Activities


 

2017 HobbyFest at Centennial Park

This year's annual HobbyFest activities were held on Sunday, July 16th, 2017 at Centennial Park in Sarnia, Ontario.  And, as we have done in past years, LCRC set up a portable HF station to demonstrate Amateur Radio to festival attendees.  

 

 

Thanks to Bob, VE3RSI and Keith, VA3KSF, for the great photos!

 

 2017 Field Day 

This year, LCRC's 2017 Field Day activities (June 24-25, 2017) were once again conducted at Krall Park in Eniskillen Township at the intersection of Oil Heritage Road (Route 21) and Shiloh Line, south of Petrolia and just north of Oil City, Ontario.  Read our media 2017 Field Day News Release

We ran three "official" stations this year in the 3A Category (emergency power) along with "Get On The Air" and amateur satellite stations.  We'll also used the Club's call sign (VE3SAR).  As in previous years, our operation in the contest was for "fun" and not necessarily for "points" although a log of contacts was kept for eventual submittal.  More information on what Field Day is all about can be found at:  http://www.arrl.org/field-day 

We were very much honoured to have members of the Canadian Federal and Provincial Parliament stop by our 2017 VE3SAR Field Day site.  They even helped us make a few on-air contacts!  From the left is Mr. Bob Bailey, Member of the Ontario Provincial Parliament for Sarnia-Lambton; The Honorable Ms. Marilyn Gladu, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Sarnia-Lambton and Chuck Chivers, VE3VSA, Lambton County Radio Club President.

 

More 2017 Field Day Photos

  (Click on the thumbnail Field Day photos shown below for a larger sized picture)

Thanks to Chet (VE3CFK) and Keith (VA3KSF) for the excellent Field Day photos!

 

2016 Field Day at Krall Park

  (Click on the thumbnail Field Day photos shown below for a larger sized picture)

Thanks to Bill (VE3DPG), Rick (VE3RYK), Jamie (VE3JSO) and Keith (VA3KSF) for the excellent Field Day photos!

 

2016 Sarnia Emergency Preparedness Day

Once again, this year's annual Sarnia Emergency Preparedness Day activities were held on Friday, May 6th, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Clearwater Arena, 1400 Wellington Street, in Sarnia.  And, once again, LCRC provided a booth along with a live HF Radio Station to demonstrate Amateur Radio for the mostly (youthful) attendees.  

Thanks to Keith, VA3KSF, for the great photos!

 

 2015 Field Day at Krall Park

(Click on the thumbnail Field Day 2015 photos shown below for a larger sized picture)

Thanks to Hiro (VE3CGC) and Keith (VA3KSF) for the great Field Day photos!

 

 

 2014 Field Day at Krall Park

(Click on the thumbnail Field Day 2014 photos shown below for a larger sized picture)

 
 

Thanks to Rick (VE3RYK), Jamie (VE3JSO), Doug, (VE3JGR), Hiro (VE3CGC), 
Art (VE3GNF), Dave (VE3WXO) and Keith (VA3KSF) for the great Field Day photos!

 

 

 2013 Field Day

(Click on the thumbnail Field Day 2013 photos shown below for a larger sized picture)

 
 

Thanks to Bob (VA3RD), Hiro (VE3CGC), Rick (VE3RYK), Frank (VE3FBH), 
Ted (VE3VV) and Keith (VA3KSF) for the great Field Day photos!

 

 

We Made the Cover!

One of our photos from this year's annual Field Day exercise made the September-October cover of the Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) national magazine The Canadian Amateur. In addition, a full page feature story (including more photos) of our participation in the event was contained on page 32 of the publication.  

The photo (shown in the lower left corner of the cover) features our own Dave Watson (VE3WXO) and  Don Farar (VA3ZV) installing Don's VHF antenna at our Field Day site in Oil City.

(Click on the cover photo below for a larger sized view)

 

 

 2012 Field Day

Once again this year, LCRC's 2012 Field Day activities (June 23-24, 2012) were hosted by Gary (VA3PGW) and his charming wife Marg, in Gorman City Park immediately adjacent to their spacious home in Oil City, Ontario.  

We ran two stations in the 2A Category (emergency power) using the Club's call sign (VE3SAR), plus a "free" satellite, VHF/UHF and "Get On The Air' (GOTA) stations.  As in previous years, our operation in the contest was for "fun" and not necessarily for "points" although a log of contacts was kept for eventual submittal. 

Club members and their families enjoyed a Saturday evening supper and Sunday morning breakfast "on the house" thanks to the work of our resident "culinary artiste" Chet, VE3CFK and his able staff, including Vera (his XYL)  and Kate, VA3OGF.

Once again, our sincere thanks to Gary and Marg for offering us their gracious hospitality and especially to Don Farrar, VA3ZV, and Bill Bush (VE3BXI) for serving as co-coordinators for our Field Day event this year.  

Needless to say, because of the good work of all of these fine folks...and a whole lot more who joined us to operate or simply to help out...a fun time was had by all.

 

(Click on the thumbnail Field Day 2012 photos shown below for a larger sized picture)

 
 

Thanks to Dave (VE3WXO), Hiro, (VE3CGC), Rick (VE3RYK)  and Keith, (VA3KSF)
 for the great Field Day photos!

 

 

 

2m and 440 MHz Repeaters

The Lambton County Radio Club maintains two repeater systems for use by all licensed Radio Amateurs. 

The main 2m (145.37 (-) MHz ) repeater site is located on top of the St. Joseph's Health Centre in Sarnia. A sub-audible tone of 123.0 Hz is needed on the repeater input.  

The main 440 MHz (444.55 (+) MHz) repeater is located at the Wellington Street Fire Station in Sarnia.  It also requires a 123.0 Hz sub-audible tone on the repeater input.

 



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