RAC Bulletin 2015-04-18
RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for April 18, 2015 This is V__3____, Official Bulletin Station for Radio Amateurs of Canada, with this week's bulletin NATIONAL NEWS 1. Incident Command System Training ARES under direction from their respective SMs, offers support to municipalities across Canada in providing a back-up communications capability for the municipal emergency management team. Some of these municipalities or served agencies use ICS and where that exists, there could be a request that ARES radio operators be trained at least to the ICS-100 / 200 levels in order to be familiar with its concepts. RAC does not have the resources nor is it structured to offer in-house ICS training. In Ontario, there is online training available at the emergencymanagementontario.ca website for IMS100 which is functionally equivalent to the ICS-100 course mentioned above. ONTARIO SECTIONS NEWS 2. Canwarn training - Week of May 3rd to May 9th. May 4 – 6 PM – Kingston – City Library ; 935 Gardiners Road May 6 – 6:30 PM – Ottawa – Greenboro Community Centre ; 363 Lorry Greenberg Drive May 7 – 7 PM – Waterloo – Adult Recreation Centre ; 185 King St South May 9 – 9 AM – Hamilton – Nash Auditorium, Wilcox Building, Chedoke Hospital, Sanatorium Road in Hamilton, free parking across from Wilcox building May 9 – 9 AM – Frontenac County – Frontenac County Building ; Frontenac Room, 2069 Battersea Road, Glenburnie please RSVP to canwarn.ontario @ ec.gc.ca if you plan to attend these sessions. ITEMS OF INTEREST 3. SOUTH AFRICA HAMS GAIN FULL KILOWATT PRIVLEGE Hams in South Africa have been granted a transmit power increase to a full kilowatt. For decades the maximum South Africa output power was limited to 400 watts peak envelope. A workgroup was established to campaign for higher power. After negotiating for several years, South African telecommunications authorities were satisfied that the call was well motivated. The updated regulation was then published in the South African Government Gazette and the new 1 kilowatt output power privilege became effective on April 1st. (ZS6FDX) 4. FOUR DAYS IN MAY QRP CONFERENCE IN OHIO Four Days in May is the annual conference of the QRP Amateur Radio Club International that takes place May 14th through the 16th in parallel with the Dayton Hamvention. This gathering is open to everyone and should appeal to anyone interested in home brewed antennas, portable operation, Arduino and more. Seminars begin on Thursday May 14th. Friday May 15th features a late afternoon Build-a-thon this year constructing four pieces of test gear. Saturday May 16th will host the Four Days In May Grand Banquet with awards and prizes being given. Bus service to and from the Hamvention will be available. The venue this year is the in Holiday Inn Fairborn just to the East of Dayton Ohio. Details are on the web at www.qrparci.org/fdim This concludes this week's bulletin. Does anyone require repeats or clarifications? Hearing none, This is V__3____ returning the frequency to net control.