RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for November 13th, 2021


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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL NEWS

1. Norway looking to introduce Entry Level ham radio license


Norway is planning to introduce a 10 watt Entry Level License that will enable
young people 12-13 years old to get started building simple transmitters
and receivers
Within the framework of its program "Strength of children and young people's
digital competence and understanding of digital technology", the Norwegian
Research Council has allocated 1 million kroner to the project
"Radio Communications Technology for Young People".

-- full article at southgate news

2. Spain seeks to attract youngsters to amateur radio


Spain's national amateur radio society URE says "If you are young, join the URE
and discover amateur radio."
The world of amateur communications opens up to you, a universe of
technology and operational challenges, advanced modes of digital communications,
via satellite and microwave, ionospheric propagation, radio-sport and radio
from the summits, experimenting, construction of antennas and great opportunities
to learn and make friends.
If you are 14 to 18 membership is free and we give you the "exam book" that will
help you prepare for the exam to obtain your "operator" license. An informative
book that explains all the basic theory of electricity, electronics and
telecommunications and the legislation on amateur radio that you should know.

-- https://tinyurl.com/IARU-Spain

3. The Enigma of Japanese Call Sign System


For example, sequential call signs are based on the station address only,
not mailing address or license class. Japan does not issue vanity call signs.
Special event call signs are available to organizations but not to individuals,
and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications issues such call signs.
The same goes for special prefix call signs. See this website for details.

http://motobayashi.net/callsign/enigma/index.html

--  by JG1VGX and revised by JJ1WTL

ONTARIO SECTION NEWS
ITEMS OF INTEREST

4. Canadian Special Event CF3BP


Look for special event station CF3BP from York Region (North of Toronto) to be
active from Nov 13th to Dec 12th, operated by members of the York Region
Amateur Radio Club.

Activity is to mark the anniversary of the first transatlantic amateur radio
transmission from Canada by Edward Rogers Senior from Pickering College on Main
Street in Newmarket using the call 3BP. He was one of the few amateurs to
successfully transmit across the Atlantic and the only Canadian to succeed,
using a 500W spark gap transmitter.
The ARRL sent Paul Foreman Godley, 3ZE, who was an expert in receiver technology
to the British Isles to carry out the tests. The tests proved that shorter
wavelengths could be used over long distances and with much lower power than
thought possible.

Club members will be operating various bands and modes during the event using
the CF3BP call. A schedule will be available at https://www.yrarc.org/ in
addition to self-spotting, etc. Parks on the Air, (POTA) operation is planned,
weather permitting. A commemorative QSL card is being designed for anyone who
contacts one of the stations. Further information will be on the web site.
Logs will also be uploaded to LoTW, eQSL, and qrz.com.

-- Chris Sullivan, President, York Region Amateur Radio Club


This concludes this week's bulletin.

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