Website Updated: Saturday, April 12th, 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) VE1SM, Peter Hebb our Newsletter publisher, was selected as the WARC Volunteer of the Year
for 2014 and on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014, was presented with a certificate by the Mayor of Amherst,
Robert Small. Below is a photo of Peter receiving his certificate from the Mayor. Congratulations Peter!

2)
The Canadian Red Cross  branch in Amherst, NS is seeking volunteers. Please see the notice and
contact info below.

3) VE1BXK Lorne and Brad VE1ZX made a visit to the VE1SPR Repeater site on Tuesday, February
11th, 2014 and again on the 15th, to do some replacement and repair. You can see the story and photos
HERE. Thanks Guys! Note: Additional photos and story added when they went back again on the 17th
and 18th of February - scroll down.

4) VE1SM, Peter, has submitted an article entitled: "The 'No-Excuses' 160 Metre Vertical".
You can read/print this article
HERE.

5) For many years, some dual band VHF/UHF transceivers – both mobiles and HTs – have included a
feature called CROSS-BAND, or X-BAND.
VE1GK, Glenn, has written an article discussing this, its
setup and its possible use during radio demos. Glenn's article is now on the website
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:
 April 29th, May 27th, June 24th, July
29th, August 26th, September 30th, October 28th,
November 25th, and December 30th.

2)The WARC April Brunch will be held at the Parkview Restaurant in Oxford,NS on Saturday,
April 19th, 2014
starting at 11 am. Bring along friends and family as all are
welcome to attend!

3) The WARC May 2014 Meeting will be held in our meeting room at the E.D. Fullerton County
Building on
Wednesday, May 7th, 2014. The meeting will start at 7 pm. Why not bring a
friend or neighbour along this time.  

4) The WARC May Brunch will be held at the Pier Restaurant in Parrsboro, NS on
Saturday, May 17th, 2014 starting at 11 am. Bring along friends and family as
all are welcome to attend!

5) The WARC June 2014 Meeting will be held in our meeting room at the E.D. Fullerton County
Building on
Wednesday, June 4th, 2014. The meeting will start at 7 pm. Why not bring a
friend or neighbour along this time. Sandwiches: TBA and Sweets: TBA.  

(Note: There is no club brunch in June, 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
WARC Net Controllers for the 2 m
Monday Night Net 2013-2014
Red Cross Seeking Volunteers

VE1SM, Peter, who frequently conducts the weekly Red Cross Net has informed me that Angela
Lohnes, the Service Centre Coordinator for the Red Cross in Amherst, NS is looking for volunteers.

If you wish to volunteer your time to help out this worthy cause and wish to receive the documents on
this, you can contact either Angela Lohnes at:

<
Angela.Lohnes@redcross.ca> or via
T 902-667-8795   F 902-667-8801

or

Peter Hebb, VE1SM
<
ve1sm@eastlink.ca>
VE1SM, Peter Hebb our Newsletter publisher and Red Cross Net Controller, was selected as the
WARC Volunteer of the Year for 2014 and on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014, was presented with a
certificate by the Mayor of Amherst, Robert Small.
Shown above L to R: Physical Activity Coordinator
Corey Crocker, Peter VE1SM, Amherst Mayor Rob Small, and Deputy Mayor Lisa Emery