RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for December 18th, 2021

Official Bulletin Station for Radio Amateurs of Canada

 NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL NEWS

 1.   World Radio TV Handbook to Cease Publication

The EI7GL blog reports that publication of the World Radio TV Handbook
(WRTH) will cease with the current 76th edition. For many years, the WRTH
provided information about shortwave broadcast times and frequencies.
In a statement, the publishers said, “Having produced this book for the past
24 years, we are very sorry to announce that WRTH 2022 will be the final
edition of World Radio TV Handbook produced and published by WRTH
Publications. We realize that this news will be disappointing for many
people. We wish to thank you all for your loyal support over the years.
Good DX and Happy Listening.”

-- arrl news


ONTARIO SECTION NEWS 

 2.    ONTARS 50th Anniversary Net - Saturday Jan 8th, 2022

ONTARS started on January 8th, 1972
Join us on the air (3755 kHz) to celebrate ONTARS' Birthday.
There will be a new net controller every half hour from 7am to 6 pm.

-- ONTARS Newsletter


ITEMS OF INTEREST 

 3. Radio hams commemorate historic message sent to Newfoundland

In a brief transmission across the Atlantic Ocean using a 150-watt wireless
transmitter station, members of the Marconi Radio Club of Newfoundland
on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 12, celebrated the 120th anniversary of Guglielmo
Marconi’s reception of the first transatlantic message, at Cabot Tower on
Dec. 12, 1901.

At Signal Hill, MRCN members and directors Joe Craig and Len Zedel, in
a re-enactment of Marconi’s transatlantic experiment, spoke with club members
from the MRCN’s sister club, the Poldhu Amateur Radio Club, in Cornwall,
England, from where Marconi sent his transatlantic message 120 years ago.

Using an HF radio contact, Zedel and Craig also spoke with people from the
Foundation Guglielmo Marconi in Italy; the Marconi Radio Club in Cape Cod
in the U.S.; and the Sydney Amateur Radio Club, in Sydney, N.S.

-- Source SaltWire
https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/news/marconi-calling-poldhu-come-in-please-group-commemorates-historic-message-sent-to-newfoundland-100669731/

 

4.   Mily YS1YXI operating YS1YOTA during her school holidays

Radio amateurs in El Salvador received clearance from the telecom regulator to
operate using the YS1YOTA callsign for the rest of the month

Mily, YS1YXI
, 14, the country's youngest amateur, plans to be as active as
possible from the radio shack of Club de Radio Aficionados de El Salvador
taking advantage that she's currently in the school holiday season. She also
plans to invite other youths to observe the operation, to get them interested
in amateur radio.

-- Source IARU Region 2 https://iaru-r2.org/

This concludes this week's bulletin.


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