Burlington Amateur Radio Club celebrates 50 years with open house

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Published August 26, 2022 at 11:54 am

The Burlington Amateur Radio Club is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with an open house this weekend.

Members from the Burlington Amateur Radio Club will be on hand to answer questions in the Burlington Centre at the HUB on August 26, 27 and 28.

Visitors will be able to learn about:

  • What’s new in amateur radio
  • Licensing and how to get your license with our help
  • How the International Space Station uses amateur radio
  • Radio contesting
  • Using digital voice modes to talk around the world
  • Emergency communications
  • Burlington’s VHF and UHF repeaters
  • The important role of computers in amateur radio
  • How to send voice, images, text and data
  • Why Morse code is still popular and relevant

The mission of the club is to use its network of technical resources for recruiting, training and assisting Amateur Radio Operators as well as supporting the Amateur Radio Emergency Service by providing equipment and skilled operators for emergency communications services when called upon.

BARC supports individual advancement by encouraging training and testing to obtain basic entry level class instruction to obtain an Amateur Radio License by means of class and individual instruction and mentoring.

The open house is at the Burlington Centre, 777 Guelph Line. The HUB is located next to Total Beauty and across from Cogeco. For more information about the club, visit their website.https://www.barc.ca/

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