Activities


 

2014 CANWARN Training -- New Venue!

Bill Hoad, VE3DPG, the Sarnia-Lambton CANWARN Coordinator has announced that this year's CANWARN training in Sarnia is now booked for Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Sarnia Yacht Club.  The Yacht Club is located at 1220 Fort Street in Point Edward, ON.

>>>>>>  Note the change of venue from last year!  <<<<<< 

The presenter again this year will be Geoff Coulson from Environment Canada. Members of the Sarnia Yacht Club (www.sarniayachtclub.on.ca) have also been invited to participate.  Please mark your calendars and contact Bill (bhoad at xcelco.on.ca) if you plan to attend so as to be sure there will be enough seating and handouts.

 

 

 2013 Field Day

This year, LCRC's 2013 Field Day activities (June 22-23, 2013) were conducted at Krall Park in Eniskillen Township at the intersection of Oil Heritage Road and Shiloh Line, just north of Oil City, Ontario.  This was a change of venue from last year's Field Day.

 

We ran three stations in the 3A Category (emergency power) using the Club's call sign (VE3SAR), plus "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 continuing work of our resident "culinary artiste" Chet, VE3CFK and his able staff, including Vera (his XYL)  and Kate, VA3OGF.

Our sincere thanks go to Art (VE3GNF) and his coordination with the Krall Family to secure the site for us and especially to Don Farrar, VA3ZV, and Bill Bush (VE3BXI) for again serving as co-coordinators for our Field Day event this year.  

Needless to say, because of the fine work of all of these good 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 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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