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OARC Hamfest 2013 photos

OARC Hamfest 2013 photos

Portable station Demo Saturday, September 14, 2013

Back by popular demand is the portable station demo where Ottawa area amateurs have the opportunity to show off their portable stations in a relaxed and pleasant setting. Scheduled for Saturday, September 14 between 10 am and noon in the Gazebo area of Andrew Haydon Park, you are welcome to come out, admire the handiwork of other amateurs as they operate their portable stations. You are more than welcome to take the key, microphone or keyboard and add a "new one" to your list of contacts. Perhaps you have a portable station of your own and would like to gain prestige points and admiration of visitors and OARC Members alike. You are therefore more than welcome to grab one of the many picnic tables that are available and operate your own station. Set up will begin at 9 am. Greg/VE3YTZ

Volunteers need for Black Bear Rally

With just over two weeks to go to the 2013 Black Bear Rally onSaturday, June 13, we need at least 20 more volunteers, so if you havebeen procrastinating, please sign up now. For those of you who havealready done so, how about convincing someone else to come with you? ?no experience required. The Black Bear Rally, being the only fullRegional event in Ontario, needs a few more helpers than the otherOPRC events.We have assignments waiting for radio operators, control marshals,road/trail blockers, electronic timers and a few jobs at Rally HQ.The rally runs out of Gilmour with the stages on the Egan Creek forestroads of the Pines. It is a very compact route providing workers withlots of action.Workers need to be at Rally HQ by 10 AM and Car 0 will finish around 7PM. Thanks to our sponsors, all volunteers will receive a T shirt ordrinking mug, plus will be treated to the Awards Banquet featuring adelicious home-cooked meal of roast pig. You will also be eligible fordraws including the Clearwater Design kayak and other goodies.Our sponsors include Clearwater Design, Davenport Subaru, Tim HortonsBancroft, Rally Race Developments, Douglas Apiaries, Chiropractic onMain and Peterborough Mitsubishi.To volunteer contact Dave Cotie, Chief Control Marshal at

Field Day 2013 video

Field Day 2013 Video

Next OARC Meeting March 14, 2018 at 7:30pm - Ron McFadyen VE3YXY "Building Linked Repeaters Above 7000 Feet" in the Colonel By Room at Ottawa City Hall