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Greater Toronto Area Repeater Jamming Activity

Dear Greater Toronto Area Hams, I’m writing this note concerning nefarious activity that currently plagues our repeaters in the Greater Toronto Area. As many of you are probably aware, several of the repeaters in the Greater Toronto Area, including VA3XPR, VE3YYZ FM and VE3YYZ DMR, have become almost unusable due …

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Facebook group helps DMR novices become ninjas overnight

As with most ham radio digital modes, there is a steep learning curve for new users to figure out the new technology, configuration and operating procedures associated with DMR. While there are many valuable on-line resources to help users get started, many users are still left with questions and need …

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Happy Canada Day!

Happy birthday, Canada! On July 1, 2013, Canada turns 146 years old and there will be festivities all over the greater Toronto area to celebrate. If you’re participating in any Canada Day events, be sure to bring along your ham radio so that you can check-in to the VA3XPR repeater …

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Windsor Hams Showcase DMR

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When it comes to trumpeting the merits of Digital Mobile Radio (DMR), the Windsor area hams have definitely earned their stripes. This was evident at the 2013 Field Day event that was jointly held by both the Border City Radio Club and the Sun Parlour Retirees Amateur Radio Club on …

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VA3XPR Supports The 2013 Walk So Kids Can Talk

The VA3XPR repeater sponsor, Don, VA3XFT, is supporting the 2013 Walk so Kids Can Talk fundraiser for the Kids Help Phone, Canada’s only toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counseling, web counseling and referral service for children and youth. Walk so Kids Can Talk is Canada’s largest walk in support …

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VA3XPR T-Shirt

Want to be the envy of everyone at your next ham club meeting or local hamfest? Then we have just the thing for you! Above is a sample VA3XPR t-shirt that we’re thinking of making available to our loyal users, or the below hat. Interested in getting one? Click the …

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Season’s Greetings!

Season’s Greetings to one and all from the VA3XPR repeater! May this holiday season be a joyous one and all the best wishes to everyone for the New Year! Cheers! Don, VA3XFT VA3XPR Repeater Sponsor

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Blind Ham Receives Radio Gift From Fellow Hams

As everyone knows, the holiday season is all about sharing with others. And what could be better than to give the gift of ham radio! Just ask Heratch Toroian, a.k.a. “Rudie”, VE3OUA, a longstanding member of the Scarborough Amateur Radio Club (SARC) in Toronto, ON, who recently received a brand …

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