RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for March 27, 2010

RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for March 27, 2010

ONTARIO SECTION NEWS

1. CANWARN Training, April 10-16

CANWARN training will be offered in Windsor on Monday, April 12th, 7 pm, at the Caboto Club, 2175 Parent Avenue.

CANWARN training will be offered in London on Tuesday, April 13th, 7 pm, at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel, 1150 Wellington Road.

If you plan to attend a CANWARN session, please confirm by email to
canwarn.ontarioregion (at) ec.gc.ca.

— Geoff Coulson, Environment Canada

ITEMS OF INTEREST

2. AMSAT use on Boy Scouts Anniversary

AMSAT-NA is supporting the Boy Scouts of America 100th Anniversary Jamboree by dedicating an AO-51 V/U FM repeater for the event. From Friday April 16, 15:00 UTC until Sunday April 18 19:00 UTC, an AO-51
repeater will be allocated for Jamboree use. All users are requested to give way to Jamboree stations or QSO’s with Jamboree stations.

The frequencies used will be 145.880 FM uplink, and 435.150 FM
downlink, no PL tone required.

— AMSAT News

3. Passport to World Band Radio closing

The publishers of Passport to World Band Radio, who ceased
publication of their print guide in 2009, are now shutting down their
web site. According to an announcement on www.passband.com, it will
be closed in late March.

— CQ News Service

4. New Version of HAMCALC

George Murphy, VE3ERP, has released HAMCALC version 118. This popular
package of simple calculators now includes a Filter Tutor, a Filter
Impedance Matching utility, a calculator on the Cark Y Airfoil, and
upgrades the Stripline-Bandpass Filter, Humidex, and Wind Chill
calculators.  Download it from tinyurl.com/yf6bd94 (Yankee Foxtrot
Six Bravo Delta Nine Four).

— ARRL Contest Update

5. Winding Your Own Transformers

If you want to know how to wind your own power transformer to repair
old equipment or build new stuff, visit Manfred XQ2FOD’s Web site at
tinyurl.com/yljasqz (Yankee Lima Juliet Alpha Sierra Quebec Zulu). It
has lots of illustrations and photos, and a design spreadsheet to
help with the calculations. Be sure to browse the other pages around
the site, including the supporting Transformers and Coils page.

— ARRL Contest Update

Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager Brad Rodriguez, VE3RHJ.
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