RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for December 4th, 2021

Official Bulletin Station for Radio Amateurs of Canada.


1.   British Columbia's state of emergency:

Radio Amateurs of Canada has had several inquiries in regard to the emergency
situation in British Columbia.  At present, we are not aware of any Amateur activities
related to the flooding / landslides in BC.
The situation is expected to be stable despite the possibilities of additional rain.
Localized flooding and landslides may still occur especially due to the temporary
nature of repairs this week.
It has been observed that national and international reporting may not accurately
reflect the current situation especially in areas outside of the BC lower mainland.
Railroad, pipeline and limited road access is now in place in most areas.

-- RAC website

2.  RAC Canada Winter Contest 2021: December 18
The global pandemic continues and we want to make sure that all participants in the
RAC Canada Winter Contest on Saturday, December 18 take part in the contest safely.
If you do carry out an operation in any of the multi-op categories, please advise as
part of your log submission that you have followed your locally applicable guidelines
for group sizes and social (physical) distancing.
Also be advisted of the new entry submission procedure at: https://contest.rac.ca/
-- RAC website



3.   Comoros Islands

Members of the F6KOP Radio Club are planning to activate Comoros Islands (AF-007)
with a multi-national 12 operator team sometime between mid-to-end January in 2022.
Activity will be on 160-10 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY, and FT8/FT4, with 5 stations
as well as QO-100 satellite operations. Their callsign is pending.
Look for more details to be forthcoming. A Web page (under construction) is available
at: https://comores2022.wordpress.com
--  OPDX

4.  Andromedid meteor outburst

The Andromedids are back. Over the weekend astronomers reported an outburst of more
than 100 faint meteors per hour. "[It was] the strongest outburst of Andromedid meteors
ever detected by the Canadian Meteor Orbit Radar (CMOR)," says Peter Brown of the
University of Western Ontario.
The unexpected outburst means that Earth has encountered a stream of debris from
Biela's Comet, a source of meteor storms in the 19th century.
Forecasters say this could herald increased activity in the years ahead potentially
surpassing showers such as the Perseids and Geminids.
--  Full story @ Spaceweather.com  (Nov 30th, 2021 edition)

This concludes this week's bulletin.

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