RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for March 27th, 2021
1. Quebec Parks on the Air 2021
Sponsored by Fédération des clubs radioamateurs du Québec ( RAQI )
Dates: Thursday, April 1, 2021 to Friday, December 31, 2021
Location: National and regional parks in Quebec or at home qth
Description: To promote Amateur Radio portable operation creating activity
on the air from as many of the officially listed parks of Quebec.
Also we need people from their home QTH to chase these activations.
info: soon http://qcpota.ca/
(not active yet)
2. RAC Online Basic Amateur Radio Course: Spring 2021
Registration for the Spring 2021 Basic Qualification Course is now
our registration page at the following link:
Amateur Radio Basic and Advanced Qualification courses are also now
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
ONTARIO SECTION NEWS
ITEMS OF INTEREST
3. QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Experiences Technical Issues, On-Demand
The QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo attracted thousands of participants over the
March 13 – 14 weekend. Taking a different tack than it did for its
last August, the expo leveraged the capabilities of two virtual event
increase interaction among attendees, speakers, and exhibitors.
All did not go smoothly, however.
“Unfortunately, we had many technical issues with the Airmeet
presentations and the
integration of the vFairs and Airmeet platforms,” expo chairman Eric Guth,
4Z1UG/WA6IGR, explained afterward in a message to participants.
The expo announced on Wednesday, March 17, that 80 presentations had
added to the platform for on-demand viewing.
-- full article at arrl news
4. Police report white supremacists and conspiracy theorists are
attacking cell towers
According to reports, conspiracy theorists and far-right white
are increasingly targeting cellphone towers and other critical
to incite fear, disrupt essential services, and cause economic damage
United States and abroad.
An incident was tied to the 5G conspiracy theory, which claims without
that the electromagnetic waves put out by 5G towers are harming peoples'
immune systems and are responsible for the coronavirus pandemic.
The Intercept obtained a document from the Department of Homeland Security
that revealed intelligence reports about vandals targeting cell towers
in New York,
West Virginia and Tennessee on the day of and before the insurrection on
United States Capitol in January.
-- full article at southgate radio news
This concludes this week's bulletin.
Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager
Posted by: Paul Caccamo <va3pc @ rac.ca>