Official Bulletin, RAC Ontario Section

RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for November 13, 2010


1. Indonesian Disaster Frequencies

All Amateur Radio operators are requested to note the following from the Organisasi Amatir Radio Indonesia (ORARI). All IARU Center of Activity frequencies, 21.360, 18.160, 14.300, 7.060 and 3.760 MHz should be kept clear. The disaster assistance effort is using 7.065.
Your usual cooperation is very much appreciated.

— RAC Bulletin Service

2. ITU Plenipotentiary wraps up

The ITU Plenipotentiary Conference ended with broad agreement on core issues. Delegates approved Financial and Strategic plans, and reinforced the Union’s mandate in development, standards-making and global management of radio frequency resources. For more information visit (Two Whiskey Quebec Eight Nine Romeo Five)

— RAC Bulletin Service

3. Field Organization Review Project

I am pleased to report that a National Field Organization Review Project was started yesterday. With the assistance of Hew Lines VA7HU and Ian Snow VA3QT, and others, guidelines were adopted to review the entire RAC Field Organization, including but not limited to: Organizational structure, Focus, Training, Methodology, Communication to and from our members, and Technology.

This will be an ongoing process that will look at all aspects of how we operate and how we deliver Amateur Radio resources to our customers. If you would like to assist with this project, and feel that you have something to offer, please contact vo1dtm (at) rac (dot) ca

— Doug Mercer, VO1DTM, RAC Vice President Field Services


4. Provincial Simulated Emergency Test

The 2010 Ontario Province-wide Simulated Emergency Test will be conducted on the following dates:
* EOC to EOC test: December 1st from 0900-1200 local time
* Province-wide SET: December 4th from 1000-1400 and 1900-2100 local

All Amateur Radio Operators are invited to participate. Complete details about the Province-wide SET can be found on the EMO ARES website,

— Jim Taylor, VA3KU, EMO ARES


5. Nominations Open for Lighthouse Activator of the Year

The Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society presents an annual award to the ham who has done the most to promote the activation of any of the world’s nautical light beacons. Criteria include the rarity of the beacons, their remoteness, and the technical difficulty. Any licensed amateur anywhere in the world is qualified for the award.

Nominations should include the nominee’s call, name, address, e-mail address (if available) and a brief paragraph (50-100 words) describing why the nominee should receive the award. They must be sent to the ARLHS via e-mail or by postal mail to the ARLHS HQ, 114 Woodbine Ave, Merchantville, NJ 08109, USA, no later than December 31st. For more information visit

— ARRL Web

Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager Brad Rodriguez, VE3RHJ.


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