Len Morris passed away peacefully with his family at his side on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at the age of 75 years.  Len, beloved husband of Marilyn for 56 years.  Loving father of Steven (Bonny), Robin predeceased, Andrew (Angela) and Jonathon (Dora lynn). Len has been a Cherished grandfather of Kennedy and Rachel.  Len was predeceased by his parents Bill & Bernice Morris and a brother Ken.  Survived by his sister-in-law Marg and her sons Shannon, Luke and their families.  As per Len's wishes cremation has taken place.  If desired, memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.  Messages of condolence are welcomed at       "A Final 73 from VE3 FJB / VA3 LM

We are hoping to start meeting virtually for our next meeting (October 7, 2020) 

We will try to get feature speakers or talk about a project.  As long as the Covid-19 restrictions are in effect we will not be having meetings in person.  Here is a photo of nine of the hams that showed up!

Peter Rowe

June 24, 1933 ~ May 7, 2020 (age 86)

Rowe; Peter (VE3EQA) (Electrician, H.R.C. for 25 years; Member of Orillia Amateur Radio Club; Former Radio Engineer at CFOR and service technician at West End Radio)

Passed away peacefully at O.S.M.H. after a short but courageous battle with cancer in his 87th year on Thursday, May 7, 2020. Beloved husband to Christine Rowe for 65 years. Dear father to Michael (Lynn), Cary (Eugene) Duffy, Kathleen (Shawn) Farr, and Robert Rowe. Cherished grandfather of Sean, Joshua, and Skyanne Tillotson, Terry and Cleo Duffy and Dylan and Dustin Farr. Great grandfather to Alyric, Zane, Jasper and Carter Rowe and Jaxon Tillotson. Predeceased by his mother, Maude Rowe. Peter started his career as a young technician that knew more about sound and technical things than many text books. He bicycled from church to church Sunday morning broadcasting the services for CFOR radio. He was a master fix it guy who repaired Tv's, radio and just about anything you would ask of him. He will be sadly missed. Due to the pandemic, a private service will take place with his immediate family. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Salvation Army, Orillia or St. Athanasius Church, Orillia in his memory would be appreciated.  Messages of condolence are welcomed at


Due to the ongoing pandemic, our meetings have been canceled for now.  We hope to resume in a new venue at some future time when appropriate.  We are suggesting the possibility of meeting on Zoom to share ideas and interests until it is appropriate to meet together in person.  

At present this is an idea that is being considered as one way to "meet" and share without the risks of spreading the virus.  We are open to other ideas as well so feel free to let us know your thoughts.  

Greg (VE3GPH) has organized a coffee group on Saturday mornings at 9:00am at the Tim Horton's on Westmount at Coldwater Rd.  Feel free to meet us there if you are able.  It is good to catch up with each other.

Also don't forget the nets on Tuesday nights at 7:30pm or call out on the repeater at any time.  There is often someone listening who would respond to a call for a chat.

And finally, Eric (VE3XTD) has been doing nets at 11:00am and 7:00pm most days that the regular nets are not on.  These are not just wellness checks but also chats where we can come together and share our lives and experiences with each other.  They have been well-attended and we have been getting checkins from all over, not just locals.

In this time of medical concerns let's show those around us that the hams care about each other and the community.  Stay active and find ways to help those that can use it.