Activities



 2015 Field Day 

This year, LCRC's 2015 Field Day activities (June 27-28, 2015) will again be conducted at Krall Park in Eniskillen Township at the intersection of Oil Heritage Road and Shiloh Line, just north of Oil City, Ontario.  

Depending on our ability to erect suitable antennas, tentative plans are to run four stations this year in the 4A Category (emergency power) using the Club's call sign (VE3SAR).  As in previous years, our operation in the contest will be for "fun" and not necessarily for "points" although a log of contacts will be kept for eventual submittal. 

We are now looking for volunteers to assist with setup and takedown.  If you would like to help, please contact our event coordinator, Don Farrar, VA3ZV at ve3dbf@gmail.com.  

As always, the public is cordially invited to visit our Field Day site from 12 PM to 4 PM on Saturday, June 27th and from 11 AM to 1 PM on Sunday, June 28th.  Admission is free.  It's a chance for our neighbors and other friends to see what our ham radio hobby is all about.  

Club members and their families are invited to enjoy a Saturday evening supper and Sunday morning breakfast "on the house" with us at the site.  Supper on Saturday will be served around 5:30 PM and will consist of Hamburgers and Hot Dogs.  Members should bring their own drinks and folding chairs.  Plates, cups, napkins and tableware will be provided. Sunday breakfast will be served around 8:00 AM.  However, so that we know how much food to buy and cook, please drop a quick note to our resident "culinary artiste" (Chet Latawiec, VE3CFK) at chetlat@hotmail.com including the number of persons in your party who plan to attend each meal.

More information on what Field Day is all about can be found at:  http://www.arrl.org/field-day As the date for Field Day approaches, we will be posting more definitive information.

Click this link for a Yahoo map of the area in and around Krall Park.  Zoom out for an overall view.

 

 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!

 

 

2014 Sarnia Emergency Preparedness Day

This year's annual Sarnia Emergency Preparedness Day activities were held on Friday, May 9th, 2014 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.  

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) Coordinator for Sarnia-Lambton, Bill Hoad (VE3DPG), coordinated the overall event, while LCRC Club President Rick Rule (VE3RYK) led the booth team that consisted of Jamie Sproule (VE3JSO), Ron Cross (VA3WWE), Chuck Outhouse (VE3RGY) and Keith Baker (VA3KSF).

Thanks to Keith, VA3KSF, for the super 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!

 

 

 

2012 Sarnia Emergency Preparedness Day

This year's annual Sarnia Emergency Preparedness Day activities were held on Friday, May 12th, 2012 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.  

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) Coordinator for Sarnia-Lambton, Bill Hoad (VE3DPG), coordinated the overall event, while LCRC Club President Rick Rule (VE3RYK) led the booth team that consisted of LCRC Vice President Dave Watson (VE3WXO), Keith Baker (VA3KSF) and Ted Hughes (VA3VV).  

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


 

Thanks to Bill, VE3DPG, Keith, VA3KSF, and Dave, VE3WXO for the super photos!

 

 

 

 2011 Field Day

  (Click on the thumbnail Field Day 2011 photos shown below for a larger sized picture)

Thanks to Bill, VE3DPG 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. While no tone is currently being used on the repeater input, a sub-audible tone of 123.0 Hz is sent on the output.  

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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