WELCOME to the Halifax Amateur Radio Club Website ...... Listen for HARC members using CK100VDA to commemorate the Great Halifax Explosion from December 2 to 10 - see details below under NEWS

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 November 2017 issue of the Reflector is the most current issue and is now available.

Monthly Meeting

HARC’s next monthly meeting will take place Wednesday, 17 January, 2018 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.
For a map --- follow this link ->>
Social half hour with refreshments
8:00– 9:00pm January Business Meeting
For the January meeting Agendae --- follow this link
For the November 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

20 December HARC Christmas Party and presentation of the Win Hartlin HARC Participation Award
17 January TBA
21 February TBA
21 March TBA
18 April TBA
16 May TBA
20 June TBA
19 September TBA
17 October TBA
21 November TBA

Updated 16 November 2017

HARC Educational Programme

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

CW 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.

Repeaters and Linking in the Maritimes
by Rob Ewert - VE1KS

Discover the HF Experience
by Gerry Hull - VE1RM / W1VE

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 List of Club Events/Activities

NEW ........

The HARC Christmas party will be held at Boston Pizza, 115 Chain Lake Drive, Bayers Lake Business Park, on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. As usual, there will be a door prize. If you are planning to attend, please e-mail Betty Caithness at betty.caithness@ns.sympatico.ca or call her at 902-477-7081 by December 17 so that final arrangements can be made with the restaurant. Please be sure to let Betty know how many people will be attending with you. All guests of members are welcome.

To view the LATEST List of Club Events/Activities
--- follow this link ->>

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


NEW ........

HARC to Hold Special Event for the 100th Anniversary of the Catastrophic Halifax Explosion of 1917 -- All HARC members will have an opportunity to use the special event callsign CK100VDA for the period 2-10 Dec., 2017, the center date of which (6 Dec.) is exactly the centennial of the Halifax Explosion. Some restrictions on the use of this special event callsign will apply and more information will be available in the September edition of the HARC Relector, as well as on this website where a booking calendar for use of the callsign will be located. For more information go to this CK100VDA link.....

NEW ........

PLEASE NOTE: Work has almost now been completed on the VE1PSR repeater (147.270+). Bill (VE1MR) passes on the following information:
I managed to get up to the repeater site on the weekend and reinstated the tone on the TX of VE1PSR VHF repeater and adjusted the audio levels.
So folks can now use tone squelch to cut out the inter mod on the repeater in the city.

The 6M repeater was not installed but should be back in service soon - hopefully with the next site visit.

NEW ........

HALIFAX AUXILIARY TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE (HATS). The first general membership meeting of the Halifax Auxiliary Telecommunications Service (HATS) was held on the evening of Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017.
.......For more information on HATS ----follow this link.....

NEW ........

2017 Brit Fader Scholarship awarded to Bram Paterson - VA2XE .......for more information on this announcement ----follow this link.....

A copy of the 1959 edition of The Canadian Amateur was recently provided to HARC by Michel VE2TH; the whole of the edition was devoted to Amateur Radio in Nova Scotia. It is a big document so it has been posted in two parts.......to read the documents --- follow this link & scroll down.....

HARC honours Win Hartlin (VE1WIN) with a special 2016 Amateur of the Year Award .......for more information on this announcement ----follow this link.....

President's 2016 Annual Report - HARC President Brian Allen (VE1AZV) has presented his 2016 Annual Report. Click here to see the report.

HARC Establishes a "Wireless Room" exhibit at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic .......for more information on this announcement ----follow this link.....

How Hams like HARC's Brit Fader (VE1FQ) made communication possible with the Joint Arctic Weather Stations in the early days of amateur radio .......for more information on this announcement ----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.

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

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.
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