Help JOTA 2019 get on the air!

Submitted by admin on Wed, 2019/09/18 - 08:00

Would you like to help Scout leaders near you to put their groups of Scouts in the Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) using the 25 repeaters of the International Repeater Group on Saturday, October 19, 2019, between 2 pm to 3 pm Atlantic time?  If yes, please email Brent Petersen at who will be coordinating the VE9UNB JOTA event at the University of New Brunswick.

Highlights of the IRG fall meeting

Submitted by admin on Fri, 2019/10/11 - 11:06

Upcoming new repeaters and zone changes were among the highlights of the 2019 Fall meeting of the IRG, along with a "heads-up" of two important province-wide exercises coming during October.  And as always, good conversations and good food were enjoyed by the approximately two dozen members present.

Exercise Brunswick Bravo 2019 - October 23

Submitted by admin on Fri, 2019/07/26 - 11:51

Brunswick Bravo 2019 is a province-wide emergency preparedness exercise planned for October 23, 2019 in New Brunswick.

This one-day exercise will give communities, municipalities, First Nations and local service districts an opportunity to practise their respective roles during an emergency event.  All New Brunswick communities are invited to participate and take advantage of this learning opportunity in emergency response planning.

More new amateurs!

Submitted by admin on Fri, 2019/01/18 - 10:28

The University of New Brunswick Amateur Radio Club (VE9UNB) has just graduated another group of new amateurs.

According to Brent Peterson (VE9EX), “Ten amateur radio exams were passed today (January 17, 2019) at the University of New Brunswick, one advanced, five basic with honours, and four basic, bringing the cumulative number passed to 143 since June 20, 2010.

Congratulations to the VE9UNB club and VE9EX for the fine work helping new amateurs obtain their qualification.  We look forward to hearing the new amateurs on the air soon!

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.

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!