Monthly Archives: June 2012

Pedestrian Mobile?

KD9KC_pm_Field_Day_2012On the QRP list, Mike KD9KC asked a simple question? What class would he operate in for Field Day if he was pedestrian mobile? 1B, IC, or something else? In the end, he used 1C for his Field Day exchange. For a report on his activitires in Field Day 2012, check out the QRZ link. He reports that he made 104 contacts in 10.5 hours of operating, not bad for this new class of operating.


Field Day 2012

fd2012Field Day 2012 picture gallery is now available at this link or at the link under the main menu item Gallery.

Sackville Signing Off

Just thought I would check out the last English braodcast from RCI’s Sackville site. Checking online, it appears that it will be on June 24th at 20000-2059 on 15330, 15375, and 17735 mhz. The RCI web site is at

Amateur Radio Quiz: No Guessing

question-markYou’ll have to work extra hard on this quiz because it’s not a “multiple guess.” Some answers may require a little calculation, some may require exercising the memory banks — and all will require a little head scratching.

Do the quiz

Field Day 2012

2012 Field Day

June 23-24, 2012

Now just days away, are you participating in Field Day this year? The Elgin Amateur Radio Society will be operating at the Keystone complex in Shedden. We are starting setup at 10 AM Saturday. Come on out and say hello.

VA3SIE’s New KX3

Martin VA3SIE is a QRPer from Ottawa, up til now, he has oerated QRP with the other portable Elecraft rig, the KX1, a CW only rig. He has made numerous videos which can be seen on his site from many different outings he has made ding QRP.

Check out Martin’s new KX3 at this link

EARS Emergency Communications Test

June 8, 2012

Just a short note to thank all that participated in this morning’s emergency communications test.

We received a call from Ray Ormerod at 9:00 Am to activate our e-comm. net. The call went out requesting check-ins at approximately 9:09 and I immediately received a call from VE3WMP, followed by VE3EGQ. VE3WMP (Bill Park) was asked to act as net control and was deployed to Holy Angels 500 Talbot Street the crash site, VE3EGQ (Warren Doan) was deployed to 235 Burwell Road fire station 2 to relay traffic and VE3BTC (Worth Chisholm) was deployed to 305 Wellington Street fire station 1 to setup a base antenna system and net control was then transferred to VE3BTC at approximately 9:25 upon completion of the base antenna installation with all stations on net.

Additional check-ins were received from VA3MD (Mike Lukasik) mobile just prior to the e-comm. net activation and VA3TD Dave Tilley (Port Stanley), VE3VTH Tim Harvey (Sparta) VA3KQ Harold Tuthill (Aylmer) and VW3SRH Bill Bynsdorp mobile.

Ray Ormerod the emergency coordinator for the City of St. Thomas was on hand at fire station 1 and was impressed with our ability to establish the net and the quality of the communications being received within the city but also from Port Stanley, Sparta and Aylmer.

Our thanks was expressed to both Ray and Chief Broadbent for their interest and we know from their comments that they were impressed with our capabilities both at the local, county and provincial level.

The meeting with Ray Ormerod and Fire Chief Broadbent was concluded at 10:45 AM.

Thanks again, Worth VE3BTC