RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for April 06, 2024

RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for April 06, 2024

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


1 First winners of the RAC Canadian Century Award

This award replaces the Trans-Canada award and winners are required
to have at least 100 contacts with Canadian amateurs spread across the
10 Provinces and in any of the three northern territories of Canada.
The first winner is Steven Hines, N2POJ of New York, the second winner
is Chris Basiallion, VE3CBK using QRP.
RAC plans to add endorsements for 200, 300 or more contacts.
— The Canadian Amateur magazine and ham radio newsline

  1. Candidates prep for Germany’s new entry level license

A new license class for Germany (Class N) entry level amateur license
giving 10m/2m/70cm access becomes legal on June 24th, and several testing
sessions are scheduled for June 24th and 25th, and also at Ham Radio
Friedrechshafen on June 29th. Welcome to the new hams.
— ham radio newsline (April 5th edition)



3 Extended hours for Voice of America Museum

If your Hamvention plans include a trip to the nearby VoA museum
you’ll be pleased to know that there will be extended hours this year.
Thursday and Friday’s hours are 13:00 to 21:00, Saturday 12:00 to
21:00 and Sunday from noon to 17:00. Admission is $10.
WC8VOA will be on the air. visit wc8voa.org or voamuseum.org for details.
— ham radio newsline (April 5th edition)

  1. Ham Radio’s Many Roles During Solar Eclipse

In one of nature’s most spectacular visual displays, on April 8, 2024,
the sun will align with the moon and the Earth, casting a shadow that
will transit much of North America.

The first location in continental North America that will experience totality
is Mexico’s Pacific coast, at around 11:07 a.m. PDT.
The shadow will exit continental North America on the
Atlantic coast of Newfoundland, at 5:16 p.m. NDT.

Ham radio will be there – operators will participate in scientific experiments,
serve local communities that will be overrun with hundreds of thousands of
visitors, and provide a valuable tool for communicating if the mobile phone
networks become overloaded.

The total solar eclipse will be the last of its kind for more than two decades
in the contiguous U.S. The next total solar eclipse on U.S. soil won’t occur
until March 30, 2033, and it will be viewable only n Alaska.
— arrl news

This concludes this week’s bulletin.

Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager VA3PC

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