|Old Timers Radio Club
|Webpage established 22 January 2006
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|Webpage last updated on:
Sunday, July 27th., 2014
|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!
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|News & Upcoming Events
1) Moncton Area ARC Flea Market: Saturday, September 20, 2014
Riverview Lions Club, 701 Coverdale Road, Riverview, NB Vendors: 8:00 AM,
General Admission: 10:00AM Admission $5.00 per person. Tables: No charge.
Contact: Charles Levasseur, VE9CEL email@example.com Talk in:147.090 +
2) The Downeast Fleamarket in Halifax was held on Saturday, May 31st,
2014 at the same location as last year - Barnstead Lane just off Bayers Road
outbound. It was a great event again this year thanks to VE1JHF, Jeremy
and his organizing committee. See the fleamarket report and photos HERE.
3) The New Brunswick Legislature has just passed Bill 41 which amends the
Motor Vehicle Act to allow use of mobile radios by radio ops as of May 21st,
2014. Thanks to VE1RV, Roger for this info and the document HERE.
4) The RAC Amateur Radio 60 Metre Operations Information pdf file is
HERE. Thanks to VE1BXK, Lorne (# 356) for sending this to me.
5) 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.
6) The OTC Executive Annual Report for 2013 is on the website at this link:
HERE as a pdf file.
7) VE1RV, Roger just 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.
8) 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!
|How about an inside tour of the International
Space Station (ISS)? Watch this video full
screen and with speakers on. Amazing to see
all of the modules up close and even find out
how to "go pottie"! Check it out by clicking on
Thanks to VE1RV, Roger for this link.
|VE1RV, Roger (# 320) sent me a very
interesting URL regarding the tracking of
aircraft currently in the air anywhere in
the world. This site gives data on each
plane when you click on it. Drag the map
to move it to other locations. Have fun
and thanks Roger!
|VE9KC John (#359) suggested that we check
out Tony Hancock's "The Radio Ham" BBC
broadcast on YouTube. I have provided the link
to this video below to save you the search:
|VE9KC, John Lockwood, Member Number 359 suggested the following during the morning net
of Sunday, April 20th, 2014:
If you like free TV sports coverage on the internet, go to this site and fill your boots:
Surf around and enjoy!
Thanks for the tip, John!
|VE1RV's Treasure from the Downeast Fleamarket 2014
|Bought this Gonset “G-76” AM/CW 100 watts transceiver yesterday at the Halifax Fleamarket . It looked
like it was stored in a dust bin for 20 years lol..... Cleaned it today and took her all apart (case and
knobs) Cleaned all inside and out .. The tubes are all original with “Gonset” written on them except the
6DQ5 modulator and 6DQ6 finals ... It is Cathode modulated or plate modulated . Anyway, will put it
back together tomorrow after a bit of painting. The face is perfect except for the knobs. Needed to
clean them with metal polish. Look at the photos...Lots of fun... Roger 73
|Harry Clifford Hillyard, VE1PN - SK - #162
Hillyard, Harry Clifford, 86, of Halifax/Dartmouth passed away June 23, 2014 at
Melville Heights. Born in Freshwater, NL he was a son of the late William and
Diadem (Daisy) Hillyard.
Harry lived a full and active life. For over 30 years he worked as a certified general
accountant with BDC. In his spare time he enjoyed HAM radio.
After retirement Harry took up woodworking, he became very proficient in a short
time and made some beautiful furniture. He loved his grandchildren very much and
he was happy to be able to spend so much time with them.
He is survived by his son, Karl Hillyard (Sylvana Moro); daughter, Margaret Hillyard;
sister-in-law, Doris Taylor; brother-in-law, George Normore; grandchildren, Laura
and Evan Hillyard; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by
his wife, Evelyn; siblings, Elizabeth, Flora and George.
There will be no visitation or service by request. A private family interment will take
place at St. John's Columbarium at a later date.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society
or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
To view or place an online message of condolence please visit
|Lee Cunningham, VE2QA - SK - #301
In Memory of
March 14, 1938 - June 29, 2014
Passed away at the CHSLD in Matapedia on June 29, at the age of 76, Lee
Cunningham of Pointe-à-la-Garde, husband of the Patricia Keays.
The graveside service will be held at the Brookside Cemetery in Pointe-à-la-Garde
on Saturday at 2:00 pm NB time
There will be no visitation at the funeral home.
Donations to the Brookside Cemetery Fund or the donor's choice would be
appreciated by the family.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of Maher's Funeral Home, Campbellton.
Est décédée au CHSLD de Matapédia, le 29 Juin à l'âge de 76 ans, Lee
Cunningham de Pointe-à-la-Garde, époux de Patricia Keays.
Un service funéraire aura lieu au cimetière de Brookside à Pointe-à-la-Garde,
samedi à 14h00 heure du NB.
Il n'y aura pas visite au salon funéraire.
Des dons au Brookside Cemetery Fund ou au choix du donneur seraient appréciés
par la famille.
Les arrangements funéraires ont été confiés aux soins du Salon Funéraire Maher de
|Wayne Sabean, VE9SAB becomes OTC Member #460
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 Wayne Sabean, VE9SAB to the Old Timers Club.
Welcome to the club, Wayne!
President Bill, VE9UH mailed Wayne's OTC certificate on the 15th of July, 2014. His
certificate is also dated the 15th of July, 2014.
We hope to hear you soon on the Sunday morning net, Wayne, and hope that you will
become a regular checker at 3.750 MHz between 8 am and 9 am local time.
Wayne has helped out the club executive with member information in the past and the
executive certainly appreciated his efforts.
Wayne lives in Grove Hill, NB and his earliest Certificate of Proficiency in Amateur
Radio is dated the 26th of April, 1994.
His OTC Membership Certificate number is # 460.
Wayne becomes the seventh new OTC member in 2014!
Thanks for the photo Wayne!
Everyone please welcome Wayne, VE9SAB to the club when you hear him on the net.
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 ionospheric maps.
Here is the URL: