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Alberta ARES requests priority access to 14.135, 7.135 and 3.675 due to Fires
Fires in Alberta have resulted in the activation of Emergency Management Alberta and the subsequent activation of amateur radio assets. RAC requests that Canadian and US amateurs honour the request of Alberta ARES that priority be given to Alberta amateurs on 14.135, 7.135 and 3.675 in their support of the Alberta government during the emergency.
Bill Boskwick, VE4BOZ
RAC Chief Field Services Officer
720 Belfast Road, #217
Ottawa, ON K1G 0Z5
613-244-4367, 1- 877-273-8304
This magnificent ship held passenger vehicles, train cars and passengers. Now it's a clubhouse for the Columbia Yacht Club.
Those who recall the many years of crossing Northumberland Strait on the car ferry MV 'ABEGWEIT' will enjoy this Chicago news story and video this week about the "Abby", now the clubhouse of the Columbia Yacht Club on the Chicago waterfront.
See more: http://www.wciu.com/videos/youandme/did-u-know-the-abegweit-ferry
The Summerside ARC will be participating in the 2015 ARRL Field Day. It will be held at the West Point Lighthouse in the Cedar Dunes Provincial Park.
Details can be found on the SPARC website http://www.summersidearc.com/fieldday.htm
For anyone wishing to operate, please contact George (VY2GF) - firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability.
He will setup an operating schedule.
Further info can be obtained from George email@example.com or Doug firstname.lastname@example.org
25 May, 2015
1818 First steam-vessel to sail Great Lakes launched
1874 T. A. Edison was issued a patent for a device concerning "Automatic Telegraphy and in Perforators Therefor."
1879 First electric railway opens at Berlin Trades Exposition
1883 T. A. Edison received a series of patents including the "Manufacture of Incandescing Electric Lamps."
1884 A patent for "flaked cereal" was applied for by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg.
1896 First car accident occurs, Henry Wells hit a bicyclist (NYC)
1919 Oil was struck at England's first inland oilwell at Hardstoft near Tibshelf, in Derbyshire.
1928 The first U.S. television station WGY began broadcasting regular programs.
1946 Patent filed in US for H-Bomb
Our thanks to John Alcorn, VK2JWA of the Summerland Amateur Radio Club for this weekly feature.