RAC Bulletin 2014-11-22
RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for November 22, 2014 This is V__3____, Official Bulletin Station for Radio Amateurs of Canada, with this week's bulletin NATIONAL NEWS ONTARIO SECTIONS NEWS ITEMS OF INTEREST 1. My DX Summit website The new "My DX Summit" website is now live. It replaces the old "DX Summit" website, using the same URL, www.dxsummit.fi. The new site has been undergoing some beta testing and last-minute tweaking over the past few weeks. It incorporates a number of features, including a handy propagation tool. -- ARRL Web 2. AMSAT 20 Metre Net The AMSAT 20M International net has undergone some changes. Effective 9 November, the net starts with check-ins at 1900 UTC on 14.282 MHz, and proceeds with Satellite Q&A and other topics. The weekly AMSAT Bulletin Titles will be read and an offer will be made to read or discuss specific bulletins by request. Check-ins are encouraged from operators that are new to the satellites or ham radio. The net usually ends by 2000 UTC. -- AMSAT News 3. December is YOTA Month During the entire month of December, stations in many countries will be on the air with the YOTA (Youngsters On The Air) suffix. YOTA is a fast-growing event, with more youngsters asking to participate every week. By making YOTA popular we can all help to get youngsters active in ham radio. YOTA stations will be trying to make lots of contacts, so take this opportunity to connect young operators in their teens and 20s with their peers on the air. YOTA is not limited to Europe only -- this will be the first worldwide YOTA event. For more information visit www.ham-yota.org -- Southgate ARC News, and QST Magazine 4. Real Time Band Conditions Website A new website, www.bandconditions.com, provides up-to-the-minute HF band condition information to amateur radio operators. The data is based on a new Ionospheric Sounding method called "H F Ionospheric Interferometry" which operates very similarly to the PolSAR system used by NASA. Reports are generated and uploaded to the web server every 30 seconds. -- Amateur Radio Newsline 5. Radio Prepares for War U.S. Public Radio station WSHU has a series of online articles about vintage radio. Recent articles include "Radio Prepares for War", in two parts, about the development of the National HRO and the BC-348. Find them at www.wshu.org/term/vintage-radio-0 -- ARRL Contest Update This concludes this week's bulletin. Does anyone require repeats or clarifications? Hearing none, This is V__3____ returning the frequency to net control.