Calendar Updates

Looking for ham radio-related events in the greater Toronto area? Then look no further than the VA3XPR Calendar! If you or your club have any special events, nets, hamfests, courses or club meetings that you would like to share, please send them via the “Suggest an Update” button below the …

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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

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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Motorola MOTOTRBO XPR 7550 DMR Portable Radio Review

REVIEW DATE: June 16, 2013 REVIEWED BY: Don Trynor, VA3XFT SUMMARY The Motorola MOTOTRBO XPR 7550 is one of the latest additions to Motorola’s MOTOTRBO line of Digital Mobile Radio (aka DMR) TDMA radios, featuring best in class audio, integrated GPS, a multicolour LCD display, plus much more. This is …

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On-Air Hangout

Anyone wanna hang out on the radio for a bit on Wednesday’s @ 8:00pm? We are hams after all and we need reasons to use our beloved equipment! This will be come as you may, leave when you want, whatever goes event. Got a technical question? Want to meet up …

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VA3XPR Launches Improved Analog FM Repeater

Great news, Toronto! The VA3XPR analog FM repeater is back on the air after a hardware failure on April 19, 2013, which rendered it inoperative. The new analog FM repeater, which is a Motorola XPR8400, is a 100% duty cycle commercial grade repeater, that will offer a number of benefits …

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DMR Coverage Expands in Toronto

Toronto just got larger folks! As on May 22, 2013, a new Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) repeater came on the air under the call sign VE3URU from the community of Ballantrae, ON, which is about 25 km north of the City of Toronto. This new repeater, which is owned by …

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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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Windsor Hams Join Canadian DMR Network

Great news for the Canadian ham radio community! On April 25, 2013, the VE3UUU DMR repeater in Windsor, ON, was officially connected to the Canadian arm of the DMR-MARC network, otherwise known as DMR-MARC Canada, thereby providing hams in the Windsor area with full access to the DMR-MARC worldwide network. …

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VA3XPR – Your Dayton Hamvention Hotline

For anyone planning on making the pilgrimage to Dayton, OH for Dayton Hamvention 2013 on May 17-19, 2013, there are several must haves for this event, including a good pair of walking shoes, a ball cap, lots of sunscreen, a sturdy backpack and most importantly, your DMR radio. By using …

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