RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for February 04, 2023

RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for February 04, 2023

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


1.  RAC Volunteer Opportunities

RAC continues to provide many programs and services to its members and strives to adapt to meet
today’s requirements, but we need your help to do so. Please take a look and consider joining the
RAC Volunteer Team. Contact information for each volunteer position is provided but please
contact Alan Griffin at [email protected] if you need assistance.
A list can be found at https://www.rac.ca/volunteer/

— RAC Website

2.  RAC President attends ARRL Board Meeting

RAC President Phil A. McBride, VA3QR, attended the annual Board of Directors meeting of the
American Radio Relay League (ARRL) in Windsor, Connecticut on January 20-21. The ARRL
Board Meetings are held twice each year, in January and July.
This was the third ARRL Board Meeting attended by RAC President Phil McBride, VA3QR, and
he extended greetings and best wishes from RAC.
You can follow along with Phil via his Twitter account at @VA3QR and of course

— RAC Website


3.  First Ever: Olivia Digital Mode HF Weekend QSO Party

 Valentine’s Day Weekend.  This event is held this year on February 11, 1400 UTC,
through February 13, 0200 UTC
Sponsored by the Olivia Digital DXers Club on groups.io https://groups.io/g/olivia
The list of suggested calling frequencies can be found at https://groups.io/g/olivia
This is the FIRST ever weekend QSO party for Olivia. Certificate for participants, and more.
— Tomas Hood (NW7US).

4.  World Radio Day Special Transmission

In honor of World Radio Day, February 13, 2023, radio station SAQ in Grimeton, Sweden,
and amateur radio station SK6SAQ, are scheduled to be on the air to send out a peace message
to the world, using the unique 1924 200 kW Alexanderson alternator on 17.2 kHz CW.
Test and tuning transmissions will begin approximately at 13:00 CET (12:00 UTC) and SAQ
will be on the air for 20 – 30 minutes. Startup and tuning of the Alexanderson alternator will begin
at 14:30 UTC and transmission of the peace message from SAQ will start at 15:00 UTC.
SK6SAQ has picked a set of unique frequencies with a “connection” to SAQ’s transmission
frequency on 17.2 kHz, and will be QRV between 09:00 UTC and 16:00 UTC on:
3517.2 kHz, 7017.2 kHz, 14017.2 kHz CW and 3755 kHz, 7140 kHz SSB.
QSL cards will be available and there will be live coverage on YouTube.
For more information about World Radio Day event and SAQ Grimeton visit their website.

— arrl news

This concludes this week’s bulletin.

Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager VA3PC

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