Official Bulletin, RAC Ontario Section

RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for March 5, 2011

NATIONAL NEWS

1. RAC Will Be At Dayton

After a long absence, Radio Amateurs of Canada will have a booth at the 2011 Dayton Hamvention, May 20-22 in Dayton, Ohio. RAC is looking for volunteers to help run the booth at the hamfest, and for a Team Leader to organize the event. If you are interested in helping, please call the RAC office at 877-273-8304.

— RAC Blog

ONTARIO SECTION NEWS

2. Ontario Network Merger

Effective Sunday, March 6th, the Ontario IRLP net will combine with the ProCom net to become the new Ontario Provincial Communications Network. The net will operate Sunday and Thursday evenings at 8 pm Eastern Time, and a new format using the EMO District names will be introduced to expedite checkins.

— Bob Gammon, VA3RX, Ontario SEC

3. Sudbury ARES Meeting

An meeting of the Sudbury ARES group is scheduled for March 16, 7 pm, at the EOC in Azilda. Everyone is welcome.

— Stiig Larsen, VE3LBX, DEC Killarney District

ITEMS OF INTEREST

4. Ham-Ex 2011 Hamfest

The Peel and Mississauga Amateur Radio Clubs will hold Ham-Ex 2011 on Saturday, March 26, at the Brampton Fall Fairgrounds, Heart Lake Road and Old School Road, in Brampton. Exhibits open at 8 a.m., flea market at 9 a.m. Talk-in on VE3PRC 146.880 (-) no tone, or VE3MIS 145.430 (-) 103.5 Hz tone. For more information visit http://www.ham-ex.ca

— RAC Events Database

5. Google Science Fair

Hams bewteen the ages of 13 and 18 may want to enter Google’s Global Science Fair. The science project is submitted on-line and will be judged by a panel of teachers. The deadline for submissions is April 4. See http://www.google.com/events/sciencefair for details.

— ARRL Contest Update

6. Working ARISSat-1

David Jordan AA4KN’s excellent article on working ARISSat-1, originally published in the February 2011 issue of QST magazine, is now available for download at tinyurl.com/work-arissat1. It’s a 1.1 MB PDF file. ARISSat-1 will operate from the ISS on April 12, and is scheduled to be deployed in July.

— AMSAT News

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Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager Brad Rodriguez, VE3RHJ

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