Official Bulletin, RAC Ontario Section

RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for November 6, 2010


1. Canadian Amateur Radio Advisory Board Meeting

The 35th meeting of the Canadian Amateur Radio Advisory Board took place on Thursday Oct. 28th. CARAB is composed of representatives from both RAC representing Canadian Amateurs, and Industry Canada, as the regulator of amateur radio. For the full report visit the RAC web page at

— RAC Bulletin Service

2. VA3QT Appointed Special Advisor

It is with great pleasure that I announce the appointment of Ian Snow VA3QT, Special Advisor to the RAC National Field Organization Executive. Ian, an original National Training Resource Group member, will work closely with National NTS Coordinator Hew Lines VA7HU initially, looking at the manner in which the ARES and NTS stay useful and relevant to the Agencies we serve, from a messaging and use of technology standpoint.

I would like to welcome Ian, and thank him for his continued valuable support of the Radio Amateurs of Canada.

— Doug Mercer, VO1DTM, RAC VP Field Services

3. RAC Executive Meeting

On the weekend of October 30th, directors, executives, and key participants gathered in Ottawa to plan the future of RAC. An initial report can be read at

— RAC Bulletin Service


4. Killarney District ARES Report

On October 18, members of the Manitoulin ARES group, along with personnel from the Red Cross, OPP, Ministry of Natural resources, E.M.O., OMAFRA, and EMS, and Community Control Groups from the Townships of Billings, NEMI and Central Manitoulin, participated in a simulated emergency involving a forest fire on Manitoulin Island. The focus of the exercise was to evaluate the response, telecommunication and evacuation capabilities in a multi-jurisdictional emergency. The exercise was a success according to Jeannine Morin, Killarney Sector Field Officer, Emergency Management Ontario.

Sudbury EC Pat Dopson and and Killarney DEC Stiig Larsen VE3LBX attended the ARES Ontario meeting in Toronto at the Toronto Office of Emergency Management. Presentations by Al Boyd VE3AJB, Section Manager, and Ian Snow VA3QT were informative and discussed a role for the group that would be independent of RAC, the ARES Qualification System, and the establishment of a steering committee.

— Stiig Larsen, VE3LBX, Killarney DEC



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— AMSAT News

Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager Brad Rodriguez, VE3RHJ.


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