fun, pictured here are the participants and the one to find the fox was Carl VE3APY, congratulations.
L-R Dave VE3WI, Dieter VA3DST, Carl VE3APY, Greg VE3RQY, Carson VA3OSO , Bobby VE3PAV, Doug VA3WRF, Tom VA3TS
Our next event will be the Cabot Head Weekend on the 15th and 16th of August. This is to participate in the
International Lighthouse and lightship Weekend.
This is an opportunity for club members to meet and operate as well as demonstrate amateur radio to members of the public.
The annual ILLW amateur radio event was started in Scotland by John Forsyth, GM4OOU, and the late Mike Dalrymple (GM4SUC), both members of Ayr Amateur Radio Group (AARG). Through the years the event has grown probably far beyond what John and Mike envisaged for it all those years ago. The fact that some 85 countries have been represented in this event since inception clearly shows that it is well on its way to becoming a premier event on the ham radio calendar.
Terry Fox Run
On Sunday September 20th our club assisted the Terry Fox Run organizers by providing emergency communication along the route. Luckily, none was required, no incidents reported and it was a nice morning for the run.
L-R Jon VA3CIC, Doug VE3WRF, Sonja VA3SDY, Dwight VE3UOK, Carson VA3OSO, Phil VE3QVC, Scott Grieg and Tom VA3TS.
The Thornbury-Clarksburg Rotary Club is pleased to host this year's Run Blue Mountains. Proceeds will go to community Children/Youth and Health Care projects.
The Blue Mountain Half Marathon will take place October 18th. Meet at the Beaver Valley Community Centre, 81 Victoria Street, Thornbury at 8:30 am.
If you are driving on HWY 26, it is better to arrive by Elma St,
Volunteers:VE3WI VE3WRF VE3IZS VE3QVC
VA3ACI Marv Passed away on Monday, December 7th, 2015 in his 77th year.
FIELD DAY 2015
The Jamboree on the Air took place October 17th at Camp Charl'Bro
156 Dewar St. Big Bay, On (44.793984, -80.953720) from 12 noon to 10pm.
Volunteers: VE3WRF VA3OSO VE3IZS VE3PAV
Radio Course 2015
Congratulations to this years new Hams. completed 25th Nov 2015
L-R Tom VA3TS Course Co-ordinator, Dennis VE3VOS , Christine VA3CAO and Scott VA3EXO.
Thanks also to instructors Doug VE3WRF and Dave VE3WI
Christmas Luncheon 2015
Christmas Luncheon 2015
Here are a few pictures of our Christmas get together. As in years past it was nice to see old friends and some new ones. On behalf of GBARC we wish everyone a nice Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Many thanks to those who voted for me as this Years GBARC Amateur of the year.