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Past events

17 Nov 2011 - Net Controllers Course Thursday 17th with on-air trial Sunday 20th
20 Nov 2011 - VHF Scramble
4 Dec 2011 - Map and Compass exercise
8 Jan 2012 - Winter Ops Workshop
19 Jan 2012 - HF Course
26 Feb 2012 - Review of Ops Manual
15 Mar 2012 - Digital Course
18 Mar 2012 - Digital exercise
29 Apr 2012 - Antenna Workshop
17 May 2012 - EMO Issues
27 May 2012 VHF Scramble for OP and NCS training
19 Jul 2012 - kit review
20 Sep 2012 - VHF Course
30 Sep 2012 - 2m VHF Challenge
October 2012 - Provincial & District SET

January 14th, 2012 Rideau Lakes Sled Dog Races was to be a one day event, originating and ending in Newboro. The run (and associated deployments) did not take place in 2012 due to unfavourable snow conditions.

May 26th, 2012 CANWARN training day – 10 AM – Belleville Library Conference Room, 254 Pinnacle St

May 27th, 2012 Training day

June 5
th 2012 County wide comms exercise

June 9-10th, 2012 Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour. Ottawa-Kingston-Ottawa. Volunteers for various posts between Kingston and Perth Road Village.

June 23-24th: 2012 Field Day. We activated two stations, one at the Alexander Henry museum ship at the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes and the other at its usual location near Adolphustown.

July 8th, 2012 Iroquois Island activation
July 22nd, 2012 Simcoe Island activation

August 12th, 2012 Brewers Mill Island activation - will re-activate October 14, 2012
August 18th, 2012 Lighthouse weekend – Nine Mile Point lighthouse
August 19th, 2012 Lighthouse weekend – Point Petre lighthouse

September 8th & 9th, 2012 Mini-Dxpedition to Foymount for the ARRL VHF QSO Party
September 8th & 9th, 2012 Milton Island activation
September 15th & 16th, 2012 Chilcon QRP gathering at Rideau River Provincial Park
September 30th, 2012 2m VHF Challenge

October 7th, 2012 Nicholson Point Light activation
October 14th, 2012 Brewers Mills island activation - we need twenty-five contacts to qualify this island for inclusion in the Canadian Islands Award so will be re-activating this site
October 20th & 21st, 2012 JOTA (Jamboree on the Air)
October 20th & 21st, 2012 W/VE Island Party - we will likely be activating Amherst and/or Wolfe Island.

2013 Training days:

February 23, 2013
March 24, 2013
April 28, 2013

May 26, 2013
September 29, 2013
November 24, 2013

March 24, 2013
- Groundwave exercise.

May 19, 2013 - Washburn Island Activation. Thirty-five contacts made in three countries, qualifying the island for the Canadian Islands Award (CIsA).

May 26, 2013 - FECG Training Day

June 8-9, 2013 - Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour

June 22-23, 2013 - Field Day

July 7, 2013 - Belle Island Activation

August 4, 2013 - Amherst Island Activation ON-021

August 17, 2013 - Lighthouse Activation Weekend @ Nine Mile Point Can-578

August 18, 2013 - Lighthouse Activation Weekend @ Point Petre Can-763

September 8, 2013
- Prescott Harbour Light Can-767

September 10, 2013 - Regional exercise, three EOC's will be activated

September 29, 2013 - FECG Training Day

October 6, 2013 - Portsmouth Harbour Light Can-815

October 19-20, 2013 - W/VE Island QSO Party, Brewers Mills ON-???

October 19-20, 2013 - Jamboree on the Air

November 24, 2013 - FECG Training Day (postponed)

December 22, 2013 - 7am - Christmas Breakfast (Star Diner)

January 12, 2014 - FECG digital training day

January 23, March 13 and May 22, 2014
- 7pm - FECG meeting

January 25-26, 2014 - noon to noon - Winter Field Day

February 23, March 16, April 27 and May 25, 2014 - FECG training days

June 7-8, 2014 - Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour

June 28-29, 2014 - 1800Z to 1800Z - ARRL Field Day

July 17, 2014 - 7pm - FECG meeting (outdoors)

August 16-17, 2014 - Lighthouse weekend:
  • Saturday 16th at Simcoe Island (off Wolfe Island)
  • Sunday 17th at Pt Petre


July 27, September 7 and October 5, 2014 - Island activations

September 25 and November 20, 2014 - 7pm - FECG meeting

September 28, October 19 and November 23, 2014 - FECG training days

The training day scheduled for Sunday, October 19th, will be a deployment exercise in order for our members to take part in JOTA, and the W/VE Island QSO Party. 
  • Anyone wishing to help out with JOTA can contact Mark, VE3EOG for more details.
  • Anyone wishing to take/activate an island can contact Bill, VE3FCT for a choice of islands.
The training day scheduled for Sunday, November 23rd, will be a deployed digi exercise, combined with a 2m FM & SSB Challenge.

December 21, 2014 - Christmas breakfast at the Star.

January 15, March 12 and May 21, 2015 - 7pm - FECG meeting

Instead of a training day in January, we will take part in Winter Field Day, which is the last weekend of January (24th & 25th).

VG3SJAM, a special event callsign for the 200th birthday of Sir John A. MacDonald, was active throughout Jan 2015.

February 15 - Digital training

March 22, 2015
- Digital Deployment Exercise. 10AM - 11:30AM. Meet at the Star Diner after breakfast and deploy to various locations. Contact Don, VE3MNE for details.

May 9, 2015 -
Canwarn Course from 9AM to noon at the Frontenac County EOC in Glenburnie.  RSVP to Ron VE3GO.

April 26 and May 24, 2015
- FECG training days

June 4, 2015 - County annual emergency exercise

June 6-7, 2015 - Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour

June 27-28, 2015 - Field day

July 15, 2015 - FECG meeting, outdoors

September 10, 2015 - FECG meeting

September 26-27, 2015 - Scout brotherhood event

October 4, 2015 - SET

October 17-18, 2015 - JOTA

November 8, 2015 - FECG training day

November 19, 2015 - FECG meeting

December 20, 2015 - Christmas breakfast

January 21, 2016
- 7pm. Club Meeting: Winter Operations & Safety. County Ambulance Service Logistics Base - 710 Fortune Crescent. Talk in on VE3FRG.

January 24, 2016 - Training Day: WL2K Training/RMS Express. Emphasis on writing scripts and templates, setting up computers. Fortune Crescent Logistics Base, after breakfast at the Star Diner.

January 30/31, 2016 - Winter Field Day runs from 1700Z to 1700Z. We plan on operating two SSB stations and a PSK31.

February 21, 2016 - Training Day: WL2K Training

March 17, 2016
- Club Meeting: NVIS Antennas

March 20, 2016 - Training Day: WL2K Training

April 24, 2016 - Training Day: Go-Kits

May 19, 2016 - Club Meeting: Net Controlling

May 22, 2016 - Training Day: Basic Emcomm Course

May 29, 2016 - Island Activation – Amherst Island ON-021

June 11/12, 2016
- Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour

June 25/26, 2016 - Field Day

June 2016 - County-wide Emcomm Exercise

July 21, 2016 - Evening get together <s>at Lemoine Point</s> has been moved to an open field at the top of Centennial Drive.

July 24, 2016 - Island Activation – Simcoe Island ON-022

August 20/21, 2016 - Lighthouse Weekend

August 27/28, 2016 - Island QSO Party – Washburn ON-289

September 15, 2016 - Club Meeting/AGM

September 17/18, 2016 - Chilicon – Rideau River Provincial Park

September 25, 2016 - Training Day: 2m Challenge

October 2, 2016 - Annual SET

October 23, 2016 - Island Activations

November 13, 2016
- Training Day: Simplex Checks

November 17, 2016 - Club Meeting: Ops Manual Review

December 4, 2016 - Training Day: WL2K Exercise

December 18, 2016 - Club Christmas Breakfast

January 18, 2017 – Start of basic amateur radio course; please get in touch
with Bill, VE3FI to get on the access list.

Weekend of January 28 & 29, 2017  –  Winter Field Day, setting up several antennas and radios at George, VE3SIQ’s QTH starting at 1000 local.  Lunch will be provided,

March 23, 2017                              Regular Club Meeting

April 20, 2017                                Regular Club Meeting

May 13, 2017                                  Smiths Falls Flea Market

May 18, 2017                                 Regular Club Meeting

May 28, 2017                                Island Activation

June 3, 2017                                  XM3CARF is active

June 10 & 11                                  Rideau Lakes Cycle Tour

June 15, 2017                               Regular Club Meeting

June 24 & 25                                Field Day

July 3, 2017                                  XM3CARF off the air at 0000Local

July 20, 2017                                Regular Club Meeting

July 23, 2017                                Island Activation