RAC Bulletin 2015-05-16

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RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for May 16, 2015

This is V__3____, Official Bulletin Station for Radio Amateurs of
Canada, with this week's bulletin



Ham radio continues to provide service to the people of Nepal in the
wake of the devastating earthquake that hit
last month. A second large quake hit this week in the northern part of
Operations are taking place on a number of frequencies in the 40, 20 and
15 meter bands with 9N1SP and 9N1AJ
providing the Nepal end of the radio link.

9N3AA and 9N1SD have started operating from the hard to reach rural
areas of Nepal. Other operators are reported
on their way to other devastated regions with some expected to take to
the airways by the time you hear this newscast.
Also, a repeater donated by the group CAN-USA that had been held up by
Nepal's customs is now released and
ready for deployment. It will compliment the current 9N1KS 70
centimeter to 2 meter cross-band repeater set up in 2012.
Many countries' radio amateurs remain active in the area as Nepal has
very few licensed amateur radio operators,
which is why hams from other countries have traveled to provide their help.

-- Amateur Radio Newsline

2. Location of May 23rd Ontario Section RAC meeting announced.

In conjunction with the semi-annual RAC Planning Meeting, the
Mississauga Amateur Radio Club and Peel Amateur
Radio Club are co-hosting a Public Meeting to give RAC members and
interested radio amateurs an opportunity
to meet members of the RAC executive and Board and consider RAC's
activities and future directions.

This open meeting will take place Saturday evening May 23 in the Quality
Suites Toronto Airport Hotel from
7pm to 9pm. Those who cannot attend in person can participate in a
webcast by registering with the
RAC Office at rachq @ rac.ca
The next RAC public meeting will be the Annual General Meeting in July
at the Saskatchewan Hamfest in
Martensville from July 3 to 5, 2015.

More information is available at http://wp.rac.ca under the "news" banner.

-- Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA - Director, North and East Ontario


3. Canwarn training - Week of May 31st to Jun 6th.

June 2 – 7 PM – Oakville – 1151 Bronte Road – North Auditorium
– due to construction parking will be on the north side of building only.
- RSVP to bepreparedhalton@halton.ca


4. Explaining Standing Waves:

When K0NR teaches the Technician License Class, he provides a simple
explanation of Standing Wave Ratio (SWR) that
emphasizes the concept of impedance matching.

HamRadioNow just republished this video of an excellent standing wave
demonstration by Bill Hays, AE4QL.
Bill actually goes well beyond just standing waves and shows some
antenna and transmission line theory as well.
The first 35 minutes of the video explain standing waves.

Posted by K0NR - follow the link at http://www.k0nr.com
or Full link:

This concludes this week's bulletin. Does anyone require repeats or
Hearing none, This is V__3____ returning the frequency to net control.