WestCumb  Amateur  Radio Club  VE1WRC

  Serving Westmorland County New Brunswick & Cumberland County Nova Scotia


From the Editor's desk.

June 27th, 2015
Another beautiful sunny day greeted the walkers and runners of the annual YMCA Cross Border Challenge from Mt. Whatley New Brunswick to Amherst Nova Scotia.
Eight members of the WestCumb ARC provided communications for the race this year with a total of 78 messages passed over 3 hours. Taking part were LtoR; Jim VE1JBL, Peter VE1SM, Mike VE1MY( walking the race), Bob VE1EDP (net control), Ron VE1BBB, Mike VE1XDT, Kevin VE1KEV and Bob VE1DR.
Ron Bickle VE1BIC passed information from the race via VE1TCR to listeners over Tantramar Community Radio CFTA 107.9FM.
Thanks to Bob VE1DR for pictures.
June 11th, 2015
Here is a map of the YMCA Cross Border Challenge this year. Click on water station to see where you will be located. Any questions or comments please send them along to me.
Click Here.

May 26th, 2015

Lorne VE1BXK gives update on the VE1WRC repeater in Salem. CLICK HERE.

Photos on Gallery.

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.

May 18th, 2015

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

May 17th, 2015

Local amateur Barbara Crandall VE1BJC has passed away.

Here is a link to her obituary.


Calendar of Events.

Friday, Jul 24 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, Jul 26 12:00 PM
Tuesday, Jul 28 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday, Aug 25 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday, Sep 2 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Past News

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.

Paul VE9TTT has supplied more pictures of the brunch.


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.