RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for August 19, 2023

RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for August 19, 2023

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


1. Devastating Hawaii Wildfires Prompt Response from Amateur Radio Emergency Service

ARRL is closely following updates from the Hawaii Amateur Radio Emergency Service®,
Hawaii ARES®, as amateur radio operators respond following deadly wildfires on Maui.

On Tuesday, August 8, wildfires, fueled by the strong winds of Hurricane Dora, were burning in
Maui and Hawaiʻi Counties. By the next day, much of Lāhainā on Maui had been destroyed.
ARRL Section Manager Jospeh Speroni, AH0A, reported that the ARRL Hawaii ARES website,
https://hawaiiares.net, was modified to provide the latest emergency communications news.
The website includes updates on Maui’s amateur radio and communication infrastructure, including
affected and operational radio systems, repeaters, and other emergency communication details.
“Wildfires have affected phones, internet, and cell services across Maui. very Limited Cell
contact was established with Lahaina or its ham operators due to burned fiber lines and very
limited hams in the area,” included one of the updates.
Johnston emphasized that most of amateur radio communications, including any messages being
relayed, are being handled on the existing repeater system in the state. On shortwave, HF stations
across Hawaii are operating nets on 7.088 MHz.
— Rull article on arrl news


2.  Ottawa (Carp) 2023 Hamfest

Sponsor:     Ottawa Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
Date:         Saturday, September 9, 2023
Location:     Carp Agricultural Fairgrounds, 3882 Carp Road, Ottawa, Ontario
Times:     Commercial Vendor: 7:30 am, Private Vendor: 8 am, Open to Public: 9 am – Noon
Cost:         Admission: $6. Children 12 and under are free.
Talk-in:     VE2CRA, 146.94-, 100 Hz
Description:     The region’s largest fleamarket and hamfest. All of the big Ham Radio retailers are
        going to be there! Major door-prize draws.
        Coffee and snack concession in the lobby area. Volunteer organizations and displays,
        including RAC, ARES, QCWA, etc will be present.
Email Info:     [email protected]
Webpage:     https://oarc.net/hamfest2023

3. 2023 Ontario Qso Party results have been posted

the first link is to the certificate and plaque winners:

and this is the link to the scores, summary, soapbox and all time records writeup

Thanks to all that participated in the OQP – see you next April.


4.  Fair Radio Sales (Lima, Ohio) is closing

An iconic electronics surplus store will soon be closing its doors.
Phil Sellati, owner of Fair Radio Sales in Lima, Ohio, says it’s time to close the business.
“I took over the business that my dad started in 1947, and after 50 years, it’s time to close the
doors,” he said. Sellati has had an offer on the building and feels that it’s time to move on.
Sellati wants to be done with the business by October 2023, but he thinks it might take a little
longer. He has even received suggestions to stay open for next year’s Hamvention®.
Thousands of amateur radio operators, collectors, experimenters, and shortwave listeners have
visited the store over the years. The shelves and aisles are full of old military radios and receivers.
Many Fair Radio Sales visitors started visiting when they were young, and they continue to shop
there now. For one radio amateur, it was a must-stop location every year on their way to Dayton
Hamvention. Another amateur radio operator said he stopped there in 1980 to pick up a Teletype
Model 19 still works today!
— ARRL letter

This concludes this week’s bulletin.

Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager VA3PC

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