[RAC-Bulletin] RAC Canada Winter Contest 2019 Logs now available on RAC website

Thank you for participating in the contest!https://www.rac.ca/rac-canada-winter-contest-2019-logs-now-available-on-rac-website/

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For immediate release:
RAC Contest Managers Bart Ritchie, VE5CPU and Sam Ferris, VE5SF, provided the following report:
A summary of logs received for the 2019 RAC Canada Winter Contest is now available on the RAC Contesting Rules and Results webpage and has been provided below. The log categorization found within the summary is based on the contents of log files submitted in accordance with the contest rules.
A total of 898 electronic logs were received, a new all-time record for entries in the RAC Canada Winter Contest.
Please direct any inquiries to ve5sf@sasktel.net or Canadawinter@rac.ca.
Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director

SEA PAC Registration Opens February 15 2020

On February 15 20 20 online registration opens for SEA-PAC 2020, the largest Ham Radio convention in the Pacific Northwest and the ARRL Northwest Division convention. As in year’s past, it will be held at the newly remodeled Seaside Convention Center, on the Pacific Ocean coast at Seaside, Oregon.

To register, go to the SEA-PAC website and click on the Registration tab on the left. https://www.seapac.org

Registering early has its advantages. You’ll be in the front of the line to buy tickets to the Gala SEA-PAC Banquet, the Friday Workshops and the DX and YL Luncheons, all of which sell out before the convention. If you register before April 15th, you’ll be automatically entered into an early bird prize drawing.

The SEA-PAC Collector Pin design contest closes on March 1st , so get your entries in now. The winner will receive 2 free tickets to the Gala SEA-PAC Banquet. Rules are available on the SEA-PAC website – click on the “SEA-PAC Pins” tab.

SEA-PAC is successful because of the labors of countless volunteers. We are always looking for folks to lend a hand. If you’d like to help make SEA-PAC a success, check out the “Volunteering” tab on the SEA-PAC website.

For more information on these and other SEA-PAC topics, visit the website at: https://www.seapac.org.

See you in Seaside at SEA-PAC 2020

2020 Radio Amateurs of Canada Amateur of The Year

RAC Amateur of the Year Award 2019: Cary Rubenfeld, VE4EA

The RAC Board of Directors takes great pleasure in selecting Cary Rubenfeld, VE4EA, as the recipient of the RAC Amateur of the Year Award for 2019 in recognition of his tireless efforts to promote Amateur Radio in his home province of Manitoba, throughout Canada and internationally.

Through the RAC Amateur of the Year Award, Radio Amateurs of Canada recognizes the outstanding contributions made by Canadian Amateurs. The RAC Board considers nominations for the RAC Amateur of the Year Award and presents it if and when the nomination demonstrates the exceptional contribution made. If there are several nominations the best for that year is approved.

Cary is a founding member of Radiosport Manitoba (RSM) which combines his passion for contesting and DX. Since its inception in 2013, he has served as its Vice-President and Education Coordinator and has recruited renowned guest speakers to present world class presentations remotely to the group.

He was the driving force behind the organization and presentation of “The HF Experience” in 2016, which was an event targeted towards new and old Amateurs that provided a wide array of topics meant to encourage and entice participants to explore the HF bands.

Cary is a long-time member of the Winnipeg Amateur Radio Club (WARC) and has organized and led their annual Field Day events for the past several years. He realized that Field Day has often been many Amateurs first opportunity to get on the air and especially on HF. He has seized these opportunities to create a Field Day that encourages HF operation for those with little or no experience. To assist in this, he has successfully recruited top contesters from Alberta, Ontario and the United States to join the local contesters to act as mentors.

Cary has become the face of VE4 on the international scene. A regular attendee at Dayton and a guest at the last World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) event in Germany, he mingles and establishes a personal relationship with Amateurs from around the world. He was also a participant in the VE100VIMY special event in 2017.

In addition to his other volunteer efforts with the Winnipeg ARC, Cary has been instrumental in bringing new life and ideas to the club by seeking out new Amateurs and mentoring them along the path to become proficient operators. In 2019, Cary successfully spearheaded the effort to activate VE4WARC to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Winnipeg Amateur Radio Club.

Stay tuned to the RAC website for additional information about the presentation of the award once the plans have been finalized. For more information about the RAC Amateur of the Year Award visit: https://wp.rac.ca/rac-amateur-of-the-year/

Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA
RAC President and Chair


Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director

Communications Academy, Seattle Wa April 24 2019..

Communications Academy will be held April 24 2019 in Seattle. The following information has been received

 Communications Academy 2020: April 24-26 at South Seattle College.  Save the Dates!

CR2022 – If Cascadia Rises, Will We Fall?

CommAcademy is a three-day training workshop for volunteer and other emergency communicators at South Seattle College – Seattle, WA.  Master classes will take place on Friday; topics to be announced. There are plenary sessions Saturday and Sunday mornings followed by a series of multi-track breakout sessions on

·         radio communications

·         emergency management

·         the science of earthquakes

·         technical communications on mesh and hamwan networks

·         new radio operator training and lessons

Registration for one, two or all three days includes lunch.

Web page for further details: www.CommAcademy.org.  Registration opens in late February 2019.

My best, 
Alan Jones, KD7KUS
Redmond, WA


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QST de W1AW  
ARRL Bulletin 1  ARLB001
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  January 2, 2020
To all radio amateurs

ARLB001 W1AW 2020 Winter Operating Schedule

Morning Schedule:

Time                  Mode     Days
——————-   —-     ———
1400 UTC (9 AM EST)   CWs      Wed, Fri
1400 UTC (9 AM EST)   CWf      Tue, Thu

Daily Visitor Operating Hours:

1500 UTC to 1700 UTC – (10 AM to 12 PM EST)
1800 UTC to 2045 UTC – (1 PM to 3:45 PM EST)

(Station closed 1700 to 1800 UTC (12 PM to 1 PM EST))

Afternoon/Evening Schedule:

2100 UTC (4 PM EST)    CWf      Mon, Wed, Fri
2100  ”      ”         CWs      Tue, Thu
2200  ”  (5 PM EST)    CWb      Daily
2300  ”  (6 PM EST)    DIGITAL  Daily
0000  ”  (7 PM EST)    CWs      Mon, Wed, Fri
0000  ”      ”         CWf      Tue, Thu
0100  ”  (8 PM EST)    CWb      Daily
0200  ”  (9 PM EST)    DIGITAL  Daily
0245  ”  (9:45 PM EST) VOICE    Daily
0300  ”  (10 PM EST)   CWf      Mon, Wed, Fri
0300  ”      ”         CWs      Tue, Thu
0400  ”  (11 PM EST)   CWb      Daily

                         Frequencies (MHz)
CW: 1.8025 3.5815 7.0475 14.0475 18.0975 21.0675 28.0675 50.350 147.555
DIGITAL: – 3.5975 7.095 14.095 18.1025 21.095 28.095 50.350 147.555
VOICE: 1.855 3.990 7.290 14.290 18.160 21.390 28.590 50.350 147.555


CWs = Morse Code practice (slow) = 5, 7.5, 10, 13 and 15 WPM
CWf = Morse Code practice (fast) = 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 13 and 10 WPM  
CWb = Morse Code Bulletins = 18 WPM

CW frequencies include code practices, Qualifying Runs and CW

DIGITAL = BAUDOT (45.45 baud), BPSK31 and MFSK16 in a revolving

Code practice texts are from QST, and the source of each practice is
given at the beginning of each practice and at the beginning of
alternate speeds.

On Tuesdays and Fridays at 2330 UTC (6:30 PM EST), Keplerian
Elements for active amateur satellites are sent on the regular
digital frequencies.

A DX bulletin replaces or is added to the regular bulletins between
0100 UTC (8 PM EST) Thursdays and 0100 UTC (8 PM EST) Fridays.

Audio from W1AW’s CW code practices, CW/digital bulletins and phone
bulletin is available using EchoLink via the W1AW Conference Server
named “W1AWBDCT.”  The monthly W1AW Qualifying Runs are presented
here as well.  The audio is sent in real-time and runs concurrently
with W1AW’s regular transmission schedule.

All users who connect to the conference server are muted.  Please
note that any questions or comments about this server should not be
sent via the “Text” window in EchoLink. Please direct any questions
or comments to w1aw@arrl.org .

In a communications emergency, monitor W1AW for special bulletins as
follows: Voice on the hour, Digital at 15 minutes past the hour, and
CW on the half hour.

All licensed amateurs may operate the station from 1500 UTC to 1700
UTC (10 AM to 12 PM EST), and then from 1800 UTC to 2045 UTC (1 PM
to 3:45 PM EST) Monday through Friday.  Be sure to bring your
current FCC amateur radio license or a photocopy.

The W1AW Operating Schedule may also be found on page 91 in the
January 2020 issue of QST or on the web at,
http://www.arrl.org/w1aw-operating-schedule .