The Maritime Amateur


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Updated July 8th, 2021

World Radio History Magazines

Here is the site I go to get books. Scroll down the page and on the left is a list of books from A’s up. I have a lot of them downloaded and in a file on a thumb drive. When you click on a Mag like popular electronics it has them listed by year and month some copies they don’t have

https://worldradiohistory.com/index.htm

Ivan (Tiny ) VE9TIC

MAARC Fleamarket

The MAARC FLEAMARKET will be held at the Riverview Lions Club Sept. 11th, 2021 at 09:00am for sellers set-up and 10:00am for buyers. (Note New Day)
It is still in the planning stages, and the thought of having 1/2 outside like a tailgate type flea-market and 1/2 inside the Lions Club, would permit us a better social distancing if required at that time.
More details will be coming as the planning progresses as for the fees, door prizes and etc.

Contribution to Amateur Radio in Canada

Hamshack.ca is my contribution to the amateur radio hobby, by providing an easy-to-use site for all licenced amateur radio operators to buy, sell and swap surplus ham radio gear. Hamshack has been developed to modern web development standards and incorporates an intuitive design to make it easy to add your ham radio listings to the site. In addition, Hamshack utilizes powerful filtering and search tools making it easy for users to quickly locate items listed on the site. Potential buyers can filter listings by ham radio category and item location. As well, Hamshack features a powerful Search function which dynamically displays items matching the search criteria entered.

Don VE7DXE

Kings County ARC Ham of the Year  2020/2021

by Bob Schofield VE1RSM


It is with great pleasure that at our March 2021 meeting our past president, Wayne – VE1BAB, presented

Lysle Anderson  – VE1BZE with the KCARC’s Amateur of the year award for 2020/2021. Lysle was instrumental in purchasing and organizing the requirements to upgrade the Club’s VE1AEH Repeater. Through his hard work and many dedicated hours and trips to the repeater site, the club now has two repeaters. The new Digital Repeater is operational along with access to Echolink and IRLP (Internet Repeater Linking Project.)

Congratulations Lysle, well deserved and earned.

From all members of the KCARC.

Update on the VE1OM 6 meter Repeater

I received a note from Scott McNutt VE1CHL stating the VE1OM 6 meter repeater has been moved from Gore to Shubenacadie. Scott tells me that he had a hard time getting into it at Gore, but now the repeater is full scale at his home in Bible Hill.

He notes that if someone can get into the Shubie repeater on 2 meters they might be able to get the 6 meter repeater.

rec 51.620  tx 52 .620

RAC Amateur of the Year 2020: Al Penney, VO1NO

The RAC Board of Directors takes great pleasure in selecting Alphonse (Al) Penney, VO1NO, as the recipient of the RAC Amateur of the Year Award for 2020 in recognition of his tireless efforts to promote Amateur Radio throughout Canada and internationally. Through the RAC Amateur of the Year Award, Radio Amateurs of Canada recognizes the outstanding contributions made by Canadian Amateurs. The RAC Board considers nominations for the RAC Amateur of the Year Award and presents it if and when the nomination demonstrates the exceptional contribution made. If there are several nominations the best for that year is approved

WAP-WADA Honor Roll Plate to VE1HQ Sheldon R. Donaldson

VE1HQ, Mr. Sheldon Roy Donaldson from Pubnico, NS, Canada, is a keen DXer and Antarctic chaser. He has just received his WAP-WADA Honor Roll plate and certificate on Jan 8th 2021.

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New IRG repeater at Mount Carleton Park


Another new IRG repeater went on-air January 5! Mount Carleton Park (VE9MCP) on 147.120 + is the latest addition, bringing the total number of IRG repeaters to twenty-seven (27). The new site is near the park headquarters and will provide additional improved coverage in northern New Brunswick.

The new Mt. Carleton repeater joins Grand Lake (VE9GLA 145.190-) which was added in December 2019.

At this time, these two new repeaters are stand-alone and cannot yet be linked to other parts of the system. Planning is underway to reconfigure the IRG Zones at a later date which will include these two new repeaters in the link system.

Thanks to the folks at NB Department of Transportation and Infrastructure for their help with this project.

For more information on the International Repeater Group  CLICK HERE

Al Penney, VO1NO, elected as the new RAC Director for the Atlantic Region

Alphonse (Al) Penney, VO1NO, was born and raised in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. A Remco crystal radio kit Christmas gift, and the acquisition of a Halicrafters S-38D shortwave receiver as a boy sparked a lifelong fascination with the “magic of radio”. Al was licensed in early 1977 after taking an evening course sponsored by the local Department of Communications (DOC) Radio Inspector.

Al has served on the Executives of many clubs throughout Canada and the USA, including Vice-President of the West Island ARC in Montreal, and President of the VE2CMR ARC, Halifax ARC, West Carleton ARC in Ottawa, and the Pike’s Peak Radio Amateur Association in Colorado Springs while serving at NORAD Headquarters.

More recently he co-founded the Annapolis Valley Amateur Radio Club in Nova Scotia, a “virtual” club that appeals to those who do not like to take part in more traditional clubs.

Al has been involved with teaching prospective Amateurs since the early 1990s. He is one of the primary instructors for the Halifax ARC for their Basic and Advanced courses, and organized and taught the RAC Online Basic Course in response to the global pandemic. The two online courses completed to date have seen more than 300 students across Canada graduate, with another course starting in the New Year.

Al has been the RAC Band Planning Coordinator since 2013, and spearheaded the effort to update the Canadian HF band plans and have them published in a graphic format. He is currently coordinating the update of the VHF/UHF band plans. He lives in Aylesford, Nova Scotia on 10 acres he would like to turn into an antenna farm.

Al takes over from Dave Goodwin, VE9CB, who also just completed his second consecutive term and he previously served as Director from 2004 to 2006 and as RAC President in 2008. Dave will be continuing to teach RAC’s Advanced Courses and he is also going to be assisting with RAC’s communication efforts.

73 Magazines

I was purging some of my saved websites and came across this one, maybe some of you may be interested in looking at the old magazines. 73 Magazine (also known as 73 Amateur Radio Today) was a United States-based amateur radio magazine that was published from 1960 to 2003. It was known for its strong emphasis on technical articles and for the lengthy editorials in each issue by its founder and publisher, Wayne Green. The magazine title, 73, means "best regards" in amateur radio lingo.

https://archive.org/details/73-magazine

73 and have a Great Christmas - Ken VY2RU

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