WestCumb  Amateur  Radio Club  VE1WRC

  Serving Westmorland County New Brunswick & Cumberland County Nova Scotia

 

A HISTORY OF THE WESTCUMB AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
(From Minutes of Club Meetings)
by Jerry Hannah, VE1KW

On April 9, 1980, a meeting of persons interested in the possible formation of an Amateur Radio Club in the Amherst area was held in the Amherst RegionalHigh School.
The organizing force behind the meeting was Lee Nolan VE1BHS, of Maccan.
In addition to Lee Nolan the following were in attendance: Ron Hesler VE1SH, Frank Gallant VE1BPM, Brad Ross VE1BFB, Bruce Sears VE1BBM, Charles Gould VE1BSQ, Jerry Hannah VE1KW, Alex Gibbons (studying for exam), Al Christie VE1BHQ, Hazen Smith VE1IK, Peter Hebb VE1(passed exam, waiting for call), and Ed Crandall VE1ADC.
The Meeting agreed to form a Club with the following initial officers: Chairman Ed Crandall, Secretary Lee Nolan, and Treasurer Charlie Gould. Initial funds were the twenty dollars left over from the running of the latest Amateur Radio Classes.
Of the names suggested for the Club, the Meeting chose Westcum Amateur Radio Club after discarding Ithmus, and Amsack.
The first Field Day Committee was formed, with Brad Ross as Chairman. Bruce Sears and Peter Hebb were appointed to the Committee.
At Ron Hesler’s suggestion it was agreed that a Club Call of VE1WRC be requested from DOC.
After setting the date for the next Meeting, this inaugural meeting was adjourned. Click HERE for more.

Executive

 Left to Right

 
 

  Secretary

  Ron Bickle

  VE1BIC

 President

 Kevin Burke

 VE1KEV

Vice-President

  Mike Masters

  VE1XDT

 Treasurer

Jim Langille

  VE1JBL

CLUB MEETINGS

The WARC  meet at 7:00 pm the second Wednesday of each month, September to June inclusive. No meetings are held in July or August.
The meeting location is in the lower level of the Municipality of Cumberland E.D. Fullerton Building, on the Blair's Lake Road across from the new Amherst Hospital (Cumberland Regional Health Care Centre) at  Exit 4 from the Trans Canada Highway, Route 104. Talk-in is on the Amherst Repeater, VE1WRC on 147.285 +
1395 Blair Lake Road Amherst NS
WestCumb ARC Club Examiners

Brad Ross VE1ZX - ve1zx@eastlink.ca
Jim Hannon VE1AFH - jhannon@cumberlandcounty.ns.ca   
Rick Sullivan VE9RWS - ve9rws@eastlink.ca  

WEEKLY VHF CLUB NET

Mondays at 8:00 pm on VE1BHS 145.350(-) MHz. and
other linked repeaters (Sept - June)  with Net Control by various club members.
Net Manager - Mike Masters VE1XDT
Interested in being a Net Controller, contact Mike 

mikemasters@eastlink.ca