KWARC Meeting Dates

2019 JanFebMarApr MayJunJulAug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2020 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2021 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

KWARC holds regular meetings September to June on the first Tuesday of each month. The following well rounded programs have been confirmed for the upcoming season. Be sure to pass the word and bring a friend.

Doors open at 7 PM at St John Ambulance Station, 250 Gage Avenue, Kitchener, ON, N2M 2C8

Due to COVID-19 Lockdown we will be meeting simultaneously on VE3RCK and Zoom. Begin pre-check-in from approx 7 PM

2019
2019-09-03 Ryan Maeck, Emergency Management Advisor, Region of Waterloo, will be our presenter. Ryan will update us on the Region's emergency management structure, the Emergency Social Services responses, and role of Amateur Radio in the emergency management system.
2019-10-01 Roger, VE3RKS, will present "Mud PI, (or actually Arduino in Muddy Rally Roads)"
2019-11-05 A panel discussion on all things CW.
Nominations for Amateur of the Year will also take place at this club meeting.
2019-12-03 Jon, VA3JFZ, will speak on experiences with the MicroBitX, and his first year as a Ham.
This is also our Awards Night and Christmas Gathering.
2020
2020-01-07 Our Annual Show and Tell Night. Bring your treasures, projects, or curiosities.
2020-02-04 "Samuel Morse and the History of Radio" by Vic DiCiccio VE3YT
We will be calling for Volunteers for the Waterloo Marathon.
2020-03-03 A talk on the history of radio:
"Will the Real Father of Radio Please Stand Up?" by Vic DiCiccio VE3YT
We will be calling for volunteers for the Waterloo Marathon.
2020-04-07 COVID-19 lockdown. NO MEETING AT 250 GAGE.
We will be meeting simultaneously on VE3RCK and Zoom.
"Health-Can and WHO-endorsed social distancing.
KWARC-endorsed distance socialising".
We will also be discussing how + when to run the AGM.
2020-05-05 AGM is postponed. Field day discussion, and general chat.
We will be meeting simultaneously on VE3RCK and Zoom.
"Health-Can and WHO-endorsed social distancing.
KWARC-endorsed distance socialising"
2020-06-02 Contesting update from Vic VE3YT, and Field Day planning (June 27th-28th!)
2020-07-07 An open discussion about everybody's Field Day Experiences
2020-08-04 AGM notice, Repeaters, Upcoming Presentations, Contesting Update, Education Update, St. John Ambulance Donation, Bylaws, Member Announcements
2020-09-01 Postponed AGM: Call to Order, Establish Quorum, Comments and Introductions, Approval of Agenda, Consider Previous AGM Minutes, Financial Report, Directors' Reports, Committees' Reports, Open Session, Election of Officers, Adjournment.
2020-10-06 An Intro to IRLP from Nick VA3NNW
2020-11-03 Brandon VA3BPZ - A Tour of a Solar-Powered Shack
Also: Amateur of the Year, Bylaw Reformation Committee Update, Contesting Group Update
2020-12-01 Christmas Gathering with Virtual Treats
2021
2021-01-05 Panel discussion about antennas led by Vic, VE3YT
2021-02-02 YouTuber Adam, K6ARK, will speak about portable operation, SOTA operation, and lightweight antennas
2021-03-02 We'll hear from Onno VK6FLAB, an Australian amateur who creates a weekly podcast called Foundations of Amateur Radio. Each episode is less than five minutes long, and explores one of the many facets of our hobby. In his presentation, Onno will talk about trying new things and getting out of your comfort zone to learn and do something new in the wide world of radio.
2021-03-23 Basic Qualification Course: We are again teaching a basic qualification course, starting on March 23, 2021.
2021-04-06 Brian VE3UU from the Diefenbunker Museum: Canada's Underground (Ham) Radio Station... Literally! Why would the government bury a Ham station 25 feet underground? Find out during this talk by Brian Jeffrey, VE3UU/VE3CWM, and Lead Volunteer at the Diefenbunker, Canada's Cold War Museum.
2021-05-04 AGM, incl financial update
2021-06 Education Update (Roger VE3RKS), Field Day Update (Rick VE3ZUP), Contesting Update (Vic VE3YT), DX Report (Dan VA3IDD), KWARC Centenary (Rick VE3ZUP), Summer Radio Projects Round Table (Harry VE3HZ),
2021-07 Field Day Discussion, Contesting Update from Vic VE3YT, Education Update from Roger VE3RKS, Centenary Planning from Rick VE3ZUP, General Discussion
2021-08 Virtual Shack Tours: Ted VE3TRQ's very digital shack, Mark VE3QAM's high-end shack / lab, Roger VE3RKS's previously-mobile shack, John VA3IJK's delightful shed-shack, Patrick VE3PMM's super-portable shack.
2021-09-07 Peter VA3PTB: Bylaw Committee Progress Report. Mark VE3QAM: "A History of Amateur Radio"
2021-10-05 Vic VE3YT presenting / chairing a Contesting Panel. Harry, Kirk and Dave Lahn are the panelists. Patrick VA3PAF presiding over any other business.
2021-11-02 Guest speaker / presenter Bob Heil K9EID!
2021-12-07 Pat VA3PAF: Adventures with Satellites - From a Wooden Stick with Coat Hanger Elements; to a full blown Alaskan Arrow - with and without a Full Duplex Transceiver? (TBC)