Zoom Meeting for Wednesday, March 10, 2021 @ 7:30 PM – Arthur Smith/VY2BIT/VA3BIT recounts his experiences installing a remote station on Prince Edward Island



Arthur will describe the challenges he faced assembling his remote station over the past eight months on Prince Edward Island. After being inspired by a talk by Chris/VE3FU describing how he established his remote station in Labrador (VO2AC), Arthur realized he could do something similar at his parents' home. Despite COVID-19, Arthur managed to get to PEI last summer with a new GAP Titan vertical antenna, RemoteRig modems, and enough parts to add to his ICOM IC-7100 to turn it into a remote operation. After trial and error, his remote station finally came together in late January 2021.

Arthur has been a ham since he was an onboard radio operator in the Royal Canadian Navy in 1989. For most of his time in the hobby, he has been challenged by his QTH, first by living aboard ship and for the past several decades, while in an apartment. Arthur has lived in Ottawa since 1996. He has been active recently as portable QRP in Ottawa parks in order to get a decent antenna in the air. With his new remote station in PEI, he looks forward to getting back on HF in a more serious manner. Arthur is Secretary of the OARC and manages the annual Radio in the Park event in September.

Come out and join us for Arthur’s presentation on March 10, 2021, at 7:30 PM.

OARC members will receive an email with information on how to join the meeting.

Non-members are always welcome to join us. Please send a request to EXECUTIVE at OARC.NET and ask for an invitation.


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