December 2018 meeting

Hello Everyone:

The next meeting of SARC will be on Monday, December 10, 2018 beginning at 7:00 pm at the Don Montgomery Centre. Lots of parking at the rear of the building.

Meeting dates for early January (to be confirmed) are planned for January 14, 2019 and February 13, 2019. Arrangements will be made and firm dates for 2019 will be announced later.

At the meeting on December 10 it is hoped that we will either elect or acclaim a new President and Vice-President. Ray will remain as Secretary and Lambert will remain as Treasurer. There may be other vacancies to fill as well.

Other business may be conducted and hopefully there will be a bit of Christmas cheer.

All the best and hope to see you at the meeting. Bring a friend or friends.

73 de Gord, VE3CNA

September 2018 meeting

Hello To Everyone:

Just a reminder that the next meeting of Scarborough ARC will be held a week from today, Monday, September 10, 2018 at the Don Montgomery Centre as before. Starting time about 7:00 pm and our guest speaker will be Stan Leschinsky, VE3TW of Radio Amateurs of Canada.

Stan is an Assistant Director of RAC for Ontario South, Greater Toronto Area. He is active on HF and is very enthusiastic about contest operation.

I have invited members of South Pickering ARC to join with us to hear Stan and renew old friendships.

All are welcome including members of other clubs including the Toronto ARC. Pardon me if I have forgotten anyone.

Come and bring a friend or two and help SARC begin the Fall 2018 season.

For directions see the SARC website at:

73 de Gord, VE3CNA

June 2018 meeting

The next meeting will start at 7 PM on Monday 11 June 2018 at the Seniors' Lounge in the Don Montgomery Recreation Centre.

Our guest speaker will be Adrian VA3NNA from the Senators group. He will tell us what he is doing with satellite operations. Thanks to Gord VE3CNA for arranging the talk.

Glenwood Trading Company

Glenwood Trading Company Ltd., operated a mail-order, retail business supplying Canadian 'Hams' with a variety of equipment, books and supplies.

Their catalogues were about 50 pages including the cover and measured 7 1/2" X 10 1/2".

Glenwood's start and ending dates of operation are not known at this time. If anyone has information about the company, or other information about them, please let us know.

These catalogues date to 1982 - 1984 and tell us much about the state of the art of Canadian Ham Radio equipment and prices in that era.

These catalogues were purchased from "Mario the Tube Man" at the Durham Hamfest of April 18, 2018.

Scarborough Mandarin MS Walk 2018

The annual Scarborough Mandarin MS Walk returns to Guild Park this year. The walk takes place on Sunday, May 6 from 8:30 to about 12:00 (check-in is at 8:30, walk starts at 10:00).

The 5 km route starts and ends at the Guild Inn Estate, 201 Guildwood Parkway. Radio amateurs help provide communication support to the organizers and volunteers.

If you are interested in helping, please contact Malcolm Kendall

10m beacon and nets

Thanks to Rod VE3SOY the 10 metre CW beacon is back on the air. The frequency is 28.2653 MHz.

Bill VE3PA and Bert VE3NR have been conducting a rag-chew 10m net on Thursday nights at 7 PM local time on 28.730 MHz USB, and on Sunday morning, CW from 10:00 to 10:30 then USB phone. Check in any time and say hello.

Update: the beacon is currently off the air for repairs.

We’re back!

Spring is (almost) here, and it's time for a new beginning.

The Scarborough Amateur Radio Club returns to the Seniors' Lounge at Don Montgomery Community Centre (2467 Eglinton Avenue East, near Kennedy subway) starting on March 12 at 7:00 PM.

See you there!

Earle Cardozo VE3KCO, SK

Earle Cardozo, VE3KCO, became a silent key on January 4, 2018.

Earle was a long-time member of SARC, enjoyed CW and taught code. He and his wife Edith had recently moved to Penetanguishene, Ontario.

CARDOZO, Earle VE3 KCO (Retired from Imperial Oil) of Scarborough, ON, passed away January 4, 2018 at the age of 88 years. Survived by his loving wife Edith, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews and well loved by his huge extended family. Memorial Service to be held on April 14, 2018, Visitation 11 a.m. - 12 noon, with service to follow at McDougall & Brown Funeral Home, 2900 Kingston Rd., Toronto, ON. Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, the Alzheimer Society or the OSPCA.