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, April 14, 2015 starting at 7:00 PM in the cafeteria of Barrie North Collegiate.

 The guest speaker will be Ron Smith VE3NLS with a presentation on the digital mode JT65, and will include a live demonstration of this unique weak-signal mode.

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.


Simcoe County Hamfest -
May 02, 2015. 0730 - 1300

Please join us for the inaugural Simcoe County Hamfest.

Located at the Grenfel Community Center, Sunnidale Road and Pinegrove Road Springwater Township (see map).
Talk in on VE3RAG 147.00+ 156.7 tone provided by the Barrie Amateur Radio Club as well as the refreshments.

Vendors $7 provide your own table, tailgate or trunk.

Admission FREE!!! We are asking for voluntary contributions to the Grenfel Community Center, they have been very generous in their support of this event. Let's support them too!

Vendors and guests please remember, we must respect the site and it's neighbors by being clean and quiet. This is the inaugural event, if successful it will become annual!

Let's have fun! See you there.


VE3RAG Repeater Notes

IRLP and Echolink functions are currently not available.  The repeater committee is currently relocating and performing maintenance on all the components.

Normal repeater functionality is not affected.


CANWARN Training Sessions

With the arrival of spring, the annual CANWARN severe weather spotting training sessions are approaching.  Click here for more information on this important program that helps Environment Canada forecasters track severe weather.


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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