Congratulations to 19 new hams from McGill

19 members of the McGill Rocket team recently passed the Basic Qualification exam , plus one upgrade to to Advanced qualification. Congratulations and welcome to the hobby!

March Monthly Meeting

The March meeting was held on Monday, March 20th, 2023


    • Introduction to operating CW, Jonathan Bastien-Filiatrault, VA2XZA
    • Introduction to Foxhunting (direction-finding), Mark Morin, VA2MM
      As usual, copies of these presentations are available for download on the Files page of this site

**NEW DATE**  WIARC Foxhunt Saturday, April 22, 2023
A hidden transmitter hunt will be held on Saturday April 22, starting at 10AM
    • Starting point: Parking lot of Lakeside Heights Baptist Church, 275 Braebrook, Pointe-Claire
    • The fox may be hidden several km away, so the use of a vehicle for the first phase may be required. 
    • Minimum of two hunters per team, to allow for a dedicated un-distracted driver
    • Portable operation may be required for the close-in phase of the hunt.
    • The Fox will transmit periodically, on the 2m band
It’s time to hone your Radio Direction-finding equipment and skills!
Contesting and Advanced Logging Presentation

At the February monthly meeting, Mark Mansour VE2HTC gave a presentation on Contesting and Advanced Logging. A copy of that presentation may be downloaded here:

6m and 160m Operation Presentations

John Pinnell VE2YNI gave a presentation on 6m Operation at the January 16 monthly meeting. A copy of that presentation is available for download –>HERE<–.

Erick Dahan VE2LZR gave a presentation on 160m Operation during CQWW, for the Brave and Innocent, which is available for download in PDF format –>HERE<–


Annual membership dues are payable:

 – Regular member                                                    $30
 – 16 Years and younger                                            $15
– Additional family member at same address     $15

Please make your payment via one of the following methods:

 – e-transfer to:
– cheque by mail to:

West Island Amateur Radio Club
263 Kirkland Blvd
Kirkland, QC, H9J 1P3 

Introducing the 2023 WIARC Executive Board

Congratulations and thank you to the following members who accepted nominations and were elected to the Board for 2023:

 – President: Tino Zottola (VE2GCE)
 – Vice-President: Jonathan Bastien-Filiatrault (VA2XZA)
 – Treasurer: Dave Cheney (VE2DGC)
– Secretary: Vincent Latendresse (VE2VIX)

RAC: 2023 Youth On the Air Camp

Youth On The Air Comes to Canada! Please apply now!

The next Youth on the Air Camp for the Americas has been scheduled for July 16-21, 2023 at Carleton University in Ottawa.

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