Help JOTA 2019 get on the air!

Submitted by admin on Sun, 2018/12/02 - 08:00

Would you like to help Scout leaders near you to put their groups on the air?  Two events are coming in 2019 and you can help.

Coming up on Saturday, February 16 2019:  Thinking Day On The Air (TDOTA) from the VE9UNB station from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  If there are enough guide troops participating, they may link parts of the IRG system during part of that afternoon. 

Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) will be using the 25 repeaters of the International Repeater Group on Saturday, October 19, 2019, between 1 pm to 5 pm Atlantic time. 

VE1KRE is back on the air!

Submitted by admin on Wed, 2018/10/17 - 18:39

Thanks to some help from some local amateurs, long-time IRG member Keith Estey, VE1KRE is back on the air from his new home at the York Care Centre.  Keith is well known for his net control duties on the Miramichi Area VHF Net on the IRG on Wednesday nights.

With help of Scott Arnold VE1CSA and Al Thurber VE1RG, Keith has an antenna installed for his 2m radio so he can reach some local repeaters and keep in touch with friends on the air.  Give Keith a shout on the VE1BM or VE9FNB repeaters.

September 2018 Review, October and Fall Outlook

Submitted by admin on Thu, 2018/10/04 - 21:19

From Jill Maepea, Environment and Climate Change Canada:

The above normal temperatures from July and August were replaced by temperatures near normal for September.  September was also dry as precipitation for the month was below to well below normal. 

See all the details in the attached final report for September and the outlook for fall.

Helping hands help hams

Submitted by admin on Sat, 2018/06/23 - 19:09
"Fine business" is the best way to say it, after some help from the Fredericton Amateur Radio Club and IRG members put Jim Noseworthy VE1HJN back on the air. Some deck renovations required the antenna to be moved and so helping hands worked today (June 23) to put Jim back on the air. Good work everyone!

IRG member recognized by Public Safety Canada

Submitted by admin on Sat, 2018/05/26 - 07:42

Congratulations to IRG member and past president Allan K. Thurber (VE1RG) on being recognized with an Emergency Management Exemplary Service Award.   Federal/Provincial and Territorial Ministers recognize the work being done across Canada to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters.  The award ceremony was held on May 24 in Ottawa, attended by nominees and was addressed by The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness.