RAC Bulletin 2014-12-27

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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



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


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

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
Hearing none, This is V__3____ returning the frequency to net control.