RAC Bulletin for Sept 10, 2022
Official Bulletin Station for Radio Amateurs of Canada
with this week’s bulletin.
1. RAC Canada 2022 Conference and Annual General Meeting:
Registration is now underway for the RAC Canada 2022 Conference and Annual General Meeting
which will be held on Sunday, September 18 to give Amateurs an opportunity to get together and see
what’s happening in Amateur Radio – now and in the future.
— see RAC Website for details https://www.rac.ca
ONTARIO SECTION NEWS
2. Hamilton ARC Hamfest
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2022
Location: Ancaster Fairgrounds:. Look for the Hamfest signs.
Times: 7:30 am for commercial vendors, 9:00 am for the general public to 12:30 p.m.
Admission: $5.00 each
Talk-in: 146.760- 131.8 tone Description:
This is a traditional hamfest with all the Ham Radio retailers in attendance. There will be no tailgating.
Covid-19 protocols in place and as such we urge you to wear a mask.
Info: Barry VE3ISX ve3isx @ gmail.com
— RAC Events Page
ITEMS OF INTEREST
3. STARLINK SATELLITES TO ASSIST T-MOBILE SERVICE IN US “DEAD ZONES”
Mobile phones in the United States could start behaving like satellite phones under an agreement the
carrier T-Mobile has reached with SpaceX Starlink.
T-Mobile and the Starlink satellite internet service are calling the plan “Coverage Above and Beyond.”
At a recent press event the two companies announced a plan to help T-Mobile customers avoid service
dead zones by creating a connection in underserved areas between mobile phones and satellites.
The connection is to provide a total of between 2 and 4 megabits per second across the area for users
of 5G mobile service. A T-mobile press release said the service is entering beta testing next year and will
be available in the continental US, parts of Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and US territorial waters. The
satellite connection is being called sufficient for texting, MMS messaging and some messaging apps when
the users have a clear view of the sky.
— Amateur Radio Newsline
4. Route 66 On the Air Special Event
The annual Route 66 On the Air Special Event will take place September 10 – 18, 2022. The purpose of
the event is to commemorate the history of the road connecting the east and west United States.
Now in its 23rd year, the Northern Arizona DX Association (NADXA) started the event, which is now
coordinated by the Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club (CBARC) in San Bernardino, California.
There will be 21 stations with 1×1 call signs on the air from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California,
all with consecutive calls starting with W6.
The history began in 1926, when US Highway 66 was established. It was the first major improvement to
the link between the west coast and the nation’s heartland. The demise of Route 66 began in the 1950s, as
construction began on the new interstate highway system. US Route 66 was officially decommissioned in
1986, but today, small portions of the highway still exist in several states.
For more information on participating stations, certificates and decals, and the Route 66 On the Air
Special Event, visit the Citrus Belt Amateur Radio Club (CBARC) and Northern Arizona DX Association (NADXA) websites.
— arrl news
This concludes this week’s bulletin.
Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager VA3PC
RAC Bulletin for Sept 10, 2022