Official Bulletin, RAC Ontario Section

RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for December 11, 2010


1. 2010 Canada Winter Contest

The RAC Canada Winter Contest runs 0000 to 2359 UTC on December 18, on 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6 and 2 metres, phone and CW. Canadian stations send RST and province or territory; VE0s and stations outside Canada send RST and a serial number. For more information see

— RAC Web Page

2. Call for Homebrew Articles

The Canadian Amateur magazine is looking for a variety of articles, long or short, describing Amateur Radio projects which you have conceived and built. Possible topics could include transmitters, amplifiers, receivers, tuners, keyers, computer-controlled devices, station control systems, measuring equipment, original construction techniques, or special software. Please send a preliminary outline of your article to the Editor by December 31. If accepted, you will be asked to submit the complete article by February 15, 2011. An Author’s Guide is at; send email submissions to tcamag (at)

— The Canadian Amateur

3. RAC Membership Changes

Due to the cost of mailing, Radio Amateurs of Canada is increasing its annual membership fees for U.S. and International memberships. These changes apply only for members receiving The Canadian Amateur; family and blind memberships remain unchanged.
See for details.

— RAC Bulletin Service



4. FM Simplex Damaging Space Communications

FM operators are once again being asked to not use 145.8 to 146.0 MHz for terrestrial, point to point casual communications. This is because such operations are devastating to weak signal ground to space and space to ground satellite operations. Your cooperation is appreciated.

— Amateur Radio Newsline

5. Falcon 9 launches Amateur Radio CubeSat

The SpaceX Falcon 9 that launched on Wednesday, December 8, carried the Amateur Radio CubeSat CAERUS into Low Earth Orbit. The satellite transmits beacon data on 437.600 MHz, 1200 baud AFSK, using call sign KJ6FIX, with a power of 900 milliwatts. Reception reports are desired — for information see (Three Seven Whiskey Eight Mike Alfa Papa).

— Southgate ARC News

Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager Brad Rodriguez, VE3RHJ.


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