RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for Jun 07, 2024

RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for Jun 07, 2024

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


1.   IARU 2024 Election Results

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) has re-elected
Timothy Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA, as President and elected Thomas Wrede,
DF2OO, as Vice President. Both will serve 5-year terms.

Ellam begins his fourth term as President. Wrede has been active in IARU
matters for several years and has managed the Deutscher Amateur Radio
Club (DARC) international affairs team since 2009.

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) is the worldwide federation
of national amateur radio organizations. The membership of the IARU
consists of more than 160 member-societies in as many countries and
separate territories. ARRL is the IARU International Secretariat.
— arrl news

2.  ARRL Field Day 2 Weeks Away (Jun 22-23rd)

The theme for 2024 ARRL Field Day is “Be Radio Active.” All amateurs
and prospective hams are encouraged to use the Field Day Station Locator
(www.arrl.org/field-day-locator) to do just that. Sites are encouraged to
have a Get on the Air (GOTA) station for visitors interested in being able
to get on the air from the Field Day location.
In a change to the rules for 2024, each GOTA contact adds five bonus
points, with no limit on the number of GOTA contacts. This way, each
contact adds bonus points, and it should give people a reason to stay
radio active.

Complete rules and other resources for the event may be found at
–arrl news

3.   RAC Canada Day Contest  (July 1st, 2024)

Each year on July 1, the anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, RAC
sponsors the RAC Canada Day Contest and Amateurs all over the world
are invited to Canada’s Birthday Party on the air.

This year there are several changes including:
• In support of the new RAC Headquarters Amateur Station, RAC contests
will now recognize its call sign VE3RHQ as a new 20-point bonus call sign
as part of the contest scoring. All the major software authors have
implemented this change, so please update your software if you have not
recently done so.
• We are no longer accepting paper logs. The RAC Contest Management
Teams Web Log System at https://contest.rac.ca/ is the preferred method
to submit logs and email logs will still be accepted for the near term.
• The Winnipeg Amateur Radio Club and the Manitoba Repeater Society
have amalgamated into the new Radio Amateurs of Manitoba. They will now
be the sponsor of the Rookie Plaque.
• We have received several inquiries about how the 10-minute rule was
adjudicated in the Multi-Operator Single-Transmitter both HP, and LP.
As a result we have extensively rewritten Category Note 4 to provide
more clarity.

If you have questions about these rules or need help with preparing or
submitting your log or have any other questions, please contact
Bart Ritchie, VE5CPU at [email protected].
— RAC website


4.   The 13 Colonies Special Event will take place July 1-7.

13 special callsigns will be on the air, each one representing one of the
original 13 British colonies that were first established in 1607. Three
additional bonus callsigns will be on the air representing Great Britain,
France, and Philadelphia.
Certificates will be available whether you work one or all colonies.
The bonus stations are not required to earn a clean sweep.
More information is available on the 13 Colonies Special Event website.

–13 Colonies Special Event

This concludes this week’s bulletin.

Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager VA3PC

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