Barrie Amateur Radio Club Inc.

Welcome to the new website of the Barrie Amateur Radio Club, call sign VE3GCB. 

Our club meets monthly to exchange ideas, meet new friends and share exciting experiences.  We'd like to invite you to take a look through our website and attend our monthly club meetings.  You do not need to be a member to attend our club meetings. 

Next Club Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 starting at 7:00 PM in the cafeteria of Eastview Secondary School.

Our presentation will be about the digital voice mode "FreeDV" with a demonstration using it on 2m FM. FreeDV is an open source digital voice codec designed for amateur radio use over an SSB HF transceiver. The January meeting was canceled due to weather, so this presentation will be done at the February meeting.

NEW LOCATION: Due to construction, our monthly club meetings will be held at Eastview Secondary School, 421 Grove St. E.  Click here for map. Eastview is located approximately 2 km east of our previous location on Grove St., beside Eastview Arena close to Geogian College.

 All are welcome to attend the meeting, you do not need to be a club member.

Come out and enjoy the fun of ham radio - bring a friend.


Basic Amateur Radio Course

The ham course will be starting on Wednesday evening, 13 January at 7pm in classroom 130 at Eastview Secondary School. The course will be approximately 10 evenings long with each class from 7pm until about 9:30pm. Contact the club if you are interested.


VE3RAG Repeater Notes

IRLP and Echolink functions have been restored.  The repeater committee has completed the relocation and maintenance.  Some additional changes with the prefixes for IRLP and EchoLink will be done soon.


Field Day Pictures

 Photos from the 2015 Field Day event are posted on the Field Day page.  Click here to see the photos.


Congratulations To Our New Hams

Our annual basic certification course was recently completed with 6 graduates.

Please welcome the following people to the hobby:

Matthew Fells VA3BQM

 David Span VE3DLS

Darryl Smith VE3FIH

Neil Graff VA3NLG

Kathy Roseborough VA3KRE

Jeff Brown VA3XUK (had the UK call sign G6ZGU)


We hope to hear everyone on the air soon.


Simcoe County Hamfest

Thank you to everyone who attended our first hamfest.

More information will be on the hamfest page (click here).  Photos are included.


New Club Mailing Address

Barrie Amateur Radio Club Inc., 19 Maplehurst Cr., Barrie ON, L4M 4X1


New Board of Directors

Congratulations to all the winners of the election at our Annual General Meeting.  Your new Board of Directors is:

President Brant Smith (VE3UME)
Vice-President Pat Barrett (VE3RNH)
Secretary Paul Thompson (VA3PRT)
Treasurer Jack Hartley (VE3RDQ)
Director at Large Al Duncan (VE3RRD)
Director at Large Tom Muzzin (VE3THR)
ARES Emergency Coordinator (ex-officio, non-voting) Pat Barrett (VE3RNH)
Past President (ex-officio, non-voting) Matt Dean (VE3MAT)


ARES - Amateur Radio Emergency Service

There is an ARES meeting at Barrie Fire Hall #1 (intersection of Dunlop Street West and Eccles Street) at 7 PM on the first Tuesday of each month.  If you are a member of our ARES team or want to learn more about ARES and our group, please feel free to attend.

WAX Group
Our Wireless Amateur Experimenter Group (WAX Group) continues to meet weekly throughout the year at Ken VE3KDG's workshop in downtown Barrie.  Contact the club for the address as it is a private residence.  Members are welcome to attend our weekly sessions on Thursdays at 7:00 PM. 

 Club Event and Activities Calendar


Content from Past Presentations
Are you looking for something from a previous presentation?  If so, click here or go to Our Club and select Past Presentations to review content provided by some of our previous guest speakers (where available).


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