RAC Bulletin 2014-02-15
RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for February 15, 2014
1. Industry Canada's Antenna Policy
On February 5th, Industry Canada's Minister announced that changes
would be made to "Cell Tower Placement Rules". The governing
document is CPC-2-0-03, which also regulates amateur radio antennas.
RAC will request that no changes be made that would negatively
affect the amateur radio antenna installations currently in place.
RAC does not believe this policy change announcement was generated
by problems caused by the amateur radio community. RAC further
believes the current 15m height has worked well for several years.
We will provide regular updates as the situation warrants.
-- RAC Bulletin Serice
ONTARIO SECTIONS NEWS
ITEMS OF INTEREST
2. Winter 2014 5 MHz Newsletter
The Winter 2014 edition of the 5 MHz Newsletter is now available for
download. Download it in PDF format at tinyurl.com/o26huzb (Oscar
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-- Amateur Radio Newsline
3. Winter 2014 Radio Waves Newsletter
The Winter 2014 edition of Radio Waves, ARRL's e-newsletter for
instructors and teachers, is now available. Download the PDF file at
tinyurl.com/lmja6ge (Lima Mike Juliet Alpha Six Golf Echo).
Radio Waves aims to provide information that will help educators and
instructors with licensing or classroom instruction and to share
experiences and stories of other instructors and teachers that may
offer ideas for you to incorporate in your own activities.
-- ARRL Web
4. QSOMap Web Site
QSOmap is a web site that will take ADIF or LoTW logs and create a
world map with pins. You can also apply various filters such as
band, mode, and so forth. Find it at www.qsomap.org
-- ARRL Contest Update
5. Send Your Name to the Asteroid Bennu
NASA is inviting people around the world to submit their names to be
etched on a microchip aboard a spacecraft headed to the asteroid
Bennu in 2016. Your name will ride to the asteroid, spend 500 days
there, and return in the Sample Return Capsule to Earth in 2023.
Plus your name will be on the spacecraft, which will remain in
space after the return.
The deadline to submit names online is Sept. 30, 2014, at
www.planetary.org/bennu. You can also print a certificate of
-- AMSAT News