Official Bulletin, RAC Ontario Section

RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for March 12, 2011

NATIONAL NEWS

1. Japan Earthquake Response Frequencies

Japan Amateur Radio League Regional HQ station JA7RL is now involved in emergency communication to support rescue and disaster relief, using 40 metres, 2 metres, and 70 cm. HF frequencies in use include 7.030, 7.043, and 7.075 MHz. Please also keep clear the IARU Region III Emergency Center of Activity frequencies of 3.600, 7.110, 14.300, 18.160 and 21.360 MHz. Other frequencies reported in use are 7.130, 14.230 and 21.230 MHz.

— Southgate ARC News and ARRL Web

2. Communications Academy 2011

Registration is now open for Communications Academy 2011 to be held on April 16-17 at South Seattle Community College, in Seattle, Washington. The theme this year is “Bringing Professionalism to Amateur Emergency Communications”. All interested hams are welcome. For more information go to the Communications Academy web site,
http://www.commacademy.org.

— RAC Bulletin Service

ONTARIO SECTION NEWS

3. OPN Time Change

Effective Sunday March 13th, the Ontario Phone Net will start at 7 p.m. Eastern time. This follows the change to Daylight Savings Time, to keep the net at 2300 UTC.

— Ian Cope VE3HMS, OPN Net Manager

4. NTS Discussion March 19

On Saturday, March 19th, Shawn VE3PSV will lead an on-air discussion immediately following the 6:45 pm Laurentian Net on 3.755 MHz. Topics will include an introduction to NTS traffic handling, and a new Silent Key reporting procedure. All are welcome to participate.

— Shawn Gartley, VE3PSV

ITEMS OF INTEREST

5. Iroquois Fleamarket

The Iroquois Amateur Radio Club will hold its 15th annual fleamarket on Saturday, April 2, at the Iroquois Civic Center. Take exit 738 from the 401. Admission for buyers is free. Open to the public at 9 am; talk-in on 145.29 (-) or if problems 146.97 (-), 100 Hz tone.

— RAC Events Database

6. Canada Winter Contest Logs Received

A summary of the RAC Canada Winter Contest logs received is now posted at http://www.rac.ca/en/rac/programmes/contests. Please contact contest chairman Sam, VE5SF, email canadawinter (at) rac (dot) ca, if you have questions, concerns, or feel there have been errors in the category assigned to your contest entry.

— ARRL Contest Update

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Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager Brad Rodriguez, VE3RHJ.

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