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The OARC Groundwave (the club bulletin) stopped publishing (temporarily, we hope) at the end of 2021. But many of the contributors still have a lot to say, so we decided to invite regular and guest “columnists” to contribute posts to this website. First to submit was Mike VE3FFK (thanks Mike!) and you can find his columns and those of the other authors by following the links below.

You too can become a columnist!

If you have some radio-related things to say, we would be glad to publish them here. You do not have to commit to a regular column, but it would be great if you could. For more info, or to submit an article, contact . (This contact address may change.)

OARC columnists

Mike VE3FFK (mk)

Mike Kelly VE3FFK was first licensed in 1970 and he has been an ISED accredited examiner since the early 1990s. For 30 years he was the “voice” of Admin2 in the Canadian Ski Marathon. He is a life member of Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC). He has written a regular column in the Groundwave for longer than he can remember.

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Dave Scobie VE3BOW was first licensed in 19xx. He is the immediate past president of the OARC. He has no primary interests and as a result, finds himself involved in way more things that he can ever hope to finish.

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Neil Herber VE3PUE was first licensed in 1991. He is primarily interested in radio support for public service events and he created and maintains Hambone, a ham website. He also does some stuff on this site.

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Wayne VE3QO

Wayne has been an amateur radio operator since high school, receiving his first licence in 1961 and his Advanced Amateur certificate a year later. Except for a 15 year period, when his family responsibilities and his broadcast consulting engineering practice left little time for ham radio, he has been active on the HF bands and occasionally on 6 m and 2 m. Since retirement in 2014, operating CW and several of the digi-modes are his main radio interests, along with designing and building antennas. Wayne is currently a member of RAC, ARRL, and the OARC.
Wayne has contributed a guest column describing one experience from his “Sixty Years of Weird Stuff in Radio”.

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Last Updated on 2023-01-17 by AdminOARC