Official Bulletin Station for Radio Amateurs of Canada, with this week’s bulletin
1. HamCation 2022 (Orlando) roars back to life
Thwarted in 2021 by the pandemic, HamCation roared back to life Friday Feb 11th.
Attendee traffic was heavy all around the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando,
despite Friday being historically a ‘slow’ day, with hams visiting vendors, shopping
the flea market, socializing, and enjoying other hamfest activities
HamCation 2022 wrapped up Sunday, February 13th.
2. Dayton Hamvention Looks to Be a Go for 2022
Hams and vendors hoping to attend Dayton Hamvention® 2022 have been asking
what, if any, COVID-19 regulations will be in place at the event. Hamvention
management says it’s monitoring the situation closely.
Hamvention General Chairman Rick Allnutt, WS8G, issued a statement: “We strongly
anticipate that Hamvention 2022 is a go. We cannot guarantee what government may
decide about unknown changes in the pandemic. It has become obvious that the
State of Ohio is very unlikely to call a halt to large gatherings anytime soon. Despite
a recent large spike in [Omicron-variant] COVID cases and hospitalizations, there is
no move to restrict large indoor or outdoor events such as sports events,” Allnutt said.
Allnutt added that he anticipates that the official state guidance may be to recommend
— not require — face masks and social distancing, but does not expect to be checking
attendees’ vaccination status on site. Hamvention will support state guidance.
Hamvention will be held May 20 – 22, at the Greene County Fairgrounds and
Expo Center in Xenia, Ohio.
ONTARIO SECTION NEWS
3. QSL Bureau Information
Here is some information on how to get started using QSL’s:
Article by Rick VE3BK in the Hamilton Amateur Radio Club Newsletter:
Article on the RAC website: https://www.rac.ca/qsl-bureau/
and to check your information on the VA3/VE3 incoming bureau (cards waiting etc.)
https://ve3qcb.ca/ click on Do you have cards? and enter your callsign.
— Paul, VA3PC from various sources.
ITEMS OF INTEREST
4. Avro Lancaster 80th Special Event VE80LAN.
The Canadian effort is put on by the Radio Room of the Canadian Warplane Heritage
Museum VA3CWM. Great Britain’s call is GB80LAN and Australia’s is VK80LAN.
The three countries’ special event callsigns will be on the air during March.
— For more information see the qrz.com page of VE80LAN.
This concludes this week’s bulletin.
Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager
Posted by: Paul Caccamo <va3pc @ rac.ca>