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VX9MRC Special Event Station
The Marconi Radio Club of Newfoundland VX9MRC has been endorsed to
conduct transmissions on 472-479 kHz by Industry Canada for 14 and 15
December to bring attention to the potential new Amateur band and to
the role played by Amateur Radio in emergency communications.
A special message from our mayor will be sent on CW on 478 kHz as a
beacon transmission on these days, said Joe Craig, VO1NA, a
low-frequency enthusiast. Those receiving the message are invited to
forward it to their respective municipal representative.
Radio Amateurs of Canada will launch a new electronic newsletter for its Maple Leaf Operator Membership beginning in December.
This newsletter will be issued six times per year in between TCA publications. This is a new benefit of belonging to the MLOM.
One of the features included in the newsletter will be MLOM Member's Corner. To this end, I ask that any MLOM wishing to share anything deemed "newsworthy" (ham related personal story, electronic tidbit, DX success story, station photos, SK tribute etc.) do so by sending in your submissions by the 15th of following months: November, January, March, May and July and September. Member submissions will be subject to approval prior to publishing.
For this month, submissions can be sent in up to December 15th.
Vincent Charron, VA3GX/VE2HHH
Director of Communications and Fundraising
Radio Amateurs of/du Canada
Kirk K4RO found a set of Pace Company electronics rework training videos on YouTube. He says it's especially helpful for those of us who are not trained technicians. The material may be fairly dated as far as current manufacturing technology but is representative of and useful for many home and shack repair jobs.
Lesson #1 (12 Minutes): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKX-GBe_lUI
Lesson #2 (10 Minutes): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqDqu4wCW-A
Hal N4GG relays word of an iOS app called ISS Spotter (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iss-spotter/id523486350?mt=8 ) that shows the current location of the ISS on maps. It also generates a forecast list for sightings from your current location, including inclination and azimuth for start and finish of the observation. The display is basically a compass with arrows pointing to the pass start and finish. Just take your phone outside and it tells you where to look. There are quite a few different satellite/ISS tracking apps as described in this Wikipedia list: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_satellite_pass_predictors