RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for April 27, 2024

RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for April 27, 2024

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


1.   Recycling your eclipse glasses and help YOTA

Youth on the Air (YOTA) will be accepting in-person donations of eclipse
glasses. Recycled glasses will be sent home with Argentinian campers
attending the 2024 YOTA Summer Camp, so that amateur radio operators
and youth can safely watch the Annular Solar Eclipse in October.
Donations are only being accepted in person at the Dayton Hamvention
YOTA Booth #4304 from May 17 – 19 and at the YOTA Summer Camp
in Halifax, Novia Scotia, Canada, from July 7 – 12.
Applications for the 2024 Youth on the Air Camp will be accepted until
May 30. The camp will take place from July 7 – 12 at Mount Saint Vincent
University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
For more information visit https://youthontheair.org/halifax2024.
— arrl news


2.      Steeltown Tailgate Treasures

Sponsor:    Hamilton Amateur Radio Club
Date:        Saturday, May 18, 2024
Location:    St. Joseph R.C. Church, 135 Livingston Ave. Grimsby, On
Times:    7:30 am vendor setup, Public: 9:00 am
Admission:    Public: $5.00 each children free
Talk-in:    146.760 MHz -600hz 131.8 tone Simplex: 146.52 MHz no tone
Description:    This is a “tailgate only” event.
        We are celebrating our 5th year!
        Washrooms available., No concessions.
Email     ve3isx @ gmail.com
Webpage: https://hamiltonarc.com/hamfest/grimsby_tailgate/index.html
— RAC Events


3     MFJ Enterprises closing down on-site production

As many of you have heard by now, MFJ is ceasing its on-site production
in Starkville, Mississippi on May 17, 2024.  This is also the same for our
sister companies’ Ameritron, Hygain, Cushcraft, Mirage and Vectronics.
We are going to continue to sell MFJ products past May 17, 2024. We
have a lot of stock on hand. We will continue to offer repair service work
for out-of-warranty and in-warranty units for the foreseeable future.
Finally, a special thanks to all of our customers and our dealers who have
made MFJ a worldwide name and a profitable business for so many years.
You all are so much appreciated.
73s, Martin F. Jue, K5FLU
— MFJ press release

4.  Radio operators connect all 26.2 miles of the Boston Marathon

More than 9,000 volunteers support the Boston Marathon every year
“working in all areas including packet stuffing, medical, start line,
finish line and everything in between,” according to the Boston Athletic
Association, or BAA, website. Of those 9,000, around 300 are amateur
radio volunteers.
The volunteers are responsible for maintaining constant radio comms,
connecting all points of the course with a main radio hub, Boston Fire,
EMS and police.
All of the amateur radio operator volunteers attended a training session
in Framingham in February to learn more about the marathon course
and their assignment. There are four segments that radio operator
volunteers can serve on: start, finish, course and transportation.
A central component of being an amateur radio operator is being
knowledgeable about the safeguards that are in place in case
something fails or an emergency occurs.

— from an article by Zoe MacDiarmid (Huntington News – April 15, 2024)

This concludes this week’s bulletin.

Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager VA3PC

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