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by W. Wilson - VE3NR 1997

The thoughtful Radio Amateur is:

Responsible using courteous operating Practice, complying with regulations and accepted technical standards;

Progressive striving to develop and improve operating and technical skills;

Helpful offering assistance, support and encouagement to other Amateurs, especially beginners and

Public Spirited offering use of station, knowledge and skills as a public service whenever possible.

The Amateur's Code

by Paul M. Segal - W9EEA 1928

The Radio Amateur is:

CONSIDERATE - never knowingly operates in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.

LOYAL - offers loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs, and the American Radio Relay League, through which Amateur Radio in the United States is represented nationally and internationally.

PROGRESSIVE - with knowledge abreast of science, a well-built and efficient station and operation above reproach.

FRIENDLY - slow and patient operating when requested; friendly advice and counsel to the beginner; kindly assistance, cooperation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.

BALANCED - radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.

PATRIOTIC - station and skill always ready for service to country and community.

The above Amateur's Code was written in 1928 at the infancy of radio. Why was it written? Because there was a need. At that time as now there are individuals who use amateur radio and forget who is listening. They forget or intentionally use abusive and vulgar language. They are argumentative and threatening. They lessen the pleasure of others and forget that children are listening. If you experience such behavior. Do not confront it. Just record in your log the circumstances with the date and time and then turn your radio off. If you can record the offensive conversation, do so and have it available for Industry Canada. Custodians of repeaters can do the same then switch their repeater off. Then as now the above words are eloquently put. The code was originally written for the American amateur but can apply to any amateur in the world.

Upcoming Meetings

Meeting Event and Guest Schedule 2017-2018
Sept 2017   Welcome of new Board
Oct 2017   Auction Night
Nov 2017   Michael Walker - Flexradio
Dec 2017   Tech Night: Christmas/Holiday Meeting
Jan 2018   Big Event Planning
Feb 2018   TBD
Mar 2018   TBD
Apr 2018   TBD
May 2018   Field Day Planning
June 2018   NPARC Elections
    Note: No general meetings scheduled for July and August.


General Meeting

The next meeting will be Thursday, January, 11th 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

2017 Ham of the Year


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.
Good luck with the … read more