|Website Updated: Wednesday, June 19th., 2013
|...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?
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.
1) I just received a further update from VE1BXK Lorne regarding the Lynn Mountain (Springhill)
VE1SPR UHF HUB Repeater System. Here is Lorne's message: "As of 10 am this morning (June 18th,
2013), the VE1SPR repeater system is now “fully operational” with all functional VHF repeater and
MAVCOM links. The issue was not with the UHF receiver at the site, but rather a suspect UHF RF signal
(close to the site) being received directly into the UHF receiver on 449.200 MHz with such a strong RF
signal it blocked all signals to the input of VE1SPR UHF HUB repeater. The suspect signal RF signal is
now QRT, which now brings the entire VE1SPR VHF/UHF Repeater system back to “normal” operation.
“NET” operations are now ready for use." 73, Lorne VE1BXK
2) A VE1PAR Repeater site visit took place on Saturday, June 7th, 2013 by VE1BXK, Lorne and
VE1ZX, Brad for site maintenance. See the note from Lorne and photos from Brad HERE.
3)The WARC June 2013 Meeting was held on Wednesday,June 5th at the E.D. Fullerton
County Building in Amherst, NS starting at 6:30 pm. A BBQ was provided by the WARC Executive
with a special cake provided by VE1EDP, Bob. A short meeting followed the BBQ. See the report and
4) The Down East Flea Market was held on Saturday June 1st,2013 in the gymnasium of the St.
Andrews Recreation Centre on Barnstead Lane off Bayers Road outbound. The HARC Fleamarket
Committee is to be commended for hosting this successful event. I have posted the story with photos
on the Old Timers Club website and you can access the page HERE.
5) The May/June issue of TCA Magazine lists the Canadian clubs taking part in last year's Field Day
and their standings starting on page 49. I am happy to say that WARC using the call VE1WRC
came in first place in Canada in the 1F category! In other years, we were alone in our category
but not in 2012 when there was a 100% increase in participation in 1F! Yes... there were two stations in
Canada who submitted entries last year so we have competition. Naturally WARC nearly doubled the
score of our competitors to take top honours in 1F in Canada!! Congratulations to all club members
who participated last year. (Stats: VE1WRC - 1F - 628 points - 1st Place / VE3BA - 1F - 320 points -
6) "The Tantramar", our WARC Newsletter, is now on the website HERE.
7) The Minutes of the May 2013 WARC Meeting are now available HERE.
8) Please be advised that VE1SPR is now fully operational with full access capabilities to the
MAVCOM UHF linking . Repairs to the VE1SPR Repeater system were carried out today by Lorne
(VE1BXK) and Brad (VE1ZX). In addition, temperature controlled cooling fans were added for both
UHF link radios. Special thanks to Tom (VE1TA) on behalf of the NSARA for site access. 73 Lorne
(See two photos below sent in by Lorne.)
9) The WARC May 2013 Brunch took place on Saturday, May 18th at the Harbourview
Restaurant in Parrsboro, NS. Thanks to Brad, VE1ZX for making the arrangements. The day was
showery and cool but we still had a good turnout of members and their guests. See the story and
photos HERE. Scroll down the page to May.
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 2013: June 25th, July 30th, August 27th,
September 24th, October 29th, November 26th, and December 31st.
2) VE1JBL Jim is still looking for volunteer radio ops to assist with the Cross Border Challenge
Road Race to be held on Saturday morning, June 22nd. If interested in helping out, please
contact Jim via the Maritime Amateur Website.
3) The WARC annual participation in the ARRL Field Day Contest to be held on
Saturday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd, 2013 has been CANCELLED for this year.
However, all is not lost! The TARC group (Truro) are keen on running a Field Day from the Bible
Hill EOC. All WARC members are invited to participate with TARC as discussed during their June
10th meeting. It will be held at Colchester EOC: 39 Pictou Road, Bible Hill, NS. Talk in through any
of the Truro repeaters or phone 902-896-4404 (station phone) on Field Day after 2 pm on the
22nd. Anyone interested can email me at <firstname.lastname@example.org> for further information. The TARC has a
brand new radio and they are anxious to give it 'a go' for FD. We will be working "1F MAR" using
the club call, VE1AO. It would be great to see some of the WARC FD regulars show up at the EOC
in Bible Hill sometime over the course of the weekend. Hope to see some of you there!
~73 de VE1CHI, Jim C.
4) The September 2013 AGM and Regular September Meetings will be held on Wednesday,
September 4th, 2013 in our meeting room at the E.D. Fullerton County Building in Amherst, NS
starting at 7 pm. Sandwiches and Sweets: VE1BFB Abbie and VE1ZX Brad. Why not ask a guest to
come along to the meeting?
5) The WARC September 2013 Brunch is scheduled for Saturday, September 21st at
Patterson's Restaurant in Sackville, NB starting at 11 am. All amateurs and guests are welcome to
attend. Note: This date may change as it is the same date as the MAARC Fleamarket in
6) Moncton Area ARC Flea Market, Date: Saturday, September 21, 2013, Location:
Riverview Lions Club, 701 Coverdale Road, Riverview, NB, Vendors: 8:00 AM, General
Admission: 10:00AM Admission $4.00 per person. Tables: No charge.
Contact: Charles Levasseur, VE9CEL <email@example.com> Talk in on 147.00 MHz.
7) The WARC October 2013 Meeting is scheduled for Saturday,October 2nd. in our meeting
room at the E.D. Fullerton County Building in Amherst, NS starting at 7 pm. Sandwiches: VE9RWS
Rick and Sweets: VE1CHI, Jim.
8) The WARC October 2013 Brunch is scheduled for Saturday, October 12th possibly in
Oxford, NS. starting at 11 am. This would be a new venue and details will be announced here
closer to this date. All amateurs and guests are welcome to attend.
9) The Greenwood Fleamarket will be held on Saturday, October 19th, 2013 but no further
info at this time. Will update here as info becomes available.
10) The WARC November 2013 Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday,November 6th. in our
meeting room at the E.D. Fullerton County Building in Amherst, NS starting at 7 pm. Perhaps bring
that neighbour who has always shown an interest in our hobby?
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The following list of callsigns are
of paid up club members for
the 2012-2013 year thus far. This
list will be updated as Treasurer
Mike, VE1MY submits updates to
me. Thanks Mike. If your call does
not appear below, then you have
NOT paid your dues or I have not
been informed. Please see Mike
at the next club meeting and
become a club member.
(List is current as of 20th January 2013)
~~ Regular Members ~~
Life Members ~~
Two Metre Repeaters
VE1MTN/147.090 +/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:
(Thanks to Ron, VE1AIC)
WARC MONDAY TWO METRE NET
(from Coordinator VE1XDT, Mike)
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:
|New cooling fans added to the UHF link radios at VE1SPR
|Sent in by VE1BIC, Ron:
June issue of the Q&A with NHC series
highlights WX4NHC amateur radio
|The WARC June 2013 Field Day has been cancelled. Due to other commitments by
the various club key holders, there is no one who can open the doors and be
responsible for building security. The only option was to cancel this event. Please
see the note below under "Upcoming Events" regarding the TARC Field Day.
|***IMPORTANT FIELD DAY NOTICE***