Some news and events associated with amateur radio at the University of New Brunswick are shown here.

  • Since June 20, 2010, the cumulative number of passed exams is 120.
  • Examination passed, 1 morse code, June 20, 2017.
  • Examinations passed, 4 advanced, 1 basic with honours, May 3, 2017.
  • Examinations passed, 1 basic with honours, 2 basic, April 25, 2017.
  • Trent Mitchell, VE9EN, received one of three academic scholarships from the Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC); see page 21, The Canadian Amateur (TCA) March-April 2017.  The article references his first contact on the IRG Net recorded as a video for YouTube.
  • Thinking Day On The Air (TDOTA RSGB) (TDOTA Wikipedia), Saturday, February 18, 2017, 1 pm to 5 pm Atlantic time, 1700 to 2100 UTC, all modes available HF, IRG, IRLP node 2780, Echolink use VE9EX node number 688500, DMR-MARC on VE9FTN with specific talk groups.  Please email ve9unb@unb.ca to set up a sked.  There was also a transmitter hunting activity on the UNB Campus; see VE9UNB images.
  • Examinations passed, 1 advanced, 2 basic with honours, 2 basic, February 7, 2017.
  • Examinations passed, 3 basic, January 12, 2017.
  • The people associated with VE9UNB participated in the 2016 ARRL Sweepstakes SSB radio contest; see VE9UNB images.  There is an excellent 20-minute YouTube video recorded by Trent Mitchell, VE9EN, and Sam Mason, VE9FQU, at YouTube which also documents the VE9UNB Station for posterity.
  • Jamboree On The Air (JOTA/JOTI Official Website) (JOTA/JOTI Wikipedia), Saturday, October 15, noon to 6 pm Atlantic time, 15:00 to 21:00 UTC, all modes available, HF, IRG on VE1BM, IRLP node 2780, Echolink with VE9EX node number 688500, DMR-MARC on VE9FTN with specific talk groups.  Please email ve9unb@unb.ca to set up a sked.  At scout.org we registered for a Jamboree IDentification number (JID) for the Jamboree Puzzle (JamPuz).  There was also a transmitter hunting activity on the UNB campus; see VE9UNB images.
  • Examinations passed, 1 basic with honours, 2 advanced, September 7, 2016
  • Trent Mitchell, VE9EN, is awarded the 2016 Brit Fader Scholarship from the Halifax Amateur Radio Club, July 26, 2016.
  • VE9UNB is now registered with LoTW and eQSL, June 17, 2016.
  • Thinking Day On The Air (TDOTA RSGB) (TDOTA Wikipedia), 3rd full weekend in February, tentative local time, Saturday, February 20, 2016, 1 pm to 5 pm Atlantic time, 1700 to 2100 UTC, all modes available, HF, IRG, IRLP node 2780, Echolink use VE9EX node number 688500.  Please email ve9unb@unb.ca to set up a sked.
  • The sponsorship of the club call signs VE9UNB and VE9YFC is now held by Brent Petersen, VE9EX, February 16, 2016.
  • Examinations passed, 1 basic, 1 advanced, February 2, 2016
  • Trent, VE9EN, recorded for YouTube his first QSO on the IRG Net, January 17, 2016
  • Examinations passed, 3 basic with honours, 10 basic, 1 advanced, January 14, 2016
  • Jamboree On The Air (JOTA/JOTI Official Website) (JOTA/JOTI Wikipedia), Saturday, October 17, 2015, 2 pm to 6 pm Atlantic time, 17:00 to 21:00 UTC, all modes available, HF, IRG, IRLP node 2780, Echolink use VE9EX node number 688500.  Please email ve9unb@unb.ca to set up a sked.  At scout.org we registered and were emailed a Jamboree IDentification number (JID) for the Jamboree Puzzle (JamPuz).
  • Examinations passed, 1 basic with honours, 1 basic, 2 advanced, September 10, 2015
  • Examination passed, 1 basic, April 27, 2015
  • Thinking Day On The Air (TDOTA RSGB) (TDOTA Wikipedia), Saturday, February 21, 2015
  • Examinations passed, 3 basic, February 3, 2015
  • Examinations passed, 6 basic with honours, 6 basic, January 15, 2015
  • Brad Lane, VE9BML, receives one of three RAC academic scholarships, December 8, 2014
  • Accredited examiner status obtained from Industry Canada, Guida Bendrich, Brent PetersenRichard Tervo, November 5, 2014
  • Jamboree On The Air (JOTA/JOTI Official Website) (JOTA/JOTI Wikipedia), Saturday, October 15, 2014
  • Examinations passed, 4 advanced, May 10, 2014
  • Thinking Day On The Air (TDOTA RSGB) (TDOTA Wikipedia), Saturday, February 15, 2014
  • Examinations passed, 8 basic with honours, 6 basic, January 16, 2014
  • Jamboree On The Air (JOTA/JOTI Official Website) (JOTA/JOTI Wikipedia), Saturday, October 19, 2013
  • Examinations passed, 2 basic with honours, 1 basic, October 19, 2013
  • Examinations passed, 4 advanced, 1 basic with honours, 1 basic, June 8, 2013
  • Examinations passed, 1 advanced, 2 basic with honours, 3 basic, February 16, 2013
  • Examinations passed, 7 basic with honours, 7 basic, January 18, 2013
  • Examinations passed, 2 advanced, 1 basic, June 16, 2012
  • Examinations passed, 1 Morse code, June 7, 2012
  • Examinations passed, 1 basic, July 23, 2011
  • Examinations passed, 1 advanced, 5 basic with honours, February 19, 2011
  • Examinations passed, 1 advanced, 3 basic with honours, 1 basic, November 27, 2010
  • The Fredericton Amateur Radio Club continues to offer amateur radio examinations to candidates affiliated with the University of New Brunswick and 1 basic with honours examination was passed, June 20, 2010.

This page was created on February 12, 2015, by Brent Petersen.
This page was updated on June 20, 2017, by Brent Petersen.
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