RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for December 31, 2022

RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for December 31, 2022

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


1. January-February 2023 eTCA is now available

The digital (eTCA) version of the January-February 2023 TCA is now available for viewing or
download.  The paper version is now at the printer. To download your copy please visit:
— RAC website


2.   Sunday 8th January 2023 – 51st Anniversary of ONTARS

Help us celebrate ONTARS. A new controller every half hour.
Please remember only 1 check in per hour.
— Ontars website.


3. Hams heard an Alaskan science facility “chirp” an asteroid.

By firing a “chirp” radio signal in two-second intervals, astronomers with HAARP sought to learn
about the interior of asteroid 2010 XC15. It’s an ATEN family asteroid, a class of Near-Earth Asteroids
(NEAs) that crosses our planet’s orbit but chiefly dwell closer to the Sun. While 2010 XC15 doesn’t
pose a risk to Earth, HAARP wanted to learn about this rock’s interior. The information could show
how long wavelength radio signals can probe the inside of an asteroid, which can improve models of
rocks that could be dangerous. In 2029, with preparations in hand, HAARP will observe a
more-concerning asteroid named Apophis.
— Read more – Inverse: https://www.inverse.com/science/haarp-asteroid-test

4. Yaesu announces end of production of FTM400 series and FT-818.

The Yaesu FTM 400 series, one of the first VHF UHF Yaesu System Fusion mobile radio that has
been out since 2013/2014 and also the Yaesu FT-818 that was the last Yaesu portable QRP 6 Watts
HF through 70 centimeters transceiver, successor of the FT-817 a very popular radio among portable,
qrp and satellite operators will be discontinued.
Yaesu reports that the reason for stopping the production of these two radios is the global shortage
of electronic components.
— TWIAR news

This concludes this week’s bulletin.

Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager VA3PC – Happy New Year Everyone.

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