RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for June 01, 2024

RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for June 01, 2024

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



The worldwide gathering of radio amateurs in Xenia, Ohio, was a record setter.
General chairman Jim Storms, AB8YK reported on social media that the
official attendance set a new high of 35,877 over the three days.
That topped last year’s attendance of 33,861, which was also a record-setter.
Jim credited the more than 700 volunteers who worked an average of six hours
to ensure that things went smoothly at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center.
Hamvention took place May 17th through May 19th.
The dates for Hamvention 2025 are May 16, 17 and 18.
— hamvention.org



If you got on the air – or TRIED to get on the air – during the historic G5 solar storm a few weeks ago, you weren’t the only one to notice the impact of all those coronal mass ejections.
The HF frequencies experienced wide-ranging disturbances of a solar storm that peaked on the 11th of May and the FCC is hoping to take a second look at the impact. The bureau is looking for comments about disruptions experienced in voice and data communications between the 7th and 11th of May that are believed to be a direct result of the storm.
Commenters should submit evidence in the form of electromagnetic spectrum analyses, imagery, or chronological logs along with a description of the impacts. It would also be helpful to include the make and model of the affected communications equipment – everything from transceivers, receivers, transmitters and switches to routers and amplifiers. The details of the report should also include frequencies affected, the type of antenna and cable and any relevant observations, such as the duration of the disturbance.
File your comments no later than June 24th using the bureau’s Electronic Comment
Filing System, responding to PS Docket number 24-161. Submissions will be read by the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau.

— Travis Lisk N3ILS – arnewsline.org.

3.  ARRL Systems Service Disruption

Our phone system has been returned to service. ARRL can be reached Monday through
Thursday from 8 AM to 7 PM Eastern Time, and until 5 PM on Fridays. Members can also email general inquiries to [email protected].
The ARRL International Digital Contest is this weekend, June 1 – 2, 2024, and the
ARRL June VHF Contest is June 8 – 10, 2024. The ARRL Contest Portal will be available
with limited functionality at contests.arrl.org.
Members are reminded that the June 2024 issue of QST magazine, the special Field
Day edition, can be viewed online. Members may also access digital editions of QST dating back to 2012. Access to archives for QST issues older than 2012 is not presently available. For On the Air, QEX, and NCJ magazines, members may access the current issues and previous issues back to 2020.
Work is continuing to publish the July 2024 issue of QST magazine. We anticipate an
on-time delivery of the digital edition, and delayed delivery for those who subscribe to the printed magazine. We have heard from members asking if they can renew their membership at this time. Members can renew online at www.arrl.org/join or by phoning ARRL.

— arrl website

4.   The new QMX+

Last week without any fanfare, Hans Summers small company QRP Labs, launched
the bigger QMX+. A full blown 160m-6m CW and Digital modes QRP rig. (SSB to come in a future firmware release).
The radio is available as either a kit, or as a ready built option. With optional metal case and GPS Unit to aid frequency alignment, RTC, and Location.
Anything which Hans designs is tuned for high performance!  With easy step by step
documentation for those who are competent enough to understand and build.
Price starts at $125 + case + options + carriage. (Price may also be subject to import
charges, duty etc.)     Further details: https://shop.qrp-labs.com/qmxp
QRP Labs forum:  https://groups.io/g/QRPLabs/

— Steve, G1KQH, is a regular contributor to AmateurRadio.com

This concludes this week’s bulletin.
Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager VA3PC

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