1. Register now for the RAC Advanced Course: Winter/Spring 2021
RAC's next online Advanced Certificate course for Winter/Spring 2021 is filling up quickly.
Since May 2020, 400 Radio Amateurs across Canada have used this course to prepare for the
This instructor-led, 10-session course will begin in early February and end in early May.
You can choose to attend either of the 2 hour sessions on Sunday afternoon or Monday evening.
The course instructor is Dave Goodwin, VE9CB. Dave has been an Amateur since 1975, is an active HF
Contester and DXer. Dave has also been a long-time volunteer at the national level and has served
as the RAC President and as the RAC Director for the Atlantic Region. Since 2015, he has also has been
teaching Basic and Advanced certification courses with the Fredericton (NB) Amateur Radio Club.
Amateur Radio Basic and Advanced Qualification courses are also now being provided both online
and in person by Canadian Amateur Radio Clubs and organizations.
Please visit the Amateur Radio Courses webpage for more information at the link provided below.
-- Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA, RAC President and Chair
2. New Transatlantic Record on 8.271 kHz
Very low frequency (VLF) enthusiast Joe Craig, VO1NA, reports that Stefan Schaefer, DK7FC, copied
his 50-character message transmitted from Newfoundland on 8.271 kHz, with a radiated power of 10 mW.
“This is a new record for Amateur transatlantic VLF,” Craig told the ARRL. “The mode used was EbNaut
by Paul Nicholson. EbNaut is a synchronous coherent BPSK mode for use at VLF and low LF.
VO1NA’s tower supports a VLF RL (rotated L) 10-metre (33 feet) average height and 100 metres (328 feet) long.
VLF is the ITU designation for radio spectrum in the range of 3 – 30 kHz, corresponding to wavelengths
from 100 to 10 kilometres, respectively.
For the original news item visit: http://www.arrl.org/news/new-amateur-vlf-transatlantic-record-set
-- ARRL News