The Georgian Bay Amateur Radio Club    
P.O. Box 113, Owen Sound
Ontario Canada N4K5P1
© 1973 - 2018 GBARC
September 19, 2018
Activities and Events

Amateur Radio is a great and rewarding hobby but family, work or personal events take priority.
By taking part in various events, we improve our communication skills, help out in the community but most of all we have fun doing it.

Look below for event details as well as a record of who has volunteered for which event.
Scout Weekend January 28th,29th

Scout Weekend January 28th,29th

In January of each year, The Scouts host a weekend at Harrison Park for the most part as a scout event, camping and other activities. We have been able to set up a station and demonstrate amateur radio to the kids and have has a good response from it. Join us for this worthwhile endeavour.
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Ontario QSO Party April 15th & 16th

Ontario QSO Party  April 15th & 16th

This Contest Club Ontario event is held annually on the third full weekend of April. In the contest, Ontario stations contact as many amateur radio stations as possible both in Ontario and world-wide.
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Community Club Fair April

Community Club Fair April

Interested in joining a club or meeting people with similar interests? The Community Club Fair presents an opportunity for adults to meet members of local hobby, service and special interest clubs. Admission is free and the opportunity to become involved ... is priceless. There is no club fair planned for 2018
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RAC/ARRL Field Day June 24th 25th

RAC/ARRL Field Day June 24th 25th

Objective To work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. Field Day is from 2:00 pm EST Saturday to 2:00 pm EST Sunday.

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Canada Day Contest 1st July

Canada Day Contest 1st July

RAC Canada Day Contest is Coming! July 1st is Canada Day. Join in our countrys birthday celebration by entering our Contest.  Start time is 8pm DST 30th of June to 8pm DST 1st July.

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International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend

International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend

Ham's activate Lighthouses worldwide to promote clubs, raise radio awareness and support lighthouses.
It appears that Cabot Head will not be open for the 2018 season..more updates to follow.

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Terry Fox Run September 2018

Terry Fox Run  September 2018

Sunday September 16th 2018 9am at Harrison Park
All are welcome,come out and provide important communications for this public event.
We meet at the Harrison Park bandshell at 9am. Handhelds are great but mobiles work FB also.

Map of Harrison Park Route
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Summer BBQ

Summer BBQ

The summer BBQ was held at the QTH of VA3TS. If you are interested for 2019 please contact us Read more

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Bruce Peninsula Multisport Race

Bruce Peninsula Multisport Race

This year the Multisport Race that we provide assistance for is on Saturday August 11. This is a very large race, both in numbers of racers and geographically, so we can never have too many ham communicators.
If you wish to help, please confirm to me at trumpetblues@gmail.com.
Volunteer registration is at the Wiarton arena. Please show up by 08:30. Thank You,   Tim Eaton, VE3RTE
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Amateur Radio Course Instructors (usually occurs in April or May)

Amateur Radio Course Instructors (usually occurs in April or May)

The Club runs a radio course from time to time and there is always a need for instructors. The students are asked to read the upcoming chapters from the study guide, view the power point presentations, view any video's we have and review the question bank questions. The instructors requirements are exactly the same. The instructor should be able to answer any questions the student may have as it relates to that specific weeks lesson only. If there are none then this is an opportunity for hands on exercises, practical examples, show and tell, review of the question bank questions  or just a question/answer period. To make it even easier, the instructor may opt to handle just one of the topics for a particular week. The time requirements would be approx. 1 1/2 hours for each part. There is very little preparation required by the instructor. The instructors guides and visual presentations have all been done.
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Annual Activities
Monthly Activities
Weekly Activities
2 Meter Net on VE3OSR

2 Meter Net on VE3OSR

All are welcome, look for us at 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday. If there is no one on the air, feel free to be the net control station, some example preambles are here Read more

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Breakfast Meeting

Breakfast Meeting

At the Rockford restaurant, 8:30 a.m. on the 2nd Saturday of each month. On the corner of Hwy 10 and Grey Road 18. Read more

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Winter Field Day January 28th & 29th

Winter Field Day January 28th & 29th

Winter Field Day is dedicated to Amateur Radio Operators who believe that emergency communications in a winter environment is just as important as the preparations and practice that is done each summer. This event runs for 24 hours during the last full weekend in January each year from 12:00 noon EST Saturday to 12:00 noon EST Sunday.
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Blue Mountain Half-Marathon Oct

Blue Mountain Half-Marathon Oct

Sunday October 14th, 2018, 9am
The Thornbury-Clarksburg Rotary Club is pleased to host this year's Run Blue Mountains.  Proceeds will go to Children/Youth and Health Care projects in our community. Please come out to provide emergency communications.
We meet at Beaver Valley Community Centre 81 Victoria Street, Thornbury (by the water tower) at 8am.
If you are driving on HWY 26, it is better to arrive by Elma St.
Attendees: Dave VE3WI,  Frank VA3GUF (bringing portable repeater)
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Jamboree on the Air

Jamboree on the Air

Come out and help a young person discover Amateur Radio. There are no details to report as yet.

Attendees: Dave VE3WI
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Monthly Club Meeting

Monthly Club Meeting

On the 4th Tuesday of each month except for December, July and August. At 7:00 p.m. at the Owen Sound Professional Centre building. Park in the west side lot, the door to the west side. Read more

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Annual Christmas Luncheon

Annual Christmas Luncheon

All are welcome, club members, spouses, guests and non-club members as well. Come out for great food and conversation as well as the presentation of the Amateur of the Year Award. Details will be updated here as I get them ... Read more

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