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Additional Stations for World Amateur Radio Day

– Two new special event stations for WARD.*
Two new special event stations join the celebration of the World
Amateur Radio Day and the 87th Anniversary of IARU.

P487IARU by the Aruba Amateur Radio Club. They will be active starting
today until the end on the month. QSL information on

SK87WARD by the Föreningen Sveriges Sändareamatörer. They will be
active on the HF bands (CW SSB and PSK31) from 00z to 24z only on
April 18th. QSL via buro or SM6JSM; probably also LoTW.

This stations join other stations previously reported and some of them
are on the air as you read this note:



Joaquín Solana, XE1R
News Editor – IARU R2 <>


Vernon Ikeda – VE2MBS/VE2QQ
Pointe-Claire, Québec
RAC Blog Editor/RAC E-News/Web News Bulletin Editor

Training Specification Group

Did you know there is  a group of RAC members who meet weekly to develop and improve the ARES program.  These members are from across the country and their purpose is to develop a training program and standards that can be adopted nation wide . All this in an effort to enhance the ARES program. This is yet another example of RAC members doing their part to enhance amateur radio in Canada.

Amateur Radio Emergency Comms Under Review in the US

In response to the Congressional directive to prepare a study to assess Amateur Radio’s role in emergency and disaster communications and the impact of private land use regulations on the amateur community’s ability to provide such communications, the FCC issued DA 12-523 soliciting comments from the public. The period for public comment runs until May 17, 2012.

For the full article go to

SEPARS teaches Kids, Tuesday March 20th


Kids Learn about amateur radio at the Surrey BC museum



Thanks to the efforts of the Surrey (BC) Emergency  Program Amateur Radio Society members kids will learn about emergency communications via amateur radio. The program will take place at the Surrey Museum.   Please check the article noted below. Maybe you could participate and talk to one of the kids

For full details see

New ARES Logo

RAC Bulletin 2012-017E – New ARES logos

The attached ARES/SURA logos (see url below), designed by Tyler Tidman VA3DGN are now available for use by all ARES/SURA members and groups. The black and yellow will be used on a “go forward” basis for caps, shirts, crests etc, while the black and white lends itself well when used in print form. Making these logos available in both official languages illustrates the RAC Field Organization’s desire to grow the ARES network in all areas of Canada, and I would like to sincerely thank Tyler for his assistance in bringing these to you.


Doug Mercer VO1DTM/VO1DM CEC
Chief Field Services Officer



Vernon Ikeda – VE2MBS/VE2QQ
Pointe-Claire, Québec
RAC Blog Editor/RAC E-News/Web News Bulletin Editor

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