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Mon Aug 07, 2017

[RAC-Bulletin] VA3RAC will be active on International Youth Day: Saturday, August 12

Rob Noakes, VE3PCP, to operate VA3RAC for RAC Canada 150

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Rob Noakes, VE3PCP, one of our newest RAC members, will be operating the VA3RAC station on International Youth Day this Saturday, August 12 as part of the RAC Canada 150 Award. He will be operating from Station Beach in Kincardine, Ontario at the Kincardine Area Youth Advisory Council (KAYAC) Beach Bash.

International Youth Day is commemorated every year on August 12. The theme of International Youth Day 2017 is “Youth Building Peace”. Since the adoption of Security Council Resolution 2250 in 2015, there is growing recognition that as agents of change, young people are critical actors in conflict prevention and sustaining peace. International Youth Day 2017 is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice and sustainable peace.

Rob provided the following information:

“My hope is that this will be the start of a wider interest in celebrating International Youth Day and getting more youth interested in Amateur Radio! It would be good if this could become a special event next year with more than one station! I would like to encourage other Amateurs to participate either by contact or by coming out to help with logging.

I will be running a single HF rig with a mobile antenna for 40m and 20m mounted to my enclosed event trailer. It happens to be a classic TS520 that I will be running. I will also have a 2m rig with a mobile antenna as well. I will probably put it on a mast to improve coverage as we will be on the beach. Here is the Google Map link for the actual location: https://goo.gl/maps/PbfRbkQhYUn

My intent is to operate on 20m and 40m phone as well as to monitor local repeaters and 146.52 simplex on 2m.

• 40m from 7.15 to 7.20 MHz
• 20m from 14.150 to 14.250 MHz.
• 2m – 146.52 Simplex

2m Repeaters

• VE3TIV – 146.610 Kincardine (No Tone)
• VE3OBC – 146.910 Goderich – Tone 123.0
• VE3RTE – 146.730 Paisley – Tone 156.7 (it is also linked to VE3OSR on 146.940 – Tone 97.4 and maybe others as well)”

Additional Information:

The following information is courtesy of the International Youth Day website:

In 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, August 8-12, 1998) that August 12 be declared International Youth Day. The Assembly recommended that public information activities be organized to support the Day as a way to promote better awareness of the World Program of Action for Youth, adopted by the General Assembly in 1995 (resolution 50/81).

International Youth Day is commemorated every year on August 12. The Focal Point on Youth selects a theme for the day often with input from youth organizations and members of the UN Inter-Agency Network in Youth development. It also organizes a commemoration of the Day at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The Program encourages youth around the world to organize activities to raise awareness about the situation of youth in their country. Youth are encouraged to send in a description of their planned activities to youth@un.org The most creative activities are featured on the Program’s website to provide a sense of how International Youth Day is being commemorated around the world and to encourage other youth to take action.

The theme of International Youth Day 2017 is “Youth Building Peace”. Since the adoption of Security Council Resolution 2250 in 2015, there is growing recognition that as agents of change, young people are critical actors in conflict prevention and sustaining peace. International Youth Day 2017 is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice and sustainable peace.

The official commemorative event to celebrate International Youth Day at the United Nations Headquarters in New York will take place on Friday, August 11, 2017.

For more information please visit the United Nations website:

IYD 2017 info: https://www.un.org/development/desa/youth/international-youth-day-2017.html

General information: United Nations website: https://www.un.org/development/desa/youth/what-we-do/international-youth-day.html

For information on RAC Youth programs please visit:

Youth Education Program: http://wp.rac.ca/youth-education-program/

RAC Scholarship and Grant Program: http://wp.rac.ca/grant-information/



Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director

wp.rac.ca
720 Belfast Road, #217
Ottawa, ON K1G 0Z5

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Sun Aug 06, 2017

FT-8 Digital Mode for Beginners....

Check out Eric's (KJ4YZI) FT-8 video, the New HF/6m Digital Mode, Introduction For Beginners from HamRadioConcepts:

http://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/ft-8-the-new-hf-6m-digital-mode-introduction-for-beginners.575888/

Follow up video during a 6M opening on Aug.3:

http://forums.qrz.com/index.php?threads/6-meter-50mhz-ft-8-hf-digital-mode.576384/

Subscribe to HamRadioConcepts on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/EricHofer1004

LIKE and SHARE on facebook.com/hamradioconcepts

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Sun Jul 30, 2017

[RAC-Bulletin] RAC Canada 150 Award Schedule


RAC Stations Schedule (as of July 30, 2017)

http://wp.rac.ca/rac150/operations/

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The RAC Canada 150 Award is a celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday since Confederation in 1867.

The Award is issued for contacting the 14 RAC stations areas – VA2RAC, VA3RAC, VE1RAC, VE4RAC, VE5RAC, VE6RAC, VE7RAC, VE8RAC, VE9RAC, VO1RAC, VO2RAC, VY0RAC, VY1RAC and VY2RAC – between July 1 and December 31, 2017.

The following schedule is as of July 30, 2017 and will be updated regularly on the RAC 150 operations webpage:

VE1RAC – VE9MY, VE9FI, VE9GLF and VE9DZ will use VE1RAC from October 6-14 from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

VA3RAC – VE3IPS has been operating this weekend (July 29/30); VE3PCP will be operating on August 12 for International Youth Day

VE7RAC – Fred Orsetti, VE7IO, has prepared a schedule in PDF format which is available on the webpage

VE9RAC – VE9BK and VE9ML will be activating VE9RAC throughout the remainder of the year.

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 the RAC stations on the air as often as possible.

For more information on the RAC Canada 150 Award and how to volunteer to activate a RAC station visit: http://wp.rac.ca/rac150/


Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director

Posted by: VY2WRV - Richard on 30-07-17 | [0] comments (143 views) | 

Wed Jul 26, 2017

⌂ Home 👤Richard ⚙ Help Press ? for keyboard shortcuts. Close Ad Mail Contacts Calendar Notepad Messenger News Feed [RAC-Bulletin] Update on Canada C3 Expedition Award: July 25

An Epic Journey to Celebrate Canada and Connect Canadians

http://wp.rac.ca/update-on-canada-c3-expedition-award-july-25/


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The Polar Prince has been making its way northward along the Labrador Coast visiting communities and places of interest. It is interesting to access the live camera feed to observe the coastline: https://canadac3.ca/en/expedition/live-feed/


While daytime propagation at this time is limited, the CG3EXP beacon receptions are being uploaded by the receiving stations at a rate of up to 800 in a 12-hour period. Some of these stations have requested QSL cards and TCA columnist Robert Mazur, VA3ROM, has volunteered to be the CG3EXP eQSL Manager. Robert has designed an attractive eQSL card which is available via the online eQSL service or on request via direct email sent to: cg3exp@gmail.com For more information please see the text provided by Robert below.


To join the stations that are using WSPR to track the Canada C3 Expedition in the remaining 95 days of the voyage, you only need a standard SSB HF receiver, an inexpensive ($10) USB sound adapter and a PC running the WSPR 2.0 software. You can download the software from http://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/K1JT/wspr.html


We particularly need more northern stations to join the project.


Chip Chapman, VA3KGB, has volunteered to refine the CG3EXP Award logging spreadsheet and we will be posting an updated version soon on the Canada C3 Expedition Award webpage at http://wp.rac.ca/operating/rac-awards/canada-c3-expedition-award/ Thanks Chip!


eQSL Instructions by Robert Mazur, VA3ROM:


Robert Mazur, VA3ROM, has volunteered to be the CG3EXP eQSL Manager. He has designed an attractive e-QSL which is available via the online eQSL service or on request via direct email sent to: cg3exp@gmail.com


Robert has provided the following simple instructions:


A) If you have an eQSL.cc account, please send your report to CG3EXP as per the usual method (eQSL.cc users know how to do this). eQSL accounts are free for the basic version which is sufficient for most casual users.


B) If you don't have an eQSL.cc account (most non-Amateurs do not), please send your report via email to cg3exp@gmail.com I will accept either a screen capture of the WSPR or WJST-X decoding programs showing the CG3EXP decoded beacon (attached to the email) or a regular text report with the beacon details listed from either of those two programs. The subject line can be “CG3EXP QSL Request”, but I'm not particular since the account is only used for CG3EXP QSLs and I'll go through all received emails to see what they are requesting.


C) You can also submit the same report using both methods since the direct email QSL has the complete front (which I personalized) and back of the QSL card with the CG3EXP WSPR C3 Expedition details. CG3EXP has eQSL.cc "AG" (authenticity guaranteed) so eQSL users can count those towards the various eQSL eAwards.


Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director

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