RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for January 16th, 2021
1. Dayton Hamvention Cancelled for 2021
several setbacks in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic make
the difficult decision to cancel Hamvention 2021.
Vaccine distribution both in the United States and around
the world is lagging behind what
was planned. In addition, the
emergence of a more communicable form of the COVID-19 virus
increases the potential for further public health problems in
the next few months.
We make this difficult decision for the
safety of our guests and vendors.
Those who had their
tickets, inside booths or flea market spaces deferred last year will
be deferred again. Those who purchased 2021 tickets, inside
booths or flea market spaces
will also be deferred.
you desire a refund instead please email firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will contact you.
Stay tuned for information about
a QSO party for the 2021 Hamvention weekend.
We are looking
forward to the 2022 Hamvention!!!
Committee, Dayton Hamvention 2021
2. RAC Welcomes
new Atlantic and Midwest Directors
As reported in the
January-February 2021 issue of The Canadian Amateur magazine,
the call for nominations for Directors of Radio
Amateurs of Canada’s Atlantic,
Midwest and British Columbia/Yukon Regions, RAC would like to welcome
the following Radio Amateurs to our Board of Directors for
Al Penney, VO1NO, was elected as the new Director
for the Atlantic Region,
Ed Richardson, VE4EAR/VE4VT, was
elected as the new Director for the Midwest Region
Witney, VE7KW, was re-elected as the Director for the British
Allan Boyd, VE3AJB, was re-elected the
Director for the Ontario North/East Region.
MacDonell, VE3XRA - RAC President and Chair
3. ONTario Amateur Radio Service net - 49th
Thanks to all that checked in. We had 867
checkins to celebrate our anniversary.
The busiest half hour
was between 5:00 and 5:30 pm.
Thanks to those who stopped by to
-- Barry, VE3ISX - ONTARS Net Manager
4. NOVA SCOTIA CONTEST WEATHERS THE STORM
recent winter contest hosted by one Canadian amateur radio club
turned out to be a disaster
-- and the members couldn't have
The Halifax Amateur Radio Club called their
contest the "2-Meter Get on the Air Winter Event,"
it was designed to challenge the hams' ability to stay connected in
the face of an emergency.
For four hours on January 2nd, it was
a dry run for disaster for John Bignell VE1JMB, the
director-at-large, and 50 or so other club members. It also turned
out to be a frozen run:
the contest went forward despite a
heavy snowfall that covered much of Nova Scotia.
John, who is
also an EHS Advance Care Paramedic, said the contest underscored the
need for hams
to have a reliable communications network when
disaster strikes, as it did in 2017 when Bell
Aliant suffered a
connection outage of landlines and cellphones in Eastern Canada.
John says the contest is also about having fun but it's
important to remember too that when
the Red Cross, rescue teams
or ground-search personnel need communications backup, hams should
be there and ready.
-- Amateur Radio Newsline and
JOHN BIGNELL, VE1JMB
This concludes this week's
Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager
by: Paul Caccamo <va3pc @ rac.ca>