PARC Amateur Radio Basic License Course

The Peterborough Amateur Radio Club is hosting a virtual Basic License Course that Starts July 22nd 2024 @ 7PM

Cost is $60

The Course will be conducted Virtually via Google Meet. Exams will be in person in Peterborough Only. Any outside participants that wish to take the course with PARC are welcomed to do so, but we will not be able to perform your exam, anyone who can make it to Peterborough to write their exam is included in the cost of the course. The $60 fee also includes a free membership to PARC for the remainder of the Calendar Year.

Recommended Study Material Can Be Purchased Here, it is recommended that you purchase the book for later reference, but a loaned copy of this material (for peterborough area participants) can be arranged if you do not want to use the book after the completion of the course.

This course is focused on what you need to learn to pass the exam only, and a workshop will be hosted in Peterborough at a later date for New Hams. 

Contact to register or for more information. 

Monthly Club Meetings

All meetings are hybrid meeting of combined in-person and Google Meet. The meeting location is at Otonabee Valley Public School’s Library, 580 River Rd S, Peterborough, ON K9J 1E7. Take south doors from parking lot and walk straight to Library.

Peterborough Amateur Radio Club meetings are “usually” held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm. All amateurs including anyone interested in becoming an Amateur radio operator are welcomed to attend PARC meetings.

Meetings are not held for the months of July and August.

For the details of the next PARC meeting please visit the Events Page.

Internet Outage at VE3PBO (RESOLVED)

May 9th 2025 09:00 New modem has been installed, everything is back to normal.

May 8th 2024 13:30 Everything is currently working thanks to internet being supplied over the 5.9GHz link from VE3KPG. Nexicom has to schedule technician for tomorrow to replace the modem.

May 8th 2024 12:00 The modem at the VE3PBO shack is dead the network is still linked. Tech Committee is currently contacting Nexicom to get the modem replaced.

Fox Hunt May 5th 2024

Successful Fox Hunt Today Scores are:

VE3EMA and VE3YCL (winners) 9.4KM








Thank you VA3NW and VE3IEL for being the fox, VE3YCL and VE3EMA will be the fox at the next Fox Hunt May 26th.

Scheduled Outage for Maintenance of VE3TJR

As we have a high amount of power loss on the output of VE3TJR we will be doing scheduled maintenance tomorrow (April 19th) to investigate.

TJR will go offline sometime after 11 AM. This will include checking the cavities with a spectrum analyzer and several other things, it may be down for a few hours.


Maintenance is completed VE3TJR is back up and running as normal.

Allstar Node Number Change to 611411

As the node numbers we were using did not belong to PARC, March 30th 2024 around midnight VE3PBO will change from node number 28703 to node number 611411. If you are connecting via allstar please update your settings we will endeavor to reconnect all nodes that are connected before we make the switch. 

As such expect some shenanigans with the repeater network around midnight. 

PARC Board of Directors Elections Results

First of all we would like to thank Steve VE3PTA, Paul VE3KBI, Don VE3BSR, and Barry VE3BLM for their years of service as board members of PARC.

The results of the 2024 elections are in:

Clay Youmans (VE3YCL) was acclaimed President
Martin Ackerman (VA3OMW) was acclaimed Vice President
Jon Brown (VE3XOE) was acclaimed Secretary
Randy Neals (VE3RWN) was acclaimed Treasurer
Jerry Woodhouse (VA3CN) was acclaimed Activities Director
Jerry has made the decision to resign we thank him for his service, and as Such
Jordan Romain (VE3AVA) was acclaimed Activities Director at the March 5th General Meeting

We would like to thank all of the new board members for volunteering to serve as the leadership for the club this year.

New Repeater VE3RB on Air!

VE3RB 147.135 + 600KHz PL 162.2

With many thanks to the County, VE3RWN, VE3EMA, VE3IQZ, and many others PARCs newest repeater is on the air atop the county tower at five corners in Douro.

It is currently running 70W on a Motorola repeater loaned to the club by Randy VE3RWN, and internet access for Allstar was graciously donated by Nexicom.

VE3RB will be linked to the network full time.

Theoretical coverage map of VE3RB

VE3BUY Experiencing Issues (RESOLVED)

February 3rd 2024 14:00

VE3BUY is back in service, special thanks to VE3EMA, VE3IQZ, VE3RWN, and VE3PTA for repairing the unit.

January 22nd 2024 16:00

DR1X is up and running at the BUY site however it is running independently currently as we do not have a interface for it to connect with all-star.

January 22nd 2024 14:00

Receiver is functional, all star node is working correctly. Transmitter is not working, Repeater Team is currently swapping the Icom with the clubs spare DR1X Repeater.

January 22nd 2024 10:00

VE3BUY is currently experiencing issues the Repeater Team is investigating.