Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club

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

Announcements 

20200915 – BLACK CREEK TAILGATE TREASURES OCTOBER 17, 2020

This is your opportunity to dispose of some of your treasures before the holidays. You may also find the one that escaped you all this time.

The Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club (NPARC) is sponsoring this fund raising event to complete the installation of a 72 foot Trylon tower at the Black Creek Community Centre in Stevensville. The tower will give the opportunity for local Hams, to use HF / VHF / UHF. Newly licensed amateur radio operators will be assisted by an Elmer in the operation of the communication equipment.

Fill your car/truck with HAM related items only, display them for all to see. You may sell it all.

Vendors arrival at 08:30. Public at 10:00.

Vendors please contact Kevin VE3RRH ve3rrh@gmail.com to register with participant names, postal mail, e-mail and phone #, before October 8,  2020.

FEES, collected at entry, are:  Vendors (2 persons) $10.00 per parking spot. 10 feet spacing between vehicles. Public $5.00 per person. Children under 12 are free. Free parking and washrooms available.

Location: 2959 Baker Rd, Stevensville
From the north, take QEW towards Fort Erie to exit 12 for Netherby Rd.
Turn left on Netherby Rd over the QEW.
Turn right onto Baker Rd. First building on the right.

Talk in frequency will be on 146.520 MHz.

We will need to comply with Public Health rules of distancing, wearing masks, directing traffic through the vendor area and sanitizing our hands. We will have to limit the crowd to 100 persons at any one time (vendors and staff not included).

Updates with be posted to nparc.ca as they are announced. We are looking forward to seeing you at this first Niagara Outdoor Flea Market.

20200818 – We have enough people on the email list to hold a Basic class this fall/winter at the Black Creek Community Centre, 2959 Baker Rd, Stevensville.

Expected start date is either September 17 or 24 and running until around end of December. We need to know how many are still interested and whether or not you need a Study Guide or not.

Cost is approx. $75-$85 and includes the Study Guide (subject to book cost).

There will be one to two instructors handling the teaching of this class depending on their respective schedules.

Please confirm as soon as you can, and if there is someone else you know, please let us know at instructor @ nparc.ca.

20200810 – Membership renewal due as of September 1st, 2020. Please be prepared to renew at the September 2020 General Meeting. Location to be announced at a later date by the executive as we try to adhere to the limitations set out by the Government due to the current pandemic. Please note that we will only be accepting cash, cheque, credit card and PayPal as forms of payment along with a completed .pdf fillable membership form. E-Transfers will NOT be available until further notice. Contact treasurer @ nparc.ca for PayPal instructions.
If you cannot make the meeting, you can make your cheque out to NPARC, Inc. and mail to Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club, Inc. P.O. Box 20036, RPO Grantham, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2M 7W7

20200702 – Monthly NPARC in person and virtual meetings are on haitus for July and August. Regular activity will pick up again in September. Everyone stay safe and stay healthy. Ad hoc virtual meetings and tech nights may occur. Monitor nparcgroup.groups.io (if not already subscribed, NPARC members may subscribe by sending a message to nparcgroup+subscribe@groups.io).

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

20200317 – Niagara Region has informed that all public meetings and external room booking are cancelled until further notice. NPARC meetings at the Niagara Region Building, beginning April 9, are cancelled until further notice.

Basic and Advanced Amateur Radio Certification training courses are tentatively scheduled for September, 2020  Express interest by contacting our instructors at instructor @ nparc.ca.

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 July 15 with Topic: FD 2020 debrief
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 General Meetings on second Thursday of the month, 7:00 pm, from September to June at the Niagara Region Building, 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold, Campbell West Entrance. Check electronic board for room.  NPARC April, May and June in person General Meetings are suspended until further notice. #StaySafeNIAGARA.

Executive Meetings on first Thursday of the month, 7:00 pm, from September to June at the Niagara Region Building, 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold, Campbell West Entrance. Check electronic board for room.
Next virtual meeting, September 3, 2020, 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 resumes September 2, 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.

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