VE3TWR UHF repeater is currently off the air. As an alternative, please use our VHF repeater (145.410 MHz).
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Where: Royal LePage Signature Realty
Shops at Don Mills
8 Sampson Mews, 2nd floor
When: Monday, November 2, 2015, 7:00 PM (sharp)
Registration and refreshments (6:30 - 7:00 PM)
AGM begins (7:00 PM)
a. Review of the 2014 ﬁnancial statement
b. General reports
c. Election of directors
Thanks to Paul, VE3KU we now have a live stream of our VE3TWR UHF repeater.
I would like to announce the passing of Salt Jones, VE3PJ, at the remarkable age of 99 last Sunday. I first met Salt at one of the Nortown meetings back in the 60's at the old Civil Defence building on Davenport Rd. My father told me that he and my aunt were very good friends as children back in the 20's and 30's when they lived on Greensides avenue in Toronto! Salt soon joined the Scarborough Club, the QCWA and the TFMCS. I believe he helped TFMCS build the RPT concrete bunker at Uxbridge.
May He rest in Peace!
All TFMCS Members,
This year's picnic will be delayed until spring. TFMCS will host a general meeting in the coming months. The date, place and time will be presented shortly.
As always, please forward any questions or concerns to info at tfmcs.org
TFMCS will be at the Ontario Hamfest in Milton this coming Saturday, July 11. Hope to see you there.
From Mike VA3MW:
DSTAR 145.25 Module C is now linked to the Dayton DSTAR reflector, XRF038C for the duration of the hamfest.
Mike VA3MW and Nathan VA3NXP went to Skyloft today to do some antenna work.
Thanks to Mike for forwarding this video showing the view from the top of the hill.
You may have noticed the technical team led by Mike VA3MW has been making changes to the repeater system. Last week, our new controller was installed and is now functional on 147.060 and 224.860. Other repeaters will follow in the coming weeks as the integration continues.
The beep you hear is the indication that the Time Out Timer (TOT) has been reset allowing for you to continue your QSO. You are not required to wait until the repeater tail drops as you may have done in the past.
We are still in our integration phase, so there are many changes that are still ongoing as we build for the future.
There is a lot more information to come, including how to link repeaters together, etc. If you are an IRLP user, all you need to do is follow the original instructions that you may have received in your membership package, except you are not required to dial 3171 any more. Just dial the IRLP commands as outlined. Also, IRLP is only functional from 147.060 at this time. Inbound calls to IRLP will also ring out on 147.060.
(Forwarded by Jim VE3CSO)
Here is the Gen on Paul's memorial dinner:
We want to thank you all very much for your kind words and warm thoughts about Paul and how he has touched your lives over the years.
You are invited to join us for a celebration of Paul's life at the Canadiana Restaurant (5230 Dundas St W) in Etobicoke on May 3rd at 6:30pm.
For directions to the celebration or to make a memorial contribution please visit www.ve3ta.com
best regards, Mary, Kate, Susie, David, Bob