I hope you had a great summer despite all the restrictions floating around. This has certainly been a different lifestyle compared to what we were used to.
Nevertheless, it is that time of year when we start thinking of colder days and with that, we have the return of the Pot Lid Net (PLN).
Make a note on your calendar, the PLN will begin its 47th season on September 13. Once again, the PLN will operate on 3.620 Mhz at 11 o’clock (Ottawa) local time. The net is open to anyone who enjoy Morse code, every Sunday except when there is a holiday.
The PLN’s Manager, Roger (VE3XRR) is also the regular Net Control Station (NCS).
Please join the group and chat with us while at the same time, practice your Morse code at a nice slow speed (approx. 8-12 wpm).
Looking forward to your participation.
Due to the risk of safe assembly during these unusual times, the Ottawa Valley Mobile Radio Club will not be offering the usual September start for their Amateur Radio Course. If circumstances change for the better, we may consider offering the course in January. In the meantime, the OVMRC recommends folks register for an on-line course being offered by Radio Amateurs of Canada.. See: https://www.rac.ca/rac-online-basic-amateur-radio-course-registration-summer-2020/ .. Also, for those interested in home study, a good on-line resource is offered by the Georgian Bay Amateur Radio Club : https://www.gbarc.ca/course_outline.php For candidates believing they are ready to write the Basic and/or Advanced level qualification exams, arrangements in the Ottawa area can be made with Norm, email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
73 to all
Norm Rashleigh, VE3LC
The June 2020 Rambler is now available!
It is my intention to purge all unused accounts this weekend. If you have a commenting account, and haven’t logged in for more than 6 months and aren’t on the OVMRC executive, I will be removing your account on Saturday, 13 June.
There are no major effects of this – having an account is not necessary to read the site, however you must have a registered account to write comments on articles. Article comments are not a huge thing here on the OVMRC web site. This has no impact on your membership in the OVMRC, your radio licence or anything else.
Why is this being done?
Unused/forgotten/idle accounts are a prime spot for criminals to poke at a web site, and for safety reasons, I shall remove them.
Can I prevent my account from being deleted?
Yes. Simply log in between now and Saturday morning.
Can I get my account back?
Yes. If you suddenly find you can’t login (although if you haven’t logged in for 6 months “suddenly” isn’t really the right word), hit the contact link and send me a note with your name, email, and call sign, and I will set up an account for you.
We have 30 registered users, and only 6 have ever logged in, so I believe some clean-up is in order.
I apologise if this causes anyone consternation.
73 de VE3OIJ