RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin For July 27, 2019

Paul Caccamo VA3PC
 

RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for Jul 27, 2019

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL NEWS

1. RAC President Attends Annual ARRL Board Meeting: July 19-20

The annual Board of Directors meeting of the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), concluded
Saturday, July 20. RAC President Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA, and IARU President Tim Ellam,
VE6SH/G4HUA, once again attended the meeting as guests of the ARRL Board.
The meeting provided an opportunity to observe how the ARRL deals with various issues and
opportunities that are often similar to those of Radio Amateurs of Canada.

-- Full story on the RAC website

ONTARIO SECTION NEWS

2. Hanover Ham Haul

Sponsor    :  Local Amateur Operators
Date    :  Saturday, August 17, 2019
Location:  Hanover Drive in Theatre, Hanover, ON
Times    :  Vendors at 0830 and buyers/public at 1000 hours running until 1300 hours.
Cost    :  $5.00 per person and $5.00 per parking space. One free admission with purchase of
       three or more parking spaces. Children under 12 free.
Talk-in :  146.535 Simplex

The Hanover Ham Haul is the first recent outdoor Ham Radio Garage sale/Hamfest in the Hanover,
Grey and Bruce Counties area in recent times. Bring any or All of your surplus Radio related items only.
Empty your basement, fill your car, then sell it all. :-)
The Concession booth will be open with washrooms, coffee, tea, cold drinks, light meals and snacks.
A playground is on site for supervised children.
more info:  use the link on the Ontars site upcoming event listing which links to the GBARC news letter.
contact    :  davemargetts @ bmts.com
Webpage:  http://www.ontars.com

ITEMS OF INTEREST

3.  Electricity Battle Movie Finally Coming to Cinemas in 2019

The movie, *The Current War*, is a film based on true life events of the
feud between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. This film is about the race
between them to power New York, and ultimately the world, with electricity.

“The film, which is a dramatization of real-life events, will follow the
tumultuous journey of Thomas Edison, as he attempts to use his DC technology
to introduce light to Manhattan,” said *Variety*. “However, his initial efforts
are obstructed when businessman George Westinghouse and his partner Nikola Tesla
rival the inventor with Tesla’s own AC electrical current.”

From *The Vintage News* <https://www.thevintagenews.com/>
-- item forwarded by Art VE3UTT

4. Winlink CMS now will enforce US Third-Party Message rules.

If you are a US-licensed station that routinely connects to a foreign gateway, or a non-US-licensed
station that connects with a US gateway, you may be affected by new CMS behavior.

If you attempt to send or receive a third-party message between a US-licensed station and another
station the US does not have a third-party communication agreement with, you may receive a service
message saying the message will violate the applcable rules and that the message is refused
(if you're sending) or being held at the CMS (if you are receiving). Alternative means to successfully
send or receive the message will be explained. The US has treaties with most countries in the North and
South America, but not most European, Asian and Pacific countries.

If you are a US-licensee, you should have no trouble sending and receiving to/from internet addresses if
you connect with another US-licensed gateway, or one licensed in Central or South America as long as
the US has a third-party agreement with the licensing country.

If you are a non-US licensee, you should have no trouble sending and receiving to/from internet addresses
if you connect to non-US licensed gateways.

In order to clean up violations we are taking these measures to keep US Winlink operators legal.
All licensees have an obligation to study, know, and obey the Amateur Radio Rules.

New monitoring and enforcement measures are coming into play with the establishment of a new Volunteer
Monitor Program, now being set up by the ARRL at the request of the US FCC. We're doing this to make it
easier for US operators to avoid losing their licenses!

We will be tweaking the behavior of this new mechanism to make it as friendly and informative as it can be.
Please bear with us as we make changes.

-- Lor W3QA,  Winlink Development Team

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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