Club News

Our next meeting is Thursday May 8, 2014 at 7:00pm local time. Our last meeting this year is June 12, 2014.

Our club meets the second Thursday of each month (September – June) at the Scout Hut on Lansdown Ave. This year, meetings will be less formal, with an emphasis on fun projects instead of business. Make sure your membership is up to date to help support the great repeaters the club offers.

New directors for the club were nominated for (at least) 2013-2014. Several long standing people in the club have decided to step down after many years of dedicated service. Thank you for your continued support over the years! The new positions will be posted as they become available.

Riders to attend the Sarnia CANWARN event are to meet in Chatham at the Future Shop parking area on April 23, 2014 leaving at 5:15pm.


We would like to thank the London ARC, the Toronto FMCS and the Muskoka ARC for reciprocally linking to our site.

We now have a Facebook Page - be sure to "like us"!

Don't forget to check out and contribute to our forum. You don't have to be a club member to join, and we'd welcome some more members from Windsor, Sarnia, Leamington, and elsewhere. This is where the most recent news and information will be posted.

Board Topics Posts
News & RAC Bulletins New 195 212
General Discussion New 62 117
CANWARN New 18 37
VHF & Repeater Activity New 20 27
Buy, Sell & Trade New 19 19
ARES New 13 17
1.8 to 30 MHz HF Activities New 10 11
Silent Keys New 4 7
Linux New 3 7
Digital SSTV (EasyPal) New 3 6

Message from Austin - VE3NCQ
This site is now on a new server, hosted by VE3NCQ. It's dual core is 4 times faster than the old server, which has been running continuously since 2002 with a yearly reboot whether it needed it or not. Pages should load faster since PHP and MySql won't be so slow, and the output is now compressed even higher to minimize bandwidth. It took significant work to move the whole site from Windows 2000 to Apache on Debian Linux. Please notify the webmaster if anything appears broken. The entire site is designed and hosted by Austin VE3NCQ at no charge to the club.
Thank you Austin - de VE3UGG

Your new assistant webmaster is VE3UGG (me). Any concerns or updates can now be handled by a local member so feel free to send me an email. Or use the forum :) I will endevour to keep the site maintained and updated to the best of my abilities. The ckarc.NET site now redirects to ckarc.CA to give us a larger internet 'footprint'.

RAC Memberships - Don't forget to renew RAC memberships. RAC is our collective voice and advocate to defend our hobby against commercial interests and undue government regulations. In addition, each RAC member in our club reduces our club liability insurance, and RAC includes liability insurance for every member to cover amateur-related activities. Membership is a small price to pay, considering the efforts of RAC eliminated our annual licence fees!

As of December 2010, RAC insurance no longer covers amateurs who do not belong to a club, due to changes in their insurance provider. This is one more reason to join RAC and the Chatham-Kent Amateur Radio Club!