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RADIO AMATEURS OF/DU CANADA Radio Amateurs of Canada applauds 60 meter band frequency allocations!

Posted by Darrell VA3RDC on February 1, 2014 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

RADIO AMATEURS OF/DU CANADA Radio Amateurs of Canada applauds 60 meter band frequency allocations!

Industry Canada has announced that a number of specific frequencies within the 60 meter high frequency band have been approved for amateur radio use as RAC advocated.


A total of five specific frequencies within the 5 MHZ band have been allocated, 5332 kHz, 5348 kHz, 5358.5 kHz, 5373 kHz and 5405 kHz. Radio amateurs across Canada have new frequencies to explore as a resul...

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VE3ORF/3730 Group Supper & Meeting

Posted by Darrell VA3RDC on January 31, 2014 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Join us for our Monthly gathering Tuesday, February 4th @ 5:00pm. (Supper followed by meeting at 7:00pm)


To be held at Rockwell's Restaurant (in the Merivale Mall) 1642 Merivale Road.


Come early as seating fills up fast and bring some change to purchase 50/50 tickets.


VE3ORF / TST DMR Digital repeater system!

Posted by VA3MPM on January 27, 2014 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello to all.

We have just added a new  DMR digital repeater system to our complete VE3ORF group of repeaters.  If you are registered for digital radio use you can enjoy full digital to digital communication or a new concept of Digital to Analogue.


The VE3ORF Team.

2013 ARRL Field day results

Posted by VA3MPM on November 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Just  received a quick message from VE3KY !      VE3ORF/ 3730 placed 3rd in Canada in the 2013 events.

Way to go to all who participated.

More official details to follow.

Ed Morgan, VE3GX (SK)

Posted by Darrell VA3RDC on November 2, 2013 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Subject: Ed Morgan, VE3GX (SK)


It is with regret and great sadness that we advise Ed Morgan, VE3GX has just

passed away.


Details and arrangements are not known at the present time but we will advise

further when available.


I am sure the loss of Ed will be deeply felt in the amateur radio community in



Our sincere sympathy and condolences to Doreen and the Morgan family.



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Congratulations Jeff Parsons!

Posted by VA3JME Jamie on October 13, 2013 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Jeff Parsons, VE3KY just made a very rare 2M FX DX repeater contact on our lovely VE3ORF repeater with DC7TU, in Stuttgart, Germany! That's 6,107km


Congratulations Jeff!


Posted by VA3MPM on October 2, 2013 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (1)


We have been invited by Scouts Canada  (Apple Hill Ontario ) to help out with this event.

We will be setting up on Saturday Oct. 19th for SOTA.

Please let us know if you can help out for this one.

The 56th JOTA 2013


The 56th Jamboree On The Air will take place on 19 and 20 October 2013.


This year's theme is: Let's Share !





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Posted by VA3MPM on September 30, 2013 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

If any of you are wondering what the swan 500 C is like, take a look at this.  The one I am useing right now is a 1968.  I like the fact that they bill it as 520W and mobile.

Asia-Pacific Regional/Internet Jamboree 2013 to Feature Special Event Station

Posted by Darrell VA3RDC on August 2, 2013 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

 Don’t be put off by the nonstandard Amateur Radio call sign. ATBSG13 will be the special event call sign for the ninth Asia-Pacific Regional/Internet Jamboree 2013, August 3 and 4. VU2RBI, VU2TCU, VU3KRT and VU3OWL will be operating this station from the Bharat Scouts and Guides Headquarters in New Delhi. The Air-Internet Jamboree is a regional event established in 2004 in which Scouts and Guides contact each other via Amateur Radio or the Internet, as they would in a typical Jamb...

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Harness Saves Canadian Ham After Fall from Tower

Posted by Darrell VA3RDC on August 2, 2013 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

An unidentified ham in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, avoided serious injury or worse after falling July 16 from a ham radio tower he was disassembling. The man, whom media reports called “a certified tower expert” fell backward from the tower and became trapped about 35 feet in the air. The Edmonton Journal quoted District Fire Chief Lorne Corbett: “He had on the proper harness, that’s what saved him. He also had his legs entangled in the tower itself.” When the...

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