RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for Jun 5th, 2021


NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL NEWS


1.  World Amateur Radio Day Certificates are now available for download


Thank you for participating in the RAC “Get on the Air on World Amateur Radio Day”
special event! Participants can now download their certificates at by entering their
call sign on the RAC Certificate Generator.

https://www.rac.ca/certificates/

RAC official stations operated on April 18. Those contacting one or more of those
stations will be eligible for a commemorative certificate noting their participation
in RAC’s Get on the Air on World Amateur Radio Day Event.

Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA, President, Radio Amateurs of Canada

2. Upcoming Operating Events:


Field Day - Weekend of June 26-27th - See ARRL.org for details
RAC Canada Day Contest - July 1st - See RAC.CA for details.

ONTARIO SECTION NEWS


ITEMS OF INTEREST


3. Will chip shortage hit ham radios ?


Glenn O'Donnell K3PP of Forrester Research notes the chip shortage may have a more
serious impact than first thought and gives Amateur Radio rigs as an example of what
might be affected.

"In this hobby, the newer radio "toys" are advanced technology, but the hottest
radio might sell 5,000 units per year. If Apple wants 100 million chips, but the
little ham radio company wants 5,000, Apple wins!" O'Donnell said.

Read the article at https://www.techrepublic.com/

-- Southgate radio news

4. Amateur Radio Gearing Up for Another Active Atlantic Hurricane Season


The Atlantic Hurricane Season, which starts on June 1, promises to be a busy time
for amateur radio volunteers on the Hurricane Watch Net (HWN).

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has forecast a
likely range of 13 to 20 named storms. NOAA projects this with a 70% confidence level.

The sea surface temperatures throughout the normal areas of tropical cyclone
activity are already near or just above 80 °F, just what storms like.
The current forecast is seven hurricanes and three of those at Category 3 or stronger.

When active, the HWN operates on 14.325 MHz during daylight hours and on
7.268 MHz after dark.

-- arrl newsletter

This concludes this week's bulletin.

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