RAC Bulletin 2014-04-05
RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for April 5, 2014
1. Consultation on Federal Regulatory Issues
The Radio Amateurs of Canada meets on a regular basis with Industry
Canada on issues of interest to amateur radio operators. We are
seeking immediate input from amateur radio operators on what issues
should be raised with Industry Canada for resolution.
Send email to rachq (at) rac.ca, or send hardcopy to our office: RAC,
720 Belfast Road, Unit 217, Ottawa, ON, K1G 0Z5. Items raised by
amateurs may be published in the RAC Report with personal
-- Geoff Bawden, VE4BAW, RAC President and Chair
2. RAC Scholarships Available
In 2014 Radio Amateurs of Canada will again be offering scholarships
to young Amateurs who are taking post-secondary schooling in
Electrical, Electronic and Software Engineering. Students in other
fields of study will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The
student must be an Amateur and the deadline for applications is
July 31, 2014.
Details on RAC scholarships and applications can be found at
Scholarships Canada: www.scholarshipscanada.com. Further information
is also available on the RAC Website at: tinyurl.com/rac2014grant
-- Bill Unger, VE3XT, RAC North/East Ontario Regional Director
ONTARIO SECTIONS NEWS
3. OPN Frequency Change
Effective April 6, the Ontario Phone Net will move to 7.065 MHz. The
traffic net meets at 7 pm Eastern Time, 7 days a week. All stations
OPN is also seeking additional net control operators. If you would
like to help out, please contact Shawn VE3PSV on the Ontario Phone
Net, or via NTS message.
-- Shawn Gartley, VE3PSV, OPN Net Manager
4. GLETN Time Change
Effective April 1, the Great Lakes Emergency and Traffic Net is
starting at 8:30 pm Eastern Time, with the pre-net at 8 pm. GLETN
meets every night on 3.932 MHz. All are welcome.
-- Jack Wiswasser WA8IAL, via Shawn VE3PSV
ITEMS OF INTEREST
5. Durham Region Hamfest
The South Pickering ARC and North Shore ARC will hold the 38th Durham
Region Hamfest on Saturday, April 19, at the Pickering Recreation
Complex, 1867 Valley Farm Road, in Pickering. General admission at 9
am; talk-in on VE3SPA repeater, 147.375 (+). For more information
-- RAC Events Database
6. CANWARN Training April 22-26
CANWARN training will be offered on the following dates:
Windsor, April 22, 7 PM, in Caboto Hall at the Caboto Club, 2175
Sarnia, April 23, 7 PM, at the Sarnia Yacht Club, 1220 Fort Street.
London, April 24, 7 PM, at Fanshawe College, Room T1003, Building T.
Free parking at any metered spot after 6 PM.
Hamilton, April 26, 9 AM, in the Nash Auditorium, Wilcox Building,
Chedoke Hospital, 555 Sanatorium Road. Free parking available across
the street from Wilcox Building.
Ottawa, April 26, 9 AM, at the Nepean Sailing Club, 3259 Carling
Ave., in Nepean.
Please RSVP by email to geoff.coulson (at) ec.gc.ca with the session
you plan on attending. For the Sarnia training session, please RSVP
directly to Bill Hoad at bhoad (at) xcelco.on.ca
-- Geoff Coulson, Environment Canada
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