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

Hams and Eggs

It’s the first Hams & Eggs breakfast for the fall season.  We meet at 8:00 am at the Ramada Courtyard Restaurant, 480 Riverside Drive, on the last Saturday of each month. That’s this coming Saturday, September 28. Come and meet some of the other Fredericton area hams!

PLEASE, if you are planning to attend, reply to John DeDourek (dedourek@nullnbnet.nb.ca) so that he can supply the restaurant with a reasonable estimate of the number of seats to reserve.

Next Meeting

The Fredericton Amateur Radio Club October meeting will take place on Monday, October 14, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Board Room of the Victoria Health Centre, 65 Brunswick Street.  It was

decided at the September meeting that the meeting would be held as scheduled even though this is Thanksgiving Monday.

The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

The minutes of the previous meeting can be found here.

Examinations for the FARC BASIC Amateur Radio Course

The Fredericton Amateur Radio Club (FARC) will conduct examinations for Amateur Radio certificates on the evening of Tuesday, 3 December 2019 at 6:30pm.  The exam will be held in the Boardroom of the Victoria Health Centre, 65 Brunswick Street, Fredericton.

If you, or anyone you know, is interested in taking the exam, please contact Art Gunn VE9BP at <arthur.gunn@nullgmail.com>.  Art will conduct the exams.

This examination session is intended for the members of FARC’s current Basic Certificate course, for whom there is no fee.

Anyone else who would like to try the Basic or Advanced exam is welcome, but you MUST contact Art in advance to make arrangements.  The cost for each exam is $20, payable in cash or by cheque payable to the Fredericton Amateur Radio Club (FARC).

 

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