RAC Bulletin for August 27, 2022

Official Bulletin Station for Radio Amateurs of Canada
with this week’s bulletin.

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL NEWS

1.   Fall BasicCourse Registration (Online) is now underway


The course will again be conducted with the assistance of the Annapolis Valley Amateur
Radio Club (AVARC) of Nova Scotia.
This course prepares students for the Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Canada (ISED) Basic Qualification Level Operator Certificate exam.
The course will be held on Sundays and Thursdays commencing on Thursday, September 29
and ending on Sunday, December 4.
Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6 pm to 9 pm (1800 – 2100) Eastern Time and
Sunday afternoons 1 pm to 4 pm (1300 – 1600) Eastern Time.
Classes will be recorded, so occasional absences are not a problem.
Cost: The registration fee for the course is $50 plus GST/HST. The cost of the Basic Study Guide
is extra and an order link will be provided upon completion of payment.
— For more info check out the RAC website.

ONTARIO SECTION NEWS

2.  London Amateur Radio Club Annual Hamfest

Date: Sunday, September 18, 2022
Location: 4939 Hamilton Rd. Dorchester, Ontario
Times: 9am to 12 noon
Cost: Admission – $8   –   Tables and Tailgaiting $7 plus admission
Talk-in frequency: VA3LON 147.060 PL 114.8
Description: Shop and find many things you might want or need.
Book a table and sell some of the things you found while we were all shut down.
See friends you haven’t seen in years.
Email contact: LARChamfest @ gmail.com
Webpage: http://www.larc.ca
— RAC Events Page

ITEMS OF INTEREST

3. Special Event Station 9Y60TT celebrates Trinidad and Tobago independence.


9Y60TT will be marking the 60th anniversary Trinidad and Tobago independence between
the 26th of August and the 2nd of September. Listen on HF as well as the VHF bands where
operators will be using CW, SSB, Slow Scan TV, Digital Modes and Moonbounce.
They will also be making use of satellite contacts and APRS via the International Space Station.
Be listening as well on DMR, C4FM, D-Star and EchoLink. QSLusing LoTW, ClubLog or QRZ.com.

— OHIO PENN DX Newsletter

4.  When all else fails, ham radio doesn’t

Inside Hamilton reports on the amateur radio club that connects Burlington to the world
and beyond. Club members right here in Burlington connect to other operators all over the world
and even to astronauts in the International Space Station. The technology, which continues to
inspire a passionate group of users, has managed to remain relevant even in the era of email and
cellphones due to its reliability.

“When all else fails, ham radio doesn’t, and we saw that just recently in this Rogers thing.
Well, ham radio people were talking to each other,” said Tom Montgomery, a member of the
Burlington Amateur Radio Club.
Formed in 1972, BARC has grown from just six members to a 180-person club. Members are primarily
located within the city, but some hail from much farther away, including one in Abu Dhabi.

Club member Yves Isabelle VA3YVE, who lives in Burlington, said he has made use of his radio on the
other side of the world.

“Just before COVID, the month before we went into lockdown, my wife and I were travelling.
We were in Australia, New Zealand.and I had my little hand-held with me. I was able to use my
hand-held, connect up to a repeater there that was connected to the internet, and I had a
conversation with four guys from the club here in Burlington, from Sydney, Australia,” said Isabelle.

— Read the full story at https://www.insidehalton.com/news-static/2544620-halton-about-us/

This concludes this week’s bulletin.
Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager VA3PC

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