About the Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club

The Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club, founded in 1948, carries the club call sign of VE3VM. Our RAC affiliated organization serves all amateurs and local community within the region of Niagara located in Ontario, Canada.

NPARC has a strong membership ranging from youth to senior amateur radio operators. We conduct monthly meetings, and serve the community in not only educating, but providing radio communication services to assist at public functions.

We operate three, commercially built repeaters that serve the Niagara region (and beyond). This year, our infrastructure plan includes several upgrades to increase communication flexibility and experimentation in the area.

If you’re interested in becoming a licensed operator in Niagara, email one of our executive. Somebody from the club would be more than glad to assist you!

Our Mission

  • to unite all persons without prejudice or discrimination interested in the science of and to promote the knowledge of electronics and communications;
  • to hold lectures, exhibitions, demonstrations, classes, conferences and meetings;
  • to establish or assist in the establishment of scientific projects;
  • to promote, support and educate the community about amateur radio in the Niagara area;
  • to provide volunteer radio communications for community events and emergencies;
  • to operate, repair and maintain through fund raising (ie. Big Event) and members dues, one or more licenced radio repeaters in the community for use by the members and the amateur radio community; to have these repeaters available for emergency communications to the community when needed;
  • to solicit, receive, acquire and hold donations, gifts, devices and bequests for the objectives of the association, to enjoy all the benefits of ownership thereof; to sell or convert any property into money from time to time; to invest and reinvest principal in such manner as may from time to time be determined; and to disburse and distribute such money and property in the furtherance of the objectives of the association;
  • to do all such things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the objectives of the association.