CLUB ACTIVITIES - Our club is very active. Most notable are public service communications. The club provides this service for many outdoor community events throughout the region.

 

We also have an active Emcomm/ARES group with established stations in several municipal Emergency Operations Centres in the region including the regional headquarters in Newmarket.

 

Both the summer and winter Field Days  are also major events for the club. Typically we operate 4-5 stations from emergency power, plus with a GOTA (Get On the Air, for guests and new hams) station, satellite station and a  VHF station as well.

 

The York Region Hamfest was held on the first Saturday in November and was one of the largest in Canada bringing  together hams from all over Ontario. Unfortunately rising venue prices and COVID have put a pause to this event, as we look for viable alternatives.

It has also been some time since we held "project nights", and we look forward to being able to do those again soon. 

VE3YRA - The call sign we use for HF activities such as Field Day, Contests, and for public service communications events on VHF. Also used for the call sign of one of our 2m repeaters.

VE3YRC - The call sign used for three club repeaters, one on 2m, one on 70cm, and one on 6m.

VE3YRK - The call sign used for our two D-Star repeaters. Also used for the GOTA station during Field Day in June.

VE3RCY - The call sign used for a portable 2m repeater located in our communications trailer.