I'm a new prospective Ham Radio hobbyist, studying right now solo to do the basic certificiate, hopefully with honors because HF is what really interests me. I'm in Scarborough, and I work downtown (College/Spadina area). Just hoping to say hi to some other folks in the area.
I haven't got an HF radio yet, but a kind "Elmer" has offered me the loan of one, once he's recovered from an illness. I'm really impressed by that spirit of generosity, and I hope to return such acts of kindness over time. I guess you have to wonder what the point of a hobby about COMMUNICATION is, if you can't also communicate good-will and friendship. So that's my general philosophy about hobbies, and about life, in a nutshell.
It seems an odd request, but if anyone can point me at where the really ACTIVE HAM web-forums are for Canadians/Ontarians, I'd appreciate it!
I've found the KWARC swapshop site, and that's a great place to monitor as I watch for a steal of a deal on an HF rig, and there's a Yahoo Group that's reasonably active for the YRARC, but it seems most of the Toronto/416 regional HAM club forums are really really dead.
I hope to make it out to some In Person club meetings of various GTA clubs.