Archive for July, 2009

Ontario Section “Official Bulletin Service”

July 4, 2009

Official Bulletin, RAC Ontario Section

  Ontario Section Bulletin for July 4, 2009

NATIONAL NEWS

1. New RAC Vice-President Field Services

Effective July 1, 2009, Doug Mercer, VO1DTM, has assumed the post of
Radio Amateurs of Canada Vice President for Field Services (VPFS).
Doug replaces Sue Cooke VE3SUH, who was appointed by the RAC Board of
Directors to temporarily fill the position when former VPFS Bob
Cooke, VE3BDB, resigned to accept appointment as RAC president on
February 24, 2009. Doug's appointment as VPFS will continue until
December 31, 2009, which is the end of the current executive term. He
may be contacted by email at vo1dtm (at) hotmail.com. RAC greatly
appreciates Sue's efforts and is grateful to her and to Doug for
ensuring that this important RAC position remains filled.

-- Bob Cooke, VE3BDB, RAC President

ONTARIO SECTION NEWS

ITEMS OF INTEREST

2. Maritime DX Forum 

The Halifax Amateur Radio Club invites DXers, contesters and HF
enthusiasts to the 6th Annual Maritime DX Forum (MDF), August 7th and
8th. The MDF will be held in the Rosaria Centre of Mount St. Vincent
University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Inexpensive accommodations are
available at the University. For more information see
www.halifax-arc.org

-- Southgate ARC News

3. Contesting Compendium

The Contesting Compendium intends to "to collect all the world's good
information about amateur radio contesting and make it accessible
from a single portal."  This is a "wiki", like Wikipedia, which means
anyone can contribute information.  Visit the Compendium at web site
wiki.contesting.com

-- ARRL Contest Update

4. ARRL Propagation Charts

Need to know what HF bands are open?  If you don't have propagation
software, you can get a general idea from the monthly propagation
charts published by the ARRL.  Find them in PDF format at
www.arrl.org/qst/propcharts

-- ARRL Contest Update

5. Incident Command System online course

The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency is now offering an
on-line course, IS-100, on the Incident Command System.  This is
a self-study course that you can take at the FEMA web site:
emilms.fema.gov/IS100A/index.htm

-- Handi-Ham News

=====================================================================
Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager Brad Rodriguez, VE3RHJ.
Advertisements

The NTS “Radiogram”

July 4, 2009

This is the form that we use as a “template record” for passing traffic…

ntsradiogram

If you have one of these infront of you while hearing traffic being passed it makes it a bit easier to follow…

If you go to the RAC Webpage you will also find a section on the NTS with various interesting bits of information…  The link itself is here under the heading of  “NTS Documents

73

Bob Sharp VA3QV Net Manager Ontario Phone Net

Net Control Stations- Ontario Phone Net

July 4, 2009

For your information the following stations are the current Net Control Stations (NCS) for the Ontario Phone Net (OPN)

Monday – Brad VE3RHJ- Markdale Ontario


Tuesday – Joe VE3SCY – Ingersoll  Ontario


Wednesday – Shawn VE3PSV-  Cambridge Ontario
(Shawn has been filling in to help us out on Wednesdays for a few months now, as the regular Wednesday NCS station had to resign as he moved to a non antenna friendly residence.  I am expecting to make an announcement in the very near future of an addition to our NCS Team.)


Thursday – George VE3WKJ  -Brampton Ontario


Friday – Paul VA3PB  -Brampton Ontario


Saturday – VE3GNA -Roblin Ontario


Sunday – Shawn VE3PSV- Cambridge Ontario

73

Bob Sharp VA3QV– Net Manager OPN

Welcome to the Ontario Phone Net

July 3, 2009

========================

PLEASE NOTE

AT THIS TIME WE ARE CURRENTLY

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

AS THE INFORMATION FOR THIS SITE IS DEVELOPED

PLEASE BEAR WITH US DURING THIS TIME OF TRANSITION

==========================

Welcome to the Ontario Phone Net Blog

ntsred

This Blog is designed to update the Radio Amateurs of Canada- Ontario Section- Traffic Handlers on events that have impact on the services we provide to the Ontario Section, the Amateur Community and the citizens of the Province of Ontario.

375wh

The Ontario Phone Net meets nightly at 1900 hrs EASTERN (standard or DLST) on or about a Frequency of 3.742 to pass formal NTS Traffic in and out of the Ontario Section as part of the National Traffic System.

The Ontario Section Traffic Manager (STM) is Glenn VE3GNA and the Ontario Phone Net Manager (NM) is Bob VA3QV.

As this site is developed further there will be much more information on the activities of the net and the operations of the net.

Please check back often.

73

Bob Sharp VA3QV- Net Manager Ontario Phone Net.