Official Bulletin, RAC Ontario Section

RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for February 19, 2011



1. New EC Appointments

Two new Emergency Coordinators have joined the Ontario ARES team. We welcome Richard Upfield, VA3RMU, representing Brampton/Caledon in the Greater Toronto Area. And also Alan Viitala, VA3AJV, in the Sudbury region.

Both appointees have expressed a strong interest in community service and the development of their local Emergency Communications resources.

— Bob Gammon, VA3RX, Ontario SEC

2. Loyalist District Exercise

Following a the request of the CEMC for Greater Napanee, which lacks an ARES group, the other groups of Loyalist District held a District exercise in Napanee in November 2010. The report of that exercise can now be viewed on the web site, under “Extended Bulletin Articles”.

— Doug Monk VE3ZDG, via Glenn Killam VE3GNA


3. March Special Events

VE3IKV will use the special callsign VX3X to celebrate the 250th World Anniversary of the Veterinary Profession, between March 4th and April 4th. QSL direct to VE3IKV.

VA3RVK will activate speical callsign XL3A from March 11th to April 11th, to celebrate the Parks Canada Centennial . QSL XL3A via VE3AT, direct ( or bureau.

Special event station VE3XR will be active from the Brampton Fall Fairgrounds, from 1300Z to 1600Z on March 26th, for the Ham-Ex Hamfest. They will be active on 3.750, 7.260 and 14.265 MHz SSB (+/- QRM). QSL via VA3QSL, direct or bureau.

— VA3RJ Web Page

4. ARISSat-1 Deployment Postponed

Because of changes in the space walk schedule, the deployment of the ARISSat-1 satellite from the International Space Station, previously scheduled for February 16, has been postponed. ARISSat-1 deployment has been rescheduled to July 2011.

— ARRL Web

Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager Brad Rodriguez, VE3RHJ.


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