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Mon Sep 25, 2017

Exercise Handshake....

This is a friendly reminder about Exercise Handshake coming up Tuesday night Sept. 26th, 2017 beginning at 7pm AT.

http://www.maritimeamateur.ca/exercisehandshake.htm

The exercise is a reminder to amateurs to check out their radios and backup power in a non emergency situation to make sure these radios and backup power are working so that in a real emergency or disaster you will be prepared.
With all the problems this past summer with the Bell system going down around the Maritimes and the disasters in Texas, Louisiana and the Caribbean we all should be prepared.
This email today is being sent out to all my amateur radio contacts. Many of you are already on my email list for Handshake reminders but if you are not and would like to be send me an email asking to be added.
Thanks for reading,
Have a great day,


James "Jim" Langille VE1JBL
Webmaster: www.maritimeamateur.ca

473 Green Rd.
Tidnish Bridge NS B4H3X9
Phone: 902-661-1465
Email: jimve1jbl@gmail.com
MONITOR: VE1WRC 147.285, MAVCOM 154* , IRLP 2060

Posted by: VY2RU - Ken on 25-09-17 | [0] comments (55 views) | 

Tue Sep 19, 2017

[RAC-Bulletin] IARU Administrative Council Addresses New Radio Spectrum Pollution Threat

The Administrative Council (AC) of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) held its annual in-person meeting on September 15 and 16 in Landshut, Germany, immediately prior to the IARU Region 1 Conference. The AC reviewed its priorities and positions with regard to the agenda items for the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).



High Power Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) for electric vehicles is seen as having a significant potential for interference to radiocommunications. Addressing this threat requires an increased commitment of resources by potentially affected radiocommunication services, including Amateur Radio. In addition to a number of other matters, the AC confirmed the theme for World Amateur Radio Day, April 18, 2018, as “Celebrating Amateur Radio’s Contribution to Society”.



The AC is responsible for the policy and management of the IARU and consists of the three IARU international officers and two representatives from each of the three IARU regional organizations.



Attending the meeting were IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA; Vice-President Ole Garpestad, LA2RR; Secretary David Sumner, K1ZZ; regional representatives Don Beattie, G3BJ, Faisal Al-Ajmi, 9K2RR, Reinaldo Leandro, YV5AM, Ramón Santoyo, XE1KK, Gopal Madhavan, VU2GMN, and Peter Young, VK3MV. Present as an observer for the second day of the meeting was Dave Court, EI3IO, from Region 1.



For more information visit: http://www.iaru.org/news--events/september-17th-2017



George Gorsline, VE3YV

RAC International Affairs Officer


Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director

Posted by: VY2WRV - Richard on 19-09-17 | [0] comments (347 views) | 

[RAC-Bulletin] RAC Scholarships awarded (updated)

For immediate release: http://wp.rac.ca/rac- scholarships-awarded/

Note: The following is an updated version of the previous bulletin. Jean-Philippe Dubé's correct call sign is VA2PE.

Every year, through the RAC Foundation, Radio Amateurs of Canada provides grants and scholarships to worthy community programs and to young Amateurs who are enrolled at the post-secondary level in Electrical, Electronic and Software engineering. Students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs are also considered on a case by case basis.

Once again, we are pleased to announce the granting of two scholarships of $500 each to two Canadian Amateurs who are studying at Canadian universities. The first recipient is Ezra Widajat, VA3EAW, who is in his second year of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University. In his letter to RAC, Ezra said how honoured and grateful he was to be receiving this award. The second recipient is Jean-Philippe Dubé, VA2PE, who is studying Computer Science at the University of Ottawa. If Jean-Philippe’s name sounds familiar it is because he also received a RAC scholarship last year. While at home he likes to provide assistance with the maintenance of the local repeater.

It is thanks to the continued generosity of Amateurs from all parts of Canada that we can support a whole new group of young talented Canadian Amateurs who will contribute to our hobby for years to come. On behalf of Ezra and Jean-Phillipe, thank you for your continued support of this program.

In addition to the Scholarship and Grants Program, RAC also has a Youth Education Program (YEP). Two great examples of how RAC scholarships and the Youth Education Program (YEP) are benefiting young Canadian Amateurs were featured recently in the July/August 2017 issue of The Canadian Amateur magazine. RAC was pleased to support the Regina Amateur Radio Association (RARA) by sponsoring a booth at the STEAM 2017 Festival of Learning as part of the Canada-Wide Science Fair (on page 13). In addition, the RAC Scholarship Program also supported the Manitoba High Altitude Balloon Flight Day event which was featured on the front cover and on pages 18-20 of the magazine.

RAC operates the RAC Foundation in cooperation with the Community Foundation of Ottawa (CFO) which administers and invests the donated funds and disburses the earnings from those invested funds to grant applicants, based upon the advice of the RAC Board. All grant applications should be submitted to the RAC Foundation for processing and recommendation.

If you wish to donate or require further information about the RAC Scholarships and Grants Program, please visit http://wp.rac.ca/grant-i nformation/ or contact me at ve3xt@rac.ca

For more information on the Youth Education Program, please visit: http://wp.rac.ca/youth- education-program/

Bill Unger, VE3XT
Chair, Scholarship Program

Brian Jackson, VE6JBJ
Chair, Youth Education Program

Posted by: VY2WRV - Richard on 19-09-17 | [0] comments (14 views) | 

For immediate release: http://wp.rac.ca/rac-scholarships-awarded/



Every year, through the RAC Foundation, Radio Amateurs of Canada provides grants and scholarships to worthy community programs and to young Amateurs who are enrolled at the post-secondary level in Electrical, Electronic and Software engineering. Students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs are also considered on a case by case basis.

Once again, we are pleased to announce the granting of two scholarships of $500 each to two Canadian Amateurs who are studying at Canadian universities. The first recipient is Ezra Widajat, VA3EAW, who is in his second year of Chemical Engineering at McMaster University. In his letter to RAC, Ezra said how honoured and grateful he was to be receiving this award. The second recipient is Jean-Philippe Dube, VE2PE, who is studying Computer Science at the University of Ottawa. If Jean-Philippe’s name sounds familiar it is because he also received a RAC scholarship last year. While at home he likes to provide assistance with the maintenance of the local repeater.

It is thanks to the continued generosity of Amateurs from all parts of Canada that we can support a whole new group of young talented Canadian Amateurs who will contribute to our hobby for years to come. On behalf of Ezra and Jean-Phillipe, thank you for your continued support of this program.

In addition to the Scholarship and Grants Program, RAC also has a Youth Education Program (YEP). Two great examples of how RAC scholarships and the Youth Education Program (YEP) are benefiting young Canadian Amateurs were featured recently in the July/August 2017 issue of The Canadian Amateur magazine. RAC was pleased to support the Regina Amateur Radio Association (RARA) by sponsoring a booth at the STEAM 2017 Festival of Learning as part of the Canada-Wide Science Fair (on page 13). In addition, the RAC Scholarship Program also supported the Manitoba High Altitude Balloon Flight Day event which was featured on the front cover and on pages 18-20 of the magazine.

RAC operates the RAC Foundation in cooperation with the Community Foundation of Ottawa (CFO) which administers and invests the donated funds and disburses the earnings from those invested funds to grant applicants, based upon the advice of the RAC Board. All grant applications should be submitted to the RAC Foundation for processing and recommendation.

If you wish to donate or require further information about the RAC Scholarships and Grants Program, please visit http://wp.rac.ca/grant-information/ or contact me at ve3xt@rac.ca

For more information on the Youth Education Program, please visit: http://wp.rac.ca/youth-education-program/

Bill Unger, VE3XT
Chair, Scholarship Program

Brian Jackson, VE6JBJ
Chair, Youth Education Program

Posted by: VY2WRV - Richard on 19-09-17 | [0] comments (29 views) | 
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