Amherst, Nova Scotia

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 WestCumb Amateur Radio Club after discarding Ithmus, and Amsack.
WestCumb represents Westmorland County NB and Cumberland County NS.
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.
Mailing address:
WestCumb ARC
PO Box 33
Amherst NS B4H3Y6

CLUB MEETINGS

NOTICE: Due to COVID club meetings are now done via GOOGLE Meet on the first Tuesday each month.

The WARC  meet at 7:00 pm the first Thursday 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 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 +

WestCumb ARC Club Examiners

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

Original log from first WARC meeting Apr.9th, 1980