RAC Bulletin 2014-04-12

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RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for April 12, 2014


1. RAC Response to Antenna Siting Changes

Radio Amateurs of Canada has issued a formal response to
the proposed Amendments to Industry Canada's Antenna Tower Siting
Procedures. You can read RAC's letter, in PDF format, at

-- RAC Bulletin Service

2. Recognition of Vernon Ikeda

Radio Amateurs of Canada would like to recognize Vernon Ikeda
VE2MBS/VE2QQ for his contributions as a very dedicated and key
volunteer for RAC. Vern was our Blog/RAC E-News/Web News Bulletin
Editor and also managed the RAC twitter account.

Volunteering for RAC is a crucial endeavor that continues to provide
everyone with the services they expect. Vern was no exception to this
and we recognize his dedication to RAC; always exercising utmost
attention to detail and quality in his work. On behalf of everyone
at RAC, Thank you Vern!

-- Geoff Bawden VE4BAW, RAC President and Chairman



3. Ontario QSO Party Request

The 17th Annual Ontario QSO Party will be held on the third full
weekend of April 2014, from 1800Z April 19 to 0500Z April 20, and
1200Z to 1800Z April 20. For the full set of rules, contest
exchange, frequencies, modes, and categories, see

This year several California contest clubs are challenging each other
to win the "out of province" awards. If you plan to participate,
please send an e-mail to va3pc (at) rac.ca with your city/county/
district activation plans. Even if you are only going to be on for a
couple hours, you could be the rare multiplier someone needs. Hope
to hear you on the air.

-- Paul Caccamo, VA3PC, Ontario North OBM

4. International Marconi Day

A few dozen special event stations will take to the air April 26,
0000 UTC to 2359 UTC, to commemorate International Marconi Day (IMD).
This event is held annually to celebrate the birth of Guglielmo
Marconi on April 15, 1874.

IMD is not a contest; it is an opportunity for amateurs around the
world to contact historic Marconi sites using HF communications. An
award certificate is available. All stations planning to participate
are urged to register on the IMD 2014 website, www.gb4imd.com

-- ARRL Web

5. Free ATV magazine CQ-DATV

The new April issue of CQ-DATV magazine, number 10, is now available
as a free download from www.cq-datv.mobi. It is published in Mobi,
ePub, and AZW3 ebook formats, plus PDF for those who want to read it
on a PC. Older issues are also available.

Although the site is called "DATV," to avoid confusion with All
Terrain Vehicles, they cover all aspects of Amateur Television, both
digital and analog.

-- CQ-DATV web site

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