Amateur Radio Field Day in Port George a Fun Way to Learn, Prepare for Emergencies

CB (citizens band) radio became popular in the early 1970s and Penney and his father got their licences at that time. A couple years later, Penney and his father took an amateur radio course offered by the federal Department of Communications, now Industry Canada, and were licenced in 1977. Continue reading

2016 ARRL Field Day is June 25-26

Just a reminder to mark the weekend of 25/26 June in your calendar – that’s Field Day weekend! Planning is well underway for this year’s event. We will have a 2A setup (two HF stations) plus a Get On The Air (GOTA) station for new or inexperienced Amateurs.

The location will be the same as last year – the Cottage Cove Picnic Park. This is an outstanding location for propagation, with a clear shot to the rest of North America over a salt water groundplane. Some good news – the GOTA station will have MUCH better antennas this year, so making contacts will be a whole lot easier! More good news – no more heavy and hard-to-assemble modular tents! Instead, we’ll use lighter tents that can be erected in a few moments. One of our stations will even operate from a trailer specifically modified for communications use.

We will be posting more detailed information as Field Day approaches. We still need volunteers to coordinate some aspects of the event, so if you would like to help please contact me. See you at Field Day!