Website Updated: Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
Westcumb
Amateur
Radio Club
...with members from Westmorland County, New Brunswick & Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Every Monday night except in July and August, volunteer club members of the WARC conduct the
WARC Weekly Net
at 8 pm on various linked repeaters. Why not listen and check in?
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Storm Watch: If the WX looks inclement for a WARC meeting night, then listen to the VE1WRC Repeater
(147.285+ MHz) during the day for a recorded message regarding its status.
WARC SITE DIRECTORY

1) Recent VE1BHS repeater work photos from Lorne, VE1BXK and Brad, VE1ZX are HERE. The
work took place on 27th July 2014.

2)
Passing of the Torch at the Cumberland County EMO Office:
http://www.cumberlandnewsnow.com/News/Local/2014-06-24/article-3775358/
Passing-the-torch-at-the-EMO-office/1

3) The WARC Meeting and Year-End BBQ took place on Wednesday, June 4th, 2014 at the E.D.
Fullerton Building meeting room starting at 6:30 pm. Lorne, VE1BXK submitted some photos and
these and a short report are
HERE. Thanks Lorne.

4)
The DownEast Fleamarket was held on Saturday, May 31st, 2014 in Halifax. There is a
writeup with photos on the Old Timers Club website with some familiar faces. Here is the link:
http://www.oldtimersclub.byethost31.com/Fleamarkets/Halifax_2014.html

5) The RAC Amateur Radio 60 Metre Operations Information pdf file is HERE. Thanks to
VE1BXK, Lorne for sending this to me.

6)
VE1XDT, Mike Masters submitted a pdf article on DMR Radio and you can read it HERE.
Upcoming Events

1) Exercise "Handshake" - an ongoing exercise held on various repeaters and held monthly on the
last Tuesday of every month starting at 7 pm in 2014:
August 26th, September 30th, October
28th, November 25th, and December 30th.

2) The WARC September 2014 Meetings will be held in our meeting room at the E.D. Fullerton
County Building on
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014. The meeting will start at 7 pm. This
evening will consist of the AGM followed by the regular September meeting with the new
executive.

3)
Moncton Area ARC Flea Market:  Saturday, September 20, 2014
Riverview Lions Club, 701 Coverdale Road, Riverview, NB Vendors: 8:00 AM,
General Admission: 10:00AM Admission $5.00 per person. Tables: No charge.
Contact: Charles Levasseur, VE9CEL  <
ve9cel@rogers.com> Talk in: 147.090 + MHz.

4) The
Greenwood Fleamarket will be held on the 18th of October 2014. Further details to be
posted as they are known.

(Note: There is no club brunch in July or August so you'll be really hungry by the time the
September 2014 brunch rolls around! Hi,Hi)
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The following list of callsigns are
of
paid up club members for
the 2013-2014 year
. This list will
be updated as the Treasurer
submits updates to me. If your call
does not appear below, then you
have NOT paid your dues or I
have not been informed. Please
see our treasurer, VE9TTT Paul,
at the next club meeting and
become a club member.
Thanks.
(List is current as of 6th November 2013)
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~~  Regular Members ~~

VE1BFB
VE1BHO
VE1BIC
VE1CHI
VE1DR
VE1EDP
VE1GK
VE1JBL
VE1JWM
VE1KEV
VE1SM
VE1VH
VE1VOX
VE1XDT
VE1ZX
VE9DWJ
VE9JMP
VE9KM
VE9PKV
VE9TER
VE9TTT
VE1YH
VE1KW
VE9UH
VA1MAB
VE1II
VE1MBH
VE1JSG
VE1JSP
VE1DEH
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~~  Life Members ~~

VE1CZD
VE1BXK
VE1AIC
VE1JJC
VE1CFK
VE9RWS
VE1ZX
NSARA News
Radio Course

Two Metre Repeaters

VE1MTN/147.090 +/Moncton, NB
VE9TCR/147.345+/Moncton, NB
VE9SBR/147.225 +/Shediac, NB
VE9SKV/145.230 -/Sackville, NB

VY2PEI/145.150 -/Cavendish, PE
VE1CRA/146.670 -/Charlottetown, PE
VE1UHF/146.715 -/Glen Valley, PE
VE1CFR/146.850 -/Summerside, PE

VE1WRC/147.285 +/Amherst, NS
VE1BHS/145.350 -/Sugarloaf, NS
VE1SPR/147.000 -/Springhill, NS
VE1SPH/146.805 -/Springhill, NS
VE1PAR/145.470 -/Parrsboro, NS
VE1NET/146.745 -/Parrsboro, NS
VE1HAR/147.135 +/Truro, NS

For complete repeater info click this link:
http://ve1cra.net/main/rpt-lists.htm
(Thanks to Ron, VE1AIC)
Miscellaneous Photos

An interesting discussion on radio operations
portable and mobile at this website. I did an
internet search as a result of the discussion
during the WARC club meeting on November
7th, 2012. Check out the MPM designation at
the end of the article (second comment)! This is
not the definitive word on the subject as far as
Canadian hams are concerned but still food for
thought:

http://mm0hai.net/radio/mobile-or-portable.html
WARC
Sent in by VE1BIC, Ron:

June issue of the Q&A with NHC series
highlights WX4NHC amateur radio operator:
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/qa/201306_julio_ripoll.php
WARC 2 m Net
Linking Procedure
Amherst YMCA Cross Border Race

On Saturday June 21st beginning at 8:30am, the WestCumb Amateur Radio
Club participated in the annual YMCA Cross Border Race from Mt. Whatley
New Brunswick across the Tantramar Marsh into Amherst Nova
Scotia. Besides the annual 10K run there is now a half marathon during the
day. The club has been asked each year to provide communications at start /
finish lines and all water stations along the course. The club also has one
member (Mike VE1MY) who participates each year and walks behind the last
walker on the course to make sure no one is left behind and completes the
course along side that person.
The club also supplies information during the race to Tantramar Community
Radio 107.9FM via their amateur radio station VE1TCR to send out reports of
the race to the community.

There were a total of 63 messages passed during the races which began at
8:30 am and finished just after 11am.

Eight amateurs took part this year including (Left to Right)

Jim Langille VE1JBL, Peter Hebb VE1SM, Bob Tuttle VE1DR, Ron VE1BIC,
Mike VE1XDT, Kevin VE1KEV, Mike VE1MY and Bob VE1EDP.

(See photo below.)

(Credit note and photo to VE1JBL, Jim)