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PL NET 80 meter morning net. 3.787

Posted by VA3MPM on July 20, 2013 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

VE2RWT controls the PL  net on 3,787 every morning at 8:00 AM eastern time. Drop in and say hello.  You'll find quite a few familiar 3730 voices.



VE3ORF 3730 Group FIELD DAY 2013

Posted by Darrell VA3RDC on June 21, 2013 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

VE3ORF 3730 Group FIELD DAY 2013   

 OBJECTIVE:  To work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. Field Day is open to all amateurs in the areas covered by the ARRL/RAC Field Organizations and countries within IARU Region 2.

 WHERE:  1215 Whitney Road, Kem...

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Exam questions undergo an update

Posted by Barry Comer VA3PUX on April 30, 2013 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

The Canadian Amateur Radio exam questions are undergoing an update.

More information is available at:

Volunteers needed - Ham radio operators - Lanark Highlands Forest Rally - Sat May 4

Posted by VA3JME Jamie on April 22, 2013 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)


I am trying to get more radio volunteers for our Rally on May 4th. It's a great opportunity to see an exciting motor-sports event, and maybe even win some prizes.


Prizes you say? Yep! You could win a Kayak from Clearwater Designs (I did 4 years ago!) or $100 gift certificate from Durham Radio! The Durham Radio prize is limited to hams only, so your odds are pretty good.


You can learn more about the rally at


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136.5 Tone

Posted by VA3MPM on April 21, 2013 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The 2 meter side of ORF is back on the 136.5 Tone.

Cheers to all.

New VE3ORF Repeaters

Posted by VA3JME Jamie on April 2, 2013 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

We are pleased to report that the "VE3ORF Group of repeaters" is now operational.


We have added to the existing 146.850 2M a wide range of repeaters.

You can now access 146.850, 444.550, 224.720, 29.620, and a high range 900 MHZ repeater.


All of these are linked together.

 146.850  Neg offset  136.5 tone


444.550 positive offset  tone is 136.5


224.720 Neg offset requires no tone

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Kenneth Pulfer, VE3PU (SK)

Posted by Ed VA3ES on April 2, 2013 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Kenneth Pulfer, VE3PU (SK)


It is with regret and deepsadness we advise of the passing of  Ken Pulfer,VE3PU, at his home in Ottawa on Easter Day after a short illness.  Ken was 80 years old.


As we all know, Ken was a remarkable gentleman and well respected for histireless dedication to the promotion of the amateur radio service through hiswork over the years serving Radio Amateurs of Canada and the InternationalAmateur Radio Union. 


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Solar Cycle 24 May Have “Double Peaks"

Posted by Darrell VA3RDC on March 31, 2013 at 10:55 PM Comments comments (0)


According to NASA, the current solar cycle -- Solar Cycle 24 -- should hit its “solar max” sometime in this year, but so far, solar activity has been relatively low. According to an article by NASA’s Dr Tony Phillips, this period of quiet has led some observers to wonder if forecasters missed the mark. But solar physicist Dean Pesnell of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has a different explanation: “This is solar maximum. But it looks different...

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Bob Bruninga, WB4APR, Takes APRS Underground

Posted by Darrell VA3RDC on March 31, 2013 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Bob Bruninga, WB4APR, led a group of radio amateurs earlier this month to Mammoth Cave -- the world’s longest known cave system -- at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky to test how the Automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) can be used as a means to extend radio communications underground. “When used underground, VHF and UHF radios can only work within a few hundred feet of each other and only when in the line of sight of another radio,” Bruninga explained. “This...

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