|Website Updated: Monday, December 9th., 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) VE1SPR has recently had a frequency change in the Lynn-Gore UHF Link. HERE is the report and
photos from Brad, VE1ZX and Lorne VE1BXK. Thanks guys.
2) The WARC December Annual Christmas Potluck Dinner/Meeting was held on Wednesday,
December 4th, in our meeting room at the E.D. Fullerton County Building in Amherst, NS starting at 6
pm. HERE is the report with photos from this annual club event.
3) "The Tantramar", our club newsletter for December 2013, is now on the website HERE.
4) Brad VE1ZX and Lorne VE1BXK made the trip to the VE1PAR Solar Repeater site
to winterize the radio equipment on October 22nd, 2013. HERE is the report of their efforts. Scroll to
the page bottom. Thanks for the report, Lorne.
5) Some repeater work was done at the VE1WRC Repeater on the 19th of November, 2013.
Click HERE and scroll to the page bottom for photos and a short writeup from VE1BXK Lorne
and VE1ZX Brad.
6) Station VE1GK (VE1XTL) has gone solar! Scroll down for a photo and note from Glenn, VE1GK,
recently updated on the 18th of November, 2013.
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: December 31st.
2) The WARC January 2014 Meeting will be held in our meeting room at the E.D. Fullerton
County Building on Wednesday, January 8th since the first Wednesday is New Years Day. Why
not invite a friend along with you and start the new year off right? The meeting will start at 7 pm.
Sandwiches: VE1CHI, Jim and Sweets: VE1ZS, Al.
3) The first WARC Brunch of the New Year, will be held at the Parkview Restaurant in
Oxford, NS on Saturday, January 18th, 2014 starting at 11 am. Bring along friends and family
as all are welcome to attend!
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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.
(List is current as of 6th November 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)
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
|Sent in by VE1BIC, Ron:
June issue of the Q&A with NHC series
highlights WX4NHC amateur radio operator:
|A Note received from our WARC Net
Coordinator, VE1XDT, Mike Masters:
Greetings! ...Just a reminder that the Monday
Night Net will be held at 8:00 PM. Your
participation is always welcome! If you have
any questions send me an email:
We will be using the following repeaters:
Amherst, Sugarloaf, Springhill, Summerside,
Harmony, Airport, Hammond’s Plains, Kirk
Hill, Reflector 9013 and Echolink 100853.
|VE1GK (VE1XTL) BASE GOES SOLAR
As of today, Nov. 18/2013, primary power for our base station is SOLAR
From four 7W panels (12" x 15") mounted at roof level facing 160 degrees with 25
Degree elevation. Even during partial sun each panel puts out 0.5 amps @ 14 volts
into two 95 amp hour deep cycle batteries. Actually two parallel circuits, each two
panels and a battery connected via a SPDT switch.
This has been tested out as back-up power for a month now and the 30 amp
former Coast Guard power supply now is back-up.
On Maritime Net at 9 watts QRP the voltage drop is only 0.2 volts
Transmitting 3.750 MHz LSB. I fully expect as the days shorten to have to
Switch over to the regular power supply - especially as Packet, UHF, VHF,
and Trunk Tracker Scanner radios all contribute to draining the battery.
73 de Glenn VE1GK
|WARC Net Controllers for the 2 m
Monday Night Net 2013-2014
|In Memory of Lloyd Smith - VA1MAB - SK
It is with heavy hearts that the family of Lloyd Hubert Smith age 81 of Amherst announce his passing on
Sunday, December 1, 2013 at Cumberland Regional Health Care Center, Upper Nappan, NS.
Born in Nappan, he was a son of the late Vincent and Georgia (Brown) Smith.
In his younger years, he worked on his father’s farm on the Smith Road and later Lloyd with his father and
brother owned and operated Smith’s Esso in Fort Lawrence. As well as operating the service station he
also worked as a Service Representative for David Brown Tractors until they were sold to J.I. Case in the
In the mid 1970’s the former David Brown Tractor management contacted him about becoming a Service
Rep for Zetor Tractors, a new line being introduced into Canada in the Southwestern Ontario area where
he and his family resided for 25 years.
Upon his retirement, he fulfilled his lifelong dream of traveling. He and his wife sold the family home and
traveled for the next five years across Canada and the USA before settling in Amherst. In the last three
years he worked at the gas bar at the Atlantic Superstore, Amherst.
Lloyd was a member of the West Cumberland Amateur (HAM) Radio and was awarded the Provincial
Volunteer Week, Certificate of Appreciation, in recognition of outstanding volunteer service benefiting the
community. He was also an active member of the Cumberland Car Club.
He will be sadly missed by his wife Marjorie (Estabrooks) Smith, his two children Wayne (Jill) of Fort
Wayne, IN and Wendy (Ted) Parkes of Mississauga, ON, grandchildren Taylor, Randelle, Kaylynne,
Morgan and Alexandrea.
Besides his parents, Lloyd was predeceased by two brothers Fred and Bruce.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 12 until the time of the funeral service at 2 p.
m. all in Campbell’s Funeral Home, 98 Church St., Amherst. (902-667-9906)
Rev. Lloyd Bruce will officiate.
Interment will take place in the Fenwick Cemetery.
Memorial donations in Lloyd’s memory may be made to the Heart and Stoke Foundation of Nova Scotia.
Online condolences and sharing of memories may be made to the family via: www.campbellsamherst.ca