RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for March 6th, 2021
Amateur of the Year 2020: Al Penney, VO1NO
The RAC Board
of Directors takes great pleasure in selecting Al Penney, VO1NO,
the recipient of the RAC Amateur of the Year Award for 2020 in
of his tireless efforts to promote Amateur Radio in
his home province of
Newfoundland, throughout Canada and
Stay tuned to the March-April 2021 issue
of The Canadian Amateur and the RAC
website for complete
information about our Amateur of the Year 2020 and the
of the award later this year.
For more information about
the RAC Amateur of the Year Award visit:
-- Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA, RAC President and Chair
The Canadian Amateur Radio Operating Interests survey is now live!
RAC is a volunteer-based organization and we rely on the
feedback from members and
non-members to help us stay informed
and up to date on Amateur Radio matters of
interest to them.
The current survey was prepared by Paul Coverdale,
VE3ICV, RAC’s Special Advisor at
World Radio Conferences,
with the goal of “understanding the operating interests of
Canadian Amateurs, in terms of what bands/modes are used, the
amount of time spent,
the operating focus, and so on”.
This information will help to guide future RAC
programs and the
content of The Canadian Amateur magazine, as well as providing
valuable input for formulating Canadian positions into World
Your answers on our surveys are
completely anonymous but we would appreciate it if
please indicate in the survey if you are a RAC member to help us to
the information to serve you better. Non-Canadian
Amateurs may also participate
in the survey, please identify
this in Questions 1 and 7.
The survey should take no more
than 10 minutes to complete and it is available at:
Thank you for participating!
-- Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA -
ONTARIO SECTION NEWS
3. Winlink information link.
attempt to edit last week's article on Winlink, I managed to drop the
to the 24 training videos.. Here it is:
or search youtube for San Diego ARES.
-- Thanks to Bob
Howard, VE3YX for the information.
4. Approaches to
Tackle Noise Problems Vary, Remedies Elusive
RF noise is
a frequent discussion topic among radio amateurs. A proliferation of
electronics has cluttered and complicated the noise
environment; it’s not just
power lines anymore. Unless
isolated from civilization, most hams experience RF
(RFI) — sometimes without even realizing it, although spectrum
on modern transceivers make RF noise much more apparent.
Various approaches to
address the apparently worsening noise
floor have been taken around the world,
some addressing lax
The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU)
warns against complacency.
“Radio amateurs cannot sit
back, because even if the desired noise limits are
there are many rogue manufacturers and dealers who will happily sell
noise-generating devices, leaving out filter circuits to cut
costs,” IARU said
in a statement.
-- see the full article on the arrl website news.
Posted by: Paul Caccamo <va3pc @