Effective 13 September 2023, the Senators meeting place is now Port Union Community Recreation Centre, 5450 Lawrence Avenue East. Meetings run from 9:30 to 11:00 AM every Wednesday.
Group photo from Antenna Day at Grey Abbey Park courtesy of Duncan VE3GNI
Thanks to Dave VE3SVL and the Bluffers Park Yacht Club for allowing us to operate from their facilities. Members of TARC and SARC joined forces once again this year. We had three stations operating as VE3TNC and the GOTA station on VE3WE.
Here are a few pictures:
Wilhelmus (Bill) Catlender died on 10 June 2023. He was 91. Bill was a long time member of SARC and the West Side Radio Club, and served as president of SARC for a few years. We will miss him.
Pictures from this year's field day: SARC/TARC field day pictures
Thanks to all the members of SARC, TARC and the Bluffer's Park Yacht Club who helped make this Field Day a success. Without your contributions it would not have been possible.
This is the first time in many years that we've been able to have a Field Day within the city of Toronto.
Our MPP, Doly Begum visited us and presented this award in recognition of our outreach efforts.
See you at the Zoom meeting on June 29.
Please sign up at Field Day 2022 Sign Up to confirm your attendance and operating shift.
Access to Bluffers Park is controlled by police during peak times. If you're not bringing equipment, please consider taking TTC. Route 175 runs every 15 minutes to and from Kennedy station on Saturday and Sunday between 0800 and 2200. At Kennedy you can connect to the subway, RT and GO Transit Stouffville line.
Talk-in frequency: VE3TOR 146.940- tone 103.5 Hz.
Thanks to Dave VE3SVL and the Bluffers Park Yacht Club for allowing the use of their facilities for this event.
Hello SARC and Friends
Saturday June 11th is the Scarborough Amateur Radio Club's Antenna Day.
This is a special day where we get to spend some outdoor time with our fellow hams exploring the wonderful world of antennas.
Antennas are one of the most important parts of an amateur radio station whose performance can make or break a QSO. Unlike other station components the antenna determines the effectiveness of both the received and transmitted signals.
So bring along your ideas, your antenna experiments, your tools, your knowledge and your experience. We will delve into the mysterious art of antenna design, tuning, measurement and hopefully come away with some new insights on antennas.
Grey Abbey Park is a small park with limited resources but is ideal for our needs.There are no washroom facilities, however the Guildwood GO station is a few minutes away. It is a lightly used park that has an open area on the bluffs overlooking Lake Ontario with a few trees and benches. A wire rope fence with sturdy wooden posts should be great supports for our masts.
A generator will be available for power along with some fibreglass mast sections to mount the antennas. Various test instruments will be available to analyse the antennas. Who knows we may even make a few contacts.
Grey Abbey Park is located east off the end of Morningside Ave.
We will start around Noon and end around 6 PM.
Bring along some snacks and refreshments to share. We should have a great Antenna Day.
Let’s have some fun in the sun
See you there
Harvey was a long-time member of SARC and co-founded the Senators group. He was in his 101st year. RIP
From John Koren VA3JK:
It is with the deepest regret, that I inform the Scarborough Amateur Radio Club, that one of your members, VE3TQU, Edgar Heinen has passed away suddenly on February 10.2022. I helped Edgar get his amateur radio licence at CBC, he had a lifelong passion for radio, especially short wave listening and local amateur radio activity on 2m and 70 cm. He passed away without any kin, and I do not know what his final wishes were. May he rest in Eternal Peace with God.