H.A.R.C.


WELCOME to the Halifax Amateur Radio Club Website: the Club monthly meetings take place the third Wednesday of each month – 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 January 2015 issue of the Reflector is the most current issue and is now available.

Monthly Meeting

HARC’s next monthly meeting will take place Wednesday, February 18th., 2015 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 ->>
6:30–7:30pm Social Hour with refreshments
7:30–8:30pm Presentation: Advancing HARC’s Media and Public Outreach Strategy
Presenter: Craig MacKinnon, VE1JMA, and Amanda Schreiber and Jayne Young
8:30–9:30pm Regular Monthly Business Meeting
For the November meeting Agendas --- follow this link
For the October 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 November 2013).

Upcoming Meeting Speakers / Events

18 March The Art and Science of Amateur Radio Emergency Preparedness
Presenter: Dave George, VE1AJP

15 April Wireless Communications on the RMS Titanic
Presenter: Fred Archibald, VE1FA

20 May RAC - Current Successes and Plans: A Talk via Go-to- Webinar or Skype, or, maybe, in person
Presenter: Geoff Bawden, VE4BAW (To be Confirmed)

17 June Field Day Perspectives and Preparation
Presenter: Field Day Chair

15 July Summer Pizza Social Gathering

19 August Summer Pizza Social Gathering

15 September TBD: Enjoying Communication Challenges on VHF and UHF?
Presenter: To Be Confirmed

21 October TBD: a technical presentation?
Presenter: To be Confirmed

18 November A Retrospective on 2015 and HARC AGM
Presenter: HARC Executive

16 December HARC Christmas Party and Rookie of the Year Award

HARC Educational Programme

NEW ........

HARC Educational Events Winter/Spring 2015

January 31 Baofeng Class – learn all about these dual band gems!

February 21 J-Pole Antenna – come build a J-pole antenna with Scott.
Learn some of the theory behind the J-pole and practical tips while making
one. (If interested in attending, please email scott@ve1srv.net by February
14th)

March 14 Green Your Station – learn how to operate your station
without the use of regular land power. (If interested in attending, please
email scott@ve1srv.net by March 7th)

March 28 Green Your Station – learn how to operate your station
without the use of regular land power. (If interested in attending, please
email scott@ve1srv.net by March21st)

April 11 Prepper & Ham – an invitation to the Prepper community
to learn how to properly integrate Ham Radio into their preparedness.

April 25 Prepper & Ham – an invitation to the Prepper community
to learn how to properly integrate Ham Radio into their preparedness.

May 09 Learn to Solder – learn how to solder various connectors
commonly used by Ham operators. (If interested in attending, please email
scott@ve1srv.net by May 2nd)

May 23 TBA

Everyone is welcome at all classes. Please email me if you are interested.
All classes start at 10:00 AM in the Club station.

If any member is interested in taking part in an ADVANCED RADIO COURSE, please email scott@ve1srv.net to let me know. If there is enough interest, I will put an ADVANCED course on.

I AM ALSO LOOKING FOR ANY ADDITIONAL COURSE IDEAS MEMBERS MAY DESIRE.

Scott Verge, VE1SJV

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

NEW ........ Ham Breakfast 2015
The annual HARC Ham Breakfast will be held on Saturday February 7th, 2015 at Tom’s Restaurant in Sackville at 9:00 am. Please advise Jim (VE1JIM) of your intention to attend, and let him know how many will be in your party.
You can contact Jim by email at: ve1jim@ns.sympatico.ca, or by phone at: 902-490-6421; if he is not at home, please leave him a message.


To view a YEARLY CALENDAR of upcoming HARC activities --- follow this link ->>


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


2015 Basic Amateur Radio Course ... for more information --- follow this link ->>


News

NEW ........HARC Member part of Navassa Island (K1N) team:

George Nicholson (VE1GRN/N4GRN), a member of the Halifax Amateur Radio Club, and well known DXpeditioner, is one of the members of the Navassa Island (K1N) DXpedition team. Navassa Island is one of the most wanted DXCC islands in the world. For up-to-date information on this important DXpedition, visit their website at: http://navassadx.com/


NEW ........ 2014 HARC President's Annual Report --- follow this link for the latest information -->>


NEW ........
Scott Verge - VE1SRV Receives HARC 2014 Rookie of the Year Award ..... for more information on this announcement --- follow this link..


NEW ........ HARC # 1 in Canada in the 2014 ARRL Field Day in 2A Class ..... for more information on this announcement ---
follow this link..


Media and Public Outreach Strategy This document is available for viewing and comment. To view the document, go to --- follow this link ->> Direct comments to Craig (VE1JMA) at: cjmackinnon@gmail.com.


Canadian Hams Successfully Cross the Pond on Two Meters

Canadian Radio Amateurs from Nova Scotia, three of whom are HARC members, successfully completed a one-way transmission between Pouch Cove Newfoundland and Europe on July 6th., 2014 at 13:41 UTC. ..... for more information on this monumental undertaking --- follow this link --->


HARC 2013 Basic Amateur Radio Class Graduates ..... for more information ---
follow this link..


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


Want to learn CW? ... for more information --- follow this link..

Technical News / Educational Tutorials



    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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