RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for November 19, 2022
Bulletin Station for Radio Amateurs of Canada with this week’s bulletin.
1. Youth On The Air Comes to Canada!
The next Youth on the Air Camp for the Americas has been scheduled for July 16-21, 2023
at Carleton University in Ottawa. A team of RAC volunteers will serve as the local host.
Youth On The Air (YOTA) is a program for and by young Amateur Radio operators in the
Americas, closely modelled after the Youngsters On The Air program in Region 1 (Europe,
Africa and Middle East) of the International Amateur Radio Union. The goal of the program
is to build skills and foster lasting friendships and mentors with younger Amateurs.
Youth On The Air Camp is for Amateur Radio operators between the ages of 15 to 25.
A total of 30 campers will be accepted. Applicants must be certified Amateur Radio
operators residing in North, Central or South America between the ages of 15 and 25.
Applications begin December 1, 2022. Applications submitted by January 15, 2023 and
first-time attendees will be given priority. We will accept applications through May 31, 2023.
Info: YOTA Camp 2023 – https://youthontheair.org/ottawa2023/
— RAC Website
ONTARIO SECTION NEWS
ITEMS OF INTEREST
2. The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency – Emergency Management Institute
offer a new online study course titled, Preparing the Nation for Space Weather Events.
The course explains the levels of response the government uses in regard to these events. It would
be a good training course for any ham to gain a better understanding of how space weather affects
communications here on Earth. It takes about 2 hours to complete online.
A FEMA student ID is required, and is free from the EMI website.
More Info at – https://training.fema.gov/is/courseoverview.aspx?code=IS-66&lang=en
— Thanks to ARES Letter
3. Shortages Prompt Raspberry Pi to Prioritize Commercial Customers
Although the Raspberry Pi Foundation has been producing 500,000 units each month, supplies
still haven’t been enough to meet demand. Demand for the small computer is so high the
Raspberry Pi Foundation has been prioritizing orders for commercial and industrial customers
over retail sales to individual consumers.
That means the Raspberry Pi 4 will likely remain in short supply at retailers, making the hobbyist
computer difficult to obtain at normal prices.
— from an article in PCmag.com
4. The Transatlantic Centenary Tests (Dec 1 to 31, 2022)
The RSGB are hosting, The Transatlantic Centenary Tests, on the HF bands to commemorate
the centenary of the achievement of Amateur Transatlantic communication held between 1921 and 1923.
24 December 1922 was when the very first amateur signal from Europe was heard in North America;
from the RSGB station (G)5WS which was established at Wandsworth in South London.
Unlike the tests of the 1920s, which mostly consisted of one-way communication, the 2022 tests will
encourage world-wide two-way communication with UK based stations. We want to showcase
amateur radio in 2022 to celebrate this milestone in the history of the hobby.
Special stations will be activated from the UK using original RSGB call signs from the 1920s but using
state-of-the-art modern radio equipment.
These historic call signs are being activated by RSGB members and Clubs, using G5WS, G5AT,
G6XX, G6ZZ and G3DR (England), GM5WS (Scotland), GW5WS (Wales), GU5WS (Guernsey),
GD5WS (Isle of Man), GJ5WS (Jersey) and GI5WS (Northern Ireland).
— Info: https://rsgb.org/main/activity/transatlantic-tests/tct/rules/
This concludes this week’s bulletin.
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