Barrie Amateur Radio Club Inc.

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

Our Facebook page can be found at:  

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, June 14th, 2016 starting at 7:00 PM in the cafeteria of Eastview Secondary School.

This month, we're pleased to present SunTech, a local solar power supply company. They have unique, effective products and are the world's largest producer of solar panels. If you'd like to learn about solar power for your home and/or on the go, be sure to attend this exciting event and speak with the experts 

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.


Simcoe County Hamfest - 7 May 2016

Thanks to everyone who attended our 2nd annual hamfest.

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


CANWARN Training

The annual training session in our area is May 14 – Rama/Orillia – 9 AM – Rama Fire Hall, 7454 Williams Road, Rama.

More information on the CANWARN program and the important role it plays in severe weather forecasting can be found here.


Basic Amateur Radio Course

The next ham course will be on Wednesday evenings starting on 11 January 2017 at Eastview Secondary School. The course will be approximately 10 evenings long with each class from 7pm until about 9:30pm. Check here for details.


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 4 graduates for 2016.

Please welcome the following people to the hobby:

Ryan Rowell VA3RRE

 Andrew Whittington VA3LXZ

Daniel MacNeil VA3EEX

Oliver Gao VE3GAQ

 All four received HF privileges 

We hope to hear everyone on the air soon.


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.  The WAX Group blog can be found at:  


 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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