RAC Bulletin 2014-05-10

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RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for May 10, 2014


1. New 472-479 kHz allocation

Canadian amateurs are now authorized to use the 472-479 kHz band.
Operations are subject to the international footnotes in Industry
Canada's April 2014 Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations, which
limit power to 5 watts EIRP except in certain areas within 800 km of
certain other countries.

The RAC 0-30 MHz Band Planning Committee will be proposing a suitable
plan to enable best use of this very narrow band. Comments and
suggestions may be emailed to the committee via rachq (at) rac.ca.

-- RAC Bulletin Service

2. March 2014 Council Meeting

The proceedings of the March 19 Section Managers Monthly Meeting have
been posted to the RAC website. You can download the PDF file at

-- RAC Web Page


3. Orillia CANWARN Training

CANWARN training will be offered near Orillia on May 24, 9 AM, at the
Rama Fire Hall, 7454 Willams Road, in Rama.

Please RSVP by email to geoff.coulson (at) ec.gc.ca with the session
you plan on attending.

-- Geoff Coulson, Environment Canada


4. VX9MOSKVA Special Event

From May 24 to June 22, special event callsign VX9MOSKVA will
commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the historic Iluyushin DB-3
"Moskva" Flight, from Moscow to Miscou Island, New Brunswick. QSL
via VE9GFD.

-- RAC Special Events Database

5. AMSAT Field Day rules available

The 2014 AMSAT Field Day rules are now available online at
www.amsat.org, under the "Events" menu.

-- ARRL Contest Update

6. Voice of Russia QRT

After months of conflicting reports, the Voice of Russia permanently
ended its shortwave broadcasts at the end of March. As with many
other government broadcasters, the Voice of Russia cited budgetary
problems as the reason for ending its shortwave broadcasts.

-- CQ News Service