Official Bulletin, RAC Ontario Section

RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for October 16, 2010

NATIONAL NEWS

1. RAC Membership Poll:

Fellow amateur radio operators;
The Board and Executive of the Radio Amateurs of Canada are meeting at the end of October to develop a vision for RAC in the 21st Century. In addition we will be establishing a two year operational plan for 2011 and 2012.
We are asking current, past and future potential members of Radio Amateurs of Canada, amateur radio clubs and associations to provide your thoughts and recommendations on a set of questions which will be found on our website. We would appreciate receiving your response by October 20th.
We have already received submissions from a number of members, clubs and associations and we wish to thank you for your input. Feel free to add to your previous comments. Please visit the RAC website at http://www.rac.ca/en/rac/strategic-future/survey/ to provide your input.
–Geoff Bawden VE4BAW – Président, Radio Amateurs du Canada

2.Announcement from IARU Region 2 conference:

It was announced that El Salvador has decided to sign the IARP agreement amendment.
This very significant news means that shortly the IARP and the CEPT Intenational Amateur licences will be harmonized and become one.  This is the first concrete step towards a worldwide international roaming permit that has long been wished for by the IARU as well as the Amateur community.
–RAC Blog

ONTARIO SECTION NEWS

ITEMS OF INTEREST

3. New DXCC Entities:

On Sunday, October 10, five Caribbean islands changed their governmental status at the same time. Two DXCC entities (the island pair of Bonaire(PJ4) & Curacao(PJ2) and the three island group of St Maarten(PJ7), Saba(PJ6) and St Eustatius(PJ5)) were deleted from the
DXCC list of active entities.
They will be replaced by four new entities on the DXCC List (bracketed numbers are DXCC country codes): (517) Curaçao; (518) Sint Maarten; (519) Saba and St Eustatius, and (520) Bonaire.
The event date and time for these changes will be 0400 UTC, October, 10 2010. Confirmations for these new entities will be accepted for credit starting January 1, 2011. Other administrative changes and actions will be announced as they are finalized.
–ARRL DXCC Desk

4. VC3A and VE3IYOB Special Events

From October 29 to November 29, special event station VC3A will commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the birthplace of English Canada: Cupers Cove, Newfoundland, in the year 1610. For QSL information search for VC3A on qrz.com.
Also, from November 1 to November 30, special event station VE3IYOB will commemorate the UN International Year of Biodiversity.  QSL via VE3NOO.
— RAC Special Events Database

5. Montreal South Shore Hamfest

Saturday, October 23, 2010
Place Desaulniers, 1023 Taschereau Blvd. Longueuil (10 minutes from
downtown Montréal)
Times: Vendors 6h00, visitors 9h00
Table $ 10.00 (individual entry(s) not included)
General Admission $ 5.00
Talk-in frequency:  145,390 ( – ) VE2RSM CTCSS 103,5Hz
Free parking
For more info: http://www.ve2clm.ca/articles.php?lng=fr&pg=120

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Bulletin sent from Assistant Official Bulletin Manager Paul Caccamo, VA3PC.

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