RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for September 19, 2009

RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for September 19, 2009

This is the Ontario Phone Net Blog Official Bulletin Station for Radio Amateurs of  Canada, with this week’s bulletin


1. Geoff Smith, VA3GS, re-elected Ontario South Region Director.

Following the September 1st, 2009, close of nominations for the
Ontario South Region Director position, an Election Committee was
convened, chaired by RAC Corporate Secretary Linda Friars, VE9GLF.
The committee met to open and review the sole nomination received for
the position, as required by the By-laws. There being no other
nominees, and the nomination documents found to be in order, the
committee declared the incumbent, Mr. Geoff Smith, VA3GS, elected for
another two-year term which beings January 1, 2010.

The RAC President, Board and Executive congratulate Director Smith
and thank him for continuing to volunteer his services.

— G. Linda Friars, VE9GLF, RAC Corporate Secretary

2. RAC LF, MF, and HF Band Planning Committee

It is now official, a while ago, the RAC Board of Directors has
approved a motion to change the HF Band Planning Committee name to
LF/MF/HFBPC. This new name better reflects the range of frequencies
that the committee is responsible for.

Jim Fisher, VE1JF, the Committee Chair indicates that the work the
committee members are doing will not change much as they were already
including those bands in their ongoing reviews.

— Daniel A. Lamoureux, VE2KA, RAC VP International Affairs


3. Ontario Simulated Emergency Test

The annual SET (Simulated Emergency Test) for 2009 will be conducted Saturday Oct. 3rd and also on Wednesday Oct. 7th to allow for Provincial EOC locations to take part in this important event.

Confirmation has been received from EMO Emergency Management Ontario that the Provincial Emergency Operations Center station VE3EMO will be activated and operational for this Province Wide exercise.

Additional details and schedule of this year’s SET activity has been
made available by EMO ARES at Toronto for inclusion in future
bulletins and online sites. See www.emoares.org/set2009.html

— Jim Taylor, VA3KU, EMO EC, via Bob Gammon, VA3RX

4. VC3COPP Commemorates 100th Anniversary of OPP

From October 2 to October 31, 2009, Special Event Station VC3COPP
will be on the air at various times, on various bands and from
several locations around Ontario.  Many OPP members are Radio
Amateurs and VC3COPP will be operated by current and retired members
to mark a century of policing by the third largest deployed police
service in North America.

A collector’s QSL card has been designed and will be made available
to anyone, including Short Wave Listeners, who sends a QSL or
reception report.  A stamped, self-addressed envelope is required in
every case.

QSLing and other information may be found online at
www.qsl.net/ve3bdb/vc3copp.htm .

— via Bob Cooke, VE3BDB

5. New Bulletin Stations for Lanark and Grey/Bruce

I am pleased to announce the appointment of John Boyle, VE3PMA, as
Official Bulletin Station for Lanark County.  John replaces Tony
Wilson VE3XNT who is moving to a new home. I also welcome Fred Lorch,
VA3STG, as Official Bulletin Station for Grey and Bruce Counties.
Fred replaces Bob Zapf VE3RWZ who is stepping down for personal

On behalf of RAC Ontario Section, I thank Bob and Tony for their
years of service disseminating bulletins to the amateurs of Ontario,
and I thank John and Fred for volunteering for this important job.

— Brad Rodriguez, VE3RHJ, Ontario Official Bulletin Manager


6. MULTIPSK 4.15 released

A new version of the popular data modes software MULTIPSK has been
released which features MIL-STD-188-110A also known as STANAG 4539 or
FED-STD-1052.  Download the program from web site f6cte.free.fr

— Southgate ARC News


Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager Brad Rodriguez, VE3RHJ.

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