RAC Ontario Section Bulletin for July 21, 2012
This is V__3____, Official Bulletin Station for Radio Amateurs of
Canada, with this week's bulletin
1. Ottawa-based Technically Qualified volunteer needed
As a member of the Canadian Interoperability Technology Interest
Group, RAC has been invited to appoint a volunteer to sit on
the 700Mhz definition working group. This group will sit at the table
with Public Safety Canada, government agencies and the private
business sector to develop the 700Mhz Emergency Communications
program. It is anticipated that two or three Ottawa meetings will be
necessary as well as occasional teleconferences. If you possess skills
and interest in this area, are technically qualified in land
mobile radio systems, and would like to be considered for this
position, please contact Doug Mercer, email dougvo1dtm (at) gmail.com
-- Doug Mercer VO1DTM/VO1DM, Chief Field Services Officer
2. Deputy Director Appointed for the Midwest Region
Radio Amateurs of Canada Midwest Region Director, Derek Hay, VE4HAY,
is pleased to appoint Allan Grant, VA4AJG, as Deputy Director. The
Midwest Region includes all the VE4 and VE5 call sign area of
Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Deputy Directors may attend RAC Board
meetings as observers, and if the Director cannot attend, may be
authorized to vote the Director's proxy.
-- RAC Bulletin Service
ONTARIO SECTION NEWS
3. Collingwood Net Seasonal Suspension
The Collingwood Amateur Radio Club's 2 metre net, normally held 7 pm
each Thursday on the 145.37 MHz Blue Mountain repeater, will be
suspended for the rest of the summer. It will resume in September.
-- Helena Short, VE3GFS
ITEMS OF INTEREST
4. Nunavik Youth Connect With ISS
On July 4, youth attending the Cirqiniq Summer Camp in Kuujjuaq,
Quebec (Nunavik), Canada spoke with on-orbit astronaut Joe Acaba,
KE5DAR via an ARISS contact. Telebridge station K6DUE in Greenbelt,
Maryland provided the radio connection.
-- AMSAT News
5. ARISS Digipeater Moves to 437.550 mhz
The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS)
digipeater has changed frequency from 145.825 MHz to 437.550 MHz.
Packet operations were moved to the Columbus Module UHF radio when
the Kenwood D700 radio was recently powered off due to needing an
additional air purifier to support the recently arrived Automated
Transfer Vehicle or ATV. This appears to be a long term impact as
ATV is currently scheduled to depart from ISS in September.
-- Amateur Radio Newsline
This concludes this week's bulletin. Does anyone require repeats or
Hearing none, This is V__3____ returning the frequency to net control.
Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager Brad Rodriguez, VE3RHJ.