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 in September after our summer break. Please check back for updates.
The WAX group will continue to meet Thursday evenings. See details below.
Field Day 2015
This year's field day is June 27/28. We will be operating from the Southshore Community Centre (205 Lakeshore Drive) on the Barrie waterfront.
We will be at the site for setup around 9:00 on Saturday. The on-air portion of the event starts at 2:00 pm on Saturday and ends 2:00 pm Sunday.
Drop by and join us for all the fun.
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.
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.
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.
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).