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October 2021 Newsletter
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Activities

Amateur Radio is a great and rewarding hobby but family, work or personal events take priority. By taking part in various events, we improve our communication skills, help out in the community but most of all we have fun doing it.

To attend an event or for more information click the "Contact" link on the footer of any page.

Any events where we used to meet as a group to do, are now temporarily done "solo", at home or portable. Activities that involve the community are postponed but some offer an on-line alternative. Follow the links.

Friends of GBARC Nets
Friends of GBARC Nets
Thursday, July 11, 2019
All are welcome, look for us at 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday on VE3OSR repeater 146.940- T 97.4hz. Afterwards QSY to 3.783Mhz for our HF net. Click the "Meetings" link on the bottom of this page.
Breakfast Meeting
Breakfast Meeting
Sunday, February 07, 2016
On HOLD due to covid
At the Rockford restaurant, 8:30 a.m. on the 2nd Saturday of each month. On the corner of Hwy 10 and Grey Road 18. Click the "Meetings" link on the bottom of this page.

Monthly Club Meeting
Monthly Club Meeting
Sunday, February 07, 2016
Due to covid, we have our monthly meetings on ZOOM. It is recommended that all Club Members install the Zoom app on their computers to facilitate meetings going forward. Click the "Meetings" link on the bottom of this page.
Winter Field Day January29th & 30th 2022
Winter Field Day January29th & 30th 2022
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
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. This event runs for 24 hours during the last full weekend in January each year from 2:00 pm EST Saturday to 2:00 pm EST Sunday.
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Ontario QSO Party April 18th & 19th
Ontario QSO Party  April 18th & 19th
Sunday, February 07, 2016
This Contest Club Ontario event is held annually on the third full weekend of April. In the contest, Ontario stations contact as many amateur radio stations as possible both in Ontario and world-wide.

Rules

Amateur Radio Course 2021
Amateur Radio Course 2021
Sunday, February 07, 2016
Due to the pandemic, radio courses have been postponed. However, there are online options. Send us email and we will send details.

RAC/ARRL Field Day June 25th & 26th
RAC/ARRL Field Day June 25th & 26th
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Objective To work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. Field Day is from 2:00 pm EST Saturday to 2:00 pm EST Sunday.
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Canada Day Contest 1st July
Canada Day Contest 1st July
Sunday, February 07, 2016
RAC Canada Day Contest is Coming! July 1st is Canada Day. Join in our countrys birthday celebration by entering our Contest.  Start time is 8pm DST 30th of June to 8pm DST 1st July.
International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend
International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend
Sunday, February 07, 2016
Ham's activate Lighthouses worldwide to promote clubs, raise radio awareness and support lighthouses.
It appears that Cabot Head will not be open for the 2021 season..more updates to follow.


Bruce Peninsula Multisport Race
Bruce Peninsula Multisport Race
Sunday, February 07, 2016
This is a very large race, both in numbers of racers and geographically, so we can never have too many ham communicators. More details to follow.
Terry Fox Run September
Terry Fox Run  September
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Virtual Race

Runners Den

BRUCE PENINSULA GRAVEL GRAN FONDO
BRUCE PENINSULA GRAVEL GRAN FONDO
Sunday, February 07, 2016
The Bruce Peninsula Biosphere Association has invited the club out to provide support communications for their BRUCE PENINSULA GRAVEL GRAN FONDO.
For more information contact Tom VA3TVA

Thornbury Turkey Trot
Sunday, February 07, 2016
Formerly called Run Blue Mountains, a multi-year fun run organized by the Thornbury-Clarksburg Rotary Club; The Thornbury Turkey Trot is the new name for the same, spectacularly stunning, scenic Run Blue Mountains, now just relocated to the Saturday of the Thanksgiving long weekend.

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Annual Christmas Luncheon
Annual Christmas Luncheon
Sunday, February 07, 2016

All are welcome, club members, spouses, guests and non-club members as well. Come out for great food and conversation as well as the presentation of the Amateur of the Year Award.

The 2020 luncheon is normally held at the Rockford Restaurant at the corner of Grey Rd 18 and Hwy6/10. But this year is different.
The executive will make announcements as more is known.


RAC Winter Contest
RAC Winter Contest
Sunday, September 17, 2017
This is an on-air operating event where Canadian hams contact as many other hams as they can in a 24 hour period.

Link to the RAC website and contest rules
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To attend an event or for more information click the "Contact" link on the footer of any page.

Amateur of the Year Award
Amateur of the Year Award
Sunday, February 07, 2016

This award is bestowed annually to that special club member who has demonstrated excellence above and beyond the call on behalf of the club and amateur radio in general.

A vote is conducted and the results presented at our annual Christmas Luncheon. As well as a hearty cheer and many accolades an obligatory round of applause.

You don't have to actually know the nominee. This is an award for those who come to meetings or give their time at a community event or help out with a special project or in other words participate in the club.

A good place to start is to look over recent newsletters. Many events and those that took part are recorded there. Click here to go to the current archive page.

Another thing to keep in mind is, while its nice to be recognized, perhaps select someone who has not received the award previously. Click here to see the past recipients page.

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