RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for March 16, 2024

RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for March 16, 2024

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


1.    World Amateur Radio Day is April 18, 2024

Every year on April 18, Radio Amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves to
commemorate the formation of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU)
on April 18, 1925.

The theme for this year’s W.A.R.D.  will be “‘A Century of Connections:
Celebrating 100 years of Amateur Radio Innovation, Community and Advocacy”.

Radio Amateurs of Canada is once again holding a “Get on the Air on World
Amateur Radio Day” special event in which we encourage as many Amateurs as
possible to contact as many RAC stations as possible.

RAC official stations will operate across Canada from 0000Z to 2359Z on April 18.
Those contacting one or more of these stations will be eligible for a commemorative
certificate noting their participation in the event. Participants simply need to
complete one or more contacts, on any band and mode, with RAC official stations
to earn their certificates.
No logs need to be submitted; simply check back on the RAC website when
instructed and enter your call sign to download your certificate.

—   Phil McBride, VA3QR, President, Radio Amateurs of Canada


2.      Hamfest and Flea Market Event

Sponsor:    The Iroquois Amateur Radio Club
Start date:    Saturday, April 6, 2024
Location:    The Royal Canadian Legion , 24 Dundas St, Iroquois, ON, K0E 1K0
Talk-in:    Iroquois repeater VE3IRO 145.290 (-) CTCSS 100.0 Hz
Times:    Vendors 08:00 am and public at 09:00 am.
Admission:     $5.00 which includes a ticket for a door prize.
Description:    It’s the first Hamfest and Flea Market of the year in Eastern Ontario.
        There will also be door prize draws from vendors and a 50/50 draw.
More info:    webpage https://IroquoisARC.ca
Email:    va3xar @ gmail.com
Webpage:    https://IroquoisARC.ca

— RAC events

3   Solar Eclipse One Month Away

A total solar eclipse that will be seen across North America will occur on
Monday, April 8th. It will be the last of its kind in North America for the
next 20 years.
Ham Radio Science Citizen Investigation (HamSCI) has presentations for
hams interested in participating on Wednesday, March 27 at 8;00 PM Eastern
and that same day at 10:00 PM Eastern.  Both 30-minute presentations will be
held on Zoom and they will feature HamSCI’s Festivals of Eclipse Ionospheric
Science (FoEIS).  The presenters will take your questions during the presentations.
Presentation Link:
Learn about the many HamSCI’s eclipse-focused operating events:
    -Solar Eclipse QSO Party (SEQP)
    -Gladstone Signal Spotting Challenge (GSSC)
    -Medium Wave Recording Event
    -Time Delay of Arrival (TDOA) Event
    -Grape 1 Doppler Receiver Project
During the solar eclipse, John Landrigan, KA4RXP/MM, will be operating in the
SEQP as a maritime mobile off the coast of Mazatlán, Mexico, at the beginning of
the total solar eclipse. Look for KA4RXP/MM around 14.265 MHz.
— arrl news

4.  HamCation sets attendance record

From February 9 to 11, 2024, the Orlando Amateur Radio Club hosted the
77th annual Orlando HamCation at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando
– an 87-acre lakefront fairground. HamCation enjoyed splendid weather throughout
the weekend, with temperatures hovering around the mid-seventies and no rainfall.
This year’s attendance reached a record high of 25,321, making 2024 the largest
attendance in HamCation history.

— via Amateur Radio Daily: https://daily.hamweekly.com/2024/03/hamcation-sets-attendance-record/

This concludes this week’s bulletin.

Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager VA3PC

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