RAC Bulletin 2014-03-08

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RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for March 8, 2014
1. IC Proposes Changes to Antenna Siting Protocol
Industry Canada has released a consultation document proposing
changes to CPC-2-0-03, the Antenna Siting Protocol. The proposal
would remove the 15m tower exemption for "broadcasting undertakings
and telecommunications carriers" but would preserve the exemption
for radio amateurs, as RAC had urged last month.
The consultation document proposes a number of other small changes,
and RAC will look closely at these before completing its comments.
The deadline for comments is 31 March 2014.  The consultation
document can be found at tinyurl.com/sf10786 (Sierra Foxtrot One Zero
Seven Eight Six)
-- RAC Bulletin Service
2. RAC supports nomination of Tim Ellam for IARU Presidency
The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), of which RAC is a
member society, has nominated Timothy S. Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA and Ole
Garpstead, LA2RR, for president and vice-president, respectively,
for a five-year term beginning May 9, 2014.  They are currently
serving a five year term in those positions.
At the February 20th, 2014 meeting the RAC board directed the
president to vote for the reelection of these individuals. 
-- RAC Bulletin Service
3. RAC Facebook Page
RAC has a Facebook group with almost 2800 members.  You can join at
tinyurl.com/rac-facebook.  You must be a Facebook member to join.
-- RAC Twitter Feed
4. FAR Scholarship Applications Open
The Foundation for Amateur Radio is accepting applications for
scholarships for the 2014-2015 school year. Licensed Radio Amateurs
who compete for these awards must be planning to pursue a full time
course of studies beyond high school and be enrolled, or have been
accepted for enrollment, at an accredited university, college or
technical school.  Non-US residents are eligible to apply for some of
the scholarships.
The application deadline is April 15.  For additional information and
an application form, visit www.farweb.org
-- ARRL Web
5. Amateur Satellites Deployed
Five Amateur Radio CubeSats have been deployed into orbit from the
International Space Station: LithuanicaSAT-1, Litsat-1, ArduSat-2,
UAPSAT, and Chasqui-1.  For information visit www.amsat.org.
Also, seven Japanese Amateur Radio satellites launched successfully
from the Yoshinobu Launch Complex on February 27. They include the
TelkyoSat-3, ITF-1, and ShindaiSat-1.  For information visit
-- ARRL Web