RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for November 5, 2022
Official Bulletin Station for Radio Amateurs of Canada with this week’s bulletin.
1. November-December 2022 eTCA Now Available
The digital (eTCA) version of the November-December 2022 TCA is now available for viewing
or download. The paper version is now at the printer.
— RAC Website
2. Radio Amateurs Support the Great ShakeOut 2022 in Puerto Rico
Students at the University of Puerto Rico participated in a communications practice session as part
of the yearly Great Puerto Rico ShakeOut Drill on October 20, 2022. International ShakeOut Day
draws millions of people worldwide to participate in earthquake drills at work, school, or home.
ARRL Puerto Rico Section Assistant Section Manager Leyda Rios, WP4RBK, presented a
paper entitled, “Radio Services and the Great ShakeOut,” which provided advice and hands-on
activities about how to use different personal radio services in the event of an earthquake. Staff
members and students learned about the Amateur Radio Service and several other radio services.
Participants had the opportunity to talk with several amateurs using simplex frequencies and repeaters.
Many were interested in learning more about radio communications, and the event answered questions
about how amateur radio can assist during emergencies when other means of communications fail.
The drill was attended by students and staff members. Information on how to obtain an amateur radio
license and where to obtain radio equipment was also available
— arrl news
ONTARIO SECTION NEWS
ITEMS OF INTEREST
3. WIARC Flea Market (Montreal, QC)
Sponsor: West Island Amateur Radio Club
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Location: Lakeside Heights Baptist Church, 275 Braebrook Ave, Pointe-Claire, QC, H9R 1W1
Times: Sellers 7:00 AM, public at 8:00 AM.
Cost: Admission $5
Info: Jonathan vp @ wiarc.ca
4. The RAC Operating Awards Program
There are thousands of operating awards for confirmed contact with Amateur Radio stations in different
continents, countries, states, provinces, counties, townships and islands around the world, and using
different modes. Radio Amateurs of Canada has been pleased to make the following awards available
to all Radio Amateurs worldwide: Canadaward, 5 Band Canadaward, Trans-Canada Award, and the
Worked All RAC Award.
There have been significant changes in technology which have eliminated the need for the cumbersome
task of confirming radio contacts. I am pleased to announce that as of July 1, 2021 QSLs from Logbook
of the World (LoTW) will now be accepted for all RAC Operating Awards.
Please see https://www.rac.ca/operating/rac-operating-awards/ for the updated application process.
— John Scott, VE1JS (RAC website)
This concludes this week’s bulletin.
Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager VA3PC