RAC Bulletin 2014-12-13
RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for December 13, 2014 This is V__3____, Official Bulletin Station for Radio Amateurs of Canada, with this week's bulletin NATIONAL NEWS 1. RAC Announces 2014 Scholarships Radio Amateurs of Canada has granted three academic scholarships for 2014. The recipients are Ms. Sonja Andersson, VA7SAA attending British Columbia Institute of Technology, Mr. Russell Walter, VA3WTR attending Sheridan College, Institute of Technology, and Mr. Brad Lane, VE9BML, attending the University of New Brunswick. Look for more information on each of these recipients in an upcoming issue of TCA and the RAC Report. -- RAC Blog ONTARIO SECTIONS NEWS 2. OPN Seeks Net Controllers The Ontario Phone Net is seeking Net Control Stations. Shifts are available on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday. No special qualifications are required. If you would like to help out, please contact Shawn VE3PSV on the Ontario Phone Net or via NTS message, or any OPN Net Control operator. OPN meets every day at 7 pm Eastern Time, on 3.745 MHz LSB. -- Shawn Gartley, VE3PSV, OPN Net Manager ITEMS OF INTEREST 3. Sir John A McDonald Special Events From January 1 to January 31, two special event stations will commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Sir John A Macdonald. The Kingston Amateur Radio Club will operate VG3SJAM; for more information see ve3kbr.com/karc/vg3sjam.htm. QSL via VA3KGB. The Delta Amateur Radio Society will operate VC7SJAM. Visit www.deltaamateurradio.com for information. QSL via VE7CUS. -- RAC Events Database 4. AMSAT Straight Key Night You are cordially invited to participate in Straight Key Night on OSCAR 2015. Participation in AMSAT SKN on OSCAR is easy and fun. Just operate CW, using a straight key or non-electronic "bug," through any amateur satellite between 0000 and 2400 UTC on January 1, 2015. There is no need to send in a log, but all participants are asked to nominate someone they worked for "Best Fist." -- AMSAT News 5. SpinSat Now in Orbit The US Naval Research Laboratory SpinSat satellite was successfully deployed from the International Space Station on November 28. The 22-inch diameter sphere carries a 2 W 9600 bps AX.25 packet radio store-and-forward system on 437.230 MHz. SpinSat is powered by primary batteries only, and is expected to last up to 6 months. -- AMSAT 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.