H.A.R.C.

WELCOME to the Halifax Amateur Radio Club Website: ***** 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 April 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 May, 2017 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 ->>
6:30–7:00pm
Social half hour with refreshments
7:00-8:00pm
Presentation: Data Security and Amateur Radio: Is There a Role for Cryptography On-the-Air?
Speaker: Jason LaPierre, VE6TMR
8:00–9:00pm April Business Meeting
For the April meeting Agenda --- follow this link
For the April 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

17 May Data Security and Amateur Radio: Is There a Role for Cryptography On-the-Air?
Presenter: Jason LaPierre, VE6TMR

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

19 July Summer Pizza Social Gathering

16 August Summer Pizza Social Gathering

20 September Lighthouses-on-the-Air: HARC Partnership with NSLPS
Presenters: K. Scott Wood, VE1QD and Joanne McCormick, President, The Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society :

18 October TBA
Presenter: TBA

15 November A Retrospective on 2017 and HARC AGM
Presenter: HARC Executive

20 December HARC Christmas Party and Rookie of the Year Award

Updated 16 March 2017

HARC Educational Programme

2017 Basic Amateur Radio Course ... for more information --- follow this link ->>

NEW ........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
* Basic Amateur Radio Course
--- follow this link ->>


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


NEW ........

2017 Down-East Flea Market – will take place on Saturday 3rd June in the Gymnasium of the St. Andrew’s Community Centre. Mark it on your calendars. More information will be made available in the near future.


News

NEW ........

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.....


NEW ........

IMPORTANT NOTICE: the IRLP node #2050 on the VE1HNS repeater (146.940) is now back up and running. A special thanks to Rob VE1KS for his hard work.


NEW ........

HARC membership dues for 2017 are now due. 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 ........

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


NEW ........

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.....


Trent Mitchell - VE9EN - awarded the 2016 Brit FaderScholarship.......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.


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 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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