RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for June 1, 2019

Paul Caccamo VA3PC
 

OBS reports for May are now due.  Thanks VA3PC

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RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for Jun 1, 2019

This is V__3____, Official Bulletin Station for Radio Amateurs of Canada, with this week's bulletin

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL NEWS

1. Canada Day Contest 2019 in one month.

Each year on July 1st Radio Amateurs of Canada sponsors the Canada Day Contest.
It runs for 24 hours from 00:00z to 23:59z on July 1st.
You can find full information at https://wp.rac.ca/rac-canada-day-contest-rules-2019/
Canadian stations send RS(T) and Province or Territory. Other stations RS(T) and a serial number.
This is a dual mode contest - SSB and CW.  Get on the air and celebrate Canada Day.

-- RAC website

ONTARIO SECTION NEWS

2. Subscribing to the Ontario Sections Bulletin

At an ARES Provincial Co-ordination meeting last Saturday, a couple minutes' time was spent discussing
the weekly RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin.  If you wish to obtain a copy automatically, subscribe on
the groups.io distribution list.  Once on https://groups.io search for OntarioSectionsBulletin.
If you wish to contribute an item, simply send it to va3pc @ rac.ca

-- Paul, va3pc Ontario Bulletin Manager

ITEMS OF INTEREST

3. Special Event Station Chain to Mark 75th Anniversary of D-Day

June 6 will mark the 75th anniversary of Operation Overlord during World War II and the D-Day landings
in Normandy. To commemorate those who took part, a small team from the Torbay Amateur Radio Society
in England is organizing a chain of five special event stations along the UK’s southern coastline.
Each will be based in the geographical area of a beach-landing point of departure and will use a
relevant call sign.

TARS will activate a site above Brixham Harbour in Devon — a departure point for many US soldiers
who later landed on Utah Beach and will use the call sign GB75UF.

Other clubs will use these call signs: GB75OF — Omaha Beach;
GB75GF — Gold Beach; GB75JF — Juno Beach and GB75SF — Sword Beach

-- arrl news

4.  Ohio ARES Active in Wake of Tornadoes that Badly Damaged Hara Arena

Hara Arena, in Trotwood, Ohio, which served as the home for Dayton Hamvention® for more than
six decades, was among the structures damaged when tornadoes swept through the Dayton area on
Memorial Day. According to a report from WHIO TV, Hara Arena suffered extensive damage. Drone
video showed that the roof and side of the structure had been blown off in several places.
Hamvention relocated to the Greene County Fairgrounds and Exhibition Center in 2017, after
Hara Arena shut down the previous year.

The Hara Arena damage apparently resulted from what CBS News called “a large and dangerous tornado”
that struck Trotwood. Ohio Section Emergency Coordinator Stan Broadway, N8BHL, said ARES counties
and districts activated Monday evening after nearly 40 tornado warnings were issued across the state.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has said it will take several days to survey the damage. The
tornadoes struck after dark. Multiple injuries and one fatality have been reported.
NWS estimated that at one point, storms and tornadoes left some 5 million people without electrical power.

Snow plows were being repurposed to remove debris from Interstate Route 75, and the American Red
Cross has set up shelters to accommodate displaced residents.

-- arrl news

This concludes this week's bulletin. Does anyone require repeats or clarifications?
Hearing none, This is V__3____ returning the frequency to net control.

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