Latest Communiques from the Club

Next Club Meeting February 13 2019

At the Almonte Legion. “Wings” at 6.00pm, meeting at 7.00pm.

Club Dinner

The annual club dinner will be held on January 19th 2019 at the Almonte Legion. Appetizers at 6.00pm dinner at 7.00pm. This is a very special event as Neil Carleton, VE3NCE will be formally inducted into  the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame. The dinner is open to all amateurs. Cost is $25 per head. If you would like to attend please send a message to

Basic Training Course

The basic training course due to start in early September has been put on hold due to health reasons.  The course was initiated by the Arnprior club to be held at the Arnprior library.  We have been advised the course will now commence in the spring.

VE3ARE Repeater

Almonte and area 2M FM coverage is provided by repeater VA3ARE on 147.270+ MHz, 100Hz tone, serving Almonte and Carleton Place Regions. VA3ARE  also supports IRLP Node 2280. The Wednesday Night club net runs on this repeater 21:00 Hrs local tine. Note that  VA3ARE is also a Yaesu System Fusion C4FM Compatible Repeater. The club has purchased a “Wires” box that will be hosted by Phil VE3HOA. More on this when Phil has it operating.

VA3AAR-U  (FM UHF) 444.3 (100HZ)

This repeater, located at the Almonte Fire Hall, is linked to Lavant VE3KJG.

Rideau Lake D-STAR Repeaters (2M and 70cm).

The D-STAR repeaters located near Rideau Ferry are fully operational and capable of reflector linking. (Usually linked to REF018B). Frequencies are listed in the D-STAR details page.