[RAC-Bulletin] RAC Annual General Meeting 2019: Saturday, September 14 2019

Notice to RAC Members:
The Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Riverview, New Brunswick just outside of Moncton. 


The AGM event will be hosted by the Moncton Area Amateur Radio Club and will be held in conjunction with its Annual Fleamarket, which is being held at the same location. All RAC members are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting.
Date: Saturday, September 14
Time: 1 pm (Atlantic Daylight Time)
Place: The Annual General Meeting will be held at the Riverview Lions Club, 701 Coverdale Road in Riverview, New Brunswick.
Agenda items will include:

  • Report of the President
  • Review of the 2018 finances
  • Appointment of auditors for 2019

A Question and Answer period will follow the AGM proceedings. This is your opportunity to hear what your representatives have been doing over the past year, to raise questions, and to make suggestions about how RAC is managed and where it is going in the future.
The meeting will be attended by members of the RAC Board of Directors and Executive and is open to all RAC members. There will also be a Webinar which RAC members can attend remotely.
For more information about the Moncton Area Amateur Radio Club Flea Market please see the article below and visit their website at http://maarc.ca. 

Moncton Area Amateur Radio Club Fleamarket
The Moncton Area Amateur Radio Club (MAARC) is pleased to host the RAC Annual General Meeting as part of its Annual Fleamarket.
Date: Saturday, September 14.
Time: The Fleamarket will be open to Vendors at 8 am (ADT) and to the Public at 9 am. The RAC Annual General Meeting will be held at 1 pm (ADT).
Place: The event will be held at the Riverview Lions Club at 701 Coverdale Road in Riverview, New Brunswick, just a short 10-minute drive from Moncton.
Cost: $5 for both buyers and sellers.
Talkin: VE9TCR 147.345 plus, no tone.
For more information please visit the Moncton Area Amateur Radio Club’s website at http://maarc.ca or contact the club at kb6gcs@yahoo.com.
Here are a few links for the area:
Town of Riverview: https://www.townofriverview.ca
City of Moncton: https://www.moncton.ca

Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director


Congratulations to the members of the Coast Emergency Communications Association and the Nanaimo Amateur Radio Association for their work during the 52nd running of Loyal Nanaimo Bathtub Race today. Over 25 amateur operators participated in the event providing safety and emergency communications as 36 tubs ran the 58 km race in calm conditions. Multiple stations were established using both amateur and marine frequencies. The radio operators were only a portion of the volunteers that made the event a success. Great work by all For more information on this event go to


5 MHz North West USA interoperability test July 15-18 2019

On July 15, 16, 17, and 18, FEMA Mobile Emergency Response Support (MERS) Bothell, will deploy to Whidbey Island near Oak Harbor with their Forward Communications Vehicle (FCV). The exercise will provide an opportunity for antenna testing at 5330.5 Khz USB (actual transmitted center frequency will be 5332.0 KHz) between 1200 to 1300 Pacific Time every day with the amateur radio community. Amateur radio operators (General and higher) are encouraged to contact the FCV (call sign WGY9502) for signal quality checks. Only voice mode will be tested. The FCV will test its whip antenna, as well as a AS-2259 Near Vertical Incidence (NVIS) antenna and a C&S Antennas LFH230 fanlite.

General and higher amateur radio operators may set Effective Radiated Power (ERP) up to 100 watts. For more information on the special 60 meter channels, see http://www.arrl.org/60m-channel-allocation

Terry Starzl
Telecommunications Specialist (RF)
FEMA Mobile Emergency Response Support (MERS)