Official Bulletin, RAC Ontario Section

RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for October 2, 2010


1. Alberta Section Training Coordinator appointed

I have been advised by National Training Coordinator Dave Drinnan, 
VE9FK of the appointment of Ken McPherson VA6KM as STC for the
Alberta Section.  Ken has been a Ham since 1993 but has had an
interest in  radio since 1982. Ken has served in the Navy as a NCI-OP
(Naval Combat Information Operator) as well as the Armored Reserves
in Ottawa. Ken's background in training includes time as a Cadet
Instructor, First Aid Instructor and Scuba Instructor.

With this varied background, Ken hopes to help develop ARES in 
collaboration with the Province of Alberta, RAC, Provincial ARES 
groups, and all others that wish to help.  I know will all join me in
wishing Ken the best in this.

-- Doug Mercer, VO1DTM, RAC Vice President Field Services



2. Northern Ontario Hamfest

The Manitoulin Island and Sudbury Amateur Radio Clubs will hold a
flea market on Saturday October 16, at the Walden Arena, 325 Anderson
Dr., in Lively.  Note that this is not accessible from Highway 17;
take the Lively exit to Regional Road 55 and turn to Regional Road
24, Walden Arena will be on the left side after the underpass. Open
to the public at 9 a.m.; talk-in on 147.060 (-) 100 Hz tone.  For
more information visit

-- RAC Events Database

3. Hamilton Hamfest 

The Hamilton Amateur Radio Club will hold its 2010 Hamfest  on
Saturday, October 16,  at the new Ancaster Fair Grounds, south-west
of Ancaster at the corner of highways #53 and #52.  This is the same
location as last year.  General admission at 9 a.m.; talk-in on
146.760 (-) 131.8 Hz tone.  For information visit

-- RAC Events Database

4. First 2200 Meter VE-JA QSO Claimed

Kunikazu Togashi, JA7NI, in Daisen, Akita, Japan, and Scott Tilley,
VE7TIL, of Vancouver, British Columbia, completed a transpacific QSO
on 2200 m (137 kHz) on September 28, a first between Canada and
Japan. The distance between CN89dk and QM09fl is 7162 km. While not
the DX record for 2200 m, it comes in second to the distance achieved
by ZM2E and UA0LE in 2004.  For more information see (Two Six Eight Yankee Echo Alfa Oscar)

-- ARRL Web
Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager Brad Rodriguez, VE3RHJ.

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