Learning to use Amateur Radio can help people prepare for any disaster, including a Zombie Apocalypse. Photo credit: Daniel Hollister – http://www.thatzombiephoto.com
The threat of a zombie pandemic, commonly known as a zombie apocalypse, is ever present in today’s world of widespread genetic engineering and frequent international travel. Fortunately, Amateur Radio can help minimize the impact of such a catastrophe and as such, the Central Toronto Amateur Radio Club (aka CenTor) will be offering an Amateur Radio licensing course starting May 1, 2013.
Join the Central Toronto (CenTor) Amateur Radio Club members for a ham breakfast at the Golden Griddle Restaurant at 146 Laird Drive, Toronto, ON on Saturday April 6th @ 9:00am. Drop in as you may, as there’s no formality for this event.
441.9500+ PL 100.0 Hz (VA3XPR Analog)
442.3375+ DMR Local Talkgroup (VA3XPR Digital)
So your HT is getting a little old and you’re looking for an upgrade? Or is it that you’re looking to try out the greener pastures of UHF and access VA3XPR for the first time? Well, either way, the Central Toronto Amateur Radio Club (CenTor ARC) has a deal for you!
The CenTor ARC is giving away a brand new Baofeng UV-5R dual band HT! To win this ultra-cool radio, all you have to do is:
1. “Like” the CenTor ARC Facebook Page
2. Leave a comment on the CenTor ARC Facebook Page with your call sign
It’s that easy! The contest closes on April 1, 2013 @ 6:00pm EDT and the winner will be announced on the CenTor ARC Facebook Page.
To participate, contestants must be 18 years of age and a licensed amateur radio operator.
WHEN: Thursday March 21, 2013 @ 7:00pm
WHERE: Rivera Leaside Retirement Residence, 10 William Morgan Drive, Toronto, ON – Basement level Conference Room.
COST: Free – voluntary donations to the CenTor ARC accepted
RSVP: Don, VA3XFT @ trynor@gmail or via Facebook Page and Meetup Page
Heard a lot about social media, but not sure what it is? Interested in learning more about the power of social media, or just simply how to use Facebook? If so, then you need to attend this introductory social media seminar, sponsored by the Central Toronto (CenTor) Amateur Radio Club. During this seminar, we will provide an overview of social media, how it is used and how hams around the globe are embracing this technology for the benefit of amateur radio.
Interested in learning about the latest in digital voice communications? Perhaps you’ve heard something about DMR and MOTOTRBO, but not quite sure what they’re all about or how they compare to D-STAR? Then you need to attend the Central Toronto (CenTor) Amateur Radio Club monthly meeting on January 8th to learn all about exciting world of Digital Mobile Radio (DMR). Don Trynor, VA3XFT, will be providing an overview of DMR and how it’s being adopted by hams all over the world, including a live demonstration of world wide communications using DMR.