RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for August 31, 2019

Paul Caccamo VA3PC
 

RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for August 31, 2019

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL NEWS

1.  Update on Two Metres Sharing Proposal - Countdown to World Radiocommunication Conference 2019

There has been a concern – understandably – in the Amateur community over a proposal made by France
to study reallocating 144 – 146 MHz to the aeronautical navigation service at a World Radiocommunication
Conference, likely in 2023, to accommodate the growing number of aircraft employing new navigation
tracking and communication aids.

At the meeting of the Conference Preparatory Group of CEPT – which concluded on August 30 in Ankara,
Turkey – France modified its proposal that the ITU study several frequency segments for sharing with
the Aeronautical Mobile Service and withdrew the 144 to 146 MHz segment from the proposal.
This welcome development was the result of an energetic and professional representation by delegates
from the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU).

Several other issues which will be considered in the upcoming World Radiocommunication Conference and
impacting Amateur Radio were also decided at the CEPT meeting and these are addressed in the news
bulletin issued by Region 1 of the IARU and which is provided on the IARU website.

http://www.iaru.org/news–events/cept-cpg-finalizes-its-positions-for-wrc-19

The issues now move to the World Radiocommunication Conference in Egypt in November for final resolution.
These developments, highlighted by the threat to our two-metre band worldwide, draw attention once again
to the important role being played by dedicated Radio Amateurs throughout the world working through the
IARU as well as on the delegations of numerous ITU national delegations – including Canada’s – and who
are helping ensure that the Amateur Radio Service as we know it will continue to survive and thrive.

Stay tuned for additional information about the upcoming World Radiocommunication Conference in the
September-October 2019 issue of The Canadian Amateur magazine, on the RAC website and in social media
using #RACatWRC19.

-- Bryan Rawlings, VE3QN - RAC Special Advisor to World Radiocommunication Conferences


2.   RAC Annual General Meeting: Saturday, September 14

Notice to RAC Members:
The Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Riverview,
New Brunswick just outside of Moncton.

The AGM event will be hosted by the Moncton Area Amateur Radio Club and will be held in conjunction
with its Annual Fleamarket, which is being held at the same location. All RAC members are encouraged
to attend the Annual General Meeting.

Date: Saturday, September 14
Time: 1 pm (Atlantic Daylight Time)

Place: Riverview Lions Club, 701 Coverdale Road in Riverview, New Brunswick.

Agenda items will include:
•Report of the President
•Review of the 2018 finances
•Appointment of auditors for 2019

A Question and Answer period will follow the AGM proceedings. This is your opportunity to hear what
your representatives have been doing over the past year, to raise questions, and to make suggestions
about how RAC is managed and where it is going in the future.

The meeting will be attended by members of the RAC Board of Directors and Executive and is open to
all RAC members. There will also be a Webinar which RAC members can attend remotely.

For more information about the Moncton Area Amateur Radio Club Flea Market please visit their website
at http://maarc.ca.

-- RAC Website

ONTARIO SECTION NEWS

3. London Amateur Radio Club 42nd Annual Hamfest 2019

Sponsor    :  London Amateur Radio Club
Date    :  Sunday, September 15, 2019
Location:  Dorchester Fairgrounds. 4939 Hamilton Road, Dorchester ON.
Times    :  9am - 12 noon
Cost    :  Admission: $8
Talk-in :  VA3LON 147.060 PL 114.8
Details :  Ham Radio Equipment and other things for sale. Commercial dealers there as well.
    :  Coffee and Snacks available for a small cost.
Webpage :  http://www.larc.ca

-- RAC Events

ITEMS OF INTEREST

4. Ham radio in Stranger Things 3

Amateur radio appeared in the popular Netflix TV show Stranger Things season 3 episode 1
Chris Bridges M0IEB shared his thoughts on Twitter after seeing season 3
"Chapter One: Suzie, Do You Copy?":

 - my take on seeing #hamradio in #StrangerThings3:
 1. Kids built these confusing quasi-yagi monster antennas
 2. *Actually* gave reception reports ...
 3. Called CQ on 20M calling freq...
 4. AND then moved freq. for further fun

 MANY 73s

-- M0IEB

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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