WestCumb  Amateur  Radio Club  VE1WRC

  Serving Westmorland County New Brunswick & Cumberland County Nova Scotia


Symposium for Maritime
 Amateur Radio Techs

“To provide insight into the technical and procedural aspects of amateur radio operation.”


S.M.A.R.T. 2018 scheduled for Saturday April 28th.

From Jim VE1JBL Jan.6th, 2018

The first meeting of S.M.A.R.T. 2018 was held in Amherst on Jan.6th, 2018. In attendance were George Dewar VY2GF, Bernie Cormier VE9BGC, Kevin Burke VE1KEV, Dave Hull VE1HUL and Jim Langille VE1JBL.
The event will again be held at the Dr Carson & Marion Murray Community Centre in Springhill NS on Apr.28th, 2018 8am-5pm. Registration fee will remain the same $5.00 which includes lunch. There will also be 50/50 tickets and prizes given throughout the day. There will be tickets sold on the grand prize of a radio. TBA.
First classes will begin at 9am. Lunch hour (barbecue) will be from 12noon till 1pm.
The organizers have decided to keep the "Out of the Trunk" flea market this year. Amateurs interested in selling are to write up a note on items for sale with price and will get it on the site. Amateurs looking for something send it along and will also post it on the site.
This year the Hospitality room will be available and will have refreshments and an area to sit and chat if not taking in the courses.
We are looking for presenters for courses. If interested in putting on a course contact George Dewar VY2GF at   dewarg@bellaliant.net
As presenters come forward they will be posted on the site so everyone will know what courses will be available this year.
The WestCumb ARC and the Municipality of Cumberland are looking forward to hosting this event again this year.
Sign up on the Registration Form below and if you have questions or comments leave them in the message box.

Dave Hull VE1HUL will be putting on a course for Newbies. It will be a two part course to go over basics of amateur radio in the first hour and taking questions in the second hour. The courses will be split between the lunch hour. First hour will be at 11am and the second half will be at 1pm.
Bob Robichaud VE1MBR has confirmed he will be updating CANWARN Atlantic at this year's symposium.
Dave Goodwin VE9CB RAC Regional Director for Atlantic Canada will also have a forum for amateurs interested in the Radio Amateurs of Canada.
Complete schedule coming soon.

UPDATE: Feb.10th, 2018
This year's classes are almost complete. Once the schedule is finalized I will post it here. Don't forget everyone including presenters must register below for this year's event. This list is what we will go by when coming through the door. If you don't register it slows down everyone getting through the doors first thing in the morning. This list is also used for door prizes given out during the day. We also use this list to make name tags to be given out to everyone. Most important registering helps us when ordering food and drink.
We already have half of last years attendance with two and a half months to go. We are expecting well over 100 amateurs at this year's event.

"Come for the classes, come for the food, come to see old & new friends but most of all come for the fun of our great hobby."
NOTE: If you have a camper or motor home it can be set up at the Community Centre the night before the event. Please let me know if you plan on using this so I can let the Event Coordinator know how many will be spending the night. Any questions let me know. jimve1jbl@gmail.com

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Amateurs registered for S.M.A.R.T. 2018 - (61)

  Kevin VE1KEV
  George VY2GF
  Bernie VE9BGC
  Dave VE1HUL
  Yvon VE1VON
 Mike VE1XDT
Robert VE1RMJ
  Dana VE1VOX
  Mike VE1MWJ
  Scott VE1CHL
  James VE9WIN
 Brad VE1ZX
Brent VY2HF
Brian VE1IQ 
  Logan VE1LFS
Dave VE9CB
 Curtis VE9CJB
 Hal VE1LV
 Gordon VE9BCD
  Sterling VE9SK
  Doug VE1AHF
  Art VE9BP
  Rick VE1DLH
  Bill VA1BIL
  Jean-Paul VE9BK
  Misha VE9GIS
 Derek VE1WRG
  John VE1CM
  Bob VE1MBR
  James VE1JCS
  Ian VE9IM
  Tobie VE9XAB
 John VA1JON
  Craig VE1DSS
  Ken VE1UF
  Aaron VA1ARN
Peter VE1SM
 Francis VE1FFA
 Gary VA1GGM
Reynald VE9RON
  Luigi VE1XBJ
Lindsey VE1LCG
 Michael VE1MBH
 Bruce VE1II
 Larry VO1HL
  Adam VY2XU
  Bob VE1PR
  Bob VE1EDP
  Jo-Ann Reynolds
  Treva Hebb
  Al VE1ZS
  Doug VE9DSO
 Wayne VE1WPH

"Out of Trunk" Flea Market 2018

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Mike VE1XDT 
  HF radio, accessories, CB antennas, VHF Motorola radios
 ICOM R-7100 Wideband receiver $300.00
Brent VY2HF
  Yaesu VX-8GR APRS/GPS-enabled 2M/70CM handie talkie, with two batteries, drop-in charger, 12V power cord, speaker mic, and other accessories. Asking $250 for the set. Kenwood TS-680S HF/6M transceiver, with PieXX rig interface/controller board, SignaLink USB interface, desk mic, etc. Works great on FT8, JT65, as well as usual voice/CW modes. $350 for the rig only, $500 for the works. Icom IC-R75 General Coverage Receiver, mint condition, with filter upgrade and optional Sync detector installed. Includes box, manual, stock power supply, etc. $500 negotiable.
 James VE1JCS
>> 21-534 Radio Shack SWR/Power meter in origional box. Covers HF band $40 >> MFJ-815B Delux HF Peak SWR/Watt meter $60 no box. >> MFJ-422B Bencher Keyer in origional box used very little $150 >> UDRC "Universal Digital Radio Controller" For D-star hotsopt use. CW 6pin mini din cable. Can be connected on DR-1x for tri-mode config. Need to purchase seperate 15pin cable NOT included $70 >> IC-2100 Icom VHF radio in origional box with acc. $150 >> Kantronics KPC3 V.5.0 CW-cables from unit to PC (DB-25 to DB-9) & cable from unit to radio (DB-9 to 6pin mini din) wired for yaesu $125 Pictures available on request, Open to some flexibility on price if reasonable.