This page contains links to some of the past editions of the Groundwave, the OARC’s bulletin.
Older Groundwaves are being gradually migrated from the previous site.

About the Groundwave

The Groundwave is/was the OARC’s official bulletin. It was published from 1950 to 2021. Ian Jeffrey, VE3IGJ, was the editor for the last 17 years, and the OARC membership are truly grateful for his long and dedicated service. As far as Ian can recall, Mike Kelly, VE3FFK, holds the record for the longest continuous stretch of articles – longer than Ian’s tenure. We are happy to say that Mike is continuing to contribute articles which we will publish in the columnists section here on the website until a new Groundwave editor is found.

Missing past issues

The OARC library is missing the following Groundwave issues. If you have any of them, please let us know. We would like to scan them and add them to the archive.

1953 Sep
1954 Jun Sep Nov
1955 Feb Oct
1956 Oct Nov Dec
1957 ALL
1958 ALL
1959 ALL except Dec
1960 Feb Mar May Jun Sep Oct
1961 Feb May Jun Sep Nov Dec
1962 Jan Mar Apr May Jun Sep/Oct
1964 Jan Feb Mar Apr
1993 Sep
1998 Mar

Past issues

The past issues are all stored as PDFs, some of which can be quite large. Issues prior to 2000 are stored as PDF image files, which means there is no searchable text within them. From 2000 on, the PDFs include full text and images. The long term plan is to use OCR on the older issues to make the content searchable.

Speaking of searching, native WordPress does not index or search attached files such as PDFs. We are investigating various plugins that will make such content directly searchable with the WordPress search engine, accessed via the magnifying glass icon at the right end of the menu bar.

2010 to 2021

This page is under construction …

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