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Meeting Dates

The Kings County Amateur Radio Club meets regularly in Kentville Volunteer Fire Department Training Room, Kentville, Nova Scotia at 7:00 pm on the first Monday of every month, with the following exceptions; July - No Meeting, August - No Meeting, September - 2nd Monday.

Meeting dates are:

10 Sep 2018 - Regular Meeting 04 Feb 2019 - Regular Meeting
01 Oct 2018 - Regular Meeting 04 Mar 2019 - Regular Meeting
05 Nov 2018 - Regular Meeting 01 Apr 2019 - Regular Meeting
06 Dec 2018 - Christmas Dinner at KAO 06 May 2019 - Regular Meeting
07 Jan 2019 - Regular Meeting 03 Jun 2019 - Regular Meeting

Announcements

FD2018: 22 Jun Setup, Port Williams, 23/24 Jun FD event, 24 Jun Tear Down.

The 2018 Field Day results have been published. The combined Kings County / Annapolis Valley ARC entry was NUMBER ONE in all of Canada in any category, with 1892 QSOs and a score of 6448! Overall we were 131 of 2902 participants.

Canada Day: 1 Jul, hosted by Fred(VE1FA) and Helen (VA1YL) at their home in Cunard

EMO: Al Penny (VO1NO/VE1) has volunteered to take over as our representative for the Kings Co Regional EMO.

Special Events

Once a location and date can be confirmed Al will be setting up some very important EMO training, not only for Amateurs but other members of EMO who can attend. This may not happen until Fall 2018.

KCARC February Challenge (CW/SSB/Digital)

Next event February 2019

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KCARC Members
Lysle Anderson VE1BZE   Art Hamilton VE1ART   Bob Schofield VE1RSM
Fred Archibald VE1FA   Barry Lloyd VE1QY   Wayne Blenkhorn VE1BAB
Helen Archibald VA1YL   Phil Long VE1WT   Maurice Brehault VE1AEM

2017 - 2018 Executive

President   Vice President   Secretary   Treasurer
Wayne Blankhorn VE1BAB
 
     
            

Email:
  Lysle Anderson VE1BZE
95 Reid Road, 
RR 1, Kentville, NS   
Canada         B4N 3V7
1-902-678-1653
Email: Lysle VE1BZE
  Helen Archibald VA1YL
25 Canard St., RR 1
Port Williams, NS
Canada          B0P 1T0
1-902-582-1561
Email: Helen VA1YL
  Art Hamilton VE1ART
164 Canaan Avenue
Kentville, NS
Canada          B4N 2BI
1-902-679-0633
Email: Art VE1ART

Committees and Representatives 2017 - 2018

Activities and Events Education Club Station Nominating
Lysle VE1BZE 678-1653 Fred VE1FA 582-1561 Lysle VE1BZE 678-1653 Vacant    
      Helen VA1YL 582-1561            
      Lysle VE1BZE 678-1653            
EMO - Municipal EMO - KCARC Publicity HF Activities
Al VO1NO/VE1   Moe VE1AEM 678-7549 Lysle VE1BZE 678-1653 Phil VE1WT 681-6748
      Phil VE1WT 681-6748       Barry VE1QY 678-0599
      Art VE1ART 679-0633       Bob VE1RSM 352-2130
      Lysle VE1BZE 678-1653            
      Fred VE1FA 582-1561            
      Helen VA1YL 582-1561            
Repeater Special Projects Club Room NSARA Director
Art VE1ART 679-0633 Lysle VE1BZE 678-1653 Vacant     Vacant    
Phil VE1PFH 847-1141                  
Lysle VE1BZE 678-1653                  
RAC Packet System KCARC Municipal Liaison Webmaster
Lysle VE1BZE 678-1653 Vacant     Art VE1ART 679-0633 Doug VE1FAL  

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KCARC February Challenge Awards

CW
Name Call Year
Wayne VE1BAB 2018
Wayne VE1BAB 2017
Wayne VE1BAB 2016
Phil VE1WT 2015
Bob VE1RSM 2014
Phil VE1WT 2005
Hal VE1LV 2004
Andrew VE1EX 2003
Andrew VE1EX 2002
Phil VE1WT 2001
David VE1DAD 2000
Kurt VE1TT 1999
Mike VE1MAW 1998
Lloyd VE1VEI 1996
Dave VE1DAD 1996
George VE1NK 1995
Mike VE1MAW 1994
George VE1NK 1993
Phil VE1CFQ 1992
Phil VE1CFQ 1991
Reg VE1RGM 1990
Phil VE1CFQ 1989
Borden VE1BE 1988
Phil VE1CFQ 1987
Layton VE1BEP 1986
Wes VE1LD 1983
Frank VE1BBU 1975
SSB
Name Call Year
Fred VE1FA 2018
Fred VE1FA 2017
Al VO1NO/VE1 2016
Fred VE1FA 2015
Fred VE1FA 2014
Digital
Name Call Year
Bob VE1RSM 2018
Bob VE1RSM 2017
Art VE1GG 2016

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VE1LD Club Station


VE1AEH Repeater

Repeater Map

Repeater Codes

To access Mavcom from VE1AEH, key in 118* to turn the VE1AEH link ON and then key in the destination code.   To bring down the link, key in the code to bring down the destination link and then key in 119* to bring down the VE1AEH link.

For example:  118* VE1AEH Link ON,  124* VE1CFR Link ON
                       123* VE1CFR Link OFF, 119* VE1AEH Link OFF

Phone Patch

Phone Patch  -  enter *9 (followed by the phone number)
Bring Down    -  enter # (hold for two seconds)

Note:

1.   Please listen to determine if anyone is using the repeater before accessing the phone patch.
2. Please announce your intention to use the phone patch.
3. All characters and numbers must be entered in succession without pausing during the process or it will timeout and you will have to begin again.
4. When your call is completed, announce that you are clear of the phone patch.

Packet

VE1AEH LAN - 145.090 MHz

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Industry Canada RIC-3

Information on the Amateur Radio Service

1. Qualifications

1.1 Certification

Authority to operate radio apparatus in the amateur radio service is issued to holders of an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate with Basic Qualification.

Other qualifications available with the Amateur Radio Operator Certificate are Morse code and Advanced Qualifications.

Operating privileges are granted according to the level of achievement. Attaining honours scores (i.e. 80% or above) on the Basic examination or attaining qualifications in addition to the Basic Amateur Certificate will grant the amateur certificate holder certain additional operating privileges as specified in RIC-2, giving full access to the amateur frequency bands below 30 MHz (i.e. high frequency (HF)).

1.2 Certificate Equivalency

The holder of an Amateur Radio Operator's Certificate or the Amateur Radio Operator's Advanced Certificate issued under the repealed Radio Operator's Certificate Regulations has the same operating privileges as the holder of an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate with Basic, Morse code and Advanced Qualifications.

The holder of an Amateur Digital Radio Operator's Certificate issued under the repealed Radio Operator's Certificate Regulations has the same operating privileges as the holder of an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate with Basic and Advanced Qualifications.

Persons holding any of the following Canadian certificates may be issued an authorization to operate in the amateur radio service with the same operating privileges as the holder of an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate with Basic, Morse code and Advanced Qualifications:

  • Radiocommunication Operator's General Certificate (Maritime)
  • Radio Operator's First Class Certificate
  • Radio Operator's Second Class Certificate

Persons holding any of the following Canadian certificates may be issued an authorization to operate in the amateur radio service with the same operating privileges as the holder of an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate with Basic Qualification:

  • Radiotelephone Operator's General Certificate (Aeronautical)
  • Radiotelephone Operator's General Certificate (Maritime)
  • Radiotelephone Operator's General Certificate (Land)
  • First-class Radioelectronic Certificate

Persons holding an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate with Basic Qualification issued prior to April 1, 2002 will be granted the same operating privileges as the holder of an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate with Basic Honours Qualification.

Persons holding an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate with Basic Qualification issued on or after April 1, 2002 will be granted the same operating privileges as the holder of an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate with Basic Honours Qualifications if they can demonstrate that they had attained a mark of 80% or above on their Basic examination.

1.3 General Criteria for Operation on HF Bands

Privileges granted to amateurs with an existing authorization will be based on the following criteria:

(1) All Amateurs holding Basic and Advanced Qualifications will be allowed to operate on the HF bands below 30 MHz.

(2) Amateurs certified prior to April 2, 2002 will be allowed to operate on the HF bands below 30 MHz based on the experience and knowledge they will have acquired over this period of time.

(3) Amateurs certified after April 1, 2002, who have demonstrated a superior knowledge of operational, technical and regulatory requirements by achieving a mark on the Basic examination of 80% or above will be allowed to operate on the HF bands below 30 MHz.

1.4 Privileges and Restrictions

Privileges and restrictions can be found in the Radiocommunication Regulations and Radiocommunication Information Circular 2, Standards for the Operation of Radio Stations in the Amateur Radio Service (RIC-2). A brief summary follows:

Basic Qualification: 

  • access all amateur bands above 30 MHz
  • use a maximum of 250 watts DC transmitter input power
  • build (Footnote 1) and operate all station equipment, except for "home-made" transmitters

Basic with honours (80% or above score) - access to all amateur bands below 30 MHz

Advanced Qualification: 

  • access all amateur bands below 30 MHz
  • use maximum transmitter power of 1000 watts DC input
  • build and operate transmitting equipment
  • establish repeaters and club stations
  • remotely control fixed stations, including the use of radio links

Morse Code (with Basic or Basic and Advanced Certificate): 

  • access to all amateur bands below 30 MHz
1.5 Non-Qualified Persons

Non-qualified persons may use an amateur radio station provided a qualified operator is in attendance to perform the control functions.

Footnote

1.  "Build" in the context of the Basic Certificate is limited to the assembly of commercially available transmitter kits of professional design.

KCARC Net

The KCARC operates a VHF net on 147.180 MHz every Sunday night at 2000 Hrs.  The net operators use the Club Callsign VE1LD in honor of long time club member Wes Veale, who held the callsign prior to becoming a silent key.  Please feel free to check-in as soon as the operator has completed announcements, called in mobile stations and opened up the net for general check-ins.   If you have club or other special announcements for the net please inform the operator as soon as he/she asks for further announcements.   Suggestions for Net Topics are also welcomed.

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