RAC Bulletin for January 29, 2022

Official Bulletin Station for Radio Amateurs of Canada, with this week’s bulletin NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL NEWS 1.  Bob Cooke VE3BDB SK, Former RAC President – Oct 4, 2021 Bob was a member of the Canadian Amateur Radio Federation (CARF) and he held severalpositions with Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) including Assistant Director, District EmergencyCoordinator, Regional Director, Vice-President…

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL NEWS
1.  Bob Cooke VE3BDB SK, Former RAC President – Oct 4, 2021

Bob was a member of the Canadian Amateur Radio Federation (CARF) and he held several
positions with Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) including Assistant Director, District Emergency
Coordinator, Regional Director, Vice-President Field Services and President. He was also the
co-founder of the Parry Sound Amateur Radio Club and he served on the Executive of the
Orillia Amateur Radio Club.
A tribute article will be included in an upcoming issue of The Canadian Amateur magazine.
— Phil McBride VA3QR,  RAC President and Chair

2.  Jim Hay, VE2VE SK, Former RAC Deputy Director – Oct 22, 2021

Jim served with Radio Amateurs of Canada in many positions including as the Deputy Director
for the Quebec Region, Special Advisor for Technical and Administrative Services, and as a
former Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame. In addition,
Jim also served on the Board of Radio Amateurs de Quebec Inc for 12 years as Treasurer and
Director.  A tribute article to Jim will be included in the March-April 2022 issue of
The Canadian Amateur magazine.
— Phil McBride VA3QR,  RAC President and Chair

ONTARIO SECTION NEWS

3. Laurentian net 3.755 expanding to a full hour for March 2022.

‘The Laurentian Net’ will be extending it’s net operation time on 3.755 MHz LSB from the normal
6:00 – 6:30PM  to 7PM starting March 1st to March 31st.  This is to commemorate the 61 years of
the Laurentian net operation. For you real Old HF Timers, interesting to know that prior to 1961
the net was called ‘The Muskeg Net’.
— de Mike VE3IPC relay from Shawn VE3PSV

4. Renfrew County West Ares Net – Sundays 7.120 @ 13:00 ET

The RCW-ARES GC and others continue to use 7.120 MHz for the “ARES” SSB net on Sundays at
1300 EST. The use of the KIWISDRs to copy stations is very encouraged, so that radio operators
that can’t hear on the radio can be heard on the KIWISDRs listening post.
Lately the net radio operators have been using K1RA http://kiwisdr.k1ra.us:8073/ and a Utah
station’s receivers http://kiwisdr1.sdrutah.org:8073/.
The radio net participants also use Netlogger as a back channel. https://www.netlogger.org/

— Mike VE3IPC

ITEMS OF INTEREST

5. British Columbia QSO Party 2022

Date/Time: 1600z Feb 5 to 0359z Feb 6 AND Feb 6 1600z to 2359z Feb 6
Stations outside BC have to find as many VE7/VA7s as possible in the 20 hours of the contest.
BC stations will be taking calls from anyone, anywhere

BC stations give RS(T) + three-letter code representing the federal electoral district in BC
and stations outside BC give province/state/”DX”

Information and FAQ’s at  http://orcadxcc.org/bcqp.html

the State QSO Party Challenge returns for another run, kicking off in February 2022, and BCQP
is one of the first events in this year-long challenge. For details on the State QSO Party Challenge,
please visit www.StateQSOParty.com

— Rebecca VA7BEC on behalf of ORCA DX Contest Club

This concludes this week’s bulletin.

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Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager
Posted by: Paul Caccamo <va3pc @ rac.ca>

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