Maplecon 2010

A Gathering of QRPers in Ontario

August 20-22, 2010



WHAT:  Maplecon 2010 QRP Gathering

WHEN:  August 20-22, 2010

WHEREEmily Provincial Park, City of Kawartha Lakes (Omemee), Ontario

        Group Campsite #1


THEME:  Portable, Emergency Ready Communications

WHY:  To gather with fellow QRPers for a fun/relaxing weekend of camping, QRP operating, demonstrations, telling of tall tales, show & tell, swap/trade/sell of equipment surplus to your needs, and chance to win fabulous prizes!

WHO:  QRPers from across Ontario and the surrounding areas



·       World’s Simplest Antenna Building Contest included with every paid registration, with prizes to the winners!

1.          Create and build a homebrew antenna

2.          Bring it with you to the event

3.          Set it up and use it to make QSOs

4.          Attendees to vote on best design, and a performance based winner too

·       Yan from will be on hand to demonstrate the HB1A and TJ6A Transceivers

·       BBQ lunch

·       Chili Dinner as Sponsored by the Ottawa Valley QRP Society and Chilimaster VE3XJ

·       Portable QRP Operating set-ups, learn from the other attendees

·       Chance to meet other QRPers face-to-face and exchange ideas and discuss radio

·       Swap / Trade / Sell Saturday afternoon

·       Attendance Draw Prizes and Raffle Prize

·       Operate the “Official Event Station” VE3CW



Watch this space for more information as it is finalized. 


Registration is open.  COST:  $20

For PayPal or Credit Card Payments:

To pay by cheque, Email VA3JFF

Day Visitors (non-camping) are Welcome, for a cost of $10, please Email VA3JFF to make arrangements.


MAPLECON includes:

·       Tent camping at the group site (sorry, no trailers permitted on the group site)

For those in need of a trailer site, campgrounds can be reserved on the Parks Ontario Reservation Site.  The Hill and Circle campgrounds are closest to the Maplecon Group Site. 


·       Park access fees are extra and paid at the gate

Regular - Per Person (Age 18 +) $4.50

Ontario Senior - Per Person (Age 18 +) $3.50

Ont. Persons with Disabilities - Per Person (Age 18 +) $2.25

Regular - Per Person (Age 6 – 17) $1.25

Ont. Persons with Disabilities - Per Person (Age 6 - 17) $0.50


Regular – Vehicle $3.50

Ontario Senior – Vehicle $2.75

Ont. Persons with Disabilities – Vehicle $1.75


·       BBQ Lunch on Saturday Afternoon


·       Chili Dinner on Saturday Evening


·       Attendance Door Prizes


·       Registration package for each attendee





·       Follow the link for Google Maps Directions





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