Official Bulletin, RAC Ontario Section

RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for January 1, 2011

NATIONAL NEWS

ONTARIO SECTION NEWS

1. Local Net Activity Reports Solicited

I encourage each local level net, whether conducted on VHF/UHF or HF, to report the net activities to the Section Traffic Manager at the end of each month. The report need not be long. Simply list the number of sessions, the total of checkins, any traffic handled and the total elapsed time for the month. This will enable us at Field Services to have an idea of just what net activities are occurring each month within Ontario. The report should be sent to me via the Ontario Phone Net no later than the 3rd of the month following.

In addition I encourage any amateurs who regularly participate in these nets to submit a Station Activity Report (SAR) and/or a Public Service Honour Roll (PSHR) report to me each month. Samples of these reports may be found on the RAC website. These reports give me, as Section Traffic Manager, a better idea of which amateurs would be available if needed for emergency communications.

– Glenn Killam, VE3GNA/VA3OPN, STM

ITEMS OF INTEREST

2. SPAR Winter Field Day

The Society for the Preservation of Amateur Radio invites amateurs to participate in their Fifth Winter Field Day, from 1700 UTC Saturday January 29, through 1700 UTC Sunday January 30. Like the June Field Day, the object is to set up emergency-style communications and make as many contacts as possible during the 24 hour period. See the official rules at the SPAR web site, http://www.spar-hams.org.

– via RAC Blog

3. Introduction to CW NTS Operations

The web page http://www.temples.com/node/2675 gives an excellent indication of the inner workings of an Area CW traffic net. The story is fictional, but realistic. Those interested in traffic handling beyond the local level should find it interesting.

– Glenn Killam, VE3GNA

4. NAQCC Newsletter On-Line

The latest newsletter from the North American QRP CW Club is online at http://www.naqcc.info/newsletter_current.html. The newsletter is issued twice a month, and archived issues back to Number 42 are available on the web site.

– NAQCC News

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Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager Brad Rodriguez, VE3RHJ.

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