Paul Caccamo VA3PC
RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for November 30, 2019
This is V__3____, Official Bulletin Station for Radio Amateurs of Canada, with this week's bulletin
NATIONAL / INTERNATIONAL NEWS
1. RAC Appoints New Deputy Community Services Officer
Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Jason Tremblay, VE3JXT, as its
Deputy Community Services Officer (CSO) effective immediately.
Jason recently represented RAC at the International Amateur Radio Union’s General Assembly
Emergency Communications Workshop in Lima, Peru.
Jason resides with his wife and family in Beeton, Ontario and is a member of the Barrie Amateur
Radio Club. Jason recently stepped down as the Emergency Coordinator (EC) for the City of Barrie
and South Simcoe Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) group to focus on this new role as
Deputy Community Services Officer.
Doug Mercer, VO1DM CEC, RAC Community Services Officer
ONTARIO SECTION NEWS
ITEMS OF INTEREST
2. ARRL Self-Guided Emergency Communication Course EC-001-S is Now Available On Demand
ARRL’s online “Introduction to Emergency Communication” course is now available to students
in an on-demand format, allowing students to register for the course and begin work at any time.
This course is designed to provide basic knowledge and tools for any emergency communications volunteer.
In response to the great course demand and to expand access to EC-001, ARRL developed a self-guided
version of the course, EC-001-S, which launched in June. This version of the course is designed for
those who prefer to work independently and who do not need guidance from an online mentor.
EC-001-S was previously offered only during specific sessions along with the traditional mentored
version. The course opened for general enrollment on November 6.
Visit the ARRL Online Course Registration page for more information and to register.
-- arrl news
3. “Black Friday Sale” on ARRL Award Applications Made via LoTW
Starting at 0000 UTC on November 28, ARRL will be offering a 10% discount on all applications for
DX Century Club, Worked All States, and VHF/UHF Century Club awards and endorsements,
including plaques, made through ARRL’s Logbook of The World.
(For WPX and WAZ, only award credits can be discounted as CQ Communications is the issuer of
The 10% discount will be taken off the total charge. The discount is on total ARRL charges
and includes 10% off shipping.
The sale will run for 11 days and end at 2359 UTC on December 8.
-- arrl news
4. WSJT-X Development Group Announces Second Bug-Fix Release, WSJT-X Version 2.1.2
The WSJT Development Group, has now issued a second bug-fix release, version 2.1.2.
WSJT-X is the free software suite that includes the FT4 and FT8 protocols.
According to the developers, an error in the code broke the WSJT-X rig control features
for certain Icom radios. The Release Notes detail program changes made since WSJT-X 2.1.0.
The WSJT-X 2.1 User Guide has also been updated. Upgrading from earlier versions of WSJT-X
should be seamless, with no need to uninstall previous versions or move any files.
Installation packages for Windows, Linux, and Macintosh are available. WSJT-X is licensed under the
terms of Version 3 of the GNU General Public License (GPL).
-- 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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Posted by: Paul Caccamo <va3pc @ rac.ca>