RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for January 30th, 2021



NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL NEWS
ONTARIO SECTION NEWS

1.    ONTARS News

Ontars is asking for donations to assist John, VE3BQH rebuild. For the information, follow the link.

http://www.ontars.com/VE3BQH/index.html

-- Barry, VE3ISX ONTARS Net Manager

ITEMS OF INTEREST

2.    2021 Propagation Summit Session Recordings Available

YouTube recordings and PDF files from the 2021 Propagation Summit hosted on January 23 by
Contest University are available. More than 1,000 logged in for the sessions. Each presentation
begins approximately on the hour. You can advance the video to the presentation you wish to view.

•11 AM – “Update on the Personal Space Weather Station Project and HamSCI Activities for 2021”
    by Dr. Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF
•12 Noon – “Solar Cycle 25 Predictions and Progress” by Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA
•1 PM – “Maximizing Performance of HF Antennas with Irregular Terrain” by Jim Breakall, WA3FET
•2 PM – “HF Propagation: What to Expect During the Rising Years of Solar Cycle 25,”
    by Frank Donovan, W3LPL.

Slides decks are available for each presentation in PDF format.

-- http://www.contestuniversity.com


3.    2021 State QSO Party Challenge (and Provinces too)

The annual State QSO Party Challenge recognizes all radio amateurs’ participation in the
U.S. State and Canadian Province QSO parties. It is open to any radio amateur who
participates in any of the approved State QSO Parties (SQPs). Participants must simply
submit their scores to 3830Scores.com to be included in the Challenge. Of course you
should submit your entry to the sponsor of each QSO party as well.

There are 45 individual contests, starting on the weekend of February 6th/7th.
See the website for information, rules and a contest calendar.

-- https://www.stateqsoparty.com

4.    Six meters, the magic band.

Want to explore what 6 metres has to offer? Here is an e-book on the propagation characteristics,
and the modes you can utilize. K5ND is a retired publishing director and freelance author.

https://www.k5nd.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Six-Meters-eBook-V4.pdf

-- thanks to the Ontario VHF Association for the link.

This concludes this week's bulletin.

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Posted by: Paul Caccamo <va3pc @ rac.ca>