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RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for Aug 17, 2019
This is V_3___, Official Bulletin Station for Radio Amateurs of Canada with this week's bulletin.
1. Young Radio Amateurs from around the World Gathered for YOTA Summer Camp
The 9th annual Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Summer Camp opened last weekend with pomp,
circumstance, and celebratory dancing. This year’s Summer Camp took place in Bankya,
Bulgaria, under the sponsorship of the Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs (BFRA).
Approximately 80 young radio amateurs from 28 countries arrived in Bankya — near
Bulgaria’s capital of Sofia — on August 11. They’re engaging in a range of activities,
from operating the camp station LZ19YOTA, to building kits and antennas, sightseeing,
and getting acquainted.
“There is unfortunately no team from Region 2 (the Americas) taking part this year,”
said Lisa Leenders, PA2LS. “Most are from Europe, but also South Africa, Algeria,
Iceland, Tunisia, and New Zealand.” Participants all are under the age of 26.
The YOTA Summer Camp in Bulgaria concluded August 17.
-- ARRL News
2. Ham radio at Fort Langley
The Aldergrove Star reports on the amateur radio activation of the Fort Langley
National Historic Site as part of Canadian National Parks On the Air
A broadcast tower sitting in the orchard of the Fort Langley National Historic Site (FLNHS)
helped make history earlier this summer – for the very first time, amateur radio sent out
a call from the Parks Canada location.
The initiative, Canadian National Parks On the Air, is the brainchild of a small group of
radio operators from Halifax that wanted to help spread the country’s beauty and get people
connecting. With the support of Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) and Parks Canada, the
communications experiment launched in January of this year.
Read the full story at
Canadian National Parks On The Air https://cnpota.ca/
ONTARIO SECTION NEWS
3. Ottawa (Carp) 23rd Annual Hamfest
Sponsor : Ottawa Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
Date : Saturday, September 7, 2019
Location: Carp Agricultural Fairgrounds, 3832 Carp Road, Ottawa, Ontario
Times : Commercial Vendor 7:30, Private Vendor 8:00, Fleamarket Open to Public: 9 am - Noon
Cost : $6 General Admission,
Talk-in : VE2CRA, 146.94-, 100 Hz
Details : The region's largest fleamarket and hamfest. All of the big Ham Radio retailers will be there!
Major doorprize draws. Breakfast, coffee, and snack concession in the lobby area.
Volunteer organizations and displays, including RAC, ARES, QCWA, etc will be present.
On-site Amateur Radio licence exams.
Email : fleamarket at oarc.net
Webpage : http://www.oarc.net/pages/hamfest
ITEMS OF INTEREST
4. N1MM LOGGER+ NEEDS HELP GOING MULTILINGUAL
The popular contest-logging program N1MM Logger+ is reaching out to hams around the world - and this
time it's in their own languages. Developers are asking for volunteers who can help test the logging
program as it becomes available in an experimental version in languages other than English.
Al AB2ZY, a new member of the development team, needs hams who are able to help with the translations
and hams who can then test the logger in the translated languages. If you are interested in helping
this project, contact him via email and let him know which language you can work with and whether
you'd like to be part of the testing process, the translation process - or both.
Al can be reached at akozak at hourglass dot com (akozak@...)
-- southgate news feed
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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