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Test Your Radio Out

- Amateur Radio stations anywhere in the Greater Toronto Area are invited to check into the evening nets of the Toronto ARES Group.
The nets begin with a call out to roll call stations but the Net Control Station (VE3NCS) will also issue a call for any station anywhere to check in.

- All weeknight nets start at 8.00 PM.

- The Net on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights is a SIMPLEX net on 147.405 MHz. You must transmit a PL tone of 103.5 hz.

- The Monday night net is held on the VE3TNC repeater (147.270+) in downtown Toronto. No tone required.

- The Wednesday night net is held on the VA3GTU repeater 4B (444.850+) in downtown Toronto. 103.5 tone required.

- The Friday night net is held on the VA3GTU repeater 4C (443.750+) in Scarborough. 103.5 tone required.

- On Saturday nights additional nets are held
- - at 8.30 PM on repeater VE3RPT (147.060+) and
- - at 9.00 PM on 6 Meter repeater VA3ECT (53.390-).

- On Sunday evening three nets are held.
- - At 8 PM a net is held on the VE3BEG repeater (224.860-).
- - At 8.30 PM a simplex net is held on 446.025 MHz.
- - At 9.00 PM a 6 Meter simplex net is held on 52.525 MHz.
None of these 3 nets require a tone.

- - At 5.30 PM on Sundays, the GTA Regional Net is held on the CN Tower repeater VE3TWR 145.410-(103.5) and 444.400+.

By participating in any of these nets you are putting your radio on the air and ensuring that it is working properly.

You are also informing all the other Amateur Radio Operators in Toronto that you are on the map. That you exist.

Being an Amateur Radio Operator means you talk on a radio with other Amateur Radio Operators.
Checking into the ARES Nets is your best easy way to do that on VHF and UHF.

Print out this message for reference. Relay over to your club's website or newsletter.

73 - Toronto ARES Group

If you are into trains check out Model Railroad Club of Toronto

Take a tour to the new model railroad site. web site to the club.

The Toronto Star did a write-up on it. As you can see, it is something that should not be missed.

One thing that should be noted is there are stairs to the lower level and no elevator. Parking is at the side.


  • 63 OSSINGTON bus to Liberty St/Atlantic Ave and walk east one block to Hanna Ave.
  • 504 KING streetcar to King St W/Atlantic Ave, walk south two blocks to Liberty St, then east to Hanna Ave.
  • 511 BATHURST streetcar to Exhibition, walk through the GO station to Atlantic Ave exit, walk north to Liberty St, east to Hanna Ave.

GO Transit: Lakeshore West train to Exhibition station, use Atlantic Ave exit, walk north to Liberty St, east to Hanna Ave.

The Model Railroad Club of Toronto [map]
171 East Liberty Street Suite B1
Toronto, Ontario M6K 3P6
(416) 536-8927

Thanks to Scarborough Amateur radio club.

I want to tell you Ralph, you really surprised me beyond anyone could do. I only thought you would fix the radio I had, I never anticipated a brand new radio.
When you asked me for my radio I thought you were going to sit down and tinker with it, I never ever thought you and all who helped you to pull this surprise to almost get speechless.
I wish you please kind sir, to pass my thanks to everyone of those who came to absolutely surprise the sox off me.
Thanks ever so much all, including Malcolm, and every one who were there.
It was much more then I ever thought a club like ours to pull this on me.
I have nothing more to say but thank you all.
Take care of you all, and may your Christmases be full of blessings, and from now on, may you all be healthier, and may the New years coming be better for all of you.
Thanks guys so very much!
Rudie VE3OUA

SARC 2m net 2012-10-02

  • VE3PA Bill
  • VA3LIO Sunny
  • VE3CNA Gord
  • VE3BTR Tom
  • VE3NR Bert
  • VE3WMY Bill
  • VA3LMS Luc
  • VE3FJI Peter
  • Hosted by VE3VXY Ralph
  • Call used VE3WE SARC
  • 147.060MHz VE3RPT TFMCS
  • 1930 hr - 1957 hr

We would like to thank the TFMCS for the use of this repeater system.

Distracted Driving Law: Ontario Extends Exemption

RAC Bulletin 2012-057E – Distracted Driving Bulletin: Ontario Extends Exemption

The Radio Amateurs of Canada are today announcing written confirmation from Minister Bob Chiarelli of the Ontario Provincial Government regarding a five year extension of exemption to the Ontario distracted driving law. In his letter, Minister Chiarelli explains that the current exemptions for both Amateur Radio and Two Way Commercial Radios will be extended until January 1st, 2018.

Minister Chiarelli expresses his hope that in that time commercial hands free alternatives will be found for two way radios. While RAC finds victory in the five year extension, a permanent solution is desired and required.

The Radio Amateurs of Canada will continue to pursue a permanent exemption for Amateur Radio operators in Ontario. Similar exemptions already exist in many other provincial jurisdictions in Canada – thanks in part to the efforts of local amateurs and RAC’s national strategy to address distracted driving legislation.

The Radio Amateurs of Canada is Canada’s national voice for Amateur Radio. Our efforts not only promote the Amateur Radio Service but protect it from regulatory interference that may lead to less capability to provide emergency communications. Not already a RAC member? Why not join today at
and find out about the many benefits our members enjoy across the country and the world beyond.

Bill Gade, VE4WO
Regulatory Affairs