1. RAC “Get on the Air
on World Amateur Radio Day” Special Event
Sunday, April 18, 2021, Radio Amateurs of Canada is organizing a
on-air event to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day.
Every year on April 18, Radio Amateurs worldwide take to
the airwaves to
commemorate the formation of the IARU on April
RAC official stations will operate across
Canada from 0000Z to 2359Z on
April 18. Those contacting one or
more of these stations will be eligible
for a special
commemorative certificate noting their participation in RAC’s
Get on the Air on World Amateur Radio Day Event.
simply need to complete one or more contacts, on any band and
with RAC official stations to earn their certificates.
need to be submitted; simply check back on the RAC website when
instructed and enter your call sign to download your
Please take care of yourself and your loved
ones, stay safe and have fun
while celebrating World Amateur
For more information please visit:
-- Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA. President, Radio Amateurs of
ONTARIO SECTION NEWS
will be active in the Ontario QSO Party.
From 0000z to
0500z and again from 1200z to 1800z, VA3RAC will be active
the Ontario QSO Party and will be sending the contest exchange.
Stations contacting VA3RAC during those time periods are
send their contest exchange in return
(state/province/country or Ontario county).
If you are
planning to operate in the Ontario QSO Party, please let the
organizers know your intentions by email to oqp @ va3cco.com
-- full OQP details are at http://va3cco.com/oqp
ITEMS OF INTEREST
Could Return ARISS Ham Station in ISS Columbus Module to the Air
Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS)
reports that efforts to
determine what’s keeping the ham
station in the ISS Columbus module off the air
unsuccessful thus far. The radio equipment works, but no signal
to be reaching the external ARISS antenna. The station,
typically operated as NA1SS,
has not been usable since new RF
cables were installed during a January 27 spacewalk.
January EVA, the coax feed line installed 11 years ago was replaced
another built by the European Space Agency (ESA) and
During a March 13 spacewalk, astronauts Mike
Hopkins, KF5LJG, and Victor Glover,
KI5BKC, plan to return the
ARISS antenna feed line cabling to its configuration prior
the January 27 spacewalk.
For the time being, ARISS
school and group contacts with crew members have been
using the ham station in the ISS Service Module.
4. Fourteen common phone mistakes in ham
Quin (K8QS) and Tom (WA9TDD) identify 14 common
mistakes ham radio operators make
on phone (FM, SSB, AM) -- and
what to do differently to maximize communication and
intelligibility in amateur radio.
15 minute Youtube video
-- From HAM RADIO PERSPECTIVES on YouTube
concludes this week's bulletin.
Bulletin sent from Official
Posted by: Paul Caccamo <va3pc @