Official Bulletin, RAC Ontario Section

RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for April 9, 2011

NATIONAL NEWS

1. Development of a Canadian Field Organization

At its second meeting held on 13 January, the RAC Field Services Council approved in principle an ARES Training Management System.
The Council’s working groups are developing an updated mission statement for ARES, and a training Specification. While the focus is initially on modernizing the ARES, ultimately this will be expanded to all roles within the RAC Field Organization. For more details read the full announcement at http://www.rac.ca/en/news/bulletins/2011/8

— RAC Bulletin Service

ONTARIO SECTION NEWS

2. Kitchener CANWARN Training, April 27

CANWARN training will be offered in Kitchener on April 27, at Bingemans Conference Centre, Ballroom E, 425 Bingemans Centre Drive.

If you will be attending a CANWARN training session, please send an email to Geoff.Coulson (at) ec.gc.ca, so that he can reserve space.

— Environment Canada

3. Eastern Ontario Mutual Aid Exercise

The Eastern Ontario (Seaway/Capital) ARES District will hold an ARES Mutual Aid exercise on April 16th in Ottawa. This will be similar to last year’s exercise, but with a focus on the staging area with receiving relief operators.

This will be the last exercise conducted by District officials. Henceforth, ARES groups will be expected to conduct their own exercises, locally or with neighboring ARES groups. We hope that all ARES groups will become proficient with the District Mutual Aid Program, to invoke or respond to a call for support.

— Michael Hickey, VE3IPC, Seaway/Capital District EC

ITEMS OF INTEREST

4. AMSAT Now Accepting Credit from RAC CANADAWARD

AMSAT Director Contests and Awards, Bruce Paige, KK5DO has announced, “In keeping up with technology and limiting duplication of work, AMSAT Awards will now accept a scanned copy the Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) CANADAWARD for satellites as proof of working the 13 valid Canadian entities.”

— AMSAT News Service

5. Bell System Technical Journal Online

Alcatel-Lucent, the owner of Bell Labs, has made the entire Bell System Technical Journal archive, from 1922 to 1983, available on-line. Some of the most fundamental work in modern electronics, communications, and computers was originally published there. The web site is bstj.bell-labs.com

— AMSAT News Service

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Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager Brad Rodriguez, VE3RHJ.

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