RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for September 18, 2021


1. Austria and Germany release new ham radio call books

The communications regulators in Austria and Germany have made new editions of
their national amateur radio call books available for free download

There are three amateur radio categories in Austria:
 Class 1 CEPT up to 400 watts (1kW for clubs) all bands
 Class 3 Entry Level 100 watts on 144/430 MHz
 Class 4 CEPT Novice 100 watts on 1.8/3.5/21/28/144/430 MHz

The Austrian call book, dated September 6, can be downloaded as a PDF or spreadsheet
from https://www.oevsv.at/oevsv/aktuelles/Rufzeichenliste-Neuauflage/

Germany has two categories of amateur radio license:
Class A CEPT HAREC 750 watts all bands
Class E CEPT Novice 100 watts on 1.8/3.5/21/28, 75w on 144/430, 5w microwave

The German call book, dated September 1, 2021 is available at

-- southgate news

2. Tokyo Ham Fair 2021 is cancelled

Japan's JARL has announced the cancellation of the world's largest amateur radio event,
the Tokyo Ham Fair 2021, which had been planned for October 2-3

JARL says "We were hopeful to have Ham Fair 2021 with possible preventative measures
against COVID-19, but another wave of infection came in this Summer.  Considering the
worse than expected COVID situation, JARL reluctantly decided to cancel Ham Fair 2021.
We hope that Tokyo Ham Fair can come back in Year 2022 under safer conditions."

-- 73 de JARL International



3.  Braveheart on the move

On September 6th, Paul, N6PSE, announced the following on the Intrepid DX Group's
FaceBook page: We were happy to receive some news from our old friend Nigel Jolly.
He has sold the Braveheart to a new owner who will make her available for amateur
radio DXpeditions.

Her new home port will be Ushuaia once she can be moved from NZ. We are delighted
that she will continue to service the amateur radio world for years to come. She
is a venerable ship and a great resource for amateur radio.


4. AMSAT Shifts to Virtual Format for 2021 Symposium and Annual Meeting

The 39th AMSAT Space Symposium, planned as an in-person event for late October,
will now be a virtual event due to the lingering effects of COVID-19. Initial plans
had called for a “live” event in Bloomington, Minnesota, following last year’s
virtual symposium. AMSAT President Robert Bankston, KE4AL, said that AMSAT members
voiced concern over the continued coronavirus pandemic and the risks associated
with long-distance travel, as well as attendance at large gatherings.

Symposium organizers are reviewing the schedule for the event and will adjust it
as needed to accommodate the shift from an in-person to a virtual event. Those
who’ve already registered for the symposium will automatically receive refunds.
Questions regarding the symposium can be sent to info@amsat.com.

-- arrl news

This concludes this week's bulletin.

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