RAC Bulletin 2014-12-20
RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for December 20, 2014 This is V__3____, Official Bulletin Station for Radio Amateurs of Canada, with this week's bulletin NATIONAL NEWS ONTARIO SECTIONS NEWS 1. New NTS EAS Chair Joe Ames W3JY has been elected as the National Traffic System's new Eastern Area Staff Chair effective January 1, 2015. Outgoing chair Marcia Forde KW1U will continue on the staff as TCC Director for Eastern Area Cycle 2. For traffic handling purposes, Ontario is considered part of the Eastern Area. -- Marcia Forde KW1U, via Glenn Killam VE3GNA ITEMS OF INTEREST 2. The Imitation Game If you go out to see The Imitation Game this month -- a film based on the life of World War II codebreaker Alan Turing -- keep an eye open for vintage HRO and AR88 receivers. Those receivers were loaned by British radio amateurs, after filmmakers asked the Radio Society of Great Britain and The Old Radios Team for help. See more at www.oldradios.biz, click on the "Imitation Game" link. -- RSGB News and Old Radios web page 3. Cross-Border ARES Exercise in Maine On the morning of December 13, Maine ARES convened a 40 meter "cross-borders" net on 7262 kHz to test the communication paths for that band and time for operators in Maine, New Hampshire, and the bordering Canadian provinces. Maine ARES Section Emergency Coordinator Phil Duggan, N1EP said the net attracted 33 check-ins from New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Several state and provincial ARES members and emergency coordinators participated. Similar events are planned for the future. -- ARRL ARES E-Letter 4. FAR Scholarship Applications Open The non-profit Foundation for Amateur Radio is now accepting applications for 2015 scholarships. These are available to licensed radio amateurs who are enrolled, or have been accepted for enrollment, at an accredited university, college or technical school. Several of the scholarships are available to Canadian students. Applications are due by March 30, 2015. For more information, or to apply on-line, visit www.farweb.org -- ARRL Web This concludes this week's bulletin. Does anyone require repeats or clarifications? Hearing none, This is V__3____ returning the frequency to net control.