Official Bulletin, RAC Ontario Section

RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for January 15, 2011


1. Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net

The purpose of the Caribbean Emergency & Weather Net (CEWN) is to handle all forms of Amateur Radio traffic, pass weather information, and emergency traffic. Currently the CEWN meets twice daily, at 10:30 and 22:30 UTC on 3.815 MHz. During emergencies, sessions will be extended, and may be conducted on 7.162 MHz if conditions require.

Thanks to the effort of webmaster Waine J73WA, the CEWN has a new web page. Visit for more information about the net.

— RAC Bulletin Service

2. Canadian Ski Marathon seeks operators

The 45th Canadian Ski Marathon (CSM) will be held on February 12 and 13. The event runs between Lachute and Buckingham in western Quebec, snow or shine, and once again ham radio volunteers are needed. The CSM depends on ham radio to provide important and timely safety and logistical communication for the benefit of the skiers. More information is available at their web page, If you would like to volunteer, please email Harold VA3UNK, radio1 (at) admin2 (dot) ca.

— via RAC Blog


3. Assistant Section Manager Appointed

I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Hickey VE3IPC, as Assistant Section Manager (ASM) for Ontario ARES. Michael has been with ARES since the early 90’s, in 1998 was appointed EC for Prescott-Russell Counties, and in 2004 appointed as District EC for Capital-Seaway District, where he originated the ARES District Mutual Aid Program.

Michael’s focus will be to put together a steering committee and working groups to deal with pressing Field Organization issues, starting with the Incorporation of ARES in Ontario. Michael will also act as my adviser working with the ARES National level. Please join me in welcoming Michael to the Ontario Section.

— Allan Boyd, VE3AJB, Ontario Section Manager

4. ARES Videos Available

The Eastern Ontario ARES (Seaway-Capital) District is pleased to make two videos available at our website: Under the “Videos” link you will find a 7-minute ARES Promo Video, and a 3-minute ARES News Clip. Higher quality copies are available through the “Download” option.

The News Clip is intended for the general public, and the Promo Video
for municipal emergency officials. We thank TV Cogeco and TV Cogeco
News for the raw footage and the use of their production facilities.

— Michael Hickey, VE3IPC, Seaway-Capital ARES District EC


5. Niagara Hamfest

The Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club will hold its “Big Event 33” Flea Market and Hamfest on Saturday, February 5, at the Merriton Community Centre, 7 Park Ave. in St. Catharines. Open to the public at 9 a.m.; talk-in on VE3NRS repeater, 147.240 (+), 107.2 Hz tone. For more information visit

— RAC Events Database

==============================================                                                  Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager Brad Rodriguez, VE3RHJ.


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