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 firstname.lastname@example.org who will be coordinating the VE9UNB JOTA event at the University of New Brunswick.
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.
September was cooler and wetter than the 30-year climate normal (1981-2010).
In terms of temperature, the average anomaly for the province was -1.1C below normal. The abundant precipitation was largely from two events: post-tropical storm Dorian on the 7th and a Great Lakes/tropical moisture merge on the 24th.
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.
The IRG held its 2019 Annual Meeting in Doaktown on Sunday, May 26. A great turnout, good discussions and delicous food were among the highlights:
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!
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.
"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!