Amateur Radio Emergency Service in the Niagara Region Canada

Welcome to the new site for Niagara ARES
Site construction completed February 28, 2019

Events
John VE3HWE jeagle @ rogers.com
Henry VA3OV va3ov @ bell.net

Sat. Jun. 22, 2019
Ride for Roswell

Sat.-Sun. Jun. 22-23, 2019
NPARC Field Day 2019

Black Creek Community Centre, at 2959 Baker Rd, Stevensville, found off Netherby Rd and the QEW. Setup is at 10:30 hrs.

VE3VM 3A battery power, 1 – 40, 20, 15, 10 phone with triband dipole, 1 – 40, 80, 160 cw all band dipole, 1 digital non interfering band PSK-31, FT8, etc vertical, 1 –  satelite / 6m
VA3NAG GOTA all bands all modes, packet, winmor, pactor vertical and dipole.

Mon. Jul. 1, 2019
Niagara Falls Canada Day Parade  
“The Canada Day committee at Niagara Falls recognises the contribution made by NPARC members in the running of their events. Our logo is included with other contributing organisations at the foot of the Canada Day poster.

I think we need to give credence to this honour by turning out in force. Contact John VE3HWE and commit to participating if you have not already done so.

David VE3RNF”

Mon. Jul. 1, 2019
Canada Day HF Contest

Fri.-Sun. Aug. 2-4, 2019
Port Colborne Canal Days

Fri.-Sun. Aug. 16-18, 2019
Tour for Kids

Sat. Aug. 24, 2019
Fort George Echoes of Niagara Past

Sun. Sep. 15, 2019
Terry Fox Run

Sun. Sep. 29, 2019
CIBC Run for the Cure

Mon. Oct. 14, 2019
MANaMILE

Sun. Nov. 16, 2019
Niagara Falls Santa Claus Parade 

 

About Niagara ARES

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service is the part of Radio Amateurs Canada Inc. that coordinates groups of volunteers to help them provide radio-based communications when needed.

Volunteers register with a local group; attend additional training; participate in ‘nets’ and in an annual exercise. All so that they can be ready when normal forms of communication have been disrupted.

While some ARES groups provide communications support for activities such as Search And Rescue, ARES Niagara found that other associations in the region already provide this and similar support.

So, since 1998, ARES Niagara has helped maintain and expand the Hospitals Radio Network operated by our volunteers. At the March, 2018 meeting, ARES Niagara received a presentation with a video from Niagara Health System Emergency Management. ARES also expedites training for client staff to become licensed amateurs.

Stations belonging to the Niagara Health System along with two other Niagara hospitals form the backbone of the Hospitals Radio Network. But, there are additional stations in the network located in places such as fire stations, potential shelter locations, and government offices.

Most of these locations have backup power so stations can operate during local power failure. While it is important that some Volunteers can set up transportable stations at selected locations, what is more important is that some bring along portable power. Again, so that stations can still operate during a local power failure.

More discussion of ARES. from our national organization’s perspective, can be found on the Amateur Radio Emergency Service page at the RAC web site.

Please forward any comments on this site to the Niagara ARES EC, Henry va3ov @ bell.net.

Thank you,
Niagara ARES Web Development Team

CANCELLED Next ARES Meeting Aug 21 CANCELLED