Activities


 

 2017 Field Day 

This year, LCRC's 2017 Field Day activities (June 24-25, 2017) will again be 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

 

Depending on our ability to erect suitable antennas, tentative plans are to run three "official" stations this year in the 3A Category (emergency power) along with "Get On The Air", VHF/UHF and amateur satellite stations.  We'll also be 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 both setup and takedown and also to operate on the HF Bands.  If you would like to help out (or just operate), please contact our event coordinator, Chuck Chivers, VE3VSA at cchivers@cogego.ca.

As always, the public is cordially invited to visit our Field Day site from 2 PM to 4 PM on Saturday, June 24th and from 10 AM to 12 PM on Sunday, June 25th.  Admission is free!!!  It's a chance for our neighbours and other friends to see what our ham radio hobby is all about.  

Club members in good standing (2017 dues paid) and their families are invited to enjoy a Saturday evening supper with us "on the house" at the site.  Supper on Saturday will be served around 5:30 PM and will consist of "cook your own" hamburgers and hot dogs provided by the Club.  Non-members can also partake of the Saturday evening meal for $5.00.  Members and others who wish to partake of the Saturday evening meal should bring their own drinks and folding chairs.  Plates, cups, napkins and tableware will be provided by the Club. Saturday and Sunday morning breakfast will also be served around 8:00 AM, but only for those who stay over at the site from the night before.  

However, so that we know how much food to buy, please also drop a quick note to our Field Day Coordinator Chuck Chivers, VE3VSA (cchivers@cogego.ca) including the number of persons in your party who plan to attend the Saturday evening 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.

 

 

2016 Field Day 

In 2016, the Club ran three "official" stations in the 3A Category (emergency power) along with "Get On The Air", VHF/UHF and amateur satellite stations.  

Also in 2016,  our Field Day site received visits from our local Member of the Canadian Parliament as well as a reporter from the local Petrolia Topic news paper.  The story appeared in a subsequent edition of the Petrolia newspaper. 

Keith, VA3KSF, (left) helps our Member of the Canadian Parliament for Sarnia-Lambton (The Honorable Marilyn Gladu) log a contact with a station in Alabama during our 2016 Field Day operation.  Later, she posed with LCRC Club members beside our welcome sign. (Thanks to Rick, VE3RYK, for the great photos!)

 

More 2016 Field Day Photos

  (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!

 

 

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!

 

 

 

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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