Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club

Welcome to the Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club, nparc.ca, web site.

Announcements 

Black Creek Community Centre, 2959 Baker Rd, Stevensville

20211212 – Basic and Advanced Amateur Radio Certification training courses are scheduled from time to time. Due to circumstances, the planned January, 2022 start date for the Basic course will not be happening.

Other Training Opportunities

Radio Amateurs of Canada offers online instructor led training courses, typically quarterly or so. More info on RAC Basic and Advanced courses may be found at https://www.rac.ca/amateur-radio-courses.

Self Study

The Annapolis Valley (Nova Scotia) Amateur Radio Club has published a ‘for free’ online Basic course at https://avarc.ca/index.php/online-basic-course/.

Express interest in training, including exam administration, by contacting our instructors at instructor @ nparc.ca

20210919 – Membership renewals continue. Many thanks to those that have renewed. Others, please complete a NEW membership form so membership information can be confirmed and send in funds. Convenient e-transfers to treasurer @ nparc.ca and cheques via postal mail (Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club, Inc., Box 20036, RPO Grantham, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2M 7W7) are welcome.

20201028 – Going forward all NPARC Meetings, Executive and General, will be conducted on the Zoom virtual platform. Zoom details will be sent out by Mailchimp to both members and non-members that are on the distribution, no later than the day before the meeting (Executive, first Thursday, General second Thursday, of each month from September to June). Non-members are welcome to attend NPARC General meetings. If virtual meeting attendance is desired and Zoom information has not reached you by the day before the meeting of interest, please send an e-mail to webmaster @ nparc.ca.

20200318 – The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
Niagara Region https://niagararegion.ca/health
Ontario https://www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus
Canada https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

 

Club Meetings

Tech Nights Bring your projects or join one. Learn something. Get help from Elmers. Ad hoc schedule at Black Creek Community Centre, 2959 Baker Rd, Stevensville Contact Henry va3ov @ bell.net.
Recommended CW training aids: morsecode ninja, justlearnmorsecode. Practice learning the letters, numbers and punctuation 10 to 20 minutes per day. Next step will be using a keyer. Review will be at April Tech Night with hopefully a coach.

Next Virtual Tech Night coming soon
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General Meetings on second Thursday of the month, 7:00 pm, from September to June. In person meetings are suspended until further notice.

Next general meeting, second Thursday of the month, June 9, 7:00 pm at Black Creek Community Centre, 2959 Baker Rd, Stevensville

Executive Meetings on first Thursday of the month, 7:00 pm, from September to June, virtual or at the Niagara Region Building, 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold, Campbell West Entrance. Check electronic board for room.

Next virtual meeting, June 2, 2022, 7:00 pm. Contact webmaster @ nparc.ca for an invite if you would like to attend.

 

Nets

All certified / licensed operators are welcome.

NPARC Wednesday weekly net 8:00 pm, on VE3NRS 147.240+ 107.2 Hz tone. Net preamble may be found here. SWL’s can check in by e-mail or text to netcontrol @ nparc.ca.

Niagara ARES net on VE3RAF, 145.190- 107.2 Hz tone Monday 8:00 pm.

Trans Canada IRLP net on VE3WCD, 147.300+ 107.2 Hz tone, IRLP 9013, Wednesday, 11:00 am.

ONTARS daily net 3.755 +/- 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Events with more details may be found on the Events Page

.July 1, 20222
Niagara Falls Canada Day Parade

See June Feedline for more details.
and contact Henry VA3OV va3ov @ bell.net to be included as a participant.

RAC Canada Day contest.

August, 2022
Canada Summer Games special event station.