Monthly Archive for August, 2011

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RAC Bulletin 2011-022E – Industry Canada Responds Favourably to RAC request for access to 60M. Public consultation to begin shortly.

RAC Bulletin 2011-022E – Industry Canada Responds Favourably to RAC request for access to 60M. Public consultation to begin shortly.

2011-08-07

Over the last year RAC has been in discussions with Industry Canada with the objective of obtaining access to 60M. This has been a policy objective of RAC since Spring of 2010.

At the last CARAB meeting between RAC and Industry Canada on May 17, 2011, two of the major items discussed were updates to Industry Canada’s regulatory documents (RBR-4 and RIC-3), and the RAC request for an assignment of certain frequencies in the 60m (5 MHz) band to the amateur service in Canada. Neither of these subjects was finalized at the time of the meeting, but Industry Canada undertook to respond to RAC on both ofthem this summer.

Industry Canada has now informed RAC that at this point is sees no reason not to respond favourably to the RAC request for frequencies at 60m on a no protection, non-interference basis.

The new frequencies would be included in the schedule of amateur frequencies in the updated edition of RBR-4 to be released for public consultation in the future. Public submissions will be considered by Industry Canada in preparation for the final version of RBR-4. Any new frequencies it contains would become available to Canadian amateurs at the time of release of the updated RBR-4. Thus, if all goes well, Canadian amateurs may expect to gain access to frequencies at 60m, basically the same as those in the US, some time this fall.

The anticipated success of this initiative is the result of many months of effort from the RAC executive and volunteers, including the HF Band Planning Committee, and also from all of those amateurs who have made observations on the use of these frequencies and relayed their comments to RAC on the need for this band in Canada. We would not have been successful without all of your help and input.

 

Geoff Bawden, VE4BAW

President and Chair Radio Amateurs of Canada

Co-Chair of Canadian Amateur Radio Advisory Board

Bulletin de RAC 2011-021F – Comité de restructuration des sections ARES de RAC.

Bulletin de RAC 2011-021F – Comité de restructuration des sections ARES de RAC.

2011-08-03

Au courant de l’année 2010, RAC a instauré le projet de révision de l’organisation des Services extérieurs sous la gouverne de Doug Mercer, VO1DTM, vice-président des Services extérieurs, et, avec un comité de directeurs de sections et autres bénévoles, a réexaminé le modèle actuel de l’organisation des Services extérieurs et a émis certaines recommandations qui ont été examinées par les directeurs et l’exécutif pendant la session vision/mission d’octobre 2010 à Ottawa.

En mai 2011, un nouveau modèle régional a été approuvé par le conseil d’administration qui élargissait le rôle des régions de seulement ARES à un modèle complet avec un large et complet éventail de responsabilités. Suite à cette mise en application, on a réalisé que d’autres changements pourraient être nécessaires dans nos régions plus étendues, telles que l’Ontario.

Pour améliorer les contacts avec nos membres et pour s’assurer que les responsabilités de nos gérants de sections soient réalistes en termes d’accès et de service aux membres, la commission de restructuration des sections de RAC a été formée avec l’objectif de trouver comment nous pouvons le mieux servir nos membres. La commission déterminera le nombre le plus efficace de gérants de sections et autres postes, et toutes autres futures divisions régionales de ce genre qui pourraient être nécessaires. Le rapport final est attendu pour novembre 2011, avec mise en application en 2012.

Les membres de la commission sont Bill Unger VE3XT, directeur Ontario nord-est (président), Jeffery Stewart VA3WXM, directeur Ontario sud, Pat Barrett VE3RNH, Vic Henderson VE3FOX et un membre encore à être nommé.

Toute question ou commentaires doivent être adressés à Doug Mercer VO1DTM, vice-président Services extérieurs.

Geoff Bawden VE4BAW, président

Radio Amateurs du Canada

Doug Mercer VO1DTM CEC

B.P. 1042 – Goulds, NL A1S 1H2

Tel.: 709-364-4741

Cell.: 709-697-3319

Courriel: dougvo1dtm@gmail.com

(Traduction par Serge Langlois, VE2AWR)

RAC Bulletin 2011-021E – RAC ARES Section Restructuring Committee.

RAC Bulletin 2011-021E – RAC ARES Section Restructuring Committee.

2011-08-03

During 2010, RAC established the Field Organization Review Project under the leadership of Doug Mercer VO1DM, Vice President of Field Services and with a committee of Section Managers and other volunteers reviewed the current Field Organization model and made certain observations which were reviewed by the Directors and Executive during the October 2010 vision/mission session in Ottawa.

In May 2011 a new regional model was approved by the Board which expanded the role of the regions from ARES only to a complete model with a wide and complete range of responsibilities. Further to this implementation came the realization that further changes may be necessary in our larger regions such as Ontario.

To improve representation to our members and to ensure that the task of our Section Managers is realistic in terms of member access and service, the RAC Section Restructuring Commission has been formed with the task of how best we can serve our membership. The Commission will determine the most effective number of Section Managers and other positions and any further regional such divisions which may be required. The final report is expected by November 2011, with implementation in 2012.

Members of the Commission are Bill Unger VE3XT, Director Ontario Northeast (Chair), Jeffery Stewart VA3WXM, Director Ontario South, Pat Barrett VE3RNH, Vic Henderson VE3FOX and a member yet to be named.

Questions or comments should be directed to Doug Mercer VO1DM, Vice President Field Services.

Geoff Bawden VE4BAW, President

Radio Amateurs of Canada

Doug Mercer VO1DTM CEC

P.O. Box 1042 – Goulds, NL A1S 1H2

Tel: 709-364-4741

Cell: 709-697-3319

E-mail: dougvo1dtm@gmail.com