RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for October 8, 2022

RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for October 8, 2022

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


1.  Call for Nominations of Candidates for Regional Directors:
    Atlantic, Midwest and Ontario North/East Regions

The Secretary of Radio Amateurs of Canada Inc. hereby solicits nominations for the positions of
Director for the Regions of Atlantic, Midwest and Ontario North/East (postal codes K and P).
If required, an election for this position will be held in December 2022. The Director will take
office on January 1, 2023 for a two-year term.
All original nominations and supporting documentation, including the biographical sketch, must be
received by the Secretary of RAC at the address indicated below by 12 noon on
Friday, December 2, 2022.
— See the RAC website for full details


2. A big dangerous sunspot

One of the biggest sunspots in years has just rotated over the sun’s northeastern limb. AR3112
has a mixed-polarity magnetic field that harbors energy for strong X-class solar flares.
The appearance of this dangerous sunspot could herald two weeks of high solar activity as it transits
the Earth-facing side of the sun.
Full story @ Spaceweather.com


Jamboree-on-the-Air and Jamboree-on-the-Internet (JOTA-JOTI) is the world’s largest Scout
event taking place on the internet and over the airwaves. Held every year in October, the event
connects millions of young people around the world for a full weekend of online activities that
promote friendship and global citizenship. In 2022, JOTA-JOTI takes place from 14 to 16 October.
For the JOTA side of the event, Scouts and Guides all over the world connect with each other by
means of amateur radio. Short-wave and digital radio signals carry their voices to virtually any corner
of the world. It’s the sheer excitement of having a live conversation with a fellow Scout or Guide at
some other place in the world that attracts so many young people to this event.

Event planning information or resources can be found on the K2BSA website at K2BSA.net.
— Amateur Radio Newsline

4. Internet Archive looking for Amateur Radio material

Internet Archive has begun gathering content for the Digital Library of Amateur Radio and
Communications (DLARC), which will be a massive online library of materials and collections
related to amateur radio and early digital communications. The DLARC is funded by a significant
grant from the Amateur Radio Digital Communications foundation (ARDC) to create a digital
library that documents, preserves, and provides open access to the history of this community.

The library will be a free online resource that combines archived digitized print materials,
born-digital content, websites, oral histories, personal collections, and other related records and
publications. The goals of the DLARC are to document the history of amateur radio and to provide
freely available educational resources for researchers, students, and the general public.

All collections in this digital library will be universally accessible to any user and there will be a
customized access and discovery portal with special features for research and educational uses.

Gizmodo report:

This concludes this week’s bulletin.

Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager VA3PC

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