Almonte Amateur Radio Club provides communications for Hospice Hike

On a cool and rainy Sunday four members of the Almonte Amateur Radio Club (AARC) provided communication services along the Mill of Kintail trail for “The Hub” Hike for Hospice last Sunday May 1st.  John Christensen, Stan Madore, Murray Pierce positioned themselves at various locations along the trail to ensure everyone was safe as they hiked the course. Robin Webb, club President, acted as Net Control at the starting point coordinating the reports from the three communication stations (and staying dry!).  Although umbrellas were the norm for the day everyone was in good spirits knowing that hiking the trail was for a very worthwhile cause.

Should your group or organization require communications for a community event contact Robin Webb at Our repeater systems cover Mississippi Mills and most of Lanark County.

The club is also a member of the Municipality Emergency Communications Group and will provide communication services in the event of an emergency if the regular communication infrastructure is jeopardised.   We are always looking for new members so if you are interested contact Robin Webb (VE3UIX). It is very easy to get a ham radio licence.