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.

ERC Meeting Wed June 22; 7:30 PM


First In-Person and ZOOM (Hybrid) meeting of 2022!

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

1 Meeting Call to Order, Welcome

2 Roll Call & Quorum

3 Adopt Agenda

4 Secretary’s Report KIRK VA3KXS
● Approve minutes of Previous Meeting

5 Treasurer’s Report PAUL VA3PDC
● Monthly update on Finances

6 President’s Report Ted VE3TRQ
● Welcome to the first Firehall meeting in two years
● Still some small items from Al VA3TET’s estate – see Reg VE3RVH

7 Committee Reports
● Summer Field Day this weekend (Bill VA3QB)
● Point Clark Lighthouse Aug 20, 21

8 Unfinished Business
● No repeater updates

9 New Business
● Recommendation to acquire Al VA3TET’s callsign for repeater use

10 Announcements
● Next meeting: Wed September 28

11 Adjournment
● Motion to adjourn the meeting


It is with a great deal of sadness that I report Al died yesterday evening, Fri Nov 26, 2021. We will all miss his dedication to amateur radio, his warmth, humour, and wit, and especially his cooking.

Al’s equipment will be sold by the Club.

Another update: The Elmira Radio Club has now acquired Al’s old callsign, VA3TET, for use on a repeater. “Tasty Edible Turnips” live on!