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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.

To attend an event or for more information click the "Contact" link on the footer of any page.

 

Friends of GBARC Nets
Friends of GBARC Nets
Thursday, July 11, 2019
All are welcome, look for us at 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday on VE3OSR repeater 146.940- T 97.4hz. Afterwards QSY to 3.783Mhz for our HF net. Click the "Meetings" link on the bottom of this page.
Breakfast Meeting
Breakfast Meeting
Sunday, February 07, 2016
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. Click the "Meetings" link on the bottom of this page.
Monthly Club Meeting
Monthly Club Meeting
Sunday, February 07, 2016
Club meetings are the 4th Tuesday of each month except July & August. In person meetings have been impacted by the pandemic but in person meetings are planned for May and June 2022. The April meeting will be held online on Zoom.   The executive will update the meetings page with details such as location or zoom connection details.

Winter Field Day January29th & 30th 2022
Winter Field Day January29th & 30th 2022
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
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 2:00 pm EST Saturday to 2:00 pm EST Sunday.
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Rules 2022

Ontario QSO Party April 18th & 19th
Ontario QSO Party  April 18th & 19th
Sunday, February 07, 2016
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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Amateur Radio Course 2021
Amateur Radio Course 2021
Sunday, February 07, 2016
Due to the pandemic, radio courses have been postponed. However, there are online options. Send us email and we will send details.

RAC/ARRL Field Day June 25th & 26th
RAC/ARRL Field Day June 25th & 26th
Wednesday, November 24, 2021
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
Sunday, February 07, 2016
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.
Bruce Peninsula Multisport Race
Bruce Peninsula Multisport Race
Sunday, February 07, 2016
6 Aug 2022

This is a very large race, both in numbers of racers and geographically, so we can never have too many ham communicators. More details to follow.

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ILLW Weekend
ILLW Weekend
Sunday, September 17, 2017
20 & 21st of August
International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend. Chantry Island

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Chantry Island

Terry Fox Run September
Terry Fox Run  September
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Sunday 18th Sept 2022

Runners Den

Sun Times

Terry Fox 2022

Annual Christmas Luncheon
Annual Christmas Luncheon
Sunday, February 07, 2016

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.

The 2020 luncheon is normally held at the Rockford Restaurant at the corner of Grey Rd 18 and Hwy6/10. But this year is different.
The executive will make announcements as more is known.


RAC Winter Contest
RAC Winter Contest
Sunday, September 17, 2017
This is an on-air operating event where Canadian hams contact as many other hams as they can in a 24 hour period.

Link to the RAC website and contest rules
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Amateur of the Year Award
Amateur of the Year Award
Sunday, February 07, 2016

This award is bestowed annually to that special club member who has demonstrated excellence above and beyond the call on behalf of the club and amateur radio in general.

A vote is conducted and the results presented at our annual Christmas Luncheon. As well as a hearty cheer and many accolades an obligatory round of applause.

You don't have to actually know the nominee. This is an award for those who come to meetings or give their time at a community event or help out with a special project or in other words participate in the club.

A good place to start is to look over recent newsletters. Many events and those that took part are recorded there. Click here to go to the current archive page.

Another thing to keep in mind is, while its nice to be recognized, perhaps select someone who has not received the award previously. Click here to see the past recipients page.

To attend an event or for more information click the "Contact" link on the footer of any page.

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