SARC 1st Virtual Meeting

Hello SARC members - I hope you are all well and have kept healthy especially in these COVID-19 times. I really miss our club meetings in the Don Montgomery centre.

This is an invitation for all amateurs to join us in our first Scarborough Amateur Radio Club Virtual Meeting. We will be using Zoom as the platform for this meeting. Thanks to Paul VE3GPB/VE3KU for setting up the facility for the meeting. The details on how to join will be sent out later.

It is unfortunate we cannot meet at our usual haunt since some of the city of Toronto use of facilities requirements have changed. They now require commercial insurance naming the city of Toronto as the additionally named insured in the policy. The cost of this insurance is prohibitive for our club.

There is a policy available through Radio Amateurs of Canada that will meet the requirements and this avenue is being investigated.

In the mean time while not everyone is comfortable with a group eyeball QSO, we are going ahead with our 1st Scarborough Amateur Radio Club Virtual Meeting via Zoom. This platform is in wide use and many are familiar with its operation. If you prefer you can also join by audio only.

The meeting is scheduled to start next Monday September 21st at 8:00 pm.
There should be lots to talk about since we have not seen each other for quite some time and I look forward to hearing about your radio adventures.

Our Sunday and Thursday nets have been a lot of fun. A wide range of topics are discussed in a very lively manner and have attracted quite a few new amateurs. We even had a call in from Nova Scotia John VA1JON on one of the Sunday morning nets. So you are welcome to join us at 28.730 MHz Thursdays at 7:00 PM and Sundays 10:30 AM Upper Side Band.

So please join us this Monday. It will be great to meet you all again and please bring your adventures and ideas to the meeting. The Zoom meeting details and instructions will follow shortly.

COVID-19 update

Hello SARC;

Membership Notification

Recent world wide and local Covid-19 events have now reached ground level. The city of Toronto has announced the closure, until further notice, of various recreational facilities including the Don Montgomery Centre where we hold our club meetings. As a result of these measures taken by the city we will not be able to hold our Kit Build scheduled for Monday evening.

Our next meeting on Monday April 13th may also have to be postponed or cancelled depending on the availability of the community centre. The club will keep you up to date on any changes in our meeting and event schedules.

These are time of great concern and I want everyone to take care of themselves, their families and loved ones during this viral outbreak so we can all get through this situation unscathed.

Please keep your rigs on the air since this is one of the safest ways for us to keep in touch with our fellow amateur radio enthusiasts worldwide. Our usual nets will continue Thursday evenings at 19:30 and Sunday mornings at 10:30 EST on 10 meters at 28.730 on the dial.

Keep well
Sincerely
73 de Duncan VE3GNI President

January meeting

Hello SARC

There will be a meeting of the club in the usual location (Don Montgomery Centre) on Monday, January 13 starting at 19:30.

During this meeting we will -

  • Elect a new board
  • Review your survey responses that were sent out last month
  • Pick a date for the build project
  • Please remember to submit online or bring your yearly membership dues ($25.00)
  • Pick a date and venue for our belated club dinner.

Let's have a good turn out so we can have a lively discussion on these
topics.

Thank you Henry for getting the tester kits.

Thank you Paul for the inside story on the "Dying Art" article.

By the way Happy New Year to SARC.

73 Duncan... VE3GNI

November 2019 meeting rescheduled

From Duncan VE3GNI:

DUE TO THE INCOMING BAD WEATHER ALERT TOMORROW'S MEETING IS CANCELLED.

The roads are guaranteed to be a mess. Let's not add to the confusion.

This is the first significant snow storm for the GTA and will peak during our meeting.

I wish our members to be safe from the dangers of Toronto's first snow.

So, keep safe and we will meet on the 4th Monday the 25th.

On the 25th we will be discussing our club and how to move forward. Please bring your ideas.

Field Trip – Hammond Museum of Radio

Join us on our tour of the Hammond Museum of Radio in Guelph on Saturday, October 26, 2019 (note new date!)

Lunch courtesy of Hammond Manufacturing.

Carpool available from Scarborough. Meet at No Frills rear parking lot (Pharmacy/Eglinton) at 8 AM.

Cost of the trip is free but donations toward the cost of fuel are welcome.

Register now!

Hammond Museum photo