RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for March 6, 2010

RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for March 6, 2010

NATIONAL NEWS

1. Update from Chile

Reinaldo Leandro, YV5AMH, President of the IARU Region 2 Executive
Committee, on March 1st spoke with Dr. Galdino Besomi, CE3PG,
president of the Radio Club de Chile.

He informs that soon after the earthquake, the Emergency Net was
activated in the whole country, first on VHF and then on HF. All the
board and club members are actively working in close coordination
with civil and military authorities.

Three days after the earthquake the request for news about people in
the affected countryside areas is one the main activities occupying
the radio amateurs.

— RAC Bulletin Service

ONTARIO SECTION NEWS

2. HF Nets Discussion

There will be an evening of discussion on Saturday, March 13,
on 3.755 MHz, immediately following the Laurentian Net at about 7 to
7:15 pm.  This will be to discuss procedures and policies relating to
the Ontario Phone Net and other provincial nets.  Topics will include
net liaisons, alternate net control stations, callup sequences, and
silent key reports.

— Shawn Gartley, VE3PSV, Laurentian Net manager

3. Second Region Adds a Net

In conjunction with the 36th anniversary of Bill W2MTA’s appointment
as the Second Region Cycle 2 Net manager on April 1, 2010, 2RN will
be instituting an additional net in Cycle 2.

The net will convene at 3:30 pm local time on 3925 khz. In most cases the net control
station will be  the same as on the 1:45 pm session.

This poses an additional challenge for the Ontario Phone Net, as there needs to be a liaison station present at 3:30 pm to receive incoming traffic for Ontario.

The Cycle 3 session at 6:30 pm will act as the incoming net for later arriving traffic and the 7:45 pm session in Cycle 4 continues to be the outgoing net on CW.

If anyone has questions please contact VE3GNA, email ve3gna (at)
xplornet dot ca.

— Glenn Killam, VE3GNA, Section Traffic Manager

4. Great Lakes Net Time Change

Effective March 14, the Great Lakes Emergency and Traffic Net will
change its operating time from 7 pm to 8 pm, Eastern Time.  This is
the same day we switch from Standard to Daylight Savings time.

— via Shawn Gartley VE3PSV

ITEMS OF INTEREST

5. VE3GYQ Silent Key

Dr David Toth, VE3GYQ, President Emeritus of Tucson Amateur Packet
Radio (TAPR), passed away Friday, February 26 after a long battle
with cancer. He was 55. A resident of Spencerville, Ohio, Toth served
as a Director and Executive Vice President of TAPR in the 1980s and
was elected President of the organization in September 2005. With his
advancing illness, he decided not to stand for re-election last
October and was instead named President Emeritus with Steve Bible,
N7HPR, taking the reins as TAPR President.

— ARRL Web

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Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager Brad Rodriguez, VE3RHJ.
DON’T FORGET WE CHANGE TO SUMMER HOURS THE FIRST DAY OF THE CHANGE TO DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME
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