RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for May 20, 2023

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


1.  RAC is at Dayton Hamvention

Radio Amateurs of Canada is very pleased to once again be at the Dayton Hamvention,
the world’s largest Amateur Radio gathering, which is being held from May 20 to May 21.

The RAC booth 2504 is in Building 2 next to the Young Ladies Radio League and near the
International Amateur Radio Union, the American Radio Relay League and other organizations.
We look forward to meeting you here!

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter at #RACatDayton.
— RAC Website

2. Volunteer Opportunities at R.A.C.

RAC continues to provide many programs and services to its members and strives to adapt
to meet today’s requirements, but we need your help to do so. Please take a look at the following
opportunities and consider joining the RAC Volunteer Team. Contact information for each volunteer
position is provided on our website but please contact Alan Griffin at [email protected] if you need

1) Information Technology (IT) and Website Management
2) RAC Operating Awards
3) RAC Field Organization

In addition to its vital role in protecting our spectrum, RAC also offers many programs and services
to its members to enhance their enjoyment of Amateur Radio and as you can see from the pages of
RAC’s membership journal, The Canadian Amateur magazine, the number of programs and services
have been steadily increasing since the start of the pandemic.

These include providing Amateur Radio courses (both Basic and Advanced), updating the RAC
Contest System and Operating Awards to take advantage of new technology, and revamping and
expanding the RAC Field Organization to keep pace with an everchanging and increasingly challenging
global environment.

The list is extensive and it may surprise you to know that the vast majority of these programs and
services are provided exclusively by volunteers! Yes, I said volunteers.

RAC only has two paid staff: a RAC Office Manager and MarComDirector/TCA Editor.

Its Board of Directors, Executive, Committee Member, QSL Bureaus, Youth Program Coordinators,
ARISS Teams, Section Managers and Field Organization representatives and almost everyone else
are all volunteers.
—  more info at    https://www.rac.ca/volunteer/


3. London Vintage Radio Club Flea Market

Sponsor:     London Vintage Radio Club
Date:         Saturday, June 10, 2023
Location:     Hammond Mfg.parking lot, 394 Edinburgh Rd. North, Guelph
Times:     7AM for public and vendors alike.
Cost:         $10.00 for vendors, no charge to public
Description:     This flea market is an annual club event, held outdoors Bring your own table.
        You will find antique and vintage radios, ham / amateur radio equipment, tubes,
        radio collectables, parts, magazines and all sorts of radio goodies for sale, trade etc.
        The club has over 150 members.
For more info: Visit the club website. Google “London Vintage Radio Club” or “LVRC”
Email contact: [email protected]
Webpage:     http://lvrc.homestead.com/fleamarket.html



Satellite enthusiasts have one fewer satellite to rely on now. The orbit has decayed for the popular
linear transponder satellite known as XW-2A. The satellite was sent into space in September 2015
from China’s Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center. The satellite does not leave space without sharing a
little bit of glory: In August of 2022, two amateurs used XW-2A to achieve communication over a
record distance for the 25 kg microsat. It was a transatlantic QSO between EA4NF in Spain and
VE1CWJ in Nova Scotia, a memorable distance of 4,751 km.
— Amateur Radio Newsline

This concludes this week’s bulletin.

Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager VA3PC

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