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November 2016 Meeting Location

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.

Ontario NVIS Event

Members of the Peel ARC are organizing an NVIS event in South-Eastern Ontario to practice using NVIS techniques for short-to-medium-range HF communications.

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.

Excerpt from https://ve3xr.wordpress.com/2016/09/14/ontario-nvis-event-october-16th/:

"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."

Slides for VE3KL's Field Day Antennas and EMI

The slides from VE3KL's November OARC presentation about Field Day antennas and EMI "Lessons Learned" and some tricks for operating multiple co-located stations are now available at http://ve3kl.com/index_htm_files/OARC_FieldDay_Oct2016.pps

Hamfest and portable station demo photos

2016 HamfestPortable station demo

Next OARC Meeting December 13, 2017 at 7:30pm Holiday Party Night in the Colonel By Room at Ottawa City Hall

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