RAC Bulletin 2014-09-13
RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for September 13, 2014 This is V__3____, Official Bulletin Station for Radio Amateurs of Canada, with this week's bulletin NATIONAL NEWS 1. RAC 60m Proposal Accepted Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased report that the CPC, Industry Canada's consultative committee, has accepted the RAC proposal to establish a 60m allocation for amateurs. It proposes two 25 KHz band segments for amateurs: 5330 - 5355 kHz and 5405 - 5430 kHz. Amateur access would be on a non-interfering, secondary basis. This proposal will be tabled at the CITEL (ITU Region 2 countries minus Cuba) meetings in Mexico next month, to be considered as the CITEL position going in to the 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC15), where the final decision will be made. -- RAC Bulletin Service ONTARIO SECTIONS NEWS 2. OPN Needs SET Operators The Ontario Phone Net is seeking Net Control Stations for the Simulated Emergency Test on Saturday October 4th. The OPN will operate from 10 am to 3 pm, and again from 7 pm to 9 pm, on 7.065 MHz SSB. Operators are needed for one-hour shifts. Volunteers are also needed throughout Ontario to serve as relay stations, in case of poor band conditions. If you can help, as NCS or relay station, please contact OPN manager Shawn VE3PSV, or any regular OPN net control station. OPN meets daily at 7 pm Eastern time on 7.065 MHz. -- Shawn Gartley, VE3PSV, OPN Net Manager ITEMS OF INTEREST 3. Hamilton Swapmeet The Hamilton Amateur Radio Club will hold its annual Hamfest on Saturday, October 4, in the Old School Building at the Ancaster Fair Grounds, 630 Trinity Road, Ancaster. This is at the south-west corner of highways #52 and #53, just west of Ancaster. Note this is a different building from previous years. General admission at 9 am; talk-in on VE3NCF repeater, 146.76 (-), 131.8 Hz tone. For more information visit www.hamiltonarc.ca -- RAC Events Database 4. Free Online Magazines The September 2014 issue of the free amateur television magazine CQ-DATV is now available for download. You can download it as a PDF file at tinyurl.com/cq-datv-september. Also, volume 2 issue 1 of the free radio astronomy publication RAGazine is now available for download. You can download this and previous issues at tinyurl.com/ragazine. -- Amateur Radio Newsline and Southgate ARC News This concludes this week's bulletin. Does anyone require repeats or clarifications? Hearing none, This is V__3____ returning the frequency to net control.