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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
May 5th, 2015
Minutes and Newsletter now on the website for viewing.