RAC Bulletin 2014-08-23

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RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for August 23, 2014


1. RAC Email Bulletins

RAC would like to encourage more people to subscribe to the RAC email
Bulletin System. This is a very efficient tool that lets you receive,
directly to your email inbox, time sensitive and important news from
the Amateur Radio Community and RAC. To subscribe, visit
rac.eton.ca/racbullemail.htm. If you require any assistance in
signing up, please contact RAC.

-- The RAC Report



2. Lindsay Swapmeet

The Victoria Haliburton Amateur Radio Association will hold its
annual Swap Meet on Saturday, September 13, at the Masonic Temple, 10
Ridout Street, in Lindsay. General admission is free, and starts at
8 am. Talk-in on VE3LNZ repeater 147.195 (+). For more information
visit www.vhara.ca

-- RAC Events Database

3. Ottawa ARISS Contact

On August 13, a successful contact was made between Canada Science
and Technology Museum Summer Day Camps in Ottawa, and Astronaut
Alexander Gerst KF5ONO using callsign OR4ISS on the International
Space Station. The contact was telebridged via IK1SLD, and lasted
about nine and a half minutes. The ARISS Mentor was VE3TBD.

-- AMSAT News

4. Dutch WebSDR back on line

After nearly two years off-line, the Dutch WebSDR is available once
again, at tinyurl.com/nl-websdr. The Software Defined Receiver
makes the entire HF spectrum visible on a single waterfall display.
No log in is required but your browser must support either Java or
HTML5. To tune to a specific frequency, type it in and hit Enter.
Click the Zoom In and Zoom Out buttons to change the spread of the

-- ARRL Contest Update

5. Ham Radio Around the Moon

A lunar flyby with a ham radio payload transmitting JT65B mode on
145.990 MHz is expected to take place toward the end of this year,
giving earthbound radio amateurs the opportunity to receive "lunar
DX" as the payload flies around the Moon.

China has announced plans to launch a lunar orbiter carrying a 14 kg
battery-powered payload known as 4M-LXS. Signals from the Amateur
Radio payload can be decoded using the free WSJT software.

The launch is planned for 4th quarter 2014. The orbiter will be
launched into Lunar Transfer Orbit and then perform a lunar flyby
before re-entering Earth’s atmosphere after 9 days.

-- ARRL Web and AMSAT UK