RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for November 27, 2021

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


1.     Garry Hammond, VE3XN and John “Jack” Leahy, VE1ZZ (SK), appointed

    to the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame

Radio Amateurs of Canada recognizes deserving Amateurs by appointments to the
Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame. The appointment as Member of the Hall is
made for “outstanding achievement and excellence of the highest degree, for serious
and sustained service to Amateur Radio in Canada, or to Amateur Radio at large”.

Radio Amateurs of Canada and the Board of Trustees of CARHOF sincerely
congratulate Garry Hammond, VE3XN, on his appointment to the Hall of Fame.

Garry  has been an Amateur Radio operator for over 55 years. His profession as a
geography teacher stimulated a special interest in DXing and the pursuit of special
prefixes, taking him to both the DXCC Honour Roll and the prefix Honour Roll.

Radio Amateurs of Canada and the Board of Trustees of CARHOF sincerely
congratulate John “Jack” William Leahy, VE1ZZ (SK), on his appointment to the
Hall of Fame. Sadly, Jack became a Silent Key on October 18, 2018 at age 85.

Jack Leahy, VE1ZZ, worked at Defence Research Establishment Atlantic (Department of
National Defence) for 34 years. When he earned his Amateur Radio licence in 1948 he
was the youngest person in Canada to do so. He made friends and contacts from around
the world, many of whom visited him at Head Jeddore, Nova Scotia to see his extensive
communication towers and system.

A detailed account of their achievements will be presented in an upcoming edition of
The Canadian Amateur magazine.

For more information on the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame please visit:

--  Frank Davis, VO1HP, Chair, Board of Trustees, Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame

2.   ARDC grants will expand emergency capabilities in Haiti and the US Virgin Islands

Grants from Amateur Radio Digital Communications will benefit amateur radio emergency
communication networks in Haiti and the US Virgin Islands (USVI).
The $14,864 grant to the Haiti International Friendship Amateur Radio Club will enable the
club to set up a network of six HF stations to provide emergency communications to remote
areas cut off by the August 2021 earthquake.
Grant funds will allow HIFARC to outfit each station with a small generator, an HF transceiver,
a power supply, and a wire antenna.
The $27,955 ARDC grant will allow the Virgin Islands Amateur Radio Group (VIARG) — a group
formed after the 2017 hurricanes — to purchase backup repeaters, more resilient antennas
that will also expand coverage, and training materials.
ARDC funds projects and organizations that follow amateur radio’s practice and tradition
of technical experimentation in both amateur radio and digital communication science and technology.
--  full article at arrl news


3.  ONTARS Santa Net  Dec 17th  and 18th

Gather your youngsters and say hello to Santa on the air.
80 Meters....ONTARS Net frequency 3.755 MHz LSB
5:00 pm Friday December 17th, 2021 and
6:00 pm Saturday December 18th, 2021
-- Ontars Website.


4.  December is YOTA Month

December is when several youngsters from member societies will become active on the air with YOTA
as suffix in the call signs. From Wednesday 1 December to Friday 31 December 2021, international
YOTA stations, operated by young amateurs will attempt to make many contacts worldwide with each
other. This event is aimed at our young generation and is an excellent opportunity for clubs to get
youngsters on the air who are interested in or want to find out more about Amateur Radio.

It is not a formal contest, but a way to get our current young amateurs on the air contacting hundreds
of other youngsters around the world. All radio amateurs are welcome to enjoy a QSO with the youngsters,
be aware that some of them are new to the radio hobby, while others are more experienced.
-- from a sarl notice.

This concludes this week's bulletin.

Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager
Posted by: Paul Caccamo <va3pc @ rac.ca>