RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for December 7, 2019

Paul Caccamo VA3PC
 

RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for December 7, 2019

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL NEWS

1. Ed Frazer, VE7EF, appointed to the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame

The Board of Trustees of the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame (CARHOF) is pleased to announce that
Ed Frazer, VE7EF, of West Vancouver, British Columbia has been named to the Hall of Fame.

Ed VE7EF has been an Amateur Radio operator since 1953. In his early days, he was President of
the University of British Columbia (UBC) Amateur Radio Club while earning his degree as a
Professional Engineer.

In addition to his professional career, Ed also made a significant contribution to Amateur Radio in
Canada including serving as the President of the UBC Amateur Radio Club and the North Shore Amateur
Radio Club (NSARC). He is also the Co-founder of the British Columbia Amateur Radio Coordination Council
(BCARCC) and has held both Director and Officer positions ever since.

Ed also served Amateur Radio on the national level as the RAC Director for the British Columbia and
Yukon Region and as the Chair of the RAC Administration and Finance Committee. In addition, he served
for eight years as the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame.

Radio Amateurs of Canada and the Board of Trustees of CARHOF sincerely congratulate Ed Frazer, VE7EF,
on his appointment to the Hall of Fame. He will be formally inducted into the Canadian Amateur Radio
Hall of Fame at an event in the near future.  A detailed account of his achievements will be presented
in an upcoming edition of The Canadian Amateur magazine.

For more information on the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame please visit: https://wp.rac.ca/carhof/
-- Frank Davis, VO1HP, Chair, Board of Trustees Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame

2. RAC Appoints New Deputy Director – Alberta/NWT/NU Region

Radio Amateurs of Canada would like to welcome Stephen Lee, VA6SGL, as the Deputy Director for the Alberta,
Northwest Territories and Nunavut Region.

Stephen Lee was first introduced to the wonders of Amateur Radio in 1979 in his hometown of Port Talbot, Wales.
Early in 1990, he got his first licence with the call sign GW7GCD.

While working as an Electrical Consultant, Stephen was offered a position in Canada and he immigrated to Red Deer,
Alberta with his wife and daughter in September 2013.

Stephen earned his Basic Qualification in March 2014 and chose the call sign VA6SGL, and he achieved the Advanced
Qualification the following year. He has served on the CAARC Executive since November 2014 in several capacities
including Secretary, Vice-President, President and Past-President. In addition, he has his Certified Emergency
Coordinator (CEC) designation and is currently the Emergency Coordinator for the CAARC and the Red Deer Area.

Stephen’s interests include antenna building and home construction and he enjoys operating on HF and taking in the
occasional contest. He lives in Red Deer with his wife Maria, VA6TFL, where he works as an Electrical Engineer.
Their three children live in Canada, Germany and New Zealand.

-- Ernest Clintberg, VE6EC/VE6ECK, RAC Director for Alberta/NWT/NU

3.  Canada Winter Contest - Dec 28, 2019

Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) sponsors the RAC Canada Winter Contest.
Amateurs all over the world are invited to participate.

Contest Period: Dec 28th, 2019 - 0000 UTC to 2359 UTC.
Bands: 160 through 2 metres, Phone and CW. You may work a station once on each mode on each band.
No repeater contacts allowed.

Canadian stations exchange signal report and province/territory
VE0 and stations outside Canada send signal report and serial number.

-- Complete rules provided on the RAC website.

ONTARIO SECTION NEWS

ITEMS OF INTEREST

4. Ham for the Holidays: Amateur Radio Operators, Then and Now

The Los Altos History Museum serves up “Ham for the Holidays: Amateur Radio Operators, Then and Now,” in
an exhibit appearing in the J. Gilbert Smith House through January 5, 2020.

They say: Tis the season for giving thanks, and around the holidays we are especially grateful for our
local amateur radio operators. Known as “hams,” these volunteers help keep our community safe throughout
the year at regular public events and during times of crisis. In this exhibit, learn more about the history
of hams and how a fun hobby can also keep our neighborhoods prepared and resilient.

-- highlights are at https://www.losaltoshistory.org/exhibits/ham-for-the-holidays/

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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