Official Bulletin, RAC Ontario Section

RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for November 20, 2010


1. RAC Vision Statement Published

The Board and Executive of the Radio Amateurs of Canada, committed to the future of Amateur Radio in Canada and to the future of RAC, held a planning meeting in Ottawa from October 29th to October 31st as part of a process to map the future of RAC in the 21st Century. The Board and Executive have unanimously agreed upon a draft Vision for RAC. That statement can be viewed at

Comments from members and amateurs are welcomed and should be sent to Paul Burggraaf, Secretary, Radio Amateurs of Canada by email to the RAC Corporate Secretary at pburggraaf (at)

— RAC Bulletin Service



2. 2010 Field Day Results Now Online

The results from the 2010 ARRL Field Day — including a copy of the QST article (with line scores) and a results database — are now available on the ARRL Web site, at (Two Bravo Two Kilo Three Oscar Seven)

— ARRL Web

3. ARRL Homebrew Challenge 3

ARRL’s Third Homebrew Challenge is to make a 25 watt SSB and CW transceiver, for 10 or 6 metres or both, with the highest quality, best performance and most features for under $150 single-band or $200 dual-band.

To be considered, each entrant must submit a working transceiver no later than November 1, 2011, suitable for testing in the ARRL Lab and for on-the-air judging by the ARRL staff judges. For full details visit (Two Bravo Hotel Papa Foxtrot Juliet Oscar)

— ARRL Web

4. PileUp Seeks Contributions

The next issue of the Finnish contesting magazine PileUP! will be published in January. The editors are looking for contributions on propagation, antennas, station accessories, international contest coordination, contesting history, your thoughts on this year’s fall contest season, and humor! Contributions are due by 31 December.
Visit for information.

— ARRL Contest Update

5. New Section Manager Appointed in Western New York

Steve Ryan, N2ITF, of Ashville, New York, has been appointed Section Manager of the ARRL Western New York Section, effective November 2. The position was made vacant when Scott Bauer, W2LC, announced his resignation for personal reasons on October 31. Bauer had served as Section Manager since January 2000. Ryan will complete the current term of office that continues until September 30, 2012.

— ARRL Bulletin Service

Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager Brad Rodriguez, VE3RHJ.


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