The September WIARC Monthly Meeting was held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021

100th Anniversary of 1921 Transatlantic Tests
In August’s presentation, we discussed the transatlantic tests of 1921. The 100th anniversary is taking place on Dec 9,10,11, 2021.  RCA and ARRL will recreate the event on 160 meters. For more information and if you want to receive transmissions from their vintage equipment, see the link below:
http://1bcg.org/1BCG/

70th Anniversary of RAQI
RAQI has put together a very interesting set of video capsules celebrating amateur radio from 1900 to the present.
The Youtube link is:

September’s meeting topic was:
History of Amateur Radio: 1925 – 1955 by Tino Zottola VE2GCE

In this second installment, we will continue our journey starting in 1925, through the innovations of the 1930’s, to radio equipment used on Amelia Earhart’s 1937 round-the-world flight as well as radio sets used during World War II and finally the beginning of the post-war amateur era (Golden Era).  A copy of Tino’s presentation is available for downloa at https://wiarc.ca/media/2021/09/History-of-Amateur-Radio-1925-1955.pdf

 

Last chance to register for the Fall 2021 RAC Basic Course

https://www.rac.ca/basic-radio-course-fall-2021/

Radio Amateurs of Canada is once again offering an online Amateur Radio course so that individuals from all across Canada can obtain their Amateur Radio Operator Certificate with Basic Qualification while continuing to practice social/physical distancing.

The course will again be conducted with the assistance of the Annapolis Valley Amateur Radio Club (AVARC) of Nova Scotia.

This course prepares students for the Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) Basic Qualification Level Operator Certificate exam to operate on allocated Amateur Radio frequencies.

Schedule and Cost:

Date: The course will start on Thursday, September 23 and will end on November 28. There is still time to register for the course!

 

Fall 2021 RAC Advanced Course starts next week. Register now!

https://www.rac.ca/rac-advanced-course-for-maple-leaf-operators-fall-2021/

Note: You need to be a RAC Maple Leaf Operator Member (present or future) to register for this course. See below for information.

Radio Amateurs of Canada is once again offering an online Advanced Qualification Amateur Radio Course so that individuals can upgrade their qualifications while continuing to practise social/physical distancing.

With your Advanced Certificate, you can run higher power, operate a remotely-controlled station, obtain operating privileges when travelling overseas, set up repeaters, be the trustee for club stations and even become an Accredited Examiner (AE). 

Course information:

The course will be 10 sessions in length and each session will be two hours long.

In order to offer maximum flexibility, we will be running two Advanced courses so students will be able to choose one of the following two options:

  • Sunday afternoons from 3 pm to 5 pm EDT (12 pm to 2 pm PDT) starting on Sunday, September 26 and ending on Sunday, December 19

Or

  • Monday evenings from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm EDT (5:30 to 7:30 PDT) starting on Monday, September 27 and ending on Sunday, December 20

Note: There will be no classes on Thanksgiving weekend October 10 and 11, on October 31 and November 1 for the CQ SSB Contest and on November 28 or 29 for the CQ WW CW Contest.

August WIARC Monthly meeting was held(in-person) Monday, August 16, 2021

The meeting was well attended with plenty of lively and friendly (COVID-safe) discussion.

– A Tribute was paid to former long-time member Keith Baker VE2XL, recently SK

–  Tino Zottola VE2GCE gave a very interesting presentation:  History of Amateur Radio: 1895 – 1925 beginning with Maxwell’s equations (no math) to Marconi’s pioneering experiments to the Titanic radio room and ends with the Transatlantic challenge of 1921. Along the way we meet several famous physicists and electronic pioneers.  A copy of this presentation is available in the Files page of this website or by clicking –>HERE<–.

Club Asset Sale:

Triband HF Yagi Antenna with optional 40 ft. tower. New reduced price.
Details: https://wiarc.ca/2021/05/28/wiarc-surplus-asset-sale/

 
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