RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for June 24, 2023

RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for June 24, 2023

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


1. RAC Canada Day Contest July 1, 2023

I would like to invite you all to participate with us in Canada’s on the air celebration of the anniversary
of Canadian Confederation.  The Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) celebrates this event with the
annual Canada Day radiosport contest.
Mark your calendars for July 1, 2023 at 00:00 UTC and enjoy making contacts across Canada’s
10 provinces and 3 territories.  We hope to have a full slate of the RAC official stations from each area.
The contest rules are published on the RAC web site: https://www.rac.ca/contesting-results/.
This will also be a great time to explore the special awards that RAC offers for making contacts with
Canadian stations as well as those special RAC call signs.  You can explore these awards on the
awards page of the RAC web site: https://www.rac.ca/operating/rac-operating-awards/
See you on the air!
— Bart – VE5CPU

2.  HAM RADIO Exhibition in Germany

HAM RADIO, one of the largest amateur events in the world, kicks off its 46th international amateur
radio exhibition in Friedrichshafen, Germany this weekend – June 23 – 25, 2023.
HAM RADIO is a platform for radio enthusiasts to get together and exchange information and
experiences. The event features commercial exhibitors, worldwide networked associations, and
Europe’s largest radio flea market with more than 300 participants from 16 countries.
This year’s theme, We’re all about STEM, is a reference to science, technology, engineering, and math
disciplines that are being integrated into education to help students better prepare for a changing world.
“We’re pleased to have added a Career Day to the well-established concept of lectures, live radio
contract events, and exams for the first time this year,” said Project Manager Petra Rathgeber.
“After all, the field of amateur radio is perfectly suited to teaching interested children and young people
about natural sciences and awakening an enthusiasm for technology in them.”
You can read more about Ham Radio 2023 at the event website.
—  info at:  https://www.hamradio-friedrichshafen.com/



3.  Hurricane Watch Net monitoring progress of Tropical Storm Bret.

Bobby Graves, KB5HAV, Hurricane Watch Net manager reports that as of Thursday Bret was
located about 130 miles (205 km) east-northeast of Barbados and about 220 miles east of St. Lucia,
with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph (110 km/h). Movement was to the west at 14 mph (22 km/h).
The minimum central pressure was 999 mb or 29.50 inches. Bret is well within the 300-mile activation
range for a hurricane. The current forecast keeps Bret just below Cat 1 Hurricane strength.
Bret, however, could produce wind gusts well above 75 mph. Should Bret intensify into hurricane
status, the HWN will announce activation plans via their email distribution and website homepage.
See   www.hwn.org.   for further info.
— Hurricane Watch Net

4. Coding and amateur radio

National Coding Week has been run for many years in the third week of September. Coding is used
increasingly in amateur radio, and the BBC Micro:bit and the Arduino have made it easier for radio
amateurs of all ages to discover more.
As part of its commitment to encourage youngsters into amateur radio and to support lifelong learning,
the RSGB will be providing resources and creating coding activities for people to get involved in
throughout the month of September.
The Society is keen to hear from volunteers who have ideas for this initiative.
Further details will follow but, if you’re interested, pease contact Exam and Syllabus Review Group
member John Hislop, G7OHO via [email protected]
— RSGB website

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

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