RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for May 27, 2023

RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for May 27, 2023

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


1.  Yukon 125th Anniversary Special Prefix

Amateurs in Yukon are authorized to use the special prefix of XO1 replacing VY1 for
the month of June 2023 to recognize the 125th anniversary of the Yukon Territory.
Application from VY1EWB

— IC website


2. Steeltown Tailgate Treasures 2023 (5th year)

Sponsor:    Hamilton Amateur Radio Club
Date:        Saturday, June 17, 2023
Closest town:    Grimsby, Ontario
Location:    St. Joseph R.C. Church 135 Livingston Ave. Grimsby, On
Times:        7:30 am for vendor setup, Public: 9:00 am
Cost:        Public: $5.00 each – children free
Talk-in        HARC repeater 146.760 MHz -600hz 131.8 tone
For more info:    Contact Barry VE3ISX to book your table space.
Webpage:    https://hamiltonarc.com/events/TAILGATE/index.html
Plenty of free parking and washrooms available at the church.

— rac events webpage


3. Digital QRM Project announced.

The Northern California DX Foundation recognizes the negative aspect deliberate QRMers
are having on our hobby.   We believe this is a problem that can be mitigated by applying
amateur operators’ vast knowledge and receiving tools to good use.   In order to spur research
into solving the problem the NCDXF Board of Director’s at their latest Board meeting
allocated $100,000 to help develop solutions.
NCDXF will entertain grant proposals from individuals and/or groups that specifically
outline their approach to identify bad actors.  A group of directors led by Craig Thompson
K9CT and Don Greenbaum N1DG will weigh the probability of success of these proposals
as well as monitor the progress of the grantees.
Funding is available for R & D as well as implementation of the technology.   It is hoped that
manufacturers will also assist us with equipment and resources.
NCDXF will shortly outline specifics for how to apply for these grants.
— twitter feed of DX World.net

4. Ron Schwartz, VE3VN interviewed for QSO Today Podcast #449

Contest Club Ontario’s own Ron VE3VN was interviewed for episode 449 of the QSO
Today Podcast, which can be found at the link below or you can subscribe / listen using
your favourite podcast player.  Ron did a great job!  I’ve listened to a lot of the QSO Today
podcasts on my commute and think this is one of the best ones I’ve heard.
It’s well worth the listen.
— Chris, VE3FU

This concludes this week’s bulletin.

Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager VA3PC

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