Official Bulletin, RAC Ontario Section

RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for October 23, 2010

NATIONAL NEWS

ONTARIO SECTION NEWS

ITEMS OF INTEREST

1. Aurora Webcam
The Canadian Space Agency has set up a camera in Yellowknife to broadcast the aurora borealis to the general public. It’s part of a 5-year educational initiative to raise awareness of space weather and the sun’s influence on Earth. See it online at tinyurl.com/auroramax
— ARRL Contest Update

2. CY0 DXpedition, FRIDAY – October 22: DXpedition DELAYED; 160 – 6 M (including WARC bands) – CW SSB RTTY
Today, prior to our planned departure to Sable Island on Saturday, a major safety issue was discovered with the charter aircraft that requires repair before we can fly. As of this writing, parts have not yet been located and it is estimated that acquiring parts and completing the repairs will extend as much as 3 weeks or longer.
Thus, we will be returning to the US to “regroup” and reschedule a
return for another try.
Hopefully, a new date can be announced in the near future. Info and details will be posted on this website, as they develop. Thanks to all for your patience and understanding.
http://www.cy0dxpedition.com/

3. Nominations Open for ARRL Humanitarian Award
Nominations are open for the 2010 ARRL International Humanitarian Award. The award is conferred upon an amateur or amateurs who demonstrate devotion to human welfare, peace and international understanding through Amateur Radio.
Nominations should include a summary of the nominee’s actions that qualify for this award, plus verifying statements from at least two people having first-hand knowledge of the events warranting the nomination. All nominations and supporting materials must be submitted in writing in English to ARRL International Humanitarian Award, 225 Main St, Newington, CT 06111 USA. Nomination submissions are due by December 31st.
— ARRL Web

4. York Region Hamfest
The York Region Amateur Radio Club will hold its hamfest on Saturday, November 6, at the Markham Fair Grounds, 10801 McGowan Road at Elgin Mills Road, in Markham.
General admission at 9 a.m.; talk-in on VE3YRA repeater 145.350 (-). For more information see http://www.yrarc.on.ca/hamfest.shtml

Bulletin sent from Assistant Official Bulletin Manager Paul Caccamo, VA3PC

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