Welcome to the New Hams Ottawa web site Home Page
Our goal is to provide you with some basic information and links to more in depth content that we hope you will find useful in your early journey across the ham radio waves.
Some information on local nets you can access, clubs you can join and some idea's or goals to help you get a start in the hobby.
If you would like to join us our goal is to hold a net on one of the local repeaters in the Ottawa area on Tuesday evenings. We will start at 19:00 hours (7 pm) local time eastern using repeater VE2CRA which is on 146.940 MHz on the 2m amateur radio band, using a 100 Hz CTCSS tone and negative offset (or a transmit frequency of 146.340 MHz. This will be a 30 minute net and you are welcome to stay for the net that follows at 19:30 hours (7.30 pm), The Phoenix Net.
If you don't have a radio you can still join us by installing EchoLink on either your smartphone or Windows computer. There are some slightly different code versions for Mac and Linux machines written by others. Instructions to assist you in installing EchoLink are available on our FAQ page at FAQs. Once you have EchoLink installed connect to the Echolink repeater VA3EGY-R (when it is activated around the time of the weekly net) and you can join the fun.
Harrie, Roger, Tom, Rob and Dave
VE3HYS, VA3EGY, VA3TXL, VE3RXH, VE3FCQ