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April 2015 News Posts (Page 2)

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Post #6, Apr 19,2015 - Forwarded By Stiig, VE3LBX RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for April 18, 2015 NATIONAL NEWS 1. Incident Command System Training ARES under direction from their respective SMs, offers support to municipalities across Canada in providing a back-up communications capability for the municipal emergency management team. Some of these municipalities or served agencies use ICS and where that exists, there could be a request that ARES radio operators be trained at least to the ICS-100 / 200 levels in order to be familiar with its concepts. RAC does not have the resources nor is it structured to offer in-house ICS training. In Ontario, there is online training available at the website for IMS100 which is functionally equivalent to the ICS-100 course mentioned above. ONTARIO SECTIONS NEWS 2. Canwarn training - Week of May 3rd to May 9th. May 4 – 6 PM – Kingston – City Library ; 935 Gardiners Road May 6 – 6:30 PM – Ottawa – Greenboro Community Centre ; 363 Lorry Greenberg Drive May 7 – 7 PM – Waterloo – Adult Recreation Centre ; 185 King St South May 9 – 9 AM – Hamilton – Nash Auditorium, Wilcox Building, Chedoke Hospital, Sanatorium Road in Hamilton, free parking across from Wilcox building May 9 – 9 AM – Frontenac County – Frontenac County Building ; Frontenac Room, 2069 Battersea Road, Glenburnie please RSVP to canwarn.ontario @ if you plan to attend these sessions. ITEMS OF INTEREST 3. SOUTH AFRICA HAMS GAIN FULL KILOWATT PRIVLEGE Hams in South Africa have been granted a transmit power increase to a full kilowatt. For decades the maximum South Africa output power was limited to 400 watts peak envelope. A workgroup was established to campaign for higher power. After negotiating for several years, South African telecommunications authorities were satisfied that the call was well motivated. The updated regulation was then published in the South African Government Gazette and the new 1 kilowatt output power privilege became effective on April 1st. (ZS6FDX) 4. FOUR DAYS IN MAY QRP CONFERENCE IN OHIO Four Days in May is the annual conference of the QRP Amateur Radio Club International that takes place May 14th through the 16th in parallel with the Dayton Hamvention. This gathering is open to everyone and should appeal to anyone interested in home brewed antennas, portable operation, Arduino and more. Seminars begin on Thursday May 14th. Friday May 15th features a late afternoon Build-a-thon this year constructing four pieces of test gear. Saturday May 16th will host the Four Days In May Grand Banquet with awards and prizes being given. Bus service to and from the Hamvention will be available. The venue this year is the in Holiday Inn Fairborn just to the East of Dayton Ohio. Details are on the web at [1] ===================================================================== Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager

Post #7, Apr 19, 2015 - By Ken, VE3PHC Every year the town of St. Charles hosts the "Big Bear Rally", This event is a fun time for those interested in riding ATV's and getting muddy. Each year they also put out a request for amateurs to assist in communications for safety and coordination. This year the rally is on Apil 25th, 2015. If you would like to help or are would like to learn more, please visit their website at: If you would like to assist with communications, please respond to this post and I will forward your request to the appropriate members of the St. Charles group. It is not necessary for you to have or ride an ATV in order to assist, but if you have an ATV and can be mobile on the course it would be a benefit. Thanks, Ken VE3PHC

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Post #9, Apr 22, 2015 - SARC Meeting reminder and info By Roger, VE3ZI The next meeting of the Sudbury Amateur Radio Club will take place at 7pm on Monday 27 April at the Laughing Buddha. We have two important changes to make to the constitution both of which require a quorum: (1) The number of paid up members present at a properly constituted meeting shall be considered to be a quorum: (2) The treasurer shall present accounts to the members at the Annual General Meeting. These proposals have already been presented to the membership, but we have not so far had sufficient paid up members at a meeting to carry them! The reason for making these changes is that the law related to not-for-profit organisations is changing, and unless we specify the quorum and the method of presentation of accounts we would be bound by rules applicable to much larger organisations than ourselves. If you agree (or disagree) with the changes I would appreciate it if you could either attend the meeting, or appoint somebody to be your proxy. The latter can be done by email or otherwise but must be in writing. The Laughing Buddha is a nice place to meet for a chat and a drink. However, it is not at all suitable for technical presentations and I think we should look elsewhere. I would prefer any alternative meeting place to be close to the town centre, as this equalises distances for all members, and allows easier access by bus. Perhaps members could think about this or even make enquiries. I look forward to seeing you at the meeting. 73 Roger VE3ZI

Post #10, Apr 26,2015 - By Roger, VE3ZI Just to remind everybody that the club will be meeting tomorrow evening (Monday April 27th)at 7pm at the Laughing Buddha, 194 Elgin St., Sudbury ON. If you cannot attend PLEASE appoint a proxy (in writing) or email me with your vote - either yes or no. Many thanks 73 Roger VE3ZI Moderator: 1) It looks like Al, VE3AJB might be attending the meeting and a chat about D-Star is possibly on the menu. 2) Info regarding the vote was sent in post #9 3) For your convenience, you may email the newsgroup address with your proxy, any emails received here before 6 PM Monday will be directly forwarded to Roger for the meeting.

Post #11, Apr 26, 2015 - By Stiig, VE3LBX RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for April 25, 2015 ONTARIO SECTIONS NEWS 1. Rideau Lakes Amateur Radio Club's 31st Annual Flea Market When: Saturday, May 9, 2015 - Vendors 07:00, Public 09:00 Where: Smiths Falls, Ontario - Smiths Falls Curling and Squash Club, Old Sly's Road. Cost: $5.00 (includes a door prize ticket), under 16 free. Talk-In VE3RLR on 147.21 MHz+ Description: Our 31st Annual Flea Market includes; -a large number of Commercial and Private Vendors -a Canteen -a Consignment Table -a Test Table Email contact: ve3rlr @ Webpage: [1] 2. Canwarn training - Week of May 10th to May 16th. May 12 – 7 PM – Toronto – Environment Canada Headquarters, 4905 Dufferin St May 12 – 6:15 PM – Cornwall – Cornwall Public Library, 45 Second St E May 13 – 7 PM – Dufferin County – Dufferin County Museum 936029 Airport Rd in Mulmur (Highway 89 and Airport Road) May 16 – 9:30 AM – Belleville – Belleville Public Library, 254 Pinnacle Street please rsvp if you plan to attend to canwarn.ontario @ ITEMS OF INTEREST 3. GLOBAL AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY CONFERENCE CANCELLED The ARRL reports that the sponsors of the 2015 Global Amateur Radio Emergency Conference or GAREC 2015 have announced that the event has been cancelled due to a lack of interest. GAREC 2015 registrations were too few, and the decision was largely financial. GAREC was set to mark its 10th anniversary this June in Tampere, Finland, where the first GAREC was held. 4. Is your Icom radio genuine? The "3D GENUINE Icom label" is attached to the models listed below. If the label is not attached to the radio when you purchased it, the radio is probably counterfeit. The labels have been attached to radios manufactured after October, 2013. The labels are attached to: IC-V80, IC-U80/L, IC-V82, IC-V88/U88, IC-G80, IC-80FX, IC-2300H, IC-V8000 IC-F1000/F2000, IC-F16/F26, IC-M23/M24. IC-M304, IC-M411/412. More information is available at [2] ===================================================================== Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager: Paul Caccamo