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Next Meeting March 9, 2016

For the March meeting, Greg (VE3YTZ) will be speaking about extension cords, including the various types, maximum lengths, their care and storage. Rick (VE3IHI) will demonstrate how to properly wind and store an extension cord.The meeting starts at its usual 7:30 pm, in the Colonel By Room of Ottawa City Hall. Hope to see you there!.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).

Photos from the 2016 Club Project First Build session.

<a href="/photos/project_2016_web">OARC club project 2016 first session</a>

Photos from the 2016 Club Project First Build session. Clearly everyone is having a lot of fun.

OARC members operated in the 2015 Winter RAC Contest

OARC members operated from Canada's Cold War Museum, also known as the Diefenbunker, using the call sign VE3CWM. As Dave Green (VE3TLY), Contest Captain explained: "the 2015 activation of VE3CWM is our best yet from the Diefenbunker." A quick summary of the claimed results are:

QSOs 927
Multipliers: 79
Total Score: 368,772

By far the most active bands in 2015 were 20m phone (200 QSOs), 20m CW (189) and 40m phone (178).

To put things into perspective, here is a comparison with the OARC's previous best results:

QSOs 967 [2012]
Multipliers 65 [2014]
Total Score 320,670 [2012]

Thanks are due to the management and staff at the Diefenbunker who agreed to open the facility well beyond regular hours to accommodate us. Photos are by VE3YTZ.


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