While Ontario remains in lockdown, 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. The net has now seen 209 unique call signs check-in, and the average number checking in per night has grown to 25-35.
On May the fourth our club meeting will feature Alex VA3ASE talking about his moonbounce project for the 23cm band. It should be really interesting.
Unfortunately, it looks like we're going to miss another ARRL Field Day event, except for the at-home operations like last year. While it was fun to run a battery-operated QRP station last year (and get the 5x points multiplier) we'll all miss the in-person event.
Our AGM will be held on June 1st, once again as a virtual meeting. Both Steve VE3UT and Barry VA3LLT have stated that they are stepping down from the board and I'd like to thank them both for their long and dedicated service to the club as board members. We will miss their wisdom and humour at our board meetings. This brings, though, an opportunity to get new ideas and opinions on the board and I encourage anyone interested to throw their hat in the ring. Also feel free to contact me if you want to know what's involved.
If you haven't done so already and wish to nominate a club member for the Harvey Bell Award, please send your nomination to Sandra by May 16th. The winner will be selected at the May 18th meeting of the board.
President, York Region Amateur Radio Club