Official Bulletin, RAC Ontario Section

RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for April 16, 2011

NATIONAL NEWS

ONTARIO SECTION NEWS

1. CANWARN Training, April 30 – May 5

CANWARN training will be offered near Orillia on April 30th, at 9 AM, at the Rama Community Hall, 5950 Rama Road, in Rama (across the street from CasinoRama).
Also on May 5th in Peterborough, at 7 PM, in the lower level boardroom of the Peterborough Public Library, 345 Aylmer St. North.
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

ITEMS OF INTEREST

2. International Marconi Day

International Marconi Day is a 24-hour amateur radio event held each year to celebrate the Marconi’s birthday, 25 April 1874. For this year only, the event is on a different date, April 30, from 0000 to 2359 UTC. This is because the usual date would have fallen on Easter weekend. For more information visit http://www.gb4imd.org.uk

— Amateur Radio Newsline

3. Royal Wedding Special Prefixes

At the request of the Radio Society of Great Britain, Ofcom will issue special temporary call signs that British amateurs may use from April 29 through May 9, commemorating the marriage of HRH Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton. UK hams who apply for these special call signs will be using prefixes GR, MR and 2R.

— ARRL Web

4. CRAQ Special Event

From May 1st to 31st, special event station VC2CQ85 will be celebrating the 85th Anniversary of Club Radio Amateur de Québec (CRAQ). Operation will be by scheduled volunteers with their personal stations. QSL via VE2CQ. For more information visit http://www.craq.qc.ca

— RAC Events Database

5. ARRL Video Contest Winners

Congratulations to Stan Leschinsky, VE3TW, and Bert Almemo, VE3OUB, both of Scarborough, who took third place in the ARRL Video Contest. You can see their video about operating VE3CCO in the 2010 CQ WW 160 Contest, and the other winners, at http://www.arrl.org/winners

— The ARRL Letter

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Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager Brad Rodriguez, VE3RHJ.

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