Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club

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

Announcements 

20220123 – NPARC Winter Field Day 2022 will be held on January 29,30. There will be a virtual pre-meeting on Thursday January 27 at 7:00 pm. Invites with Zoom co-ordinates have been sent out. If you would like to attend and have not received an invite by January 28, EOD, send an e-mail to webmaster @ nparc.ca. All are welcome, You do not need to be a NPARC member to attend.

20220123 – Next NPARC Zoom General Meeting, Thursday February 10 with guest presenter Clint Bradford K6LCS. Clint’s topic will be ‘How to Work Amateur Satellites with Your HT’.

Clint K6LCS has been a ham since 1994, and found his niche in the hobby: working amateur satellites with minimal equipment and telling ALL about it! He has served a liaison between NASA, the ARISS team, and schools coordinating amateur radio contacts between the International Space Station and students (and orchestrated a wildly successful ARISS contact). Audiences have never found his presentation slides “wordy” nor dull. Trivia questions are included throughout the session – audiences are never bored. More info may be found at work-sat.com.

Invites with Zoom co-ordinates will be sent out closer to the meeting. If you would like to attend and have not received an invite by February 9, EOD, send an e-mail to webmaster @ nparc.ca. All are welcome, You do not need to be a NPARC member to attend.

20220106 – Sadly Lloyd Kubis, VE3ERQ, became a silent key on January 2, 2022. Lloyd was an accomplished contributor to the telecommunications industry as well as being a fine amateur radio operator. Details of his obituary may be found here.

20220103 – Happy New Year! Bi weekly Virtual Breakfast Meetup happening on January 4, 2022, 9:00 am. If you have not received a Zoom invite by January 3, EOD, send an e-mail request to webmaster @ nparc.ca. All welcome. You do not need to be an NPARC member to attend.

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

20211212 – Next Bi weekly Tuesday Breakfast Meetup, Tuesday, December 21, 09:00 am. If you have not received your invite by December 20, EOD, please send an e-mail to webmaster @ nparc.ca. Everyone welcome. You do not need to be an NPARC member to attend.

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 virtual general meeting, second Thursday of the month, February 10, 7:00 pm. If you have not received an invite by February 9, EOD, e-mail webmaster @ nparc.ca.

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, February 3, 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

Nov 13, 2021
Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade

See November Feedline article for more details
and contact Henry VA3OV vice-president@nparc.ca to be included as a participant