ERC Repeaters

  • VHF 147.390 (+.6) 123Hz, at Elmira Feedmill (VE3ERC)
  • VHF 147.255 (+.6) 131.8Hz, at Alma (VA3DWI)
  • UHF 444.700 (+5) 131.8Hz, at Elmira Feedmill (VE3ERC)
  • Firehall UHF of the air for now
  • Emergency frequency, simplex VHF 146.550 MHz

ERC Meeting, Wed Sep 28; 7:30 PM


In-Person and ZOOM (Hybrid) meeting, and first of 2022-23

7:00 – Virtual EYEBALL QSO – Set-up, Social time & coffee

1 Meeting Call to Order, Welcome

2 Roll Call & Quorum

3 Adopt Agenda

4 Presentations / Speakers / Workshops
● Member project show & tell

5 Secretary’s Report (Kirk VA3KXS)
● Approve minutes of Previous Meeting

6 Treasurer’s Report (Paul VA3PDC)
● Monthly update on Finances

7 President’s Report (Ted VE3TRQ)
● Welcome to the first meeting of the new Club year
● Reg VE3RVH still has items from Al VA3TET’s estate
● Any interest in Club build projects like RDF?

8 Committee Reports
● International Lighthouse & Lightship weekend (Paul VA3PDC)
● Repeater Technical Committee (Bill VA3QB / Tony VE3DWI)

9 Unfinished Business
● None

10 New Business
● Future meeting planning (Oct SK Dinner, Xmas Potluck)

11 Announcements
● Next meeting: Wed October 26

12 Adjournment
● Motion to adjourn the meeting

ERC Equipment Sale: Sep 17; 10am-4pm

The remainder of Al VA3TET’s estate equipment, and Club equipment excess to the Club’s needs, will be sold at a mini-HamFest / Driveway Sale, in the driveway of Reg VE3RVH, on Saturday September 17, weather permitting. Address is 45 Larkspur Cres, Kitchener, just off Fischer-Hallman Rd, near Forest Heights Collegiate. Look for the tower with VHF antenna on Larkspur.

A picture archive of much of the remaining equipment is available at A list compiled by Reg VE3RVH is available as a PDF file here. There will be some items available to give away – come and check it out!

Al VA3TET’s callsign transferred to ERC

The Elmira Radio Club now has an extra callsign for use on it’s repeaters: VA3TET. Al Macdonald’s family kindly released his callsign, and the Club has now acquired it, sponsored by President Ted VE3TRQ. “Victor Alpha Three Tasty Edible Turnips” will still be heard.

The Lighthouse Weekend is History!

The weather for the ILLW was almost perfect – a bit of rain Saturday evening, but mostly the weather was very cooperative. The burgers and onions cooked by Paul VA3PDC and Brian VA3DXK were appreciated by all, and Boston Pizza in Kincardine served up some fine meals Saturday evening.