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Canwarn On-Line Training 2021 May 26 - 7 pm

Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC), the national association for Amateur Radio in Canada, is pleased to announce that we have now partnered with the Ontario Storm Prediction Centre Team (OSPC) to provide CANWARN Training this spring.
This will be a one-time session for this season, offered through the Zoom online meeting platform.
Date: Wednesday, May 26 Time: 7 pm EDT
To register for the training session please visit the RAC CANWARN webpage at: https://www.rac.ca/emergency-services/canwarn/

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VE3ERX Troubles (Resolved - I hope)

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Well, It wasn't the exciter board. I went to the VE3NFM site and swapped exciters, and it transmitted perfectly. I then went back to the ERX site and checked voltages now that I had a functioning voltmeter (don't try and use a digital meter with a dead battery). There was no keying voltage to the exciter. That comes from the station control module in the MSR2000. I swapped it with one of my spare cards, and the repeater came back to life. I did some maintenance on it, and returned it to service. If it goes down again please let me know.
73 Paul, VA3PC

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VE3ERX Troubles

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VE3ERX has been acting up the past few weeks, and I've been attending the site troubleshooting. At first I thought it might have been a receiver problem, but when attending the site this afternoon, I discovered that the receiver and controller are working fine.
I could not hear the exciter even when in the repeater shelter, which leads me to believe its either the channel element causing the issue, or the exciter board itself. I am gathering parts tonight and hope to re-visit the site tomorrow to troubleshoot further.
I'll let you know how I make out.

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NBARC Meetings

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Covid is still impacting our club activities. Not sure when our meeting venue will be open to the public. Mall food courts are opening at 11:00 so morning coffee is still suspended. Everyone stay safe and hang in there, we will eventually see the end.
73 Paul VA3PC

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Equipment List SK Guy Leblond VE3PUP, VE3JZ

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Gyslaine, VE3GZL has asked me to list Guy's equipment for sale.
Some is fairly new as he purchased the high powered stuff (amplifier and accessories) in the past few months.
I'm going to list it locally first, that way anything purchased locally will not involve shipping.
If you need any information on any item, please drop me an e-mail.
In a week or so I will list what is remaining on the Ontario Swap Shop.
Thanks Paul, VA3PC

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Joseph (Gerry) Girard VE3DSF, VE3YO - SK

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I received a call from Rick Emms, a friend of Gerrys and mine who lives in the same apartment complex as Gerry. Gerry was found deceased in his apartment today.

I will forward more information when I receive it.

73/Drew VE3MAF

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NBARC June 2020 Meeting Notice: CANCELLED

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Due to the pandemic the NBARC June 10, 2020 meeting has been cancelled. Hopefully by September things will be better and we will be able to meet on September 9, 2020.

There has been no interest on the website to operate Field Day as a club event.

Have a safe and healthy summer and as the song goes 'See you in September' (hopefully).

73/Drew VE3MAF

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VE3PUP/VE3JZ - Guy Leblond SK

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It is with great sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Guy Leblond, on May 10, 2020, at the age of 60.

He will be missed and cherished by his wife Gyslaine Leblond (Milot) of 40 years of marriage, his stepbrother Marcel Leblond, and his nephew Marc Leblond. Guy will be held dear in the hearts of his motorcycle club ‘Sons of St. Michael’, extended family and his many friends located throughout Canada and the USA. He was predeceased by his parents; Albert and Ruth Leblond.

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NBARC Event and Meeting Cancellations Notice.

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Due to the covid-19 pandemic the following events have been cancelled:
The hike for hospice this coming Sunday May 3, 2020 has been cancelled.
NBARC May meeting to be held May 13, 2020 is cancelled. Next meeting June 10, 2020 (hopefully).
The Mattawa Canoe Race to be held July 25, 2020 has been cancelled. Next years date is July 24, 2021

Hope you are all doing well and keeping safe.

73/Drew VE3MAF

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