Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club

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

Announcements 

20201125 – Sadly, we announce the passing away of another Niagara ham. John Leslie, VA3AL, became a SK on November 9 in Edmonton, Alberta. John was an officer of the former Welland Amateur Radio Club. More details may be found in the obituary. May he rest in peace.

20201120 – Survey
The Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club (NPARC) is endeavoring to increase it’s membership appeal. We would appreciate you completing the short survey attached. It is only necessary to click on the link below.

As this survey is being submitted to as many amateur radio operators in the Niagara Region as possible and being distributed through various media, you may receive multiple requests for completion of the form, however, it is only necessary to complete the form once.

Link to Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R2QX7Q6

We thank you for your cooperation.

NPARC executive.

 20201114 – At the November 12 General Meeting, members approved going forward with a NPARC Ham Fest Event on May 15, 2021. Mark your calendars. Much work to be done. Stay tuned for further developments.

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.

20201026 – NPARC now has in place means to accept INTERAC e-transfer payments. If you have not yet paid your 2020-21 membership dues, please complete a .pdf fillable membership form , send it to  treasurer @ nparc.ca and send an INTERAC e-transfer to treasurer @ nparc.ca.  Mail in cheques and PayPal continue to be accepted. Please contact treasurer @ nparc.ca for PayPal instructions. Please remove the spaces around the @ sign before sending your e-mail.

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

Basic and Advanced Amateur Radio Certification training courses are scheduled from time to time. 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 coming soon
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Virtual General Meetings on second Thursday of the month, 7:00 pm, from September to June. In person meetings are suspended until further notice.

Next virtual meeting Dec 10, 2020, 7:00 pm with topic: Hotspots presented by Al Boyd VE3AJB. If you have not received an invite by December 9, EOD, e-mail webmaster @ nparc.ca.

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, November 5, 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.

Events with more details may be found on the Events Page

November 14, 2020 15:00 -17:00
Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade
Contact David VE3RNF, david_j @ bell.net to help

May 15, 2021
NPARC Ham Fest Event
Niagara Regional Exhibition site, Welland