Paul Caccamo VA3PC
RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for February 22, 2020
This is V_3___, Official Bulletin Station for Radio Amateurs of Canada with this week's bulletin.
1. Coronavirus Outbreak Postpones Swains Island DXpedition
The W8S DXpedition to Swains Island in the Pacific, set to take place in mid-March, has been
“Everything is prepared for our DXpedition, and we are eager to go, but unfortunately the
The DXpedition said it would update amateurs as soon as it has new firm dates for the trip.
2. Down Under Special Event Will Use Former Radio Australia Antennas
Over the March 14 – 15 weekend, members of the Shepparton and District Amateur Radio Club
at the former Radio Australia site in Shepparton. Radio Australia ceased transmitting from the site
in 2017. VI3RA will operate on 40, 30, 20, 17, and 15 meters.
“This is a rare opportunity for amateur radio operators, who are only allowed a peak output power
The special event is being conducted in cooperation with BAI Communications (Broadcast Australia).
More information at: http://www.sadarc.org/
ONTARIO SECTION NEWS
3. Distracted Driving update: Ontario has granted permanent two-way radio exemption for Amateurs
RAC Directors Allan Boyd, VE3AJB (Ontario North/East) and Phil McBride, VA3QR (Ontario South)
Effective February 14, 2020, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation has “made permanent the exemption
The official publication of the amendment to the regulations is available online and is provided on
-- By Alan Griffin
ITEMS OF INTEREST
4. Spy radio found during archaeological dig
A 30-year-old Soviet spy radio has been found by archaeologists in a site cleared for a new lignite mine
The spy radio was buried inside a large metal box that was hermetically sealed. Although the radio's
The radio has been identified as a model R-394KM transmitter and receiver — code-named "Strizh," meaning
The high-frequency radio was capable of transmitting and receiving messages as far as 1,200 km — far enough
Read the full story at https://www.livescience.com/soviet-spy-radio-discovered-germany.html
Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager VA3PC