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Bulletin de RAC 2011-038F – Site CaféPress

Bulletin de RAC 2011-038F – Site CaféPress


Radio Amateurs du Canada a le plaisir d’annoncer que les chemises, chapeaux, sacs RAC et autres marchandises de RAC sont maintenant disponibles sur le site de CaféPress

Soyez à la page avec votre nouvelle chemise, chapeau et sac de voyage RAC. Publicisez votre affiliation à RAC au Field Day ou lors d’autres activités avec une enseigne pour l’extérieur de RAC. Visitez et vérifiez par vous-même.

Geoff Bawden, VE4BAW

Président – Radio Amateurs du Canada

(Traduction par Serge Langlois, VE2AWR)

RAC Bulletin 2011-038E RAC – RAC Bulletin 2011-038E RAC – CaféPress Site. Site.

RAC Bulletin 2011-038E RAC – CaféPress Site.


The Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to announce that RAC shirts, hats, bags and other RAC merchandise are now available from CaféPress

Be fashionable in your new RAC shirt, hat and go-bag. Advertise your RAC Affiliation at Field Day or other events with an outdoor RAC sign. Go to and see for yourself.

Geoff Bawden, VE4BAW

President – Radio Amateurs of Canada

From the VPFS

This posting comes to us via Doug Mercer VO1DTM who is the RAC Vice President for Field Services

The YASME Excellence Awards are given to individuals who through their own service, creativity, effort and dedication have made a significant contribution to the cause of Amateur Radio. The contribution may be in recognition of technical, operating, or organizational achievement as all three are necessary for amateur radio to grow and prosper. With the 2010 Excellence Awards, YASME recognizes the following individuals in order to recognize them and inspire others on behalf of Amateur Radio now and in the future.

·        Ramón Santoyo V, XE1KK who is recognized for his work in advancing ham radio in Mexico and Central America and his service to the international radio community as IARU Region 2 Secretary. He is a strong proponent of radiosport and the World Radiosport Team Championships. Voices like Ramón’s help the amateur community work together worldwide, strengthening our position and reputation as important members of the wireless community.

·        Makoto (Mako) Mori, JE3HHT who deserves much credit for popularizing RTTY by writing the MMTTY software modem and making it available for integration into logging software. MMTTY is a great product and Mako has exhibited great ham spirit with a huge effect.

·        Bruce Horn, WA7BNM who continues to generate useful and innovative web applications including a complete upgrade of his excellent contest calendar web site. His 3830 score reporting and compilation service and Cabrillo log submission tools have changed the nature of radiosport.

·        Rick Meuthing, KN6KB for developing the new WINMOR sound-card digital mode software now gaining wide use in the worldwide Winlink 2000 system. Many attempts at approaching the performance of the proprietary PACTOR III protocol and hardware failed before WINMOR, attesting to the difficulty of the problem.

·        Mikael Styrefors, SM2O who has developed the Remote Radio Control interface. The ability to connect radios and operators transparently and robustly over the Internet is a key technological element of putting top-grade remote HF stations on the air – something more common every day.

·        Alex Shovkoplyas, VE3NEA for developing DX Atlas, Morse Runner, HAM-CAP, CW Skimmer, Rocky and other innovative software. Alex’s products are making a remarkable impact on the competitive HF operating environment. Making this software available to the amateur community at little or no cost demonstrates excellent ham spirit.

·        Pepe Ardid, EA5KB who makes it possible for many Latin American DXers, who are in many cases saddled with deficient postal services and QSL Bureaus, to confirm contacts with attractive and unique QSL cards. Pepe contributes countless hours of service in support of his fellow amateurs so they can continue to participate in one of amateur radio’s most cherished traditions.

Thanks go out to our VPFS for sharing this with us…

Eastern Ontario ARES Report

Today’s posting comes to us courtesy of Mike Hickey VE3IPC who is the DEC (District Emergency Coordinator) for the Seaway/Capital Districts of Ontario ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service)


Subject: New Eastern Ontario ARES promo video clip – for ARES, Officials, & the public.
Hello fellow ARES Group EC,

I trust you had a great holiday and I hope you will have a healthy and prosperous New Year.

The Eastern Ontario [Seaway/Capital] ARES District is pleased to announce and present our new ARES Promo Video production that is now posted on our ARES District website (still under construction) for anyone to view on line and or download the WMV 36 meg 7.5 minutes short video clip.

TVCogeco News in Renfrew Ontario in May 2010 did a news video piece on the ARES training course that was being given by the Eastern Ontario ARES District leadership while conducting an ‘in school’ ARES ‘on air’ exercise of the training that the two Renfrew County ARES groups (RCE & RCW-ARES) received.

With special permission and co-operation from the TVCogego and TVCogeco News for Renfrew/Pembroke Ontario we were able to access their raw footage and create a post-production ARES promo video.  We thank TVCogeco for the use of their raw footage and facilities that allowed us to create this new ARES Promo video.  We also wish thank their regular volunteer at TVCogeco Renfrew, Nathan MacIsaac – VA3NCM, for providing us his technical expertise and operating the editing equipment in making this video production.  We also wish thank TVCogeco News Renfrew Camera Engineer Jeremy Charboneau who created the original news piece, for creating the introduction part of the video and all the credit info we requested to end the video with.

We also wish to thank our volunteer Webmaster Dave Gabrieled in Ottawa for creating our website and for posting the video for all to see.

This video is intended to be used as part of the ARES presentation to any local municipal government’s emergency management officials and NGO leadership like that of the local Red Cross as an educational tool explaining – what is ARES, what they do and why.

To view and or download the ARES promo video visit, < > and choose < VIDEO > then select < ARES Promo Video >.  Please send your comments to < >

By all means please do share this info with each of your group members for their viewing.

Mike Hickey – VE3IPC
DEC for Eastern Ontario ARES
Jan 04 – 2011

Mike has been working on behalf of ARES in Eastern Ontario first as the EC (Emergency Coordinator) for Prescott Russell and now as the DEC for Eastern Ontario.
If you have any questions or comments on ARES in Eastern Ontario please feel free to contact Mike at
If you have any questions or comments on Field Services in Canada please contact the Vice President Field Services at

Just remember…  The original Amateur Radio Social Media device used a “Key” and not a “Keyboard”.

73 from Ottawa… Bob

Attention Directors and Section Staff

Are you a Section Manger,  Section Emergency Coordinator or a Section Traffic Manager?  Maybe an EC or a DEC…

Has your group had an event that you want to tell the rest of us about?  Was it an exercise or an actual???  Was it a demonstration to the General Public???

Why not write up an article and submit it to me here for posting on the RAC Blog.  Send me an email ( with the details along with a couple of pictures if you have them and we can inform the Amateur Radio Community at Large on your groups exploits.

Just remember…  The original Amateur Radio Social Media device used a “Key” and not a “Keyboard”.

73 from Ottawa… Bob