York Region Hamfest






Saturday, November 02, 2013

NOTE: New location this year!!!!!!!!!!!!

Newmarket Community Centre

200 Doug Duncan Drive, Newmarket, ON

Latitude: 44.052915 Longitude: -79.455461

Admission : $7:00 per person, with an “express lane” for those with exact change. Commencing at 0730 a covered outdoor area opens for the general public, with free coffee and tea. Muffins, donuts are available for purchase! Doors open to the sales area for the general public at 0900

Field Day 2013

Bill Cate VE3HR, SK

Bill Cate VE3HR became a silent key on May 7, 2013. He was 101. Bill was a long-time member of SARC and served as President for several years. He had been a licensed amateur radio operator for almost 90 years. Bill was a dedicated Morse Code (CW) operator and was instrumental in creating the CQ-NR Trophy.

Noel Eaton VE3CJ presenting the Keith Russell Memorial Trophy to SARC President Bill Cate VE3CLT (now VE3HR) and Lee Jennings VE3OE (now ZL2AL)
Noel Eaton VE3CJ presenting the Keith Russell Memorial Trophy to SARC President Bill Cate VE3CLT (now VE3HR) and Lee Jennings VE3OE (now ZL2AL)
SARC Presidents Bill Cate VE3HR, Audrey Little VA3YD, Bob Chrysler VE3IEL, Gord Hogarth VE3CNA cut the cake at an anniversary party.
SARC Presidents Bill Cate VE3HR, Audrey Little VA3YD, Bob Chrysler VE3IEL, Gord Hogarth VE3CNA cut the cake at an anniversary party.

CATE, Bill - Our father passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 in Whitby, at the age of 101 years. Predeceased by his wife Pat Cate of 70 years. Survived by his daughters Evelyn (David), Irene (Catie), sister Nora Colqhoun and sister-in-law Elsie Trafford. Grandchildren Sarah (Brian), Geoffrey (Sharla) and five great-grandchildren - Bryn, Rhys, Adele, Seth and Gabe. He will be sadly missed by his many nephews, nieces and friends. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 11 a.m. at All Saints Anglican Church, 300 Dundas Street West, Whitby, Ontario.

MS 2013 walk

MS 2013 walk

I would like to say thank you to everyone that participated in this year’s event, John VE3POJ, Robert VE3VAJ, Benita VA3VAJ, Peter VE3FJI, Ray VE3ZXC, and Joe VE3OV. Special thanks go to Peter VA3PRW for helping and also doing the walk with Rudi VE3OUA who did very well. Just to let everyone know that I had a very great time and the walk was very successful this year and I’m looking forward to next year.

Thanks Ralph VE3VXY net control.

CANWARN Storm Spotter Training 2013 Notice No. 3

Folks, we have completed a number of sessions so far and the turnout has been excellent. Thanks to all of you that have come out to one of the sessions. The training dates for Northwestern Ontario have been firmed up and can be found below. In addition, a training session has been added in Fort Erie on the evening of Tuesday May 21st. A note to those of you who will be attending either of the upcoming Toronto sessions, there are a number of signs around our building indicating that you now must pay for parking. However, the parking lot is only monitored Monday to Friday during business hours. So for both this Saturday’s training as well as the training next Wednesday, the only area that cannot be parked in is the one designated for the shift workers in the Weather Centre. Also, it would be a good idea to plan to arrive to either of the Toronto sessions a bit early since all participants must enter through the main doors on Dufferin St. and sign-in with the commissionaires in the lobby.
If you do plan on attending an upcoming session and you haven’t RSVP’d yet, please do so to the email address [email protected]
Once again, thanks for being a part of this worthwhile program…

  • May 4 – 9 AM – Toronto – Environment Canada Headquarters – 4905 Dufferin St
  • May 8 – 7 PM – Toronto – Environment Canada Headquarters – 4905 Dufferin St
  • May 14 – 7 PM – Peterborough – Public Library – 345 Aylmer St. North
  • May 15 – 7 PM – Dufferin County – Centre Dufferin Recreational Complex – 200 Fiddlepark Lane – Shelburne
  • May 21 – 7 PM – Fort Erie – Fire Station - 444 Central Avenue
  • May 25 – 9 AM – Sudbury – Lionel E. Lalonde Centre, 239 Montee Principale, Azilda.
  • May 25 – 10 AM – Belleville – Belleville Library 3rd Floor Conference Room – 254 Pinnacle Street
  • May 26 - 1 PM - Espanola - Pinewood Inn, 378 Centre St.
  • May 26 – 7 PM - Elliot Lake - Renaissance Centre - 20 Veterans Way
  • May 27 - 7 PM - Sault Ste. Marie - Delta Sault Ste. Marie, 208 St. Mary's Drive
  • May 29 – 7 PM - Timmins – Holiday Inn, 30 Algonquin Blvd West.
  • May 31 – 6:30 PM - North Bay - OPP Communications Centre - 877 Gormanville Road
  • June 3 – 7 PM – Thunder Bay – McIntyre Building room 274 Confederation College 950 William St.
  • June 4 – 7 PM – Atikokan – Atikokan Fire Hall – 101 Goodwin St.
  • June 5 – 7 PM - Fort Frances/Emo – Emo-Lavallee Community Centre – 78 Colonization Road Emo
  • June 5 – 6:30 PM – Renfrew – Best Western – 760 Gibbons Road
  • June 6 – 7 PM – Kenora – Fire and Emergency Services Training Centre – 100 14th Street North
  • June 7 – 7 PM – Dryden – Dryden Fire Hall – 189 Colonization Ave South

Geoff Coulson
Warning Preparedness Meteorologist |
Météorologue de sensibilisation aux alertes
Ontario Region Client Services |
Service à la clientèle, Région de l'Ontario
Environment Canada | Environnement Canada
Government of Canada | Gouvernement du Canada
4905 Dufferin St | 4905 rue Dufferin
Toronto, ON M3H 5T4

[email protected]
Telephone | Téléphone 416-739-4466
Facsimile | Télécopieur 416-739-4603
Website | Site Web www.weatheroffice.gc.ca

Gord Gault VE3UFF, SK


Gordon Gault VE3UFF became a Silent Key on Sunday, April 14, 2013, a few days before his 91st birthday. He was a veteran of World War II (RCAF) and a long-time member of SARC. Gord worked at General Electric for many years, and was also a member of the Toronto Society of Model Engineers and Toronto FM Communications Society.

He was also my neighbour, and the man who introduced me to amateur radio and the club...I'll miss him.


GAULT, William Gordon – (April 20, 1922 – April 14, 2013) Passed away at the Sunnybrook Veteran’s L-Wing after a brief illness. Predeceased by his parents, William and Ethel Gault, daughter, Kate Jean Gault and brother, David Gault. Survived by his wife, Jean Gault, sister, Joyce Gault and son, Robert Gault (Brenda). Proud Veteran of the RCAF. Gord served his country through World War II in Europe. A special thank you to the staff of Sunnybrook Hospital L-Wing for their care and compassion. Following Gord’s wishes, cremation has taken place. An informal gathering of remembrance to take place for family and friends at THE SIMPLE ALTERNATIVE FUNERAL CENTRE, 275 Lesmill Rd., Toronto (east off Leslie St., south of Hwy. 401, 416-441-1580) on Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.

Submitted by Ray Chow VE3ZXC

Digital Mobile Radio Demystified @ SPARC

Don VA3XFT will be speaking about Digital Mobile Radio at the monthly meeting of the South Pickering Amateur Radio Club on Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 PM.

Location: Pickering Recreation Complex, O'Brien Meeting Room A (rear entrance of complex), 1867 Valley Farm Rd, Pickering.

See flyer for more information.