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NEWS

December 23rd, 2020

This is a reminder to pay membership dues by the end of November. Dues received after the deadline are glady accepted but you will not be covered by the liability insurance coverage available to RAC members because the treasurer must submit a list of calls and associated RAC membership numbers for those who are RAC members.

December 6th, 2020 - Santa Claus Net

Now until Christmas Eve on 80 meters.  https://www.cqsanta.com/

October 31st, 2020  Simulated Emergency Test (SET)

The SET is scheduled to run on Oct 31st. Read these two files for more details:  EXERCISE ARES RESPONSE 2020 and Ontario SET Digital Networks 2020. John VE3VGI will be acting as the EOC for this exercise  We encourage you to listen in on the HF frequencies listed in the PDF.

October 26th, 2020  HF Nets Hosted Locally

Two HF nets have been active and are hosted locally by Rolly VA3CRE. The Nickel Belt Net operates daily Monday to Friday on 40 Meters (7.250 Mhz) from 3:00 to 4:00 PM local time. The net recently passed its 2 year anniversary. A second more recently  established net, the Farmers Net, operates on Sundays from 9:00 - 10:00 AM local time on 40 meters (7.242 MHZ)

October 25th, 2020

A  ZOOM meeting is scheduled for October 26, 2020, starting at 7:00 PM.. An announcement was sent to the news group to advise members to register for the ZOOM session.

This is not a formal business meeting but rather a social gathering, For those who wish to participate you must send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ve3SUD so he can add you to the list. The ZOOM invitation will be sent out earlier in the day on the 26th.

October 16, 2020

A new listing has been added for amateur radio gear for sale by VA3TSS Tom. Interested parties are asked to contact Tom directly via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

September 20th, 2020

There will be a ZOOM meeting on September 28, 2020. An announcement was sent via email to advise members to register for the ZOOM session. This is not a formal business meeting but rather a social gathering,

April 18th, 2020

Club Meetings are suspended until further notice due to the pandemic. Please join us on the scheduled nets on the Ve3srg repeater on Sunday and Wednesday evenings at 7:30 PM local time (Eastern time zone).

March 4th, 2020  Mini Flea Market March 14th, 2020

On Saturday, March 14th, from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm (or whenever things wrap up), we are planning a mini flea market to sell off some of the equipment from the current estate sales.

During this time we will also be hosting a coffee and chat session ("Union meeting?") at the same location, bring your coffee and snack, or try some of Rob's special blend but come on over for a chat and check out the deals.

A small number of tables may be available for others to sell equipment. If you are interested in selling, please let us know via email to: newsATsudburyamateurradio.com  and we will provide further details and attempt to make arrangements if possible.

Only Radio and electronics related items, please.

March 3, 2020

New Listing posted for gear from the estate of Larry VE3ILK

March 1, 2020

Check out the revised list of gear for sale from the estate of Barry VE3ZLB.

March 1, 2020

The next club meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 30th, 2020, at Independent Living Sudbury-Manitoulin, 125 Durham Street, Sudbury, across from Reg Wilkinson’s Mens' Wear and will start at 7:00 pm.

January 25, 2020

SURVEY RESULTS: Earlier in December members were asked to fill in an online survey which was designed to get a better feel for what direction(s) the club would like to move in this year. The results have been compiled and will be presented at the next meeting. Here is table of the survey results and a graphical summary of the results.

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Steve, VE3IAM, will be presenting the results for the survey that was offered to club members in order to determine where their interests lie with respect to Ham radio activities. If you have not completed and submitted the survey, we encourage you to do so. Results will help the club executive in planning future activities (e.g., Field Day), interest groups, training, and presentations at club meetings.

October 7, 2019

The club is assisting with the sale of radio gear, test equipment and electronic components from the estate of Al VE3AC.  From main menu (left hand side of this page), select "For Sale" for a list of items. There is also a link to photos. Use the "Make an Offer" feature to submit your bid on items.

March 12, 2019

FT8 Digital Mode How-to Guide 

For those interested in the FT8 digital mode,here is a very good guide presented by Gary Hinson ZL2iFB.  http://www.g4ifb.com/FT8_Hinson_tips_for_HF_DXers.pdf

Gary covers the nitty gritty of getting on the air with FT8 and discovering how weak signal communication is possible with this digital mode. There is tons of detailed information in this comprehensive guide which is written from the perspective of a DXer operating on the HF bands.

His admonition is: "Be tolerant. It is not easy to master FT8!  Be Patient!" The assumption is that readers are familiar with interfacing a radio to a computer. The WSJT-X software is free and runs on WinDoze, Linux and Apple MacOS (OS X).

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The 2018  Christmas gathering was well attended at Sizzle Mongolian Grill.

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 Photos contributed by Doug VA3TDG.

 November 15, 2017

The VE3SRG repeater is back on the air - thanks to Ken, VE3PHC, for his efforts in this regard. The weekly 2 meter nets will return to VE3SRG. Please note that the timeout timer is now set to five minutes, the tail is shortened and the CW Identifier audio was a bit reduced - thank you to Luc VE3AR who made a site visit to make the changes.

The VE3ONL repeater is back on the air, thanks to Luc, VE3AR, and Steve, VE3RX.

 October 23rd, 2017

Following the short formal part of the meeting, Ve3AJB, Allan, will be making a presentation "HotSpots for Digital Modes - Dstar, Fusion and DMR". Come and learn more about these modes and how HowSpots operate.

April 27th, 2017

The presentation made by Steve VE3RX at the April 24th meeting,  "Lightning Protection and Grounding For your Ham Radio Station" is available here.

February 15, 2017

Steve VE3RX recently finished a project to replace the burnt panel lights in his Ameritron HF linear amplifier. The article he wrote about his project was published in RAC's TCA magazine. 

This article was published in the Jan/Feb 2017 issue of The Canadian Amateur magazine and is being reprinted here with their permission. 

 

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Want to become a Ham? The club sponsors classes and examination sessions. To learn more, please attend one of the regular monthly meetings (last Monday of the month - September to June) at Independent Living Sudbury-Manitoulin , 125 Durham St. Sudbury. Meetings start at 7 p.m. 

To get started in Amateur Radio, check out the Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) website (http://wp.rac.ca/how-to-start/).  A self-study guide is available for purchase on-line at the RAC website. 

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