RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for May 22, 2010

RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for May 22, 2010

NATIONAL NEWS

1. Hams “Stand Down” from Chinese Earthquake Relief

Amateur Radio operators have ended their disaster response to the
April 14 earthquake that struck China’s Qinghai province. Amateur
radio operators from Beijing, Sichuan, Shandong, Anhui, Qinghai and
Jiangsu were widely involved in the disaster relief actions, and
amateurs worldwide were asked to keep frequencies clear.  While
relief operations continue, “all of the Amateur Radio heroes have
returned to their daily life.”  Read more at tinyurl.com/2fpz633
(Two Foxtrot Papa Zulu Six Three Three).

— ARRL Web

ONTARIO SECTION NEWS

2. CANWARN Training, week of June 7th

CANWARN Training will be offered Monday, June 7th, at 7 p.m., at the Atikokan Fire Hall, 101 Goodwin St., in Atikokan.  On Tuesday, June 8th, at 7 p.m., at the Longbow Lake Fire Hall Training Room, in Kenora.  On Wednesday, June 9th, at 7 p.m., at the Best Western, 349 Government St., in Dryden. And on Thursday, June 10th, at 7 p.m., at Confederation College, corner of William St. and Edward St. N., in Thunder Bay.

These are the last scheduled CANWARN traning sessions for 2010. 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

3. Central Ontario Hamfest

The Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo Amateur Radio Clubs will hold the
36th Annual Central Ontario Hamfest on Sunday, June 6th,  at the
Waterloo Regional Police Association Recreation Park just off the 401
at Hwy 97, in Cambridge.  Note the new day and location this year!
Open to the public at 9 a.m.; talk-in on VE3KSR repeater, 146.970 (-)
131.8 Hz tone.  For more information visit www.hamfest.on.ca

— RAC Event Database

4. Streetsville Special Event

The Mississauga Amateur Radio Club will operate a special event
station from the Streetsville Bread and Honey Festival, on Saturday
June 5 and Sunday June 6.  VE3MIS will be operating from 1400Z to
2000Z on 28.480, 21.315, 14.240, and 7.230 MHz +/- QRM. For more
information visit www.marc.on.ca and click the “Public Service” link.

— RAC Events Database

5. Special Event Station CF3NAVY

Special event station CF3NAVY will be active from June 4 to July 3, to celebrate the 100th Anniverary of the Royal Canadian Navy. Operations will be 160m through 2m, and 70cm, using AM, FM, SSB, SSTV, PSK, CW, and RTTY.  QSL via VE3RCN.

See CF3NAVY on QRZ.com for more information.

— RAC Events Database and QRZ.COM

6. UNITEC-1 Launched

Amateur Radio Venus satellite UNITEC-1 was launched May 21st (Japan
Standard Time) by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, and
separation of the satellite from the H-IIA F17 launcher has been
confirmed.  This makes UNITEC-1 the first interplanetary Amateur
Radio satellite.

Signals have been received from its 5840.0 MHz beacon from about
300,000 km away.  For more information, the latest news, and
monitoring software, visit the Operations Centre website,
sites.google.com/site/unitec1ops

— Southgate ARC News and AMSAT News

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Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager Brad Rodriguez, VE3RHJ.
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