It's that time of year - time to renew your KWARC membership! Enter your callsign under the purple KWARC Roster box above, and if yours says it is about to expire (top-right), follow the simple Membership Renewal instructions.
Next Meeting: 2023-11-07 Bob VA3ZZS will give us a virtual tour of his off-grid shack, and talk about the upgrades he has been making this summer!
Our main meetings are still being held on the first Tuesday of each month, 19:00 for 19:30 (local), held jointly in person at 250 Gage Ave, Kitchener, N2M 2C8, and on Zoom. All welcome!
Annual General Meeting / Elections 2023-12-06
Dinner at 5:30pm, with the meeting starting at approximately
7:00pm. The Eidelweiss tavern is located at 600 Doon Village Road,
In advance of the Annual General Meeting, please submit your nominations for the Board of Directors to Rick VE3ZUP using email or telephone . Nominees must be members in good standing as of the meeting time. Self-nominations are welcome.
If required, there will be write-in balloting to elect the Board members. Proxy balloting is available. Should a member require a proxy representative at the meeting, please contact Rick VE3ZUP for details.
Repeater VE3RBM 444.875 is back on the air after repairs
have been done.
Club repeater VE3RCK audio has been adjusted and the repeater has been reinstalled. After extensive testing it passed audio quality tests both on RX and TX. The tech committee is pleased with the reports, and the repeater is fully operational and back serving the KW area. Special thanks to VE3TJD and VE3ST.
KWARC will continue hosting a 2 meter net on club repeater back on VE3RCK each Tuesday evening at 19:00 to provide a opportunity for members to keep in touch. Come join us on VE3RCK repeater 146.865 -ve offset PL tone 131.8, And say hello for a evening of staying in touch with fellow KWARC members.
Various members will handle net control, but we are looking for
volunteers to also take up this opportunity. A fun way to learn how to
handle future nets!
Please email if you would like to volunteer to control a future net.
Cambridge Club Wednesday Net - KWARC was sad to learn that the Cambridge club facilities suffered some vandalism and damage, which has taken their repeater off the air. They have requested to use one of KWARC's 2 meter repeaters for their Wednesday net, and we are happy to oblige! The Cambridge club net will be held on Wednesday, starting at 7:30pm, on the VE3RCK repeater (146.865, negative offset, 131.8 PL tone). All are welcome to check in.
The KWARC Weekly Ragchew takes place on club repeater VE3KSR (146.970 -ve offset, tone 131.8), each Thursday evening from 19:00 to 20:30. This is not a net, and there is no net control, but club members are encouraged to call CQ during this time, just to see who answers.