RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for March 18, 2023

RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for March 18, 2023

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


1.   CY0S Sable Island    20 – 30 March 2023.

CY0S Team will be active from Sable Island,   IOTA NA – 063,
They will operate on All Bands, CW, SSB, FT8, EME, Sat.
As always is the case with Sable Island, weather conditions will be the determining factor in the
length of stay on the island. We may have our stay shortened, our stay to remain as noted or our
stay even extended beyond the departure date of March 30. The team is preparing, as best we can,
for very strong winds. March can be very turbulent around Sable Island. Both Sable Aviation and
Vision Air Services have approved the new length of stay plans.
— DX-World.net


2. Hamfest and Fleamarket Event – Iroquois, ON   April 1, 2023

Sponsor:     The Iroquois Amateur Radio Club
Date:         Saturday, April 1, 2023
Location:     The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 370, 24 Dundas St, Iroquois, ON, K0E 1K0.
Talk-in:    Iroquois repeater VE3IRO 145.290 (-) CTCSS 100.0 Hz
Times:     Vendor setup at 08:00 am and general public at 09:00 am.
Cost:         General Admission is Free
Description:     Retailers and lots of fellow hams will set up tables loaded with radio bargains and
        goodies at very attractive prices. There will also be door prize draws from vendors
        and a 50/50 draw. You don’t want to miss the fun.
Webpage:     https://IroquoisARC.ca
Email contact: [email protected]

— RAC Events Listing


3.   Tornado Season and Amateur Radio

Tornado season is fast approaching, and amateur radio operators will again play a key role in helping
the National Weather Service (NWS) issue accurate and timely warnings. In fact, March through May
is considered the most active period for tornadoes to develop.
The NWS reports there have already been 255 preliminary reported tornadoes and 213 confirmed
tornadoes in the United States in 2023. Worldwide, nine tornado-related deaths have been confirmed,
all of them in the United States.
January saw the third-highest number of tornado watches and confirmed tornadoes of any January on
record in the U.S. Additionally, the first two months of the year saw the fourth-highest number of
confirmed tornadoes for the first 59 days of any year on record.
For decades, amateur radio operators have provided invaluable service in support of the SKYWARN
storm spotter program by using their unique communications capabilities to share critical information
between the NWS, the local emergency management officials, and storm spotter networks.
In Canada, the amateur radio weather spotting program is known as CANWARN (Canadian Weather
Amateur Radio Network), and is sponsored by Environment and Climate Change Canada.
— ARRL news and Environment and Climate Change Canada websites.

4.   My first ever fully solo Portable Ham Radio Operation  – M0MEX

A short video from Callum M0MEX documenting his 100W portable operation experience in England.
He used an outboard antenna (not roof mounted). and made some mistakes; no head torch / flashlight
and took too long and missed 40m in the dark. Effectively, he got up too late. Oh, and his coffee went
cold. Watch the 9 minute video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKpx7Akdneo

— From his DX Commander YouTube Channel

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

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