RAC Bulletin 2014-12-27
RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for December 27, 2014 This is V__3____, Official Bulletin Station for Radio Amateurs of Canada, with this week's bulletin NATIONAL NEWS ONTARIO SECTIONS NEWS 1. OPN Seeks Relay Stations The Ontario Phone Net (OPN) is currently seeking stations to carry radiogram traffic to, and bring radiogram traffic from, Ontario municipalities and other radio nets. No special qualifications other than HF privileges are required. Merely check into the OPN, any evening at 7 pm Eastern on 3.745 MHz, and inform the net control station that you have traffic, or can accept traffic for some destination. For further information contact Shawn VE3PSV on-air during the OPN. -- Shawn Gartley, VE3PSV, OPN Net Manager ITEMS OF INTEREST 2. Special Event Station From January 5 to February 4, special event station XM3A will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Maple Leaf Flag. QSL via VE3JO. -- RAC Special Events Database 3. JOTA Participation Down The Boy Scouts of America have released a report on the 2014 Jamboree On The Air. The report shows an across the board decline in participation by Boy Scout Councils, individual Scouts, and by amateur stations. Attendance at JOTA took a big jump in 2012 with 18,566 Scouts and visitors; in 2014 the number fell to 13,326. In 2013, 173 Boy Scout Councils were active; this year only 148. But the news was not all negative. The number of Radio Merit Badges earned is growing. In 2013, there were 7,208. -- Amateur Radio Newsline 4. The Earliest Female Hams "The Mary Sue" website has a story about some of the earliest women in radio. Both amateur and commerical operators are featured, including Canadian Olive Carroll, who was an operator for the Norwegian Merchant Navy. Read it at tinyurl.com/female-hams -- ARRL Contest Update 5. NAQCC Newsletters Available The December newsletter of the North American QRP CW Club has been posted to their website. This and previous issues can be found at www.naqcc.info. The NAQCC open to any licensed radio amateur or shortwave listener (SWL) worldwide with at least some interest in CW/QRP operation. -- NAQCC web site This concludes this week's bulletin. Does anyone require repeats or clarifications? Hearing none, This is V__3____ returning the frequency to net control.