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.
HARC provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information related to radio communications and technical experimentation. Ham radio provides an alternative means of communication during natural disasters and other emergencies.
HARC can provide communications facilities to aid government agencies in times of crisis. This fulfills amateur radio's legislated mandate to provide public service communication.
HARC allows people interested in amateur radio many opportunities for fellowship and projects of many types.
Presentation: HARC Christmas Party and Hartlen Amateur of the Year Award
The November 2019 issue of the Reflector is the most current issue and is now available.
A special thanks to Paul (N0NBH) for giving permission to post these solar indices on the HARC website.
The HARC Christmas Party will be held at Swiss Chalet, Lacewood Drive, (same place as last year), on Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. If you plan to attend please e-mail Betty Caithness at email@example.com or telephone her at 902-477-7081 as soon as possible. I will need to give the restaurant final numbers by December 16.
Official Amateur Radio week Proclamation for the week of June 17th-23rd 2019 in the HRM can be found Here.
The HARC FD press release for May 30th can be found Here.
The HARC FD press release for May 21st can be found Here.
The Parks & Historic Sites On The Air project is seeking help from a couple programmers
Parks & Historic Sites On The Air ( www.cnpota.ca ) is a brain child of several Hams in the Halifax area who want to duplicate the American Parks theme of two years ago, only for Canada. We need assistance of a couple programmers Below is a description of what is needed.
The division of programming labor they are looking for is
Anyone interested, please contact Doug Grace VE1DFG by e-mail or by phone 902-456-0506. Thanks so much and look forward to hearing from interested people.
Dalhousie has recently setup a web interface for the weather station on top of the Dunn building at Dal
Real time weather conditions can be observed at the following web page:
The project is in progress, so there might be some interruptions in the service.
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.....
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.....
The HARC Repeater Use Policy is now being implemented. Click here for more info.
Full info can be found at the upcoming events page
16 January: Operating HF During a Solar Cycle Minimum Presenters: Dick Grantham, VE1AI; Rich Pieniaszek, VA1CHP; and Scott Wood, VE1QD.
20 February: An Information Session about Group Special Pricing Presenter: Snow's Funeral Home.
20 March: A Primer on FT-8: A New Digital Mode on the Air Presenter: Bob Schofield, VE1RSM
17 April: Worldwide Organization of Amateur Radio Presenter: Scott Wood, VE1QD
15 May : Working Two Meters with High Altitude Ballooning Presenter: Al Penny, VO1NO
19 June : Field Day Perspectives and Preparations Presenter: Field Day Chair
17 July : Summer Pizza Social Gathering
21 August: Summer Pizza Social Gathering
18 September: Some Reflections on local scanning in the HRM and a bit beyond Presenter: Craig Mackinnon, VE1JMA
16 October: What’s Up on the New Bands: 2200, 630 and 60 meters? Presenter: Fred Archibald, VE1FA
20 November: A Retrospective on 2019 and HARC AGM Presenter: HARC Executive
18 December: HARC Christmas Party and Hartlen Amateur of the Year Award
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.
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 now be able to advance each slide by using the space bar or page down button or down-arrow button.