OVMRC 2019 Field Day Exercise – 22/23 June

Club Members and Visitors Join us at the annual Field Day Amateur Radio Communications Exercise & Competition.

Place: Aviation and Space Museum – The Big Open Field south of Parking Lot
Date: June 22-23, 2019

  • Setup: Friday afternoon, June 21 and Saturday morning June 22
  • Radio Communications Exercise: 2 pm Saturday for 24 hours
  • Site tear-down: Sunday afternoon after 2 pm.

Club Field Day Call Sign: VE3JW
Field Day GOTA Call Sign: VE3RAM

Talk-in: VE3TWO Repeater 147.30 MHz + (100Hz tone)
Alternate Talk-in: 146.52 MHz Simplex
(Local Ottawa Hams, please all give us a FD contact on 146.52 MHz)

Members of the General Public (especially those with an interest in STEM) are encouraged and welcome to drop-in on our Field Day Communications Exercise and we will show and explain what amateur radio is all about and how you can get involved in this wonderful and exciting hobby.

What you can see:

  • Amateur Radio Communications through Low Earth Orbiting Satellites.
  • High Frequency (Short Wave) world-wide capable communications.
  • Morse Code and Voice Communications.
  • Amateur Radio Digital Communications.
  • Information on what you need to know to obtain your Certificate of Proficiency in Amateur Radio issued by the Federal Government.
  • General Information of how various radio services are authorized to utilize the radio spectrum in Canada.
  • How amateur radio provides volunteer communications services for public events such as the CN Bike Ride for CHEO
  • How amateur radio operators provide volunteer communications services in times of disaster relief when conventional communications services fail or are overloaded.

For further information, contact Norm at VE3LC<@>rac.ca  (*** remove the < and > )

ARRL Field Day 2015

The Last Rainy Weekend of June

VE3NJK Field dayFor 2015, the Ottawa Valley Radio Club conducted their Field Day operations on the grounds of the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum; a very public place that attracted many visitors from the public.

The objective of the Field Day exercise is a 24 hour competition between Amateur Radio Clubs and Groups in North America to contact as many other amateur radio stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding 60, 30, 17, and 12 metre bands) and in doing so, to learn to operate under abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. A premium is placed on developing skills to meet the challenges of emergency preparedness as well as to acquaint the general public with the capabilities of Amateur Radio.

This objective means the club will operate several stations simultaneously using tent and camper trailer shelters and antennas erected especially for the Field Day event and all power necessary to operate the radio and related equipment will be self generated and not from public commercial sources.

The Field Day event and competition is governed by the America Radio Relay League (ARRL) and also sanctioned by Radio Amateurs of Canada , our advocacy organization for Canada. The rules of competition are set annually by the ARRL and can be found at: ARRL Field Day.

Bonus points are given to competing clubs for such initiatives as operating in a public venue, for using solar power, for media publicity of the event, for contacts using low earth orbiting satellites launched especially for the amateur radio service and for having youth participate in making amateur radio contacts.

Click Here! to have a look at our FD 2015 photos!

Field Day 2011

Field Day 2011 is starting to come together very nicely….



Setup will commence on Saturday approx 0900 EDST with the hope of finishing by around 1200 so we can rest till FD starts at 1400 edst

VE3OIJ is Digital Captain
VE3VIG is CW Captain
VE3EJJ is Voice Captain

We will be running a 3A station using the VE3RAM callsign

In addition

VA3TQX will be the VHF captain
VE2AGE and VA3STL will be looking after the GOTA Station

VHF and GOTA are “Free” stations that do not change our operating catagory. The GOTA stn will be operating as VA3CUA

Once again this year the CUARC (Carleton University ARC) will be assisting us with FD and helping out with the Voice Stn and the GOTA Stn as well as wherever needed

Limited food will be available at meal times for participants and water as well, Coffee and tea should be available for those who need caffeine

CU on Saturday


RAC president visits Ottawa

All Radio Amateurs are invited to attend the Ottawa Valley Mobile Radio Club (OVMRC) monthly meeting on Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 7:30 PM to meet our National RAC President, Mr. William Gillis, VE1WG. The meeting takes place at the Auditorium of the Canada Science and Technology Museum on St-Laurent Blvd South (East sector of Ottawa).

Mr. Gillis would like to meet as many Radio Amateurs as possible, whether members or not. He will put us up to date on many current subjects and also cover “RAC in 2002” activities.