|Old Timers Radio Club
|Webpage established 22 January 2006
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|Webpage last updated on:
Sunday, March 2nd., 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!
|This webcounter was installed on 28th February 2009:
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|News & Upcoming Events
1) 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.
2) The OTC Executive Annual Report for 2013 is now on the website at this
link: HERE as a pdf file.
3) New club member Andrew Barss, VE1BHO (#452) took the time to retype
Bill Gillis' (VE1WG) original OTC membership list which has been on the
website for some time now. With Andrew's format, it is much easier to read.
The membership list includes those from March of 1922 until April of 1953 and
comprises first 100 members of the club. There is a link to the left or you can
simply click HERE. Thanks to both of you for this bit of club history!
4) 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!
5) 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:
|Ronald Charles (Ron) Riley,VE3PIB - SK - #307
The club has learned of the passing of VE3PIB, Ron on the 8th of February 2014.
We collectively pass on our condolences to his wife and their family. Thanks to
VE9KK, Mel for the obituary information below:
Ronald Riley of Bobcaygeon passed away peacefully with his wife and
granddaughter, Jennifer by his side at Pinecrest Nursing Home, Bobcaygeon on
Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the age of 94.
Beloved husband of Elizabeth Riley. Father of Anita (Collin), Stewart (Denise),
Debbie (Ken) and Richard. Stepfather of Shirley (Paul), Margaret (Mark) and the
late Heather. Grandfather of nine. Great-grandfather of 12.
If desired, memorial donations to the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.
Private Family arrangements out of Bobcaygeon.
|Ronald Maurice (Ron) Doak, VE1BCQ becomes OTC Member #455
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 Ronald Maurice (Ron) Doak, VE1BCQ to the Old Timers Club.
Welcome to the club, Ron!
President Bill, VE9UH mailed Ron's OTC certificate on the 18th of February, 2014. His
certificate is also dated the 18th of February, 2014.
We hope to hear you soon on the Sunday morning net, Ron, and hope that you will
become a regular checker at 3.750 MHz between 8 am and 9 am local time.
Ron lives in Doaktown, NB and his earliest Certificate of Proficiency in Amateur Radio
is dated the 6th of May, 1977.
His OTC Membership Certificate number is # 455.
Ron becomes the second new OTC member in 2014!
If anyone has a good photo of Ron and, with his permission, I will place it here with his
welcome message. Send photo to: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Everyone please welcome Ron, VE1BCQ to the club when you hear him on the net.