RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for April 22nd, 2023
Official Bulletin Station for Radio Amateurs of Canada
with this week’s bulletin.
ONTARIO SECTION NEWS
1. Simcoe County Hamfest
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2023
Location: Grendfel Community Centre; 1989 Sunnidale Road,
Closest town: Barrie, Ontario
Times: Setup 08:00, Open 09:00 – 12:00, Knockdown and Cleanup 12:00
Cost: Vendors $5.00 – Tailgate or bring your own table.
If the weather doesn’t cooperate we can set up under the rink’s roof
Visitors Free (Dontations to Community Centre welcome)
Talk-in: 146.55 simplex (no tone)
E-Mail: [email protected] (Brent VE3UME)
— RAC Events
ITEMS OF INTEREST
2. Dr. Ulrich Rohde Receives IEEE Award
Dr. Ulrich Rohde, N1UL, received the 2023 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Communications Society Distinguished Industry Leader Award.
According to the IEEE, Dr. Rohde won the award “for contributions and leadership in radios
and electronic test-measurement equipment that has supported the design of modern
communication systems and their industrial implementations.”
Dr. Rohde has been an avid amateur radio operator with licenses in the United States and
Germany. He has been licensed since 1956 and involved mostly in technology and systems.
In 2015, he won first place in the ARRL International DX Contest in the Northern New Jersey
Section. He also operates as N1UL/MM on his yacht, the Dragonfly, and is the trustee of the
Marco Island Radio Club, K5MI.
— ARRL Letter (April 20, 2023)
3. QSO Today Podcast Episode 444 – Adam Farson VA7OJ/AB4OJ
Adam Farson, VA7OJ/AB4OJ, embarked on his amateur radio journey more than six decades
ago as a young enthusiast fascinated by electronics and later, ham radio in his home country of
South Africa. His passion for the field of telephony led him to pursue a career in this area, where
he has adapted telephony techniques and testing tools to assess the performance of amateur radio
transceivers. Adam recounts his experience as both a ham radio operator and a professional in
this episode of QSO Today. QSO Today Podcast (1 hour)
4. It’s time for some Pi – Mike VE9KK via AmateurRadio.com
A number of years ago I purchased a Raspberry Pi intending to do something with it. Well, it sat
for many years with me now and then taking a look at it and thinking someday I will explore the Pi.
A few weeks ago for some reason, I Googled Raspberry Pi regarding weather programs.
It was off to the Raspberry Pi site to download the latest and greatest OS and in my case that was
bullseye. I did check the SD card and it was blank so I was hoping after the OS was installed and
put back into the Pi things would come to life…and they did. I also found out that my Pi was a Pi3
(not Pi3B) the latest and greatest is the Pi4 B. The Pi3 will do me just fine.
As stated I wanted to use it for local weather and I ended up finding something better! Local weather,
space weather, UTC clock, contest calendar, VOCAP, a world map that has a host of configurations
and more. The software is called HamClock by WB0OEW. This package runs very smoothly on my
Pi3 and will auto-update, which I have experienced once already. And so it begins
Now Raspberry Pi is all new to me and I am learning about Sudo, the command line and what to
enter into the command line. At this point, in time I have just cut and pasted commands from websites
(such as HamClock) to install the program. The installation process for HamClock can be found under
the “Desktop” tab on the HamClock site.
This concludes this week’s bulletin.
Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager VA3PC