RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for April 17, 2010

RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for April 17, 2010

NATIONAL NEWS

1. RAC Requests 60m Frequency Assignments

RAC has sent a formal request to Industry Canada, to authorize for the Canadian Amateur Service the same five 5 MHz frequencies that are now authorized in the USA. Two additional spot frequencies are
requested for exclusive  Canadian Amateur use.
RAC anticipates this request will go through a lengthy analysis and review at Industry Canada before being published as a Canada Gazette Notice for public comment. If all goes well, we may see authorization within a year.

— RAC Bulletin Service

2. Royal Canadian Navy Special Events

From May 1st to 31st, special event station CG7NAVY will celebrate the centenary of the Royal Canadian Navy. CG7NAVY will operate 80m to 2m using ssb/am/cw/fm;  vintage Canadian military radio equipment will periodically be used. A special QSL will be issued.  See qrz.com for information.

On May 15th, special event station CG3ADML, will celebrate  the
Founding Father of the Royal Canadian Navy, Sir Admiral Charles
Edmund Kingsmill.  The Admiral Kingsmill Corps, Navy League Cadets of
Canada, Ottawa, Ontario and Sea Cadets will be operate on 20, 40 and
80 meters, various modes, from the Royal Canadian Legion in Portland,
Ontario.

— RAC Database, QRZ.com, and ONTARS web page

ONTARIO SECTION NEWS

3. CANWARN Training, May 1

CANWARN training will be offered in Toronto on Saturday, May 1st, 9 a.m., at Environment Canada Headquarters 4905 Dufferin St. (Dufferin south of Steeles Avenue).

Also on May 1st at 9 am, in Cornwall, at the Cornwall Legion, 415 Second St. West.

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

4. China Earthquake Frequencies

The Chinese Radio Sports Association (CRSA) has asked that the
frequencies of 7050kKHz and 7060kHz be kept clear for emergency ham
radio communications following a devastating earthquake in Yu Shu
district, Qinghai province.

The earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Ritcher scale occurred on April
13th and has left 589 people dead, nearly 10,000 injured and 10,000
families needing to be resettled due to 99% of houses damaged.

— Southgate ARC News

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Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager Brad Rodriguez, VE3RHJ.
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