RAC Sections Bulletin for April 16, 2022

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL NEWS


1.  ISED Releases Updated Policy on Amateur Radio and Examinations
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada released
updated versions of two important policy documents: RIC-1 – Guide
for Examiners Accredited to Conduct Examinations for
Amateur Radio Operator Certificates and RIC-3 – Information on
the Amateur Radio Service.
Both documents were updated to reflect the changes made to the
Radiocommunication Regulations, specifically the rescinded ISED $20
examination fee for Amateur Radio Operator Certificates and the removal of
certificates that are no longer issued by ISED. Other revisions include “editorial
corrections for clarity” and the conversion to electronic format of the form to
apply to become an Accredited Examiner.
Comments and suggestions may be directed to the following address:
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada
Spectrum Management Operations Branch
235 Queen Street Ottawa ON K1A 0H5
You can find the updated documents at these links:
English
RIC-1: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01007.html
RIC-3: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01008.html
French
CIR-1: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/fra/sf01007.html
CIR-3: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/fra/sf01008.html
— RAC website

ONTARIO SECTION NEWS
ITEMS OF INTEREST

2.  Icelandic WebSDR activated

Iceland’s IRA reports the KiwiSDR receiver at Bjargtangar was activated on
April 9.  It joins three other receivers in Iceland that can be accessed from
anywhere in the world via the web.

Bjargtangar (10 kHz-30 MHz): http://bjarg.utvarp.com/
Galtastaðir í Flói (10 kHz-30 MHz): http://floi.utvarp.com/
Perlan í Reykjavík (24 MHz to 1800 MHz ): http://perlan.utvarp.com
Raufarhöfn (10 kHz-30 MHz): http://raufarhofn.utvarp.com/

—  Source IRA https://tinyurl.com/IARU-Iceland

3.   Celebrating the centenary of the Transatlantic Tests
The Radio Society of Great Britain and the ARRL have been celebrating the
centenary of the Transatlantic Tests. This video highlights the fantastic
exhibition put on by the National Heritage Centre in Saltcoats, the 1921
message re-enactment by the Kilmarnock and Loudoun Amateur Radio Club
and the 160m Transatlantic QSO Party.

Find out more about the Transatlantic Tests on
https://www.rsgb.org/transatlantic-tests
Watch Celebrating the centenary of the Transatlantic Tests
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1Ww7QDwDI4
— Southgate News

4.  Online Talk: What is JS8call

On Wednesday, April 20, Denby Dale Amateur Radio Society will have an online
talk and live demonstration of the weak-signal data chat mode JS8call.

Wayne KN2Z will talk about JS8call and demonstrate making a contact on
20m – its quite possible that there will be good propagation at that time between
the continents. Anyone who has JS8call installed is more than welcome to try
and make the QSO on the night !

The talk is being given to the Denby Dale Amateur Radio Society at 7:30pm
UTC on Wednesday, April 20 (Zoom active from 7:15pm). The meeting is
open to all, you don’t need to be a member to attend, you will always be welcome.

The Zoom meeting ID is 842 5221 3056
https://zoom.us/j/84252213056

For further information see  http://www.ddars.net/

— Southgate News

This concludes this week’s bulletin.

Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager VA3PC



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