RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for August 7th, 2021


NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL NEWS


1. RAC Scholarship Awarded


It is with great pleasure that RAC British Columbia / Yukon Director Keith Witney,
VE7KW and Scholarship Chair Al Eros, VE4ZB, announce the awarding of a $1,000
scholarship to Levente Buzás, VA7QF, on behalf of all Radio Amateurs of Canada
members. Levente is a graduate research student at the Department of Electrical
and Computer Engineering at the University of Victoria in British Columbia.

Every year, through the RAC Foundation, Radio Amateurs of Canada provides grants
and scholarships to worthy community programs and to young Canadian Amateurs who
are studying at the post-secondary level. RAC operates the RAC Foundation in
cooperation with the Community Foundation of Ottawa (CFO) which administers
and invests the donated funds and disburses the earnings from those invested
funds to grant applicants, based upon the advice of the RAC Board.
See RAC website for full details of the award and submission process.

-- Al Eros, VE4ZB – RAC Scholarship Coordinator

ONTARIO SECTION NEWS


2. Hanover Ham Haul - Proceeds to Local Charities


Date    :  Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location:  Hanover Drive-in Theatre (South at Canadian Tire in Hanover)
Times    :  Vendors at 0800 and buyers/public at 0900 hours running until 1300 hours.
Cost    :  $5.00 per person  Children under 12 free.
Talk-in :  146.52 Simplex
Details :  The third annual Hanover Ham Haul, an outdoor Ham Radio Garage sale/Hamfest
    in the Hanover, Grey and Bruce Counties area.
    Bring any or All of your surplus Ham Radio related items only.
    Empty your basement, fill your car, then sell it all.

    The concession will be open and serving refreshments, snacks and hotdogs
    during the hamfest. Washrooms are located in the Concession and will be
    appropriately cared for under the Covid 19 rules.

     It is necessary to keep in mind the rules for distancing, hand sanitizing and
    wearing of masks to comply with the Covid-19 rules.

Info    :  Contact Dave Margetts, VE3EBM -  davemargetts @ bmts.com
Webpage : http://www.ontars.com/Special%20Events/HamHaul2021/index.html

-- RAC Website

ITEMS OF INTEREST


3.  Bouvet Island DXpedition negotiating with new charter vessel, planning begins anew


In a brief announcement to the “global DX community,” DXpedition co-leader Paul Ewing,
N6PSE, said a new charter vessel contract is in the offing.

Ewing said this week that the team has found a suitable and affordable vessel
whose skipper is willing to take a group of a dozen DXers to Bouvet, and they are
negotiating the terms of that charter contract at present.

“We have submitted a new application to the Norwegian Polar Institute,” Ewing said.
He expressed gratitude for all past sponsors of the Bouvet Island DXpedition initiative
and said he hopes they can support the renewed effort as well.
A new website is under construction.

A dependency of Norway, Bouvet is a subantarctic volcanic island in the South Atlantic.

-- full article at Southgate News

4. Solar maximum might come early


New sunspot data show that Solar Cycle 25 is heating up faster than expected.
In fact, Solar Max could arrive in 2024 instead of 2025 as originally forecast.

See the data and learn more @ Spaceweather.com (Aug 4th edition)

This concludes this week's bulletin.

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