Latest Communiques from the Club

Club Meetings

Club meetings are held Bi-Monthly on the third Wednesday of the month. For members, this be will be confirmed via the club group site bulk email portal. For the past two years the meetings have been conducted using the Zoom teleconferencing system. Hopefully we can soon resume physically attended meetings at the Almonte Legion usually coinciding with “wings night”.

(Reminder) VA3AAR upgraded

The gateway computer has been replaced with an RPi Version 4. This has resulted in a more stable system and the VHF side (145.550) is now linked via reflector to DMR permitting multimode operation. Thanks to Phil VE3HOA , Andrew VE6EN and Dale VE3XZT. Keying up in the Mod C frequency links to Phil’s DMR repeater VE3 HOZ.

The club is considering upgrading one of the D-STAR repeaters at the Union Hall site. The new Icom repeater has improved performance and will allow both D-STAR and FM modes to be used. The current member preference is to change the VHF repeater. More news when the unit is available from Icom.

Please activate any of the repeaters in the club network as many of us are monitoring the various frequencies and a chat is always comforting.

AARC Net on HF Hosted by Bob VE3AKV

Every Thursday evening, 8:30pm local time on 10m… 29.000 Mhz USB,
a very informal net is held lasting until approximately 9pm. 
If you’re running a beam, face it towards Clayton, or Union Hall. If you’re on wire, net control will be horizontally polarized.
Come join in and say hello.