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Tue Oct 10, 2017

[RAC-Bulletin] RAC Canada 150 Award Operations Update: October 9

RAC Stations Schedule (as of October 9, 2017)

http://wp.rac.ca/rac-canada-150-award-operations-october9/


Volunteers are needed to activate the 14 RAC stations for the RAC Canada 150 Award. The following schedule is as of October 9, 2017 and new volunteers will be added as the names are submitted. For more information visit http://wp.rac.ca/rac150/


VA2RAC – André Perron, VE2ZT, will operate every weekend from the beginning of September until the end of December on various band from 80m to 6m.


VA3RAC – Steve McEdwards, VA3TPS, will operate from October 11 to 15 and Rob Noakes, VE3PCP, will operate from October 20 to October 22 for the Scouts' Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA).


VE1RAC – Bob Schofield, VE1RSM, will operate until October 6. Len Morgan, VE9MY, Russ Hemphill, VE9FI, Linda Friars, VE9GLF and Patricia, VE9DZ, will use VE1RAC from October 6 to October 15 from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.


VE4RAC – Cary Rubenfeld, VE4EA, assisted by other Winnipeg Amateurs, will be operating as VE4RAC from time to time between now and the end of the year.


VE7RAC – Fred Orsetti, VE7IO, has organized the following volunteers to operate the VE7RAC call sign for the rest of the year: Doug Pichette, VA7DP, Gabor Horvath, VE7JH, Al McNeil, VA7QQ, John Mackay, VE7RB, Al Ross, VE7WJ, Jim Smith, VE7FO, Rebecca Kimoto, VA7BEC, Koji Kimoto, VA7KO, Brian Summers, VE7JKZ, John White, VA7JW, John Schouten, VE7TI and Fred Orsetti, VE7IO. A schedule is available in PDF format (78 kb) at http://wp.rac.ca/rac-canada-150-award-operations-october9/


VE8RAC – Gerry St Amand, VE8GER, will operate from his cabin near Inuvik in the Northwest Territories from October 1 until October 31.


VE9RAC – Jean-Paul Leblanc, VE9BK and Marcel Leblanc, VE9ML will be activating VE9RAC for the rest of the year. Andy McLellan, VE9DX, is also operating as VE9RAC on digital modes only.


VO1RAC – Boyd Snow, VO1DI, RAC NL Section Manager, has organized several RAC members across Newfoundland to activate VO1RAC for the remainder of the year. The operators and schedule are as follows: Carl Milley, VO1UL from October 1-7; Chris McGonigle, VO1TX, from October 8-14; Loren Butler, VO1OE, from October 15-21; George Hopkins,

VO1EGH, from October 22-28; Joe Earles, VO1BQ, from October 29 to November 4; Barry Harris, VO1NC, from November 5-11; Ross Trickett, VO1ROS, from November 12-18; Frank Davis, VO1HP, from November 19-25; Max Powell, VO1VR, from November 26 to December 2; Ken Tucker, VO1KVT, from December 3-9; Dave Parsons, VO1COD, from December 10-16; Chris Hillier, VO1IDX, from December 17-23; and Boyd Snow, VO1DI, from December 24-31.


VO2RAC – Nazaire Simon, VO2NS, from Labrador City and Chris Allingham, VE3FU/VO2AC, who will be operating a remote station in Goose Bay from Ontario, will be operating as VO2RAC for the rest of the year.


VY0RAC – Alex Tikhomirov, VE1RUS and Pierre Fogal, Pierre, VE3KTB, will operate in Eureka, Nunavut from October 17 to November 10. Mike Shouldice, VY0CF, will once again operate from November 10 to November 30.


VY1RAC – The VY1AAA Yukon CanAm Contest Club, operating at the station of VY1JA, will be activating VY1RAC for the rest of the year on CW and Digital modes, as time permits. Bob Melanson, VY1MB, is also operating the station.


The best way to keep tabs on the activations will probably be by watching the DX Cluster (e.g., dxsummit.fi).


We are hoping to get all of RAC stations on the air for the RAC Canada Winter Contest on December 30.


For more information on the RAC Canada 150 Award and how to volunteer to activate a RAC station please visit http://wp.rac.ca/rac150/ and http://wp.rac.ca/volunteers-needed-to-activate-for-rac-can…/


Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director


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Fri Oct 06, 2017

[RAC-Bulletin] Former Atlantic Director Ev Price Appointed as Trustee for Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame

Update on CARHOF Nomination Process


The RAC Board is pleased to announce that former RAC Atlantic Director Ev Price, VO1DK, has been appointed as a Trustee for the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame (CARHOF). Ev will be representing the province of Newfoundland and Labrador for a three-year term from September 2017 until September 2020.


“Everett (Ev) Price, VO1DK, commenced his initial career in communications as a Communications Officer serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force. His subsequent decision to move into the private sector also resulted in a career path transition from communications to Health Physics. A former career in communications then became an enjoyable hobby and Ev has been the holder of a Canadian Advanced Amateur Certificate and the call sign VO1DK in excess of 30 years. He has explored most aspects of the hobby and continues to enjoy DXing on HF as well as ragchewing on both HF and VHF.


Ev served as the RAC Director for the Atlantic Region from January 2011 until December 2016. He is a Past-President of the Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs (SONRA) and a member of the Radio Amateurs of Canada.


In addition to his personal enjoyment of the hobby at his home station, he is a member of the Admiralty House (Communications) Museum Board of Directors and currently manages VO1BZM, the Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateur’s official Marconi site station as well as CICQ, the commercial tourism radio station located in the Admiralty House Museum. Through VO1BZM he encourages the participation of youth, the public generally and tourism in Amateur Radio.”


Ev is replacing former CARHOF Trustee Frank Davis, VO1HP, who became the Chair of the Board of Trustees following the retirement of EdFrazer, VE7EF, from the position. Frank was appointed to this position by the RAC Board of Directors at its meeting on July 27. He assumed the new role in September in time for the closing of the Hall of Fame Nomination process on September 29 and is pleased to announce that several nominations have been received.


The 10 Board of Trustee members from across Canada will now receive documentation from the Chair and will proceed to review the nominees. It is expected that an announcement regarding the appointment(s) will be made by the RAC Board of Directors before December 31, 2017.


Frank Davis, VO1HP
Chair, Board of Trustees
Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame


Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director

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[RAC-Bulletin] Election of RAC Director for Ontario South Region

RAC would like to congratulate Phil McBride, VA3QR/VA3KP, on his re-election as RAC Director for the Ontario South Region. Phil was elected by the members of the region and will take office immediately to complete the two-year term ending December 31, 2019.


This election brought out one of the highest turnouts in recent RAC elections showing the strong interest Ontario South members take in their National Organization.


Phil was first elected as the RAC Director for the Ontario South Region in September 2015. His complete bio is provided below.


Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA
RAC President and Chair



Philip A. McBride, VA3QR/VA3KPJ


Amateur Radio has been my passion for more than half of my life. First licensed in 1994, I currently hold my Advanced + Morse Code Operator Certificate. I have been a supporter of RAC since shortly after joining my first Amateur Radio club in 1995, and I am currently a Maple Leaf Member. Prior to being elected to the RAC Board of Directors, I have served as both Emergency Coordinator and Assistant Section Manager in the RAC Field Organization.

The past two years have been very eventful for me. Aside from my responsibilities as a Board member, I was the licensee and sole Canadian member of the 2016 CY9C St. Paul Island DXpedition which garnered 64,000+ QSOs. I also had the honour and privilege to operate the commemorative TM100VIMY station at the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in Vimy, France this past April. Emergency and Disaster Communications remain one of my primary focuses in Amateur Radio.


I am a RAC Certified Emergency Coordinator, and an active member of the Canadian Forces Affiliate Radio System. Locally, I’m an active member of the Guelph Amateur Radio Club, and I host the VE3YAP APRS Digipeater, and Layer-2 Ontario APRS I-Gate and Server.


During my first term as Ontario South Director, I have spent as much time as possible meeting and getting to know the Amateurs in my constituent area, and have worked to solve whatever problems that have been brought to me by the membership. Additionally, I have brought my 17+ years of business experience to the RAC Audit and Finance Committee, where I help to manage the finances of the organization and ensure continued stability and viability.


Finally, I have worked with my counterpart in Ontario North-East to ensure that Amateur Radio operators in Ontario retain the ability to operate mobile under Ontario’s Distracted Driving regulations. At time of writing, we have had a very enlightening and productive meeting with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and are anticipating a positive and permanent resolution on this matter.


I look forward to being able to continue the important work that RAC does for the Canadian Amateur Radio community and represent the RAC members in Ontario South.


Phil McBride, VA3QR/VA3KPJ
RAC Ontario South Director


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Sun Oct 01, 2017

[RAC-Bulletin] RAC Canada 150 Award Operations Update: October 1



RAC Stations Schedule (as of October 1, 2017)

http://wp.rac.ca/rac-canada- 150-award-operations-october1/

The following schedule is as of October 1, 2017 and new volunteers will be added as the names are submitted.

VA2RAC – André Perron, VE2ZT, will operate every weekend from the beginning of September until the end of December on various band from 80m to 6m.

VA3RAC – Rob Noakes, VE3PCP, will operate from October 20 to October 22 for the Scouts' Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA).

VE1RAC – Bob Schofield, VE1RSM, will operate until October 6. Len Morgan, VE9MY, Russ Hemphill, VE9FI, Linda Friars, VE9GLF and Patricia, VE9DZ, will use VE1RAC from October 6 to October 15 from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

VE4RAC – Cary Rubenfeld, VE4EA, assisted by other Winnipeg Amateurs, will be operating as VE4RAC from time to time between now and the end of the year.

VE7RAC – Fred Orsetti, VE7IO, has organized the following volunteers to operate the VE7RAC call sign for the rest of the year: Doug Pichette, VA7DP, Gabor Horvath, VE7JH, Al McNeil, VA7QQ, John Mackay, VE7RB, Al Ross, VE7WJ, Jim Smith, VE7FO, Rebecca Kimoto, VA7BEC, Koji Kimoto, VA7KO, Brian Summers, VE7JKZ, John White, VA7JW, John Schouten, VE7TI and Fred Orsetti, VE7IO. A schedule is available in PDF format (78 kb) and is also provided below.

VE8RAC – Gerry St Amand, VE8GER, will operate from his cabin near Inuvik in the Northwest Territories from October 1 until October 31.

VE9RAC – Jean-Paul Leblanc, VE9BK and Marcel Leblanc, VE9ML will be activating VE9RAC for the rest of the year. Andy McLellan, VE9DX, is also operating as VE9RAC on digital modes only.

VO1RAC – Boyd Snow, VO1DI, RAC NL Section Manager, has organized several RAC members across Newfoundland to activate VO1RAC for the remainder of the year. The operators and schedule are as follows: Carl Milley, VO1UL from October 1-7; Chris McGonigle, VO1TX, from October 8-14; Loren Butler, VO1OE, from October 15-21; George Hopkins, VO1EGH, from October 22-28; Joe Earles, VO1BQ, from October 29 to November 4; Barry Harris, VO1NC, from November 5-11; Ross Trickett, VO1ROS, from November 12-18; Frank Davis, VO1HP, from November 19-25; Max Powell, VO1VR, from November 26 to December 2; Ken Tucker, VO1KVT, from December 3-9; Dave Parsons, VO1COD, from December 10-16; Chris Hillier, VO1IDX, from December 17-23; and Boyd Snow, VO1DI, from December 24-31.

VO2RAC – Nazaire Simon, VO2NS, from Labrador City and Chris Allingham, VE3FU/VO2AC, who will be operating a remote station in Goose Bay from Ontario, will be operating as VO2RAC for the rest of the year.

VY0RAC – Alex Tikhomirov, VE1RUS and Pierre Fogal, Pierre, VE3KTB, will operate in Eureka, Nunavut from October 17 to November 10. Mike Shouldice, VY0CF, will once again operate from November 10 to November 30.

VY1RAC – The VY1AAA Yukon CanAm Contest Club, operating at the station of VY1JA, will be activating VY1RAC for the rest of the year on CW and Digital modes, as time permits. Bob Melanson, VY1MB, is also operating the station.

The best way to keep tabs on the activations will probably be by watching the DX Cluster (e.g., dxsummit.fi).

We are hoping to get all of RAC stations on the air for the RAC Canada Winter Contest on December 30.

For more information on the RAC Canada 150 Award and how to volunteer to activate a RAC station please visit http://wp.rac.ca/rac150/ and http://wp.rac.ca/volunteers- needed-to-activate-for-rac- canada-150-award/


Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director

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