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Tue Sep 19, 2017

[RAC-Bulletin] IARU Administrative Council Addresses New Radio Spectrum Pollution Threat

The Administrative Council (AC) of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) held its annual in-person meeting on September 15 and 16 in Landshut, Germany, immediately prior to the IARU Region 1 Conference. The AC reviewed its priorities and positions with regard to the agenda items for the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).



High Power Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) for electric vehicles is seen as having a significant potential for interference to radiocommunications. Addressing this threat requires an increased commitment of resources by potentially affected radiocommunication services, including Amateur Radio. In addition to a number of other matters, the AC confirmed the theme for World Amateur Radio Day, April 18, 2018, as “Celebrating Amateur Radio’s Contribution to Society”.



The AC is responsible for the policy and management of the IARU and consists of the three IARU international officers and two representatives from each of the three IARU regional organizations.



Attending the meeting were IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA; Vice-President Ole Garpestad, LA2RR; Secretary David Sumner, K1ZZ; regional representatives Don Beattie, G3BJ, Faisal Al-Ajmi, 9K2RR, Reinaldo Leandro, YV5AM, Ramón Santoyo, XE1KK, Gopal Madhavan, VU2GMN, and Peter Young, VK3MV. Present as an observer for the second day of the meeting was Dave Court, EI3IO, from Region 1.



For more information visit: http://www.iaru.org/news--events/september-17th-2017



George Gorsline, VE3YV

RAC International Affairs Officer


Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director

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[RAC-Bulletin] RAC Scholarships awarded (updated)

For immediate release: http://wp.rac.ca/rac- scholarships-awarded/

Note: The following is an updated version of the previous bulletin. Jean-Philippe Dubé's correct call sign is VA2PE.

Every year, through the RAC Foundation, Radio Amateurs of Canada provides grants and scholarships to worthy community programs and to young Amateurs who are enrolled at the post-secondary level in Electrical, Electronic and Software engineering. Students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs are also considered on a case by case basis.

Once again, we are pleased to announce the granting of two scholarships of $500 each to two Canadian Amateurs who are studying at Canadian universities. The first recipient is Ezra Widajat, VA3EAW, who is in his second year of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University. In his letter to RAC, Ezra said how honoured and grateful he was to be receiving this award. The second recipient is Jean-Philippe Dubé, VA2PE, who is studying Computer Science at the University of Ottawa. If Jean-Philippe’s name sounds familiar it is because he also received a RAC scholarship last year. While at home he likes to provide assistance with the maintenance of the local repeater.

It is thanks to the continued generosity of Amateurs from all parts of Canada that we can support a whole new group of young talented Canadian Amateurs who will contribute to our hobby for years to come. On behalf of Ezra and Jean-Phillipe, thank you for your continued support of this program.

In addition to the Scholarship and Grants Program, RAC also has a Youth Education Program (YEP). Two great examples of how RAC scholarships and the Youth Education Program (YEP) are benefiting young Canadian Amateurs were featured recently in the July/August 2017 issue of The Canadian Amateur magazine. RAC was pleased to support the Regina Amateur Radio Association (RARA) by sponsoring a booth at the STEAM 2017 Festival of Learning as part of the Canada-Wide Science Fair (on page 13). In addition, the RAC Scholarship Program also supported the Manitoba High Altitude Balloon Flight Day event which was featured on the front cover and on pages 18-20 of the magazine.

RAC operates the RAC Foundation in cooperation with the Community Foundation of Ottawa (CFO) which administers and invests the donated funds and disburses the earnings from those invested funds to grant applicants, based upon the advice of the RAC Board. All grant applications should be submitted to the RAC Foundation for processing and recommendation.

If you wish to donate or require further information about the RAC Scholarships and Grants Program, please visit http://wp.rac.ca/grant-i nformation/ or contact me at ve3xt@rac.ca

For more information on the Youth Education Program, please visit: http://wp.rac.ca/youth- education-program/

Bill Unger, VE3XT
Chair, Scholarship Program

Brian Jackson, VE6JBJ
Chair, Youth Education Program

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For immediate release: http://wp.rac.ca/rac-scholarships-awarded/



Every year, through the RAC Foundation, Radio Amateurs of Canada provides grants and scholarships to worthy community programs and to young Amateurs who are enrolled at the post-secondary level in Electrical, Electronic and Software engineering. Students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs are also considered on a case by case basis.

Once again, we are pleased to announce the granting of two scholarships of $500 each to two Canadian Amateurs who are studying at Canadian universities. The first recipient is Ezra Widajat, VA3EAW, who is in his second year of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University. In his letter to RAC, Ezra said how honoured and grateful he was to be receiving this award. The second recipient is Jean-Philippe Dube, VE2PE, who is studying Computer Science at the University of Ottawa. If Jean-Philippe’s name sounds familiar it is because he also received a RAC scholarship last year. While at home he likes to provide assistance with the maintenance of the local repeater.

It is thanks to the continued generosity of Amateurs from all parts of Canada that we can support a whole new group of young talented Canadian Amateurs who will contribute to our hobby for years to come. On behalf of Ezra and Jean-Phillipe, thank you for your continued support of this program.

In addition to the Scholarship and Grants Program, RAC also has a Youth Education Program (YEP). Two great examples of how RAC scholarships and the Youth Education Program (YEP) are benefiting young Canadian Amateurs were featured recently in the July/August 2017 issue of The Canadian Amateur magazine. RAC was pleased to support the Regina Amateur Radio Association (RARA) by sponsoring a booth at the STEAM 2017 Festival of Learning as part of the Canada-Wide Science Fair (on page 13). In addition, the RAC Scholarship Program also supported the Manitoba High Altitude Balloon Flight Day event which was featured on the front cover and on pages 18-20 of the magazine.

RAC operates the RAC Foundation in cooperation with the Community Foundation of Ottawa (CFO) which administers and invests the donated funds and disburses the earnings from those invested funds to grant applicants, based upon the advice of the RAC Board. All grant applications should be submitted to the RAC Foundation for processing and recommendation.

If you wish to donate or require further information about the RAC Scholarships and Grants Program, please visit http://wp.rac.ca/grant-information/ or contact me at ve3xt@rac.ca

For more information on the Youth Education Program, please visit: http://wp.rac.ca/youth-education-program/

Bill Unger, VE3XT
Chair, Scholarship Program

Brian Jackson, VE6JBJ
Chair, Youth Education Program

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Fri Sep 08, 2017

[RAC-Bulletin] RAC Amateur of the Year Nominations: Deadline September 29

The nomination process is well underway for the RAC Amateur of the Year.

Nominations with supporting documentation are to be addressed to the RAC Corporate Secretary and received at RAC Headquarters no later than September 29, for consideration for the current year.

To qualify for the title “RAC Radio Amateur of the Year”, an individual should have made an outstanding contribution to Amateur Radio in the last year, or have contributed consistently to the welfare of Amateur Radio over several years. RAC Directors, Officers and Section Managers are not eligible for the award while in office, and not in respect to their term(s) of office.

Selection of the winning candidate will be by majority vote of the RAC Board of Directors, based on the supporting documentation submitted with the nomination. The winning candidate will be notified by mail.

Due recognition will appear in The Canadian Amateur, and a suitable plaque will be presented at an appropriate time and place.

For more information on the RAC Amateur of the Year Award visit http://wp.rac.ca/rac-amateur-of-the-year/


Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director

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