Summer (June, July and August) 2021 in New Brunswick was above normal in terms of temperature (+0.9ºC) and had near normal precipitation (100%) in comparison to the 30-year climate normal (1981-2010). The Saint John area saw their warmest summer on record with several other sites recording their top 5 warmest.
Swallowtail Lighthouse on Grand Manan Island is on the air for the International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW) on Friday to Sunday, August 20 to 22, 2021.
(Editor's note: While it's not been easy to cross the border, radio waves can make the trip with ease! Here's an invitation from the AARA to their Monday night Emergency Net)
Several members of the Aroostook Amateur Radio Association (AARA) are current members of the International Repeater Group (IRG) in New Brunswick Province.
We are sad to hear the passing of Keith Estey, VE1KRE (1938 to 2021) on February 7, 2021. Keith was formerly a net controller on the IRG Net, Miramichi Area VHF Net, and the Professional Loafers Net. Our condolences go out to all Keith's family and friends
A link to the obituary is found here: www.flewellingswan.com/obituaries/151908
Each month, more and more of our new recruits are signing up for CoCoRaHS assuming they will be using their often new electronic automated rain gauges. I’m sure more will be receiving these as gifts for Christmas. They are often saddened and perhaps confused by the fact that the electronic gauges don’t “cut the mustard”.
If you plan to wear a face mask, it's vital that you learn the right way to use and re-use it. To help with that, Sarasota Memorial nurse Jennifer Sorensen, RN, offers a step-by-step mask-wearing how-to, along with some do's and dont's.
(P.S. Click on the video link below, not the one on the left)
"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!