Congratulations to Dieter VA3DST who celebrates his 90th birthday on Sept 16th.
Winter Field Day 2016
Winter Field Day is dedicated to Amateur Radio Operators who believe that emergency communications in a winter environment is just as important as the preparations and practice that is done each summer but with some additional unique operational concerns.
Disasters are unpredictable by nature and can strike when you least expect them. The goal is to help enhance your skills and ready you for all environmental conditions found in Canada during the spring, summer, fall, and winter.
Preparedness is the key to a professional and timely response during any event and this is what local and provincial authorities are expecting when they reach out to the emergency service groups that offer their services.
Georgian Bay Amateur Radio Club members, especially new to amateur radio had a great time building and setting up the Tilted Terminated Folded Dipole antenna and actually see it working flawlessly. Band conditions were not the greatest at the start but improved over time and some contacts were made. We didn't break any records but all had a good time with lots to eat and a rag chew session exchanging "as always" useful wisdom.
Scout Camp 2016
Dave VE3WI, Mark VA3FIN and I, attended the Owen Sound Winter Scout Camp, Sat, Jan 30/2016. We set up 1 station - VE3OST - and operated on 20m and 40m. Some of the Scouts tried it out and made several contacts. We spoke with several Scouts and their Leaders from around the area and from Ohio. The station was run as if we were competing in Winter Field Day, but passed some info on the Scout camp as well. Those who tried operating really enjoyed themselves and all QSO's we made did not mind spending some extra time talking to the Scouts. A couple of Scouts intended to contact their hometown clubs for information about getting licensed and about JOTA.
Unfortunately I don't know their names. The girl in the middle actually made 4 QSO's on her own once she got past mike-fright.
I am sorry to report the passing of Coenraad Smit VE3SMI from Port Elgin.
The 19th Annual Ontario QSO Party 2016, was held at the QTH of Tom VA3TS. There was an excellent turnout, we made some 230 contacts, had lots to eat and many conversations. The results are listed below. Many thanks to all that attended and contributed to make this another successful QSO party.
VE3IZS, VA3EXO, VA3CAO, VE3WRF, VA3TS, VE3VOS, VA3OSO, VE3PAV, VE3BQM, VE3QVC, VE3US, VA3DST
Band QSOs Pts Mul
3.5 53 62 26
7 62 80 33
14 118 118 32
Total 233 260 91
Ontario QSO Party
Community Club Fair
This weekend, the 23rd of April, is the annual Community Club Fair at the
Library in Owen Sound. The goal is to increase awareness of our club, Promote amateur radio and advertise upcoming events like Field day
Thanks to those that participated, VE3WI, VE3USI, VA3ILT, VA3TS, VA3OSO, VA3FIN, VE3IZS, VE3BQM, VA3GUF and those that stopped by to say hello, VE3PAV, VE3RQY and VE3VEX
Gary Bell VA3FV
Our condolences to the family of Gary Bell VE3IOD/ VA3FV, a long time GBARC member and friend who passed away suddenly, Wed afternoon, April 20th
Emergency Preparedness Week
Emergency Preparedness Week (EP Week) is an annual event that takes place each year during the first full week of May. This national event is coordinated by Public Safety Canada, in close collaboration with the provinces and territories and partners.
Did You Know ...
Field Day 2016
Field Day is an emergency preparedness exercise to maintain all hams in readiness for whatever emergency or situation regarding public safety that may occur. This year Field day was be held at the Bayshore Community Center. This was a very nice location, members of the public stopped by, a member of the Owen Sound Fire Sercvices as well as the Mayor from the town of Southgate. The antenna launcher was used successfully to place three antennas in the nearby trees. Since we were in a public location it was important to not introduce any tripping hazards to anyone. The equipment setup went fairly well, one driver for a windows 10 computer and one feedline which turned out to be faulty. Bernie VE3BQM was an excellent chef and we certainly were well fed, but that's no surprise. Thanks to all that attended and those that stopped by to make this yet another successful field day....73
ARRL Section : ONS
Club/Team : GBARC
Software : N1MM Logger+ 1.0.5752.0
Band Mode QSOs Pts
3.5 CW 25 50
3.5 LSB 6 6
7 CW 1 2
7 LSB 69 69
14 USB 4 4
Total Both 105 131
Score : 262
Rig : Kenwood TS590, Icom IC706 & Yaesu TS950 Antennas : T2FD, OCD, 40/20 dipole
Operators: VE3IZS, VE3WRF, VE3WI, VA3TS, VA3GUF, VA3OSO ,VE3BQM, VE3QVC, VE3PAV, VE3BAK
Also in attendance: VA3DST, VE3NXB, VE3MUD, VE3VEX, VE3FOS, VE3TUQ, VE3GWZ, VE3MUD, VE3RQY
Happy Canada Day from everyone at the Georgian Bay Amateur Radio Club. We operated the Canada Day Contest last night for a few hours, had lots of fun, the guys were impressed with the ICOM IC-7300, and had a good demonstration of its features. Thanks to Bobby VE3PAV, Doug VE3WRF and Carson VA3OSO who came out to operate... 73
The Cabot Head , ILLW weekend
was held on the 20th and 21st of August. This year we used our new callsign VA3FCH which stands for "Friends of Cabot Head" . Propagation was not our friend this year and contacts with other lighthouses were sparse. We had some rain but it was nice and warm had as usual we had plenty to eat. The ladies at the lighthouse provided us with delicious chillie and if as if that wasn't enough, Dennis VE3VOS and his xyl had a wonderful stew with all the trimmings. Many thanks to all who contributed and attended. Pictured below L-R Bobby VE3PAV, Paul VE3EFQ, Carson VA3OSO, seated Doug VE3WRF, Phil VE3QVC, Adam VE3IZS, Tom VA3TS, Dave VE3WI and Dennis VE3VOS.
Not pictured were Greg VE3NXB and Kevan 2E0WMG inset.
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 took place October 16th.
It was a rainy morning but the race got underway about 9:30. The were about 100 runners, no incidents and lots of support from the OPP and the rotary club.
Thanks to those who participated. L-R Fred VA3STG, Carson VA3OSO, Dave VE3WI, Bobby VE3PAV, Doug VE3WRF, Frank VA3GUF, Phillip VE3QVC and Tom VA3TS.
Blue Mountain Half Marathon 2016
Many thanks to all the club members who participated. L-R Fred VA3STG, Carson VA3OSO, Doug VE3WRF, Philip VE3QVC, Tom VA3TS, Scott Greig (our host) Frank VA3GUF, Adam VE3IZS. Not pictured Jon VA3CIC.
Terry Fox Run 2016
Here are some pictures of our recent Christmas Luncheon. Many thanks to all that attended and organized the event.
The Georgian Bay Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 113, Owen Sound
Ontario Canada N4K5P1
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January 16, 2018