The Prince Edward Radio Club in Prince Edward County, Ontario, was founded on August 11th, 1986 to help in emergencies through Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES).  In addition to emergency communications duties the club provides a social environment for local Hams (aka: Amateur Radio Operators) in the Prince Edward County and surrounding area. 

The Prince Edward Radio Club is a federal not-for-profit corporation and a RAC Affiliate Club member.  The Club is covered under Radio Amateurs of Canada Affiliated Insurance Program. This provides comprehensive liability coverage to protect against liability claims arising from accidents or damage incurred during normal club activities.  For RAC members, this coverage is extended to personal Amateur Radio activities.

Membership: Membership is available to any licensed amateur who has an interest in supporting the club. Membership is  $35 per year with a $10 discount for RAC members. Additional family members are $10. For newly licensed amateurs, membership is free for the first year. Contact president@peradioclub.ca for more information about joining. The club's annual year is from January 1st to December 31st. 

Club meetings are held at 7:30PM on the second Thursday of every month via Zoom. The meeting is open to anyone.  For a link to the meeting contact secretary@peradioclub.ca.  


Repeaters: PERC maintains both a 2 meter voice repeater VE3TJU and an APRS digital repeater VA3PEC. These are located in the firehall at the Picton airport.  The repeaters have approximately 48 hours of battery backup and an emergency generator for longer power outages. The voice repeater has an autopatch connected to the local Picton Bell telephone exchange. The repeater is open to all licensed amateur radio operator whether you a club member or not.


Nets: The club, along with Quinte Amateur Radio Club, runs both a daily and weekly directed social net on VE3TJU and other locally connected AllStar repeaters.  The Bay Bridge Net Morning net starts at 10am every day.  The Bay Bridge weekly  net starts a 7:30pm on Tuesday night.  All times are all current local time.  Other nets that make use of VE3TJU are the CanWarn/Procomm Ontario emergency communication net that starts at 8pm on Thursday and Sunday nights.  On Sundays there is the Trans-Canada net which host repeaters from across Canada, US and around the world.  On Friday night at 7pm the repeater is used by the Quinte Royal Canadian Sea Cadets to link to the other Royal Canada Sea Cadet squadrons.

Events: The main event for the club is the annual ARRL Field Day on the 4th full weekend of June.  This communications event consist about 40,000 amateur throughout North America seeing how quickly they can setup temporary station in a field and operate for 24 hours straight. 

Social: In addition to the monthly Zoom meetings, members of the club get together every Thursday at 8:00AM at Bailey's Casual Dining in Picton for breakfast. The club also host a Summer Picnic and Christmas dinner.

For more information contact president@peradioclub.ca