RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for January 21, 2023

RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for January 21, 2023

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


1.   Orlando HamCation Presents Its 2023 Award Winners

Just a month ahead of its big event in Florida, Orlando HamCation® has announced the 2023
HamCation Award winners.
Ken Lyons, KN4MDJ, and Jim Storms, AB8YK, are the 2023 recipients of the Carole Perry
Educator of the Year Award. The award is given to individuals who have made outstanding
contributions to educating and advancing youth in amateur radio.

John Bigley, N7UR, is the 2023 HamCation recipient of the Gordon West Ambassador of the
Year Award. This is the first time the award has been presented. The award honors its namesake,
Gordon West, WB6NOA, in honor of his contributions to the amateur radio community.

Orlando Hamcation has been sponsored by the Orlando Amateur Radio Club since 1946, and
is held annually on the second weekend of February.
—  Visit www.hamcation.com for more information


2. Ham-Ex 2023 – CANCELLED – Venue not available !

Sponsored by: Peel & Mississauga Amateur Radio Clubs
Date: Sunday, March 19, 2023
Description: We are sorry that Ham-Ex 2023 has been cancelled. We could not secure our
usual venue and no suitable substitute has been found in time.
Webpage: http://ham-ex.ca

— RAC Events


3.   More Amateur Radio Astronauts Head for the International Space Station

Three of the four new astronauts on February’s planned launch of the SpaceX Crew-6 mission to the
International Space Station (ISS) are amateur radio operators.

Pilot Warren “Woody” Hoburg, KB3HTZ; Commander Stephen Bowen, KI5BKB, and Mission Specialist
Sultan Al Neyadi, KI5VTV, will join Mission Specialist Andrey Fedyaev on board the SpaceX Dragon
spacecraft, Endeavour.

The spacecraft will be atop a Falcon 9 rocket and, while a launch date has not been selected, the earliest
date would be mid-February 2023.

— arrl news

4.  Winter Field Day 2023

Winter Field Day (WFD), sponsored by the Winter Field Day Association, is coming soon.
This year, the dates are January 28 and 29. Radio clubs around the country are activating for this event.
Complete rules can be found on the WFD website.
WFD is a communications exercise and is held annually on the last full weekend in January. The Winter
Field Day Association passionately believes that ham radio operators should practice portable emergency
communications in winter environments, as the potential for freezing temperatures, snow, ice, and other
hazards present unique operational concerns. WFD is formatted to help increase your level of preparedness
for disasters and improve your operational skills in subpar conditions.
— Rules and more info at:    https://winterfieldday.com/

This concludes this week’s bulletin.

Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager VA3PC

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