In addition to presentations, Radio Talk 2013 will have numerous displays and demonstrations… We encourage you to partake in these and challenge the presentors. STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES
The West Island Radio Club (WIARC) – Sponsoring amateur radio club
Montreal Amateur Radio Club (MARC) – Sponsoring amateur radio club
The Solder Spot Group – A group of technically minded or challenged individuals who meet on a regular basis to do hands on (or “home brew”) projects
CANWARN (CANadian Weather Amateur Radio Network) is a volunteer organization of amateur radio operators who report severe weather to Environment Canada. This is called ground-truthing. They confirm on the ground what satellites and radars see in the atmosphere.
Environment Canada trains ham radio operators to spot and report severe weather. They learn about the structure of storms, the types of clouds to watch for and what the department’s severe weather watches and warnings mean. Find out more about CANWarn Quebec at www.ve2sota.org or visit their table at Radio Talk 2012.
Summits on the Air (SOTA) is an award scheme for radio amateurs and shortwave listeners that encourages portable operation in mountainous areas. SOTA has been carefully designed to make participation possible for everyone – this is not just for mountaineers! SOTA has been active in VE2 land since 2009 and is rapidly gaining popularity for activators and chasers. See ve2sota.radioamateur.ca for more information or drop by the VE2SOTA table at Radio Talk 2013 with your questions for Jean VE2JCW.
Dave Cheney, VA2DGC of Beaconsfield, QC will display his extensive collection of antique radios.
Radio HF – Books, Magazines, CD’s, DVD’s plus all things radio. Looking for a connector… Radio HF will have it.
RASC Montreal – The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Montreal Centre will have a display of telescope(s) and information on the night sky as well as RASC Montreal events & membership. If it is clear out RASC will have a solar telescope for observing set up.