OCVMRC April Meeting

The April 2018 meeting of the OVMRC will take place on 18 April at 19h00, in studio 5 of CSTM.

This month there will be a mini-flea market and general socializing, so bring your stuff to sell/swap.  Decaf coffee and Timbits will be served.  Assistance with radio programming will be available as well.

** New Entrance Instructions for our Meetings **

We have new instructions for parking and entering our Studio 5 meeting room at the Science and Technology Museum.  Entrance to the premises will now be directly into Studio 5. The Door will be marked OVMRC. Refer to map below showing the south side of the Museum premises. You will no longer need to go through security on the back entrance of the Museum.

Special 60th Anniversary OVMRC Shirt Order

We are placing a group order for an OVMRC Shirt personalized with Name (first) and Call Sign for OVMRC Club members.

So far, 25 Club members have signed up to order a shirt at the meeting on the 18th.

All orders must be in by November 1st so we can place the group order promptly.


  • Shirt, Collared Blue Polyester, short sleeve
  • OVMRC Logo Embroidered on Left
  • Name / Call Sign Embroidered on Right
  • Cost about $30 each

To order, send email to Norm at VE3LC@rac.ca providing: Name, Call Sign, Quantity, Size and Gender.

Order deadline: November 1st, 2017

OVMRC shirt
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Wanted: Space Age Components

Wanted – Space Age Components, Sputnik that is, vacuum tube era bits and pieces. I need everything from BC radios to whatever. Doesn’t have to work, just be of that vintage. In particular, 455 kHz IF transformers and power transformers. All chassis accepted.


Contact Russel (VE3FSN) via the usual means, or through this web site.

Yaesu FT-990 for sale

[editor note:  I was away on vacation for 3 weeks, so posting this has been delayed a bit]

Being fairly new to the Ottawa area, now living in an apartment and not knowing people here I have been put in a situation where I must sell my Yaesu FT990. I have posted it on kijiji however I am sure you are aware that the site generates more low ball responses than serious inquiries. I was a prior member of the M.A.R.C., Mississauga Amateur Radio Club, although not an attending member due to my previous residence being in the Niagara region prior to Ottawa and I know most radio clubs usually have a tight knit community and are trustworthy.

The radio is a Yaesu FT990 in original mint condition and never altered. It is from a smoke free and pet free environment. It also comes with a hand held mic.

I was asking $700.00 or best offer for the radio.

If you are interested, please contact John (VE3JEH) (or contact OVMRC Web Site Admin for email).