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CANWARN or the Canadian Amateur Radio Weather Reporting Network is a volunteer organization of ham radio operators who report severe weather when they see it to Environment Canada.

CANWARN is organised in local networks. When CANWARN members spot severe weather, they send their reports to the CANWARN network controller who forwards them to Environment Canada's severe weather office in Toronto using either the special telephone line or the CANWARN web page. At the weather office, the severe weather meteorologist combines the data from the satellites and radar with the information from the ground to refine the forecast or prepare a severe weather watch or warning.

There are many NPARC members who are volunteer CANWARN members. Before they became CANWARN members they took a weather orientation course put on by Environment Canada. The course is held once a year. In the event of severe weather, repeater VE3RAF at 145.190 MHz- PL Tone 107.2 Hz is put into operation so that base, portable and mobile CANWARN members can report severe weather to the local network controller. Reports are then forwarded to Environment Canada. For more information, contact Brian, VE3BMX at ve3bmx @ or Peter, VE3HM at ve3hm @

Upcoming Meetings

Executive Meeting

The next executive meeting will be Wednesday, April, 4th, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. at the Niagara Regional Headquarters, 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold, ON L2V 4Y6. Please see the Infomation Display inside the main doors for the location within the building of the meeting location.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

General Meeting

The next meeting will be Thursday, April, 12th 2018 at 7:00 P.M. at the Col. Talbot Trail, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 613 in Fonthill, Ontario. The Legion is centrally located in the Niagara Peninsula at 141 Highway 20 East, Fonthill, Ontario. Click here for a map and directions.

Everyone is welcome to attend, including those interested in membership or learning more about the hobby.

Events for this evening's meeting are listed here.

After the meeting, members are free to discuss their future in the club and answer any questions about becoming an Amateur Radio Operator if you are not one already.

Refreshments will be available following the meeting and a mini flea-market for members to sell or trade their new and almost new equipment. Guests and Non-members may find this very interesting. Again all are welcome.

Come on and Register

Hey NPARC members!

You are HIGHLY encouraged to register here and setup an account.  There are many sections and selections that are only available to NPARC members.  Those menu items will have  beside the selection,

To everyone else, feel free to register as well although your access will NOT include NPARC specific sections.

If you wish to become a member of the Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club (NPARC), please visit this article which explains the process.

Take care and 73

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Testimonials and Comments

Frank ve3sq
2017-08-15, 15:10
Very nice web site, looks professional!
OK8RF Rich
2017-01-31, 10:29
Hope you guys have good weather and good attendance like we had for the BIG EVENT #1 which I helped to organize. Wish I could come but am 6705km away … read more
VE3ISX Barry
2016-12-24, 06:51
Excellent job on your website.
The BIG EVENT #39 is now displayed on our main ONTARS.COM page and TPN7055.COM websites.
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