2019 Hamfest

The Parry Sound Amateur Radio Club 2019 Hamfest is now in the books and is over for another year.

It was a fantastic event that was well received.

The parking lot was packed by 10:00 AM, we estimate that there were upwards of 100 people in attendance. Lots of great deals and the opportunity to meets other HAMs in person.

I would like to thank all our sponsors who supported the Hamfest with door prizes.

We hope that everyone who attended will be back next year. It has now become a tradition that we hold the PSARC Hamfest the second Saturday of August. We have held large events like this in the past (early 1990’s) but after a long hiatus we decided to start over.

We hope to keep this tradition alive, but we could not have done it without all of our volunteers, sponsors, vendors and most importantly the people that came out to support the PSARC Hamfest.

We look forward to seeing everyone next year August 8, 2020 same spot and same time.

Please check out the 2019 Sponsors and try to support them. We have a full list of sponsors on our website.

Please visit our website for more information. https://www.ve3rpl.com


Pat Milk Jr,  VA3PMJ

PSARC 2019 Hamfest
Saturday August 10 2019
Nobel Ontario
148 Hammel Rd P2A 2W9
McDougall Recreation Center

Talk in on Club Repeater VE3RPL 2 METER VHF 145.490MHz (-600Khz) PL tone 156.7Hz

General Admission **Free**

Vendor Costing Info
Indoor 1st Table $10 2nd and more $5 Each. Supply your own table(s) $7

Outdoor 1st Table $7 2nd and more $5 Each. Supply your own Table(s) $5 Flat rate

*** Open to Vendors 7am ***
*** Open to Public 9am ***
****Free Coffee Till its Gone****

To Pre order Tables Use the Contact Us Page

PSARC will be Net Controller for The Ontario Amateur Radio Service Net.

3.755 MHz LSB Operation as VE3PSH (Vector Echo 3 Papa Sierra Hotel)

VE3HRJ Jack Hepworth will have a DMR Hotspot on Display.

The Parry Sound Amateur Radio Club will have an accredited examiner on site for individuals who wish to write the Amateur Radio Test. If you wish to do so we need you to contact us at least a week before the event.

We will have PSARC promo products on hand for sale thanks to Lisa Milligan of Windy Wires art and custom printing.

Thanks goes out to Chris at the Detour store in Carling for printing out our flyers. Great place to stop and shop for your camping needs.

Confirmed Venders

RAC Allan Boyd VE3AJB

Netty Elecronics

Innovative Circuits

I would like to thank our sponsors for the great prizes we will be offering at the Hamfest

2x Raspberry Pi 3+ Starter Kits

RT84 Dual Band DMR Digital/Analog walkie talkie

Output Power:5W
250 Group and each group can have 32 contact member
2000mAh Battry

Retevis RT84 dual band FM and DMR hand hand-held transceiver features:

  • Large color screen to display almost all the information you need to know;
  • The keyboard layout is reasonable and the buttons have a good tactile feel;
  • You can input the frequency directly;
  • SMS function and receive memory to record the call log and message log;
  • Digital encryption to encrypt your voice and make your conversation more safer;
  • Alarm which is good for travel or emergency;
  • The most important is it can easily get into the repeater and the firmware and software update is lifetime free.

2x Retevis RT87 is Real IP67 Dustproof and Waterproof Two Way Radio.

Not worried about the wet environment, RT87 will keep connect with your friends.

Main feature

  1. IP67 dustproof and waterproof
  2. Dual band (VHF&UHF)
  3. 128 channel,25FM radio channel
  4. FM radio
  5. VOX function
  6. Scan function
  7. Roger beep
  8. Emergency alarm
  9. Battery show
  11. MSK/DTMF/2T/5T
  12. PTT ID
  13. Scrambler
  14. Compandor
  15. Stun ,Kill, Activate

3x Retevis RT47 License-free Two Way Radio

Retevis RT47 is the licence-free with the US version FRS band.

The Retevis RT47/647 is the License-free radio, with the IP67 waterproof and dustproof function. It is simple and very easy to use what provides hassle-free communication solution. The operation of this radio doesn’t require a license, therefore you can use it straight from the box.

This radio is perfect for smaller coverage areas needs such as schools, hotels, warehouse or construction sites and so on.

This radio is also perfect for the family to use for outdoor travel, hiking, climbing, camping and walking.

Product Features:

  • Scan function
  • License-free
  • IP67 Waterproof and dustproof
  • Analogue mode two way radio
  • Simple and easy to use
  • Battery save function
  • Scrambler
  • VOX
  • Monitor
  • Busy channel lock
  • TOT
  • Low battery alert
  • Squelch function

Ailunce HD1 DMR Special Offer if ordered right from the hamfest.

Wouxun KG-UV66 Dual Band Handheld Transceiver.

Click Photo for information.

The N3FJP Software Package without CD includes full registration of all N3FJP’s amateur radio software, but does not include a CD. Simply download the software programs from the website as needed. This option also includes free registration of any additional amateur radio software that I add to the package, as well as free upgrades to existing programs. There are no annual / maintenance costs of any kind.

Weller WP35

Ideal for a wide variety of electronic tasks, the Weller WP35 35-watt professional soldering iron uses ST series long life double-coated, iron-plated tips, and it comes with an ST3 tip. It features a quick-change knurled collar, stainless steel barrel, cushion grip handle, plug-in heating element, and 6-foot three-wire cord. THis 35-watt, 120-volt soldering iron produces up to 850 degrees F of heat.

Downloadable Copy of Ham Radio Deluxe

Ham Radio Deluxe is the World’s Most Popular Ham Radio Software. Radio Amateur’s Best Asset, Rig and Rotor Control, Logging, Digital Modes, and Satellite.


The BTECH AMP-V25 amplifier is a portable, lightweight, wide coverage RF power amplifier for handheld radio equipment and is equally capable of amplifying analog .

Pair with the UT-72 Antenna for easy installation to your vehicle, or connect to another VHF base, mobile, or field antenna.

Whistler WS1010 Handheld Scanner

The Whistler WS1010 is an affordable scanner with innovative features. Frequency coverage is: 29-54, 108-137, 137-174 and 380-512 MHz. 200 memories and five pre-programmed bands (Marine, Fire/Police, Air, Amateur and Weather). There is also a built-in priority channel. The weather alert capability features SAME receiving with 10 FIPS area memories plus there is a Skywarn function. There is a lock-out review key to confirm lock frequencies. There is a key lock for safety and the LCD is backlit. You can turn on the display’s back light for easy nighttime viewing.

$25US Gift Certificate for MTC Radio

$50US Gift Certificate for MTC Radio

DV Raspberry PI Single band Radio hotspot DVMEGA RPI Single band radio is a radio module that fits without a modem or node adapter directly on the Raspberry PI. The combination RPI and RPI DVMEGA radio is a complete D-Star, DMR and C4FM(Fusion) compatible hotspot with an output power of 10mW. The DVMEGA RPI radio comes with firmware and is ready for use. There is one radio available, it is configured to operate in the UHF band.

– Fits on Raspberry PI version A and B
– Single band UHF radio
– 10 mW output power
– SMA antenna connector
– Complete assembled
– Ready to use, firmware is pre-loaded

$30 Gift Certificate from Mastrant

The XG3 is a miniature RF signal source that provides output from 1.5 MHz through 1400 MHz. Four commonly used selectable output levels are calibrated from 1.5 through 200MHz.

The XG3 may be operated from its internal battery or from an external 11-14VDC source. It is housed in a protective enclosure with easy-to-use front panel switches and LED indicators.

Since the XG3 is small and portable it’s ideal for quickly checking the performance of equipment in the field as well as at the home station.

Once again Tigertronics sets the pace in digital operating! The new SignaLinkTM USB sound card – radio interface combines the legendary performance of our SL-1+ with a state of the art built-in low-noise USB Sound Card. This ground breaking innovation delivers optimum performance while eliminating the need to attach to your computer’s existing sound card. Convenient front panel controls and simplified installation make this one of the most user-friendly interfaces on the market, continuing to show that the Tigertronics SignaLink is truly the “Ultimate sound card interface”!

1 Hamcall CD