The History Project
Started in 1982,
KWARC commenced on documenting comments and memories from early club members. View this
progress of this project.
RSO Code Practice
KWARC member Lloyd
Ferns VE3BZF provided hundreds of hours of code practice sponsored by the former radio
Society of Ontario.
1996 Field Day
The 1996 Field Day was held at
the Laurel Creek Conservation Area in North Waterloo. Ben, VE3BNY shot video which was
used to create this page.
1971 Field Day
The 1971 Field Day was held
atop the Chicopee Ski Club hill in East Kitchener. This was a tremendous VHF site but was
only average for HF. Winners were 20 phone with Doug Campbell and Lloyd Ferns and Bob
Davies at the controls.
This series of photos have
some info for them with additional data being sought. Please take a look and offer your
KWARC encourages it's club members and other hams around the world who may
have any early photos, artifacts or any memorabilia of those early radio
years in KW so that current and future generations can enjoy the early
start our Electronic History collection, here are a number of KWARC historical photos
submitted by several members for inclusion. While the 1996 Field Day can hardly be called
historical, the photos are still interesting and will be history down the road.
We had originally thought that the Kitchener
Waterloo Radio Amateur Club was formed in April 1946 . At that time the Clubs Secretary
Treasurer was Earl Stickney VE3QW (sk) who wrote the Canadian Amateur Radio Operators
Association newsletter editor informing him of the new officers. A copy of that letter
follows. However recent detective work lets us believe that KWARC
really had our "Small Beginnings" in at least 1923. The 1923 Government of Canada Callbook shows the callsign
3ABA was assigned to the Kitchener and Waterloo Radio Club.
The club is currently seeking out any information on this
early call. If anyone has any info on this call please drop a line to
firstname.lastname@example.org . We would greatly appreciate any
info regardless of how insignificant you may feel it is.
following is Earl's 1946 letter to the Canadian Amateur Radio Operators Association
46 Dunvegan Rd.,
Toronto 12, Ont.
Attention: -T.G.E. Powell - VE3ZE
The following information is forwarded to you
for your perusal and listing in XTAL Club
The K/W Radio Amateur Club held an election of
officers recently with the following being
elected for the year 1946-7.
President N.A. Friedmann VE3HM
Vice-President N.A.Good VE3CY
Sec-Treas E.S. Stickney VE3QW
Chairman of Technical Committee
A. Chapman VE3AHM
With best wishes to the officers of "XTAL"
and may C.A.R.O.A. continue to grow.
yours truly, 73's
E. Stickney, VE3QW
183 King St N.,
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Most files have numerous photos and will take an
extended download. The total download size is listed beside each choice. But HEY!
It's worth the wait.
Paul Cassel VE3SY
Editor and Webmaster