RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for June 15, 2019

Paul Caccamo VA3PC
 

RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for June 15, 2019

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL NEWS

1. France proposes 144-146 MHz for Aeronautical Mobile Data Service

The next meeting of the CEPT WRC-19 Conference Preparatory Group takes place June 17-21 in Prague
France has submitted a paper with an agenda item for new non-safety aeronautical mobile applications.
The list of bands that are proposed for study of possible new allocations to the aeronautical mobile
service on a primary basis is revised by adding the band 144-146 MHz,
the bands 5000-5010 MHz and 15.4-15.7 GHz being maintained.

The number of manned and unmanned aircraft equipped with sensors has grown significantly in the past
20 years together with the need of bidirectional low to high data rate communications.
Aeronautical applications like fire surveillance, border surveillance, air quality and environment
monitoring, traffic monitoring, disaster monitoring, terrain modelling, imagery (visible, infrared,
radar, meteo), video monitoring require non-safety communications between various types of
aeronautical platforms.

Consequently the need of non-safety data communications between various types of aeronautical platforms
increases and so the need for new frequency bands.

-- information on the proposal can be found at:
https://cept.org/ecc/groups/ecc/cpg/cpg-pt-a/client/meeting-documents/?flid=5624

ONTARIO SECTION NEWS

ITEMS OF INTEREST

2. N1MM Logger+ Announces a New Website https://n1mmwp.hamdocs.com/

Popular Amateur Radio contest logging software N1MM Logger+ has a new website. Changes include
fewer pages, better search capability and bug/issue-tracking visibility and reporting, and
a comprehensive, easier-to-use listing of all supported contests. The N1MM Logger+ online manual
now consists of 31 web pages, reduced from the previous website’s 104. An expanded menu eases
navigation to the desired page directly from a drop-down menu.

All of the logger’s more than 400 supported contests are contained within one table that can be
sorted, searched, and filtered.

“The program’s features are continually changing, and the manual may sometimes fall behind the
code when this happens,” the new website says, advising users to consult the program’s release
notes for information on the newest features that may not have made it into the manual.
Comments on the new web resource are invited."

the existing website http://n1mm.com automatically redirects to the new site.

-- arrl news

3. Dr. Tamitha Skov - Live Mini Course: As the Sun Screams - Solar Flares and Radio Bursts

Two and a half hours long, this informative youtube video answers almost all your questions
regarding the sun's activities and forecast for the next period.

https://youtu.be/DN7C1hQtVxU

4.  Make: Magazine closing down

Make: Magazine, which has carried a number of amateur radio articles, is ceasing operations

Maker Media, which published Make: magazine and produced Maker Faire, has laid off its staff and is
terminating operations due to financial problems. Maker Media CEO and founder Dale Dougherty confirmed
to TechCrunch that the company was ceasing operations and that it had laid off all 22 employees,
citing financial difficulties with publishing a magazine and the lack of corporate sponsorship.

Launched in 2005, Make: became a major publication covering the “Maker Movement,” which embraced
do-it-yourself and tinkering, involving everything from 3D printing, electronics, robotics, metal
and woodworking, and Amateur Radio, among other pursuits. The company launched its first Maker Faire
in 2006 in San Mateo, California, and had licensed the name to hundreds of exhibitions around the world.

Dougherty said he hoped to keep the company’s archives online and is working to keep Maker Faire
from going under entirely. As of June 12, the Make: website was still active.

-- Source ARRL   http://www.arrl.org/news/make

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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