RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for April 13, 2024

RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for April 13, 2024

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


1.    Active Hurricane Season Predicted for 2024
Colorado State University (CSU) hurricane researchers predict an active Atlantic hurricane
season (June 1 to November 30) in their initial 2024 forecast.
The CSU Tropical Weather & Climate Research team predicts 23 named storms during the
Atlantic hurricane season. Of those, researchers forecast that 11 will become hurricanes and
five will reach major hurricane strength, as measured by the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale,
with sustained winds of 111 mph or greater. The prediction is above the 30-year average for
hurricanes and storms and is above the total of 20 storms, seven hurricanes, and three
Category 3 or higher hurricanes in 2023.
The team predicts that 2024 hurricane activity will be about 170% of the average season from
1991 – 2020. By comparison, 2023’s hurricane activity was about 120% of the average season.
The report also includes the probability of major hurricanes making landfall, including a 62%
probability for the entire US coastline. The average landfall from 1880 – 2020 was 43%.
— full article in arrl newsletter (April 11th issue)


2.      HMCS Haida Special Event “Trillium Venture” May 03-05th

All ham operators are invited to participate on site if local, or on the air.
IE ( Blyth, Clinton, Port Elgin, Goderidge, Wingham, Wiarton, Midway,
and Lions Head) Comms will start 21:00z May 3rd, and cease at 21:00z
May 5th.
Contact John David va3jhd @ gmail.com if you can support this military
communications exercise with your name and callsign with dates available.
— via Ontars.com

3.    Ontario QSO Party Next Weekend (April 20-21)

Join us Saturday 1800z to Sunday 0500z and Sunday 1200z to 1800z.
There will also be stations operating in the Nebraska QSO Party Saturday
from 11:00z to 01:00z Sunday, and the Michigan QSO Party Saturday
from 16:00z to 04:00z Sunday, and the Quebec QSO Party Sunday from
12:00z to 20:00z
Contacts in all four parties count for the State QSO Party Challenge.
For rules and classes of operation see http://www.va3cco.com/oqp
— Contest Club Ontario


4.  Ohio NVIS Day 2024

Ohio NVIS Day takes place April 27th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Eastern.
The purpose of NVIS day is to construct and try various antenna ideas,
all working as NVIS (Near Vertical Incident Skywave) antennas. These
antennas are low to the ground and provide coverage generally within a
400 mile radius – extremely important for regional HF communications
in an emergency.
Additional details can be viewed on the Ohio Section ARES website.
— Ohio Section ARES    https://arrl-ohio.org/SEC/nvis_day.html

This concludes this week’s bulletin.

Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager VA3PC

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