Official Bulletin, RAC Ontario Section

RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for February 12, 2011


1. VPFS Council Appointments

In November 2010 a review of the RAC Field Organization was begun to review and reform the Amateur Radio Emergency Service. I am pleased to announce the following appointments:

Garry Jacobs VE6CIA, Manitoba Section Manager, as Chairman of the “Mission” working group, advised by Doug Mein VA3DM. Allan Boyd VE3AJB, Ontario Section Manager, as Chairman of the “Training Specification” working group, advised by Ian Snow VA3QT. James King VE3ETZ as Chairman of the “Census” working group. And, Peter Wetton VA3PRW as Secretary.

My thanks to all for agreeing to assist with this important project.

— Doug Mercer, VO1DTM, RAC Vice President Field Services

2. Teslin Special Event

Special Event Station VY1T will be on the air from June 29 to July 1, for the Grand Opening of Aeradio Exhibit at the Teslin Historical and Museum Society in Teslin, Yukon.

On June 29th VY1T will be operated by VY1EI from Whitehorse. On June 30th VY1T will be on the air from Teslin Yukon, at the George Johnson Museum, from early morning to late afternoon, or 14.180 or 14.140 MHz. On July 1st VY1T will be on the air from Whitehorse as a club station.

QSL via Hugh Henderson, VY1EEN at P.O. Box 33062, Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 5Y5. For more information visit the Yukon Amateur Radio Association website at

— RAC Bulletin Service



3. ARISSat-1 Deployment February 16

The space walk to deploy ARISSat-1 from the International Space Station is scheduled for February 16th. The satellite contains a software defined transponder that will provide a 70cm up, 2m down service plus a range of telemetry, FM, CW and BPSK transmissions. For
details, visit

— RSGB News

4. Codec 2

Codec 2 is an open source alternative to both D-Star and P25 that’s being developed by a group of volunteers all around the world. The idea behind Codec 2 is to provide a single, free, software-based digital voice encode and decode system that would not require any proprietary firmware as is found in most other current digital voice systems. More about Codec 2 is on-line at

— Amateur Radio Newsline

Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager Brad Rodriguez, VE3RHJ.


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