RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for Sep 25, 2021

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


1. First RAC Challenge “Coureur des bois” Gold certificate earned

Congratulations are extended to Nicolas Gagnon, VE2NCG. On September 7, 2021,
Nick reported his 100th portable operation in the RAC Challenge to become the
first Amateur to earn the prestigious “Coureur des bois” Gold certificate.
Nick has made over 2,100 QSOs in his first 100 operations since the RAC
Challenge began on Canada Day.

As of September 14, 556 portable operations have been reported by Amateurs in
all ten provinces during the first three months of the program.

You can follow along on the RAC Challenge Leaderboard on the RAC website at:

For full story see https://www.rac.ca/rac-challenge/

2. Videos of the RAC Conference and AGM are now available

The RAC Canada Conference and Annual General Meeting are now complete. We would
like to thank all of the participants, presenters and volunteers for taking part
in this year’s event. We hope to see you all next year!
Our volunteers have posted the videos on the RAC YouTube Channel.

We are still working on editing some of the videos but they can be viewed in their
raw format and we will replace them when they are ready.
We would love to post other videos about Amateur Radio on our YouTube channel so
if you have some or know of anyone who does, please contact Alan Griffin,
RAC MarCom Director at marcom@rac.ca.

-- RAC Bulletin

3. La Palma volcanic eruption - radio hams on standby

The Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palmas in Spain’s Canary Islands erupted for the
first time in 50 years on Sunday, September 19

The lava flow has triggered the evacuation of 5000 people on the island so far
but authorities have deployed all the resources of the Canary Islands Government
as well as military support from the mainland to manage the situation.

In order to facilitate communications to and from that area, EMCOM-SPAIN is asking
for the Emergency Centre Of Activity frequencies to be kept clear in case the
situation gets worse.
The frequencies are as follows: 3.760 MHz, 7.110 MHz, 14.300 MHz, 21.360 MHz

Thanks for everyone’s cooperation.



4. Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81

Sir Clive Sinclair died at home Thursday morning, after battling a long illness.
Sinclair invented the pocket calculator but was best known for popularising the
home computer, bringing it to stores at relatively affordable prices.

He left school at 17 and worked for four years as a technical journalist to raise
funds to found Sinclair Radionics. He then became the man behind the Sinclair
Spectrum and the Sinclair ZX-81, to retail for under a hundred dollars.

Many modern-day titans of the games industry got their start on one of his ZX
models. For a certain generation of gamer, the computer of choice was either the
ZX Spectrum 48K or its rival, the Commodore 64.

Sir Clive Sinclair, Rest in Peace.

-- IRTS News

This concludes this week's bulletin.
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