WestCumb  Amateur  Radio Club  VE1WRC

  Serving Westmorland County New Brunswick & Cumberland County Nova Scotia


From the Editor's desk.

May 20th, 2015

Update on the Sand River Repeater VE1SDR from Lorne VE1BXK can be found on the Repeater page or CLICK HERE.

Photos can be found on the Photo Gallery.

May 20th, 2015

Hazen Smith VE1IK has passed away in New Glasgow NS. Hazen was a founding member of the WestCumb ARC back in 1980.

SMITH, Hazen L. – 95, passed away May 11, 2015 at the Aberdeen Hospital.
Born October 28, 1919 at Wallace Bay Cumb Co. to the late Bligh M. and  
Katherine (Angevine) Smith. Hazen is survived by his wife of 71 years,
Eleanor (Wrathall) and only child, Brenda (Stan) Heinsma, Pictou;
grandchildren, William, Montana, Donald (Verna Scanlon) Heinsma, Pictou;
eight great-grandchildren: Kayla, Skylar and Tegan, Peter, Corina, Victoria,
James, Joshua, all of Pictou. He is also survived by a brother Gerald
(Karen) Guysborough and a cousin Doris (George) Churchhill, NB. He was
predeceased by two brothers, Howard and Harold and sister Jauneta. There
will be no visition or service at request of the family. Interment of the
ashes will take place in Wallace at a later date.

May 18th, 2015

How to set up a complete APRS System. See Archives under MORE. Thanks to Glenn VE1GK for the info. 

May 17th, 2015

Local amateur Barbara Crandall VE1BJC has passed away.

Here is a link to her obituary.


May16th, 2015

It was a beautiful sunny day in Parrsboro for the WestCumb ARC brunch at the Harbourview Restaurant. There were 23 in attendance. Thanks to Lorne VE1BXK for the photos in the gallery.

May 12th, 2015

         Mike Johnson VE1MWJ is looking for radio operators to volunteer their time during the Bordertown Biker Bash coming up on July 24-26. Operators will use the ARES vests from the county office and walk around the downtown core where the bikers and entertaiment will be and offer assistance and information when needed. There will also be a couple of operators needed out at the Amherst Centre where other events will take place.

Operators will be needed from Friday afternoon on the 24th till the evening (9pm) and all day Saturday from morning into the evening. If enough operaters volunteer no one will have to stay more than a couple of hours each day. As will the Cross Border Challenge there will be a base station probably at the Curling Club. This will be a great opportunity to promote the club.

If interested contact Mike Johnson at  mjohnson@cumberlandcounty.ns.ca

Let Mike know what times you are available. This will help in scheduling.

May 7th, 2015

We had a very good club meeting on Wednesday night. There were 23 in attendance. Mike Masters won the 50/50 and Brad VE1ZX had some APRS equipment for sale.
We had a special guest with Kenny MacKenzie from the Amherst Striders giving a presentation of the running group and looking for radio operators to provide communications during their Valentine's day run. Jon VE1JSG will be the person looking after setting this up for February 2016.

Don't forget about the June meeting which will be the year end Barbecue put on by the executive to thank the members. The food will be served at 6:30pm on June 3rd. There is usually a big crowd for this event but nobody will go away hungry.

May 5th, 2015

Minutes and Newsletter now on the website for viewing.

May 1st, 2015

Here is a great link on how to build a FM Crystal radio by Larry Solomon.


Thanks to Jon VE1JSG for the info.

Feb.10th, 2015:
From the February Halifax Reflector:
There was much discussion about the production of a new call book, and several ideas were fielded about alternative methods of how we could promulgate that information, securely, either through the Club website or in some other electronic form, rather than have to resort to printing books again. We also need someone to spearhead this project if it is to go forward.

Calendar of Events.

Monday, May 25 at 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday, May 26 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday, Jun 1 at 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, Jun 3 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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