Next Meeting

Next Meeting 7:30 pm, Wednesday, March 8th in the Colonel By Room at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West.

An overview of the many uses of APRS (Automatic Packet Reporting System) along with it's origin and history, followed by a live demo and show-and-tell of some of the common hardware used in APRS activity by Stephen Smith WA8LMF.

Members are reminded that executive meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month, and are open to members. Contact the executive for details.

Regular Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month, at 19:30L (except July and August).

We meet at Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue, on the second floor. It is easiest to come in from the Lisgar street entrance.

Or catch us on Mondays at 20:00L on the Capital City FM Net using the club repeater VE2CRA
(146.940- 100Hz CTCSS).

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OARC Club Project

We had a massive turn-out for the first session of this year's Club Project. Dave Conn/VE3KL is leading the group that is designing antennas using 4nec2 antenna simulator software as a design aid. They are building and then testing a 10m dipole. Group members are also building and testing 50 Ohm 1:1 Baluns and 50 Ohm Line Isolators. The first session was a great deal of fun. In the next blog entry you can find some photos.

Our sincere thanks to Algonquin College for allowing us to use their lab.

Posted by Club Project Admin on February 10, 2017

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