RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for July 24, 2010

RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for July 24, 2010

ITEMS OF INTEREST

1. Brantford Hamfest

The Brantford Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest 2010 on
Saturday, August 14, at the Burford Fairgrounds, 6 Park Avenue in
Burford. Open to the public at 9 a.m.; talk-in on VE3TCR repeater,
147.150 (+) tone 131.8.  For more information visit www.ve3ba.com

— RAC Events Database

2. Girl Guides Contact ARISS

On Friday, July 16, the Girl Guides of Canada spoke with astronaut Doug Wheelock, KF5BOC via Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS). The initial call to the ISS was made by the Commissioner of Girl Guides of Canada.  The girls had gathered at Guelph Lake, Ontario for the Guiding Mosaic 2010 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Guides in Canada, and were supported by the  Guelph Amateur Radio Club.

— AMSAT News and Girl Guides of Canada

3. WorkedGrids software

WorkedGrids is a freeware Windows application, developed by Bertrand
VE2ZAZ, that displays a map showing Amateur Radio grid squares logged
using a third-party logging program. It uses colors to display up to
four bands concurrently.  The program reads the plain-text ASCII log
files generated by most logging programs. WorkedGrids can be
downloaded from http://tinyurl.com/24okrtm (Two Four Oscar Kilo Romeo
Tango Mike)

— AMSAT News Service

4. Seven CQ WorldWide Contest Disqualifications

The CQ WW Contest Committee has continued its crackdown on cheating
in log checks on the 2009 CQ WorldWide SSB contest, tossing out the
top QRP score and moving a top low power entrant to the Assisted
category.  Seven “red card” disqualifications and four “yellow card”
warnings were issued, mostly for unclaimed assitance or unverifiable
QSOs. For more information visit www.radio-sport.net

— Radio-Sport.net

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Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager Brad Rodriguez, VE3RHJ.

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