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Just a reminder for those of you with emergency kits.  The water and appropriate food items should be rotated every six months.  Now may be a good time to do that,  what with all the shopping and celebrations ongoing at this time of year. There should be ample “presents”  to give to your emergency kit.

Industry Canada posts RAC letter of response to Medical Devices operating in 70 cm band

Any questions and/or comments to this bulletin can go through myself,
contact info provided in my signature file.

Vincent Charron, VA3GX/VE2HHH
Director of Communications and Fundraising – Radio Amateurs of/du
Canada –

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In the Sept/Oct 2013 issue of TCA there was an article entitled:
“Industry Canada Releases a Radio Standard Specification (RSS) for
Medical Devices Operating in the Band 413-457 MHz”. In the article, we
mentioned RAC would be responding to IC with a letter of comment. This
letter is now posted for public viewing on the Industry Canada web
site at the URL:


We encourage members to read it.

Norm Rashleigh, VE3LC
RAC Representative the Radio Advisory Board of Canada

RAC Election of Officers

At its regular monthly meeting, the Board of Directors representing the Radio Amateurs of Canada elected the following officers for a two year term beginning January 1, 2014 and ending December 31, 2015

Geoff Bawden, VE4BAW                    President
Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA               First Vice President
Paul Burggraaf, VO1PRB                  Chief Information and Technology Officer
George Gorsline, VE3YV                  International Affairs Officer
Doug Mercer, VO1DTM/VO1DM       Chief Field Services Officer
Marcel Mongeon, VA3DDD               Honorary Counsel
Dorothy E. Brown, VA7DBR              Treasurer
Al Masse, VE3CWP                           Corporate Secretary


Al Masse, VE3CWP
RAC Corporate Secretary