RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for August 3, 2019

Paul Caccamo VA3PC
 

Thanks to these stations for their bulletin reports for July - VE3VBR, VE3JUZ, VE3YX, VE3LBX, VE3XTA, VA3PC
I will be travelling during August, so bulletins may be delayed - 73 Paul
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RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for August 3, 2019

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL NEWS

1. Small asteroid explodes over Canada

Material from the asteroid belt landed on Earth, July 24th, when a small space rock
exploded over central Ontario, Canada.
The resulting fireball was as bright as a full Moon and probably scattered meteorites over
the countryside near the town of Bancroft, Ontario.
Now the hunt is on for samples of matter from beyond Mars.

Visit Spaceweather.com for search tips and more information.

ONTARIO SECTION NEWS

2.  11th Annual - Junk in the Trunk Hamfest

Sponsor    :  Ontario Swap Shop
Date    :  Saturday, August 24, 2019
Location:  NEWMARKET THEATRE, 505 Pickering Crescent, Newmarket, ON L3Y 8H1
Times    :  7:30 AM until 11:30 AM. -- Rain or Shine
Cost    :  ** All money is donated to the Theatre group **
Buyers    :  FREE Admission ! ! !
Sellers    :  $5 Per Space PER Car - **** additional space $5 each
Talk-in :  Monitor 147.225 + 103.5 tone or 146.520 simplex
Description: **BRING any or ALL of your surplus RADIO related items ONLY
        Empty your basement, fill your car, then sell !
        *** GREAT VENUE. RAIN OR SHINE
        -- over. 53 VENDORS attended last year !
        **Tim Hortons just west of event - washrooms located there
Info    :  Nick - VE3NJG - nickve3njg @ rogers.com
Webpage    : http://www.ontars.com/index.php


ITEMS OF INTEREST

3.  Millions of AMPRNet Internet Addresses Sold to Fund Grants and Scholarships

The proceeds from this month’s sale of some 4 million unused consecutive AMPRNet internet
addresses will fund operations of the non-profit Amateur Radio Digital Communications,
establishing a program of grants and scholarships in support of communications and networking
research — with a strong emphasis on Amateur Radio, a lengthy ARDC news release said.
ARDC manages AMPRNet. The sale to what ARDC is calling “a very big company with a
significant internet presence” fetched “several million dollars.” ARDC said that its Board
of Directors had agreed to keep the exact figure confidential for now, “to avoid adversely
influencing others buying and selling addresses.”

The addresses sold came out of a block of some 16 million internet addresses obtained nearly
40 years ago and “devoted exclusively to Amateur Radio” for TCP/IP ham radio networking.

“It was our unanimous decision to place one-quarter of the AMPRNet address space on the market
and to prudently invest the proceeds of that sale in what we hope will be a perpetual endowment
from which each year we will award grants and scholarships to qualified recipients who will use
the funds to advance the state of the communications arts,” ARDC said in its statement.

-- arrl news

4. IEEE Symposium Exhibit Displays the Breadth of Amateur Radio

Amateur Radio received excellent exposure during the IEEE International Symposium on Antennas
and Propagation July 7 – 12 in Atlanta, Georgia. Some 1,400 delegates from 23 countries attended,
and many visited ARRL’s exhibit to learn more about Amateur Radio. Three active Amateur Radio
stations were available via remote Internet connections.

"This Symposium was about antennas, propagation and radio science, and the most interest on the
part of non-hams seemed to be the frequency allocations we have,” Wes Lamboley, WW3L observed.
“It seemed that over 50% of the attendees were working in the 10 to 100 GHz range and engaged
in many experimental/research endeavors in that range. This is being driven by 5G.”

Several attendees sat for Amateur Radio examinations offered at the conference. One grateful
individual was Artem Roev, RN6HBZ, who now also holds a US Amateur Extra class ticket and call
AJ6KM. Another was Eric Eveleigh, KN4VRW — a conference attendee and graduate student from
Canada who passed the Technician and General exams and plans to get his Canadian license.

-- 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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