H.A.R.C.


WELCOME to the Halifax Amateur Radio Club Website: **** NOTICE - the VE1HNS Repeater (146.940) is being upgraded, but until the upgrade is completed there will be no IRLP or MAVCOM links on the repeater ***** The Halifax Club monthly meetings take place the third Wednesday of each month except for July & August – see below for more information ****** SATURDAY COFFEE SOCIAL: the Club station is open every Saturday morning, from 9 to 11am – join us for coffee and learn all about Ham Radio – all are welcome! ***** Want to become a Ham? Follow the Education link above to Basic Course -- Ham radio is MORE than a hobby!!

The Halifax Amateur Radio Club (H.A.R.C.), VE1FQ, has a long history dating back to its inception in 1933 and is one of the oldest amateur radio clubs in Canada. For the Club History and more...

The June 2016 issue of the Reflector is the most current issue and is now available.

Monthly Meeting

HARC’s next monthly meeting will take place Wednesday, 21 September, 2016 in the Senior’s Room on the 1st floor of the St. Andrew’s Community Centre, 3380 Barnstead Lane, off of Bayers Rd. (outbound) just past Romans Ave., in Halifax. HOWEVER, there will be a Social Pizza evening in July and August (3rd Wednesday of the month) at 6:30 pm in the Club Station. All are welcome.
For a map --- follow this link ->>
6:30–7:30pm Social Hour with refreshments
7:30-8:30pm Presentation: TBA
Speaker: TBA
8:30–9:30pm Regular Monthly Business Meeting
For the September meeting Agenda --- follow this link
For the June and past meeting Minutes --- follow this link

Brit Fader Memorial QSL Bureau

Brit Fader, VE1FQ, ran the VE1 and VE0 QSL bureau for over 49 years. He was Mr. QSL and Mr. Field Day for many of those years. The Brit Fader Memorial QSL Bureau, respectfully named in honour of VE1FQ, is operated by HARC.

BE ADVISED that cards on file for more than two (2 ) years will be purged. It is important that your account with the Bureau is current. Click here for more information.

You can check your account status here (current as of 26 February 2015).

Upcoming Meeting Speakers / Events

15 June Wayne Harasimovitch, VE1WPH - 2016 Field Day Planning Update
21 September Jeff Smith, VE1ZAC, will present: Comparing Selected Contest and General Purpose Logging Programs at the September meeting.
19 October TBA
16 November TBA

HARC Educational Programme

2016 Basic Amateur Radio Course ... for more information --- follow this link ->>

Archive - Meeting Speaker Presentations

These HARC presentations have been converted from PowerPoint to PDF files. When you open them you will see on the PDF Tool-Bar at the top right-hand corner, four icons; the left icon has four arrows pointing in different directions. If you hover over that icon you will see "Switch to Presentation Mode". You will how be able to advance each slide by using any of - space bar, page down button or down-arrow button.

Radio Propagation Conditions




A special thanks to Paul (N0NBH) for giving permission to post these solar indices on the HARC website.
For more information on how to interpret the above data, visit www.N0HR.com, or download the following ARRL document on Understanding Solar Indices


Add PropagationStats to your ham radio site.

Upcoming Events


To view the LATEST ACTIVITY on the HARC Event Photogallery --- follow this link ->>


News

NEW ........

IMPORTANT NOTICE: the VE1HNS repeater (146.940)is being upgraded and until the upgrade has been completed, a temporary repeater has been installed, BUT there will be no IRLP or MAVCOM links on the temporary repeater until the upgrade has been completed. The technical crew hope that the repeater will be back to normal by the end of July. A notice will be placed here on the home page when the upgrade has been completed.


NEW ........

2016 Brit Fader Scholarship will be worth $1500.........for more information on this award and to obtain the application package ----follow this link.....


NEW ........

HARC Established a Radio Room at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic .......for more information on this announcement ----follow this link.....


NEW ........

You can now pay your HARC membership dues by electronic money transfer - for detailed information on the process, go to "Membership" under "The Club" pulldown tab at the top of the home page.


NEW ........

Coral Wickstrom (VA1CAW) named HARC Rookie-of-the-Year 2015.......for more information ----follow this link.....


RAC Revised 0 – 30 MHz Band Plan - The revised RAC 0-30 MHz Band Plan has been released with the effective date of December 1, 2015. This replaces the January 1, 2015 Band Plan version. It incorporates several updates to reflect feedback received on the earlier version. The Band Plan graphics have also been changed to improve readability and make it easier to determine which segments are recommended for which modes.

The RAC 0-30 MHz Band Plan is available on the RAC web site; down-load a copy or print one off for use in the "shack": wp.rac.ca/rac-0-30-mhz-band-plan.

A “tip of the hat” to VO1NO – Al Penny of Nova Scotia who chaired the RAC Band Planning Committee.


HARC members and former submariners donate two pair of dolphin to submarine museums.......for more information ----follow this link.....


HARC #1 in Canada and #3 North-America wide in 2F-class for the 2015 Field Day - Results have just been released by ARRL for the 2015 Field Day and the HARC Field Day team has once again come through with stellar results, logging 1262 contacts with a total score of 5884 points. With a total of 5884 points, the Halifax Club stood in first place in Canada of all of the 2-radio class entrants.For more information see the November edition of the HARC Reflector.


Bram Peterson - VE2XCS - awarded the 2015 Brit FaderScholarship.......for more information on this announcement ----follow this link.....


HARC Repeater Use Policy
The HARC Repeater Use Policy is now being implemented. Click here for more info.

Technical News / Educational Tutorials


EMERGENCY RADIO COMMUNICATION - Message Handling Guide
by Joe MacPherson - VE1CH --this is a technical guide for handling (passing) formal voice messages in an emergency situation



Dealing with Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) for Dummies
by Gary Bartlett - VE1RGB



DX4Win Intro Tutorial
by Howard Dickson - VE1DHD



DX4Win Advanced Tutorial
by Howard Dickson - VE1DHD



HamCAP Contesting Tutorial
by Tim Lilley - N3TL (with his permission)



    The Halifax Amateur Radio Club is proud to be an Affiliated Member of Radio Amateurs of Canada.
   To join RAC, follow this link ->>

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Site Last Updated: 28 June 2016