On 03 April 2019, Graham and Steve ventured up to the top of Kennelly Mountain to visit VE3STP (Steve’s first time up there). Driving up the long lane way to the repeater site in the deep snow would have made a good commerial for VW for sure. Several sets of bear tracks were around but nothing was seen. A short walk up the hill to the site proved a bit difficult due to the waist deep snow bank that they keep sinking into. When finally arrived there, they were able to inspect all aspects of the repeater, batteries and solar panels. Everything was in good working order. Hopefully they (and others) will visit the site during the summer months.

On 08 April 2019 , Alan VE3CBR and Steve VE3FTS were hosted by the local Army Cadet Corp in Arnprior to have a Show and Tell featuring Amateur Radio, Equipment and a quick video. Alan gave the cadets a great insight to what Amateur Radio is all about while Steve wrapped up the evening with a practice exercise running several handhelds in a Net Set up around their facility. Several cadets showed a genuine interest and some voiced their willingness to join us at the Arnprior FD on 28 April 2019 for the ARES Exercise. All-in-all , a great night. And we have been invited back again next year.

Alan Bauld VE3CBR
Eager to Learn
Army Cadet Night Show and Tell

Lance Peterson

Teaching the last ARES Course in October 2018

Neil Carleton inducted into the RAC ‘Hall of Fame’, well done Neil…
Disney World Ham Shack
VE3YYX Repeater
Nice Stack
You cant see Shemya, but you can REACH it from here.

February 5 2020 VE3STP Site 1 expedition to get the packet repeater operational after battery voltage dropped below charge controller low voltage threshold. Special thanks to VE3JGU, VE3KAW, VE3KEG & VE3AAC for assisting in the restoration. It was a beautiful cool, clear winter day for pictures.

Cold and Dark the Shack
VE3KEG the STP Greeter

Repeater Site Visit 2020-07-03

VE3KAW James, VE3KEG Steve, VE3ECI Greg, and VA3GMZ Jim at the repeater site – GMZ’s first tour of the “shack” on July 3, 2020.

Look up – look WAYYYYY up….
Up the middle of the tower – makes for an interesting perspective.
This is the majority of the gear that runs the repeater.
Another perspective of the tower from beside the shack. The Sinclair folded dipoles are clearly visible…
Greg – VE3ECI showing off some old gear.
Greg – VE3ECI showing Jim – VA3GMZ the ropes.
Steve – VE3KEG standing guard outside the shack with Buddy and Buck. Which one of these three needs a haircut I wonder…