RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for October 16, 2021


Official Bulletin Station for Radio Amateurs of Canada, with

this week's bulletin


NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL NEWS


1.   North American Simulated Emergency Test

Sponsor    :     RAC/ARRL
Date        :      Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location    :     North America Wide Event
Times    :     9AM to 12AM locally in each province or state
Description:     This Simulated Emergency Test will help to determine the readiness
of licensed amateurs who are engaged in amateur radio emergency communications.
This year the event will simulate a low frequency, high impact event.
Webpage: https://www.rac.ca/simulated-emergency-test/
-- RAC Website

ONTARIO SECTION NEWS

ITEMS OF INTEREST


2. The Premiere of NIGHT, the Movie

During ARRL Field Day 2021, Marcus Sutliff, N5ZY, spoke with visitors from John
D'Aquino's Young Actors Workshop and learned of their plans to make a short
film in which amateur radio plays a role.
Kevin O'Dell, N0IRW -- a member of the ARRL Public Relations Committee --
became involved in the project, and in short order, he was able to assemble radios
and props, consult on the script, and get ready for a long day of filming.
The story begins on a day when the sun mysteriously has failed to rise. One
character mentions firing up grandpa's ham radio. His younger brother reminds him
that he once called ham radio "the dinosaur's internet," but now it could be one source
of help or information. The actual internet is down, along with power, telephones, and
apparently satellites. All the adults are conveniently absent. The ending will leave you
hoping for NIGHT 2. The movie is now available on YouTube as a 34-minute short.
-- ARRL news

3.  Kindom of Eswatini

All of a sudden, Kindom of Eswatini (Swaziland) has become a popular spot for DXpeditions.
Three operations are planned for October and one for November. Here are the upcoming operations:
3DA0RU -- Russian DXpedtion Teamwill be active near Mbabane until October 22nd.
Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB, FT8 and QO-100 satellite, with multiple stations.
For more details and updates, see their Web page at: https://3da0.ru/en
3DA0WW -- Latvian RSF team will be active between October 12-26th.
Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8 (F/H).
For more details and updates, see: https://lral.lv/3da0ww/index.html
3DA0LP -- Lionel, ZS6DPL, is once again active as 3DA0LP from Manzini between
October 11-15th and again between November 1-5th. Activity is limited due to work.
He does operate on FT8. No other details are available.
-- OPDX

4.  United Nations 4U1A DX club on-the-air

Members of the International Amateur Radio Contest DX Club will be active as
4U2U between now and October 31st.
Activity is to celebrate United Nations Day (October 24th).
QSL via UA3DX, direct or by the Bureau.
ADDED NOTE: Remember this station counts for Austria (OE) for DXCC purposes
and as 4U for the Vienna International Centre for the CQ DX Marathon award.
-- OPDX

This concludes this week's bulletin.

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