Come on out on December 14th for the Mini Flea Market and Christmas Party. This is a chance to clear out your old gear and make room for the new goodies you’re expecting from Santa! Bring any gear you’d like to sell or give away, and a wallet full of cash for the gear you’d like to buy from other members. Everyone who attends is eligible for a chance at the many door prizes that will be drawn throughout the evening, including gift certificates to a popular commercial vendor. To keep the trading floor hopping, we’ll be serving coffee, juice and water along with assorted Christmas baking. Spouses or sweethearts and other guests are welcome to attend. The meeting starts at its usual 7:30 pm, in the Colonel By Room. For any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Janice Neelands or Margaret Tidman at call sign at RAC. Hope to see you there!Janice Neelands, VA3PAXMargaret Tidman, VA3VXN
The OARC is having a mini field trip! We are getting a guided tour of the CFRA transmitter site near Manotick.Date: Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 1300H EasternWe are going to meet at the site 5630 Prince of Wales Drive, Kars, ON K0A 2E0 (https://goo.gl/maps/E8Zk6kRx1yv).There is room to park in the field or you may park on the shoulder of Prince of Wales.
We were unable to get any rooms at Ottawa City Hall in November since they were all taken. So, the November 9th OARC meeting location will be held at Makerspace North.
This temporary change of venue was announced at the October meeting and minutes and will be repeated again on the Capital City Net and Groundwave.
The address of Makerspace North is 250 City Centre Avenue, Bay 216 (access via the 2nd level ramp on the West side of the building). In case you will be mailing yourself to the meeting or your GPS gizmo has some other search features, the postal code is K1R 6K7. The nearest major intersection is Preston and Albert near the new Canadian War Museum.
It's a short walk from the Transitway's Bayview station. The main parking facilities are located on the East side of the building facing City Centre Avenue. There is limited parking on the ramp going up to the top level.
This event is set to occur Sunday, October 16th from 1300H to 1600H Eastern.Planning and details for member participation in this event will be happening on VE2CRA Thursday, October 13th at 1900H.
"We invite you to a southern Ontario regional NVIS communications event on October 16th from 1-4 PM EDT.The goal of the event is to make contacts and talk to other operators using NVIS techniques. No restrictions on operation, just get on the air and operate with your best NVIS antenna.Bands of interest are 40, 60, and 80, depending on conditions. Suggested frequencies for SSB are 3.700-750, 5.357, and 7.060-070. CW, 3.550, 5.3465, and 7.030.We suggest this identifier when calling to make it easier to identify the participants: CQ NVIS Ontario 'call sign'.Ham operators across the province in many different clubs have expressed interest and hope you will join us on the air."
Further details from Peter VE3POA:
"To date the following clubs have expressed interest in participating:HamiltonPeelNiagaraKitchenerKingstonYork Region" Other clubs have been reached out to and we are now waiting confirmation of participation. It would be great if there was some interest from the Ottawa area and are able to join us in on the fun.
"This is more about experimentation and playing radio vs the competitive contest. \tNo restrictions on equipment or locations, just get on the air with what ever antenna one thinks will work well for NVIS communications. Individual, group, at home, or in the field stations are all encouraged. More the better and likely better chance of qso's."