|Old Timers Radio Club
|Webpage established 22 January 2006
Suggestions: Send to VE1CHI, Jim at
|Webpage last updated on:
Friday, May 15th., 2015
|This radio really is tuned to 3.750 MHz thanks to Roy, VE2RWT, who took the time to doctor up the original image
and then emailed it to Ron, VE1BIC who forwarded it on to me, Jim, VE1CHI. FINALLY we have our little HF radio
on the RIGHT frequency!
|This webcounter was installed on 28th February 2009:
|Please sign our guestbook by clicking on "My
Guestbook" at the right and leave a comment - Bricks
or Bouquets equally welcome - thanks in advance.
Guestbook added on 18th January 2010.
|News & Upcoming Events
1) Your executive members have been working 'behind the scenes' on the
OTC Annual Report for 2014. This is the tenth consecutive annual report we
have produced. This report is available HERE as a pdf for reading or printing -
two pages. Print back to back and save a sheet of paper! :-)
2) On Saturday, November 8th, 2014, a work party including five OTC
members, worked to replace the VE1XK Repeater (146.790 MHz.) and the
TX and RX cavities. HERE is the story and photos of the day's activities. (Note:
VE1LV, Hal just joined the OTC so six of the seven were OT club members!)
3) The RAC Amateur Radio 60 Metre Operations Information pdf file is
HERE. Thanks to VE1BXK, Lorne (# 356) for sending this to me.
4) Are you thinking of replacing some of you incandescent lamps with the
newer LED bulbs? Well, you need to read this article first before rushing out to
buy them: LEDRFI. Thanks to VE1RV, Roger, for this article.
5) VE1RV, Roger completed work on his 'ugly balun' and 17 m home brew
antenna and just got it up in the air on October 5th, 2013. You can see the
results of his efforts HERE. Thanks for the great photos, Roger, and Congrats
on the new antenna! Additional photos added on 2nd June 2014.
6) Here are the results from Roger's Poll of "Member Radio Years"
conducted by Roger (VE1RV) on the Sunday, May 5th, 2013 net:
There were 48 callers-in with a total of 1852 years for an average of just over
38.5 years as a radio amateur.
|VE9KC John, gave an interesting report on the
Patron Saint of Amateur Radio when he checked
in to the net on Sunday, November 11th, 2012 -
Remembrance Day. This was Maximilian Kolbe,
SP3RN. I thought members might want further
information so go to the following Wikipedia page.
Thanks for an interesting report, John!
DX Atlas 2.3 - The software mentioned by VE9KC, John on a recent net. Publisher's Info: Electronic World atlas
for Radio Amateurs. Scrollable World map with smooth zoom, DXCC territories, province/state prefixes, Grid
Squares, CQ and ITU Zones in the rectangular, azimuthal and Globe projections, 3D relief, Gray Line, city and
island index, unique hierarchical prefix database, local time with DST for all cities, islands and call areas, unique
Here is the URL:
|VE1WG, Bill Gillis (#258) wrote an article entitled "Spanning the Atlantic from
Miramichi" which is the story of the first international commercial wireless station in
New Brunswick erected at Newcastle in 1913. Bill has kindly offered his permission
to post it here on the OTC Website and you can read Bill's article HERE. Thanks Bill.
|Kenneth Robert 'Ken' Liddard,VE1KR - SK - #370
LIDDARD, Kenneth Robert “Ken”-75 of Dartmouth, passed away peacefully on Monday May 4, 2015 in the Dartmouth
Born in Toronto, he was a son of the late Kenneth and Dorothy Liddard.
Ken enlisted in the RCN at a young age and began his service in Nova Scotia. He served on many ships, the last of which
was the HMCS Margaree. He then was posted to Stadacona where he served as a communications technician until his
retirement. That role prepared him for a second career in civilian life as an electronics technician with NSIT.
He enjoyed many of his retirement years at the cottage on Crooked Lake. He also rekindled his interest in amateur radio
(HAM) and developed many friendships from within that community. In recent years, Ken became passionate about building
and flying RC scale aircraft. He was a very active participant with the Halifax Electric Flyers Association (HEFA). Ken was a
devoted grandfather who loved spending time with his grandchildren and enjoyed many activities and time spent with them.
Ken is survived by his sons, John (Marilyn Ewer), Stephen (Helen), and Paul (Melanie Sarty); grandchildren, Victoria and
Brandon. He is also survived by his siblings, Gary, Calgary, AB, Murray, Sue (Dave) Wright, Gail Neill, all of Orillia, Ont.; and
many nieces and nephews.
Ken was predeceased by his wife of 47 years, Linda (Hilchie); and his brother Brian.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial visitation will be held from 7-9 pm on Friday May 8 in Atlantic Funeral Home, 771
Main Street, Dartmouth. A graveside service take place on Saturday May 9th at 2pm in Dartmouth Memorial Gardens with a
reception to follow in the funeral home reception lounge.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of choice.
The family wishes to thank the palliative care team, the home-care workers from Nightingale, and the VON nurses who
became good friends to Ken over the past years. Thanks also to the helpful friends and neighbours with special thanks to
Rick MacDonald, Christopher Dean, and Derek “Gary” King who inspired Ken to continue to live life with zest. We would also
like to express our gratitude to Dad’s sisters, Sue and Gail for their expressions of care and concern and demonstrations of
the love for their brother.
Online condolences may be made by visiting the Dartmouth Chapel at www.atlanticfuneralhomes.com
|Larry W. McKnight, VE9ASB becomes OTC Member #467
The Old Timers Club President Bill Anderson, VE9UH, Secretary Treasurer Roger
Belliveau, VE1RV, and Webmaster Jim Cleveland, VE1CHI and all active members of
the OTC welcome Larry W. McKnight, VE9ASB to the Old Timers Club. Welcome to
the club, Larry!
President Bill, VE9UH mailed Larry's OTC certificate on the 15th of May, 2015. His
certificate is also dated the 15th of May, 2015.
We hope to hear you soon on the Sunday morning net, Larry, and hope that you will
become a regular checker at 3.750 MHz between 8 am and 9 am local time.
Larry lives in Moncton, NB and his earliest Certificate of Proficiency in Amateur Radio
is dated the 13th of June, 1984.
His OTC Membership Certificate number is # 467.
Larry becomes the first new OTC member in 2015!
If anyone has a good photo of Larry and, with his permission, I will place it here with
his welcome message. Send photo to: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Everyone please welcome Larry, VE9ASB to the club when you hear him on the net.