MISSION OF THE FREDERICTON AMATEUR RADIO CLUB

FARC ‘s mission is to promote and encourage the art and science of Amateur Radio communications. FARC does this by:

  • holding regular meetings,
  • sponsoring a course to help newcomers earn their Amateur Radio licenses,
  • offering licensing examinations and
  • using Amateur Radio to assist with public events in the greater Fredericton area.

FARC operates FM repeaters on the 144 and 432MHz Amateur bands.  FARC also organizes local Radio Amateurs to help with public safety communications in times of emergency.

WHO IS FARC?

The Fredericton Amateur Radio Club is an association open to everyone with an interest in Amateur Radio.  Most of our members are licensed Radio Amateurs, and the rest aspire to pass the exams to earn their licenses.   We have approximately fifty members.

We hold two meetings most months:

  • On the second Monday of each month from September through June, we have a meeting featuring a presentation or seminar on a technical or operational matter related to Amateur Radio.  This meeting also includes exchanges of information and business matters of FARC.
  • On the last Saturday of each month, we have breakfast in a local restaurant for an informal chat.

Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings, whether you’re a club member, just curious, or just visiting the area.

Our members come from the Greater Fredericton Area, and range in age and experience from university students to retired people, from those aspiring to become hams, to the newly-licensed, and old timers with a half-century or more experience in Amateur Radio.

COMING EVENTS

Next Meeting

Monday, Feb  11 2019 @ 1900 hrs (7:00pm) at Victoria Health Center, Woodstock Road.

The Fredericton Amateur Radio Club will run a course to help you earn your Advanced Certificate of Proficiency in Amateur Radio.
The cost of the course is $100.  This includes the course textbook, Coax Publications’ Canadian Amateur Radio Advanced Qualification Study Guide, 2nd edition (a $50 value) and the costs of all examination materials.  Students who already have this textbook will be able to join the course for $50. 
 
Sessions will take place in the Boardroom of the Victoria Health Centre, 65 Brunswick Street, Fredericton NB.
 
Registration will be on Monday 15 April.  I require all course fees by that date so I can order the textbooks in time for the first class.  
 
You may also register by contacting the course instructor, Dave VE9CB.
 
Classes will be held on most Monday and Thursday evenings from 7pm to 9pm.

These are the dates of classes:
29 April
6 May
9 May
16 May
20 May
23 May
27 May
30 May
3 June
13 June
17 June – the exam, conducted by ISED-Authorised Examiners of the Fredericton ARC.

Please contact Dave VE9CB, at ve9cb@nullrac.ca or (506) 206-8334 for more information or to register for the course.  

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