RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for February 29, 2020

Paul Caccamo VA3PC
 

RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for February 29, 2020

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

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL NEWS

1.  RAC Canada Winter Contest 2019 Log Summary now available

A summary of logs received for the 2019 RAC Canada Winter Contest is now available on the RAC
Contesting Rules and Results webpage.

A total of 898 electronic logs were received, a new all-time record for entries in the
RAC Canada Winter Contest.

2020-02-16 By Alan Griffin

2.  Coronavirus Fears Postpone Another DXpedition

Alex Gromme, 5B4ALX, has postponed his March 18 – April 2 T30ET DXpedition to Tarawa (West Kiribati) because
of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Kiribati Ministry of Health told Gromme that he would need to be
quarantined for 14 days in Honiara, Solomon Islands, before getting medical approval to continue on to Kiribati.
“T30ET is currently postponed, not cancelled,” Gromme said on his website. He’s now looking at October 2020,
assuming the COVID-19 situation is resolved by then.

-- arrl news

ONTARIO SECTION NEWS

ITEMS OF INTEREST

3. Go Green For St Patricks Day

With a couple weeks to go and Stations from across the world signed up to take part, we will once again
be on air to turn the bands green as part of the St Patrick Award.
This fun 48hr annual award will follow the celebrations across the world, from the 16th March, 12:00 UTC
until the 18th March, 12:00 UTC. Once again this year we have an award covering any digital mode requiring
software or a computer, as well as radio. To find out more or to register as a station go to
https://stpatrickaward.webs.com/ and help us go green for St Patricks Day.

-- southgate news

4. MOTOROLA WINS $765 MILLION IN LAWSUIT AGAINST HYTERA

A jury in Chicago has awarded Motorola $765 million in the company's lawsuit against Hytera Communications Corporation.
The award, announced on Friday February 14th, is the full amount the company had been seeking. Motorola claimed the
Chinese company stole its trade secrets along with its copyrighted source code for the manufacture of its digital
two-way radios. The original complaint was filed in March 2017.

Hytera attorneys said they plan to appeal. The Chinese company filed an anti-trust lawsuit against Motorola in December 2017,
accusing Motorola in driving out the competition in the DMR marketplace. Hytera, a former distributor of Motorola radios, has
acknowledged hiring engineers who formerly worked at Motorola. Hytera has said however it developed its radios independently.

Meanwhile, Motorola's attorneys have vowed to seek an order halting sale of Hytera radios in the United States.
The company is also planning to ask for a worldwide injunction preventing Hytera from further copyright infringement
and use of stolen trade secrets.

-- Amateur Radio Newsline

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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