The premier event of the year is called Field Day. Field Day is sort of a practice session for disaster communications. All over North America Amateur Radio groups, clubs, and individuals set up their equipment in a simulated disaster mode using generators for power and setting up antennas and operating gear in tents usually in a field, hence the name “Field Day”.
The object of the exercise is to make as many contacts as possible with other Field Day competitors during a 24 hour period. The pace is pretty hectic during daylight hours, first setting up all the gear and getting prepared, then in the wee hours of the morning you see who the truly dedicated radio operators are. It’s a great opportunity to see radio communication at its finest. It also is an opportunity for unlicensed enthusiasts to try their hand at using the equipment under the guidance of a licensed operator.
Field Day is on 4th weekend in June of every year.
Give one of our contacts a call and try to get out to see it. All ages are welcome.
Simcoe County Hamfest
Outdoor / indoor venue held on the first Saturday of May. $2 donation from those just buying, $7 fee for those who are selling (bring your own table & chair). Coffee and muffins are available.
Run for the Cure
This event brings together an incredible community of people who have a personal connection to breast cancer and want to show their support. It’s an inspirational day that raises significant funds for the Canadian Cancer Society, the largest charitable funder of breast cancer research in Canada.
The club participates by providing volunteers with mobile radios to co-ordinate street closures, direct medical services to participants when necessary and provide updates on status of the event.