Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club

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

Announcements 

2021018 – Tuesday, Jan 19, and every two weeks thereafter, NPARC will be hosting a Zoom Virtual Breakfast Meetup at 9:00 am. NPARC members have been sent an e-mail with the Zoom details. Non-members are welcome to join and can receive the Zoom co-ordinates by sending an e-mail request to webmaster @ nparc.ca.

 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 January 14, 2021, 7:00 pm with topic: Radio Amateurs of Canada presented by Phil McBride VA3QR. If you have not received an invite by January 13, 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, February 4, 2021, 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

January 30,31 2021
Winter Field Day
See January Feedline article for more details

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