Official Bulletin, RAC Ontario Section

RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for March 26, 2011


1. Tsunami and the Pacific Coast of the Americas

After the Tsunami which originated by the Japan Earthquake on Friday, March 11, 2011, several American countries began to issue warnings to their populations located near the Pacific Coast. A report of the amateur radio response can be found on the RAC Blog,

— RAC Bulletin Service


2. New EC for Peterborough

William Carew,VE3MEW has become the new EC for the Peterborough City and County Region in the Severn District. Bill has recently completed the RAC CEC examination and is an active member of the Peterborough ARC. Two new Assitant EC’s, VE3BLM and VE3IQZ, will assist Bill with Municipal planning and coordination in this newly appointed role.

— Bob Gammon, VA3RX, Ontario SEC

3. CANWARN Training, April 12-13

The 2011 schedule of CANWARN training will begin with the following locations:

Sarnia, April 12th, 7 PM, at the Kinsmen Centre, Oakroom Room, 656 Lakeshore Road.

London, April 13th, 7 PM, at the 4 Points Sheraton Hotel, 1150 Wellington Road.

If you are planning to attend a CANWARN training session, please send an email to Geoff.Coulson (at), so that he can plan each session accordingly. The unofficial list of 2011 sessions can be seen at

— Environment Canada, and Ontario Science Centre ARC


4. ARISSat-1 active on April 12

ARISSat-1, still inside the International Space Station, will be activated using an external antenna on April 12, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s first manned space flight. AMSAT will support this event and issue certificates to those stations reporting reception of the ARISSat-1 signals. For more information on Yuri’s Night visit; for more about ARISSat-1 visit

— AMSAT News

5. Ontario QSO Party April 16-17

The Ontario QSO Party will be held from 1800Z April 16 to 0500Z April 17, and 1200Z to 1800Z April 17. Stations outside Ontario make as many contacts with Ontario stations as possible. Ontario stations contact as many stations as possible both in Ontario and world-wide. Each Ontario county is a multiplier. For more information visit

— Contest Club Ontario

6. WWV Survey

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Time and Frequency Division, is conducting an online survey to learn more about its users. Their services include WWV, WWVH, WWVB, and the Internet Time Service. Canadians are welcome to complete the survey, which you will find at

— ARRL Web

Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager Brad Rodriguez, VE3RHJ.


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