RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for June 26, 2010

RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for June 26, 2010

NATIONAL NEWS

1. RAC Membership Campaign

Radio Amateurs of Canada has announced a year-long membership campaign starting on Field Day 2010.  RAC is providing campaign aterials such as brochures, and is asking each RAC member to prsonally ask 20 amateurs to join RAC — whether they join or not, just ask 20.  The goal is to increase RAC membership by 1,000 over
the next year.  For information and campaign materials, visit tinyurl.com/rac-campaign

— Peter West, VE3HG, RAC VP Public Relations
ONTARIO SECTION NEWS

2. OPN Seeks Two Net Control Stations

Due to a change in work schedules, the Ontario Phone Net (OPN) needs
a new operator to run the Tuesday night net. You start by checking
into the Second Region Net on 3.925 MHz at 18:30 Eastern, checking
for traffic to Ontario.  At 19:00 Eastern you QSY to 3.742 MHz and
run OPN.

We also have an open slot on Saturdays with the same format.  If you
can help out, please contact Bob VA3QV, via OPN, or via email at
opnreport (at) gmail.com.

— Bob Sharp, VA3QV, OPN Net Manager
ITEMS OF INTEREST

3. Milton Hamfest

The Burlington Amateur Radio Club will hold its Ontario Hamfest 2010
on Saturday, July 10, at the Milton Agricultural Fairgrounds in
Milton.  Open to the public at 9 a.m.; talk-in on 146.52 simplex. For
more information visit www.barc.ca

— RAC Events Database

4. K2BSA Special Event

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will celebrate 100 years of Scouting
at this year’s National Jamboree from July 26 to August 4.  K2BSA
will have a large demonstration station operating for the duration of
the Jamboree.  Note that this is NOT the October Jamboree-On-The-Air,
this is a 3000-acre event at Fort A.P.Hill, Virginia.  A special QSL
card will be available for a self-addressed stamped envelope.  For
more information visit www.bpmlegal.com/k2bsa.html.

— Amateur Radio Newsline

5. PileUP! Magazine

The Contest Club of Finland’s PDF magazine Pileup!, issue 14(2), is
now available for free download at  www.contestclubfinland.com/CCF .
The theme of the issue is “Low-Cost Contesting.”   It’s about 4.4
megabytes to download.

— ARRL Contest Update

Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager Brad Rodriguez, VE3RHJ.

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