President's Page

Updated: 2021-11-21

At long last, I have erected a tower at my QTH. Early results are promising, although there is still much work to do. Not the least of this is completing the cable access through the foundation wall so I don't have to pull cables through the window every time I want to use the radio!

I used the new gear to put some 3BP Transatlantic Centennial CW contacts in the log during the K1USN Slow Speed CW contest on the 19th, and ran the 6 metre net as 3BP on the 15th. The first week of logs are being consolidated and will be posted on this web site soon.

With the number of COVID-19 cases in Ontario on the rise again, resumption of in-person meetings looks doubtful in the near term. We are planning a socially-distanced Winter Field Day in January after missing the last one and will the club membership to help us decide where to hold it. With much of the population vaccinated I'm optimistic that summer field day will also be go for 2022.

Our nightly health & welfare net on VE3YRA & VE3YRC/UHF at 8:30 pm (except club meeting nights) has been a great way to keep in touch with other members and meet new people without having to leave home. If you haven't checked-in please give it a try. 

Chris VE3NRT

President, York Region Amateur Radio Club