President's Page

Updated: 2022-07-20

It has been a long while since I posted. Retirement has been busy. The new tower and antenna system has been occupying a lot of my day, and I'm enjoying the art of CW immensely.

At last night's board meeting, we decided on the executive and committee chair positions for the coming year, with the following changes.

Vice-President: Benny VE3MUU

Treasurer: Ron VE3CGR

Secretary: Mike VE3BWV

Trailer: Jim VA3EZN

QSL Manager: Chris VE3NRT

Training: Benny VE3MUU


Sandra VA3SWD and Pablo VA3HDL were also present for the hand-off of their roles to new officers, and I'd like to thank them again for their service to the board and to the club.

It's been a while since the club has offered any training, and we've discussed holding a basic certification course as well as CW course. Benny is going to figure out if there's sufficient demand and how it should be delivered.

Our recent Field Day was great fun with an excellent menu. Turnout was less than previous years, as many members had other obligations and some others stayed away out of caution due to COVID. We had many members show up for setup on Friday which made everything go very smoothly. Steve VE3UT will provide further details on the event at our September general meeting.

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.

There's also a simplex 6m net on 50.135 USB on Monday and Wednesday at 8PM. We'd love to see your there if your station has the capability. 

Chris VE3NRT

President, York Region Amateur Radio Club