|Old Timers Radio Club
|Webpage established 22 January 2006
Suggestions: Send to VE1CHI, Jim at
|Webpage last updated on:
Saturday, August 30th., 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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:
|OTC Executive Meet for Lunch
On Friday, August 1st, 2014, the club executive met for lunch at Patterson's
Restaurant in Sackville, NB.
There were no pressing club issues to discuss and we simply wanted to get together
just for fun and friendship as it was six years since we last met in person other than at
a fleamarket. All of the club issues are normally dealt with via email or phone.
Fortunately there are very few of these.
Roger paid out of pocket for all of the meals so not one cent of the club's funds were
spent. Bill paid the last time we met in October of 2009. Looks like I will be scouring
the ditches for cans in the coming years! :-)
Left to Right: VE9UH Bill Anderson President, VE1RV Roger Belliveau
Secretary-Treasurer and VE1CHI, Jim Cleveland Webguy.
(Note: VE1CHI / Photo: Waitress)
|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.
|Glenn Wallis, VE1GK becomes OTC Member #461
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 Glenn Wallis, VE1GK to the Old Timers Club.
Welcome to the club, Glenn!
President Bill, VE9UH mailed Glenn's OTC certificate on the 25th of August, 2014. His
certificate is also dated the 25th of August, 2014.
We hope to hear you soon on the Sunday morning net, Glenn, and hope that you will
become a regular checker at 3.750 MHz between 8 am and 9 am local time.
Glenn lives in Claremont, NS which is the 'Top of the World'. His earliest Certificate of
Proficiency in Amateur Radio is dated the 24th of August,1994.
His OTC Membership Certificate number is # 461.
Glenn becomes the eighth new OTC member in 2014!
Glenn was building kits in his teens and 20s (1954 - 1969); then the usual stopover with
CB and scanners from 1970 - 1994 when he acquired his BASIC license (Aug. 24, 1994),
followed by the ADVANCED four years later.
His solar setup includes an FT- 897, AT-100 PRO tuner, and G5RV on a 40' tower.
Several VHF/UHF antennas also sit at the Top O' The World, Claremont, Cumberland
County for Packet, VHF sideband, and simplex operation during Operation Handshake
His latest foray is a DTMF unit that receives UHF signals from his mobile to turn on up to 4
lights or other units. Otherwise, Crystal VE1XTL (May 2000) prevents the antenna farm
from taking over more than 1 of their 2.6 acres!
Thanks for the photos and the additional information here, Glenn!
Everyone please welcome Glenn, VE1GK, to the club when you hear him on the net.
|VE1GK Glenn on left receiving EMO Jacket for
service to Exercise Handshake from VE1JBL, Jim
|VE1XTL Crystal and VE1GK Glenn operating
from the WARC Booth during the Amherst
|The Wallis Antenna Farm
|The Wallis Ham Shack