RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for July 31st, 2021


Official Bulletin Station for Radio Amateurs of Canada, with this week's bulletin

        NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL NEWS


1. Transatlantic Cable Anniversary Celebration


As part of the anniversary celebrations of the Transatlantic Cable on Tuesday
27th July, between Valentia Cable station and the Hearts Content Cable station
in Newfoundland and Labrador. the Kerry Amateur Radio Group EI1K will
continue the tradition of making HF QSO's with their friends at VO1TAC.

In July 1866, the first permanent telegraph cable connecting Europe and
North America was hauled ashore at Heart's Content and connected to Valentia.
Please keep a listen for VO1TAC and give them a call.

-- IRTS and Southgate News.

        ONTARIO SECTION NEWS


2. Lanark North Leeds ARES Inc. Flea


Date    :  Saturday, August 14, 2021
Location:  Maberly Agricultural Society Fairgrounds on East side of Bolingborke Rd.
Times    :  Vendors 7:30 am -- General Public: 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Cost    :  General public $5.
Talk-In :  Lavant Repeater 146.640- (no tones)
Event    :  RAIN OR SHINE, the event will go on!
    Full COVID protocols will be in effect -- You MUST WEAR A MASK within the
    fairgrounds areas and maintain social distancing at all times.
     - Coffee Shop on N/E side of intersection - prior to entering hamfest
Webpage: https://www.ve3rlr.ca/2018/07/LNLARES.html
Contact:   ve3mkx @ gmail.com

        ITEMS OF INTEREST


3.  Radio infrastructure an important tool for Quesnel Search and Rescue


Communication will be running smoothly for the Quesnel Search and Rescue (QSAR) after
they teamed up with the Quesnel Amateur Radio Operators Society (QAROS) to replace a
radio repeater destroyed by wildfire.

A new repeater housed in a C-can was placed on top of the remote Fishpot Mountain
on Thursday, July 15, with the help of Cotter Hiab Trucking. It replaces a previous
shed building made up of a plywood exterior which burned to the ground in 2017.

Approximately $20,000 was raised by QSAR and QAROS for the new repeater shelter
from Prince George. The shelter is solar-operated and likely to withstand any future
flames.

For QSAR, the new repeater shelter means they will have the ability to communicate
with their searchers should they be tasked in the western area extending from the
Bowron Lake Park Boundary to the Itcha Range.

-- Read the full Quesnel Cariboo Observer article
https://www.quesnelobserver.com/news/radio-infrastructure-an-important-tool-for-quesnel-search-and-rescue/


4. Take Your Hamshack to Outer Space


The next QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo is ready to lift off on August 14-15, 2021
and its loaded with amazing speakers, content, prizes, networking, and exhibits.
Anyone can attend from their home or office. Early bird discounts are now
available at www.qsotodayhamexpo.com.

Included in this Expo’s 90+ world-class speakers is an entire track dedicated
to the astounding world of amateur satellite radio. With over 70 amateur
satellites launched, any ham can take advantage of this unique facet of our hobby.
At the Expo, you’ll learn and engage with satellite radio experts who will
help you master the skills you need to make it happen. Plus advanced sessions to
provide additional competencies to those already deep in satellite radio.

-- southgate news

This concludes this week's bulletin
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