RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for June 29, 2024

RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for June 29, 2024

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


1. Celebrate Canada Day with RAC on the air.

Each year on July 1, the anniversary of Canada’s Confederation,
Radio Amateurs of Canada sponsors the RAC Canada Day Contest
and Amateurs all over the world are invited to celebrate Canada’s
Birthday Party on the air.
Look for a new 20 point bonus station VE3RHQ.

see rules: https://www.rac.ca/rac-canada-day-contest-rules-july-1-2024/

— RAC Bulletin


 2. Hamilton city councillor visits H.A.R.C. Field Day site

Spent a fascinating afternoon at the Winona Rifle Range with members
of the Hamilton Amateur Radio Club and military personnel from the
Royal Canadian Corps of Signals for their annual 24 hour Field Day.
I heard stories from club members communicating with operators from
as far away as the Indian Ocean and New Zealand – and even had the
chance to chat with an operator in Connecticut.
If the communication grid ever goes down these volunteers and service
personnel will keep the lines of communication open.  Many thanks to
Ward 10 Resident, and longtime Fruitland Community Advocate,
Cal (VA3CDV) for the invite.

Pictures:  https://photos.app.goo.gl/nSXsxyNqbYdQB83P9

—  Jeff Beattie: Ward 10 Hamilton Councillor via Hamilton ARC


3.   World Amateur Radio Day Certificate now available

Thank you for participating in the RAC “Get on the Air on World Amateur
Radio Day” special event on April 18, 2024. If you were able to contact at
least one RAC station on World Amateur Radio Day you are eligible for a
special commemorative certificate.

To generate your certificate, please visit this page on the RAC website:

— RAC Website

4.  Meme appreciation month! (June 15 – August 15)

The archives say it started in Canada as a way to spread joy & cheer to all
the good hams on the RF spectrum.  Honestly it’s a way for young hams to
have some fun, use a cool callsign and do a neat activity together.

The shenanigans started in 2022 with the first ever Meme Apprecation Month
and iconic callsigns such as VB4LIGMA, VB3YEET, VC9CATGIRL, VC3RIKROLL,
VC3DEEZ and many more.

The second event in 2023 birthed callsigns such as VC9FEMBOY, DZ2NUTS,

To make it short, a meme is something most young people know and find funny.

Meme Appreciation website:    https://mememonth.ca/
— amateur radio daily news.

This concludes this week’s bulletin.

Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager VA3PC

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