[RAC-Bulletin] RAC Canada 2020 Conference and AGM: YouTube videos + Thank You!

RAC Canada 2020 Conference and Annual General Meeting: Thank You!

For immediate release:

Radio Amateurs of Canada would like to thank all of the presenters, participants and volunteers for organizing and attending the RAC Canada 2020 Conference and Annual General Meeting.

All presentations are now available for viewing on the new RAC YouTube Channel.

Please note that the videos are currently in raw format and we hope to edit them at some time in the future when time permits.

A detailed description of all of the presentations can be found on the RAC website at:


Keynote presentation:

“A Fireside Chat: Amateur Radio during the Global Pandemic and other topics”

An informal discussion featuring the following distinguished guests:

  • Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA: President, Radio Amateurs of Canada (Moderator)
  • Tim Ellam, VE6SH: President, International Amateur Radio Union (IARU)
  • Rick Roderick, K5UR: President, American Radio Relay League (ARRL)
  • Steve Thomas, M1ACB: General Manager, Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB)

In these unprecedented times, this was an excellent and possibly historic opportunity to engage in a discussion on the challenges we face today and on the future of Amateur Radio. Thank you for taking the time to join us!

Main presentations in the order they appeared:

Special thanks to all the following presenters for rising to the challenge and creating great presentations under very tight timelines while learning new technology at the same time. We realize that this was by no means an easy task and we thank you for your significant contribution!

Getting Started with Amateur Radio Satellites

Tom Schuessler, N5HYP

Amateur Radio and Youth

Brian Jackson, VE6JBJ

Amateur Radio Challenges in Canada’s North

Ron Thompson, VE8RT and Angela Gerbrandt, VY0YL

CY9C St. Paul Island DXPedition

Phil McBride, VA3QR/VA3KPJ

6m FT8 DXing

Ron Schwartz, VE3VN

Contesting: Remote Operating

Cary Rubenfeld, VE4EA, Tom Haavisto, VE3CX and Gerry Hull, VE1RM;

VO2AC: Contest DXpedition to Labrador (CQ Zone 2)

Chris Allingham, VE3FU/VO2AC

Amateur Radio Hotspots: A Quick Overview

Allan Boyd, VE3AJB

La proposition d’une classe d’entrée pour les radioamateurs (en français)

Guy Richard, VE2QG/VE2XTD

Amateur Radio: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Allen Wootton, VY1KX

High Altitude Balloons: The Elevation Education

Kelly Shulman, VE3KLX

RAC Annual General Meeting

The RAC Annual General Meeting can be found at the 4:03 minute mark of the following video.

We are still learning the fine art of Zoom so please bear with us 🙂


Thank you again!

Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director
TCA Editor