Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday Season

It’s Christmas time already !

I would like to thank each of you for your support and efforts over the past year. Thanks also to those family members who have supported you and the program over the past year. 2011 has been a very busy and interesting year, and while I haven’t completed the year end statistics they are looking very good. I will have them done by the January meeting.

A special thanks to those on the current executive and those who helped form the society. There was a lot of work and many hours put in behind the scenes.

I would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday season.

May 2012 bring the answers to your hopes and dreams. May it also be peaceful and prosperous.

73
Paul

4.0 Mb – QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS REGION

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 4.0 Mb
Date-Time
19 Dec 2011 08:12:48 UTC
19 Dec 2011 00:12:48 near epicenter
19 Dec 2011 00:12:48 standard time in your timezone
Location 51.151N 130.014W
Depth 10 km
Distances
184 km (114 miles) WNW (287 degrees) of Port Hardy, BC, Canada
351 km (218 miles) S (177 degrees) of Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
362 km (225 miles) WNW (293 degrees) of Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
532 km (330 miles) WNW (296 degrees) of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 21.9 km; Vertical 3.0 km
Parameters Nph = 134; Dmin = 283.9 km; Rmss = 1.54 seconds; Gp = 162°
M-type = Mb; Version = 5
Event ID US c00078eg
For updates, maps, and technical information, see:
Event Page
or
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey
http://neic.usgs.gov/

[RAC-Bulletin] SASKATCHEWAN is Missing! Act Quickly. The RAC Winter Day contest is December 17, 0000 to 2359 UTC.

[RAC-Bulletin] SASKATCHEWAN is Missing! Act Quickly. The RAC Winter Day contest is December 17, 0000 to 2359 UTC.
1 message
rac-bulletins@eton.ca Thu, Dec 15, 2011 at 7:37 PM
Reply-To: rachq@rac.ca
To: Matthew Lewis

VIA Geoff Bawden, VE4BAW:

SASKATCHEWAN is Missing! Act Quickly. The RAC Winter Day contest is December 17, 0000 to 2359 UTC.

The great province of Saskatchewan is missing from the RAC Winter Day
contest! Traditionally VE5RAC is on the air twice a year for both the Canada Day and Winter Day Contest but is absent this weekend. Unless you VE5s can help.

Is there an HF qualified, RAC member out there that would like the fun of being VE5RAC? International contacts [outside Canada] are worth 2 points, Canadian contacts are worth 10 points and an official RAC station [VE5RAC] is worth 20 points! You will be on the right side of the pile-up!

You can have one or there can be many operators. The rules are available at the RAC website: www.rac.ca .

http://www.rac.ca/en/rac/programmes/contests/files/2011%20Canada%20Day%20Rules%20-%20English.pdf

will get you the rules,

http://www.rac.ca/en/rac/programmes/contests/files/RAC%20Contest%20Software.ZIP

will get you the logging software and
http://www.rac.ca/service/contesting/files/RAC%20Contest%20Entry%20Form%20(C
urrent%20Year).pdf will get you some forms.Everyone that I know thinks that being a RAC operator is great fun.

Use the logging software .. it will make life easy for both the operators and the team that analyzes the results. Send the results to me electronically. Hay-family@shaw.ca . Send me a note if you are interested.

Act fast!

Derek Hay VE4HAY
Mid-Western Regional Director

7.3 Mw – EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G.

7.3 Mw – EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G.

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 7.3 Mw
Date-Time
14 Dec 2011 05:04:56 UTC
14 Dec 2011 15:04:56 near epicenter
13 Dec 2011 21:04:56 standard time in your timezone
Location 7.507S 146.790E
Depth 115 km
Distances
87 km (54 miles) SSW (195 degrees) of Lae, New Guinea, PNG
125 km (77 miles) ENE (65 degrees) of Kerema, New Guinea, PNG
212 km (132 miles) NW (311 degrees) of Popondetta, New Guinea, PNG
223 km (138 miles) NNW (348 degrees) of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 14.7 km; Vertical 8.9 km
Parameters Nph = 100; Dmin = 213.7 km; Rmss = 0.91 seconds; Gp = 39°
M-type = Mw; Version = 7
Event ID US c00076e5
For updates, maps, and technical information, see:
Event Page
or
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey
http://neic.usgs.gov/

RAC Bulletin 2011-044E – New Manager of NARED

2011-12-12

RAC Bulletin 2011-044E – New Manager of NARED, the National Amateur Radio Emergency Database
2011-12-10

Doug Mercer VO1DM CEC RAC Vice President Field Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Pat Barrett, VE3RNH Manager NARED effective immediately. Pat has an extensive management background and most recently sat on the Ontario Restructuring Commission chaired by RAC Director Bill Unger VE3XT. Pat is active with ARES, the Barrie Amateur Radio Club, and speaking with her she is looking forward to moving NARED forward, adding her knowledge and experience. If you have ideas or suggestions I know she would like to hear from you. Contact her at ve3rnh@rac.ca.

In making this announcement, also also would like to extend a warm ‘thank you old friend’ to Merv Halvorsen VE3TSA the outgoing NARED Manager. Merv, I knew I wouldn’t have you for long, and sincere thanks for all of your efforts.

73

Doug Mercer VO1DM
Vice President Field Services – Radio Amateurs of Canada
P.O. Box 1042 Goulds
Newfoundland Labrador A1S 1H2

6.7 Mw – GUERRERO, MEXICO

6.7 Mw – GUERRERO, MEXICO

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.7 Mw
Date-Time
11 Dec 2011 01:47:26 UTC
10 Dec 2011 19:47:26 near epicenter
10 Dec 2011 17:47:26 standard time in your timezone
Location 18.038N 99.795W
Depth 64 km
Distances
35 km (22 miles) S (170 degrees) of Teloloapan, Guerrero, Mexico
43 km (26 miles) NNW (339 degrees) of Chichihualco, Guerrero, Mexico
45 km (28 miles) SW (219 degrees) of Iguala, Guerrero, Mexico
133 km (82 miles) N (6 degrees) of Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 14.5 km; Vertical 9.8 km
Parameters Nph = 488; Dmin = 140.3 km; Rmss = 0.78 seconds; Gp = 46°
M-type = Mw; Version = 8
Event ID US c000753u
For updates, maps, and technical information, see:
Event Page
or
USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

National Earthquake Information Center
U.S. Geological Survey
http://neic.usgs.gov/

Disclaimer

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CECA Emergency Net

The CECA Emergency Net is held every Tuesday night at 19:00 on 146.64 MHz (VE7ISC Repeater). This net specializes in the handling of National Traffic System (NTS). The CECA Net links with with the BC/Yukon Traffic Net to handle national traffic.

All amateurs are invited to take part in the net. If you have any questions please email us.

RAC Bulletin 2011-039E – Radio Amateurs of Canada Executive for 2012-2013

2011-11-30

RAC Bulletin 2011-039E – Radio Amateurs of Canada Executive for 2012-2013
2011-11-30

It gives me great pleasure to announce your incoming Radio Amateurs of Canada Executive members for 2012-2013.

RAC President – Geoff Bawden, VE4BAW
First Vice President – Ian MacFarquhar, VE9IM
Chief Field Services Officer – Doug Mercer, VO1DM
Chief Information and Technology Officer – James Hay, VE2VE
International Affairs Officer – George Gorsline, VE3YV
Regulatory Affairs Officer – Bill Gade, VE4WO
RABC Representative Officer – Norm Rashleigh, VE3LC
Honourary Legal Counsel – Marcel Mongeon, VA3DDD
Corporate Secretary – Paul Burggraaf, VO1PRB
There were no candidates for Treasurer, Public Information Officer or the Member Services Officer positions. I would like to thank Nominations Committee Chairperson Ed Frazer VE7EF and the RAC Directors for their assistance in the Executive nomination and election process.

Congratulations are extended to the Executive members above and thank you for your service and willingness to step forward for the national organization.

On behalf of the Board of the Radio Amateurs of Canada, I wish to express a sincere “Thank You and Happy Retirement from the RAC” to VPIA Daniel Lamoureux, VE2KA for his many years of dedicated service in numerous roles to the RAC. Last but not least, a sincere “Thank You” to VPRA Richard Ferch, VE3KI for his three terms keeping the regulatory side on the forefront and to Treasurer Margaret Tidman, VA3VXN for taking on the financial reigns the past two years.

Paul Burggraaf VO1PRB
RAC Corporate Secretary

WINMOR – HF Digital Communications

WINMOR
By Walter Isaacson
VA7ANI

Digital communications on the HF frequencies has been difficult to accomplish. Packet radio (AX25 protocol), running at 300 baud has been used but it is prone to failure and loss of connection so has not been popular. On VHF and UHF frequencies packet radio, even at 1200 baud is much more successful. Continue reading “WINMOR – HF Digital Communications”

TSUNAMI PREPAREDNESS

“Tsunamis are a rare but serious threat. There are two main types of tsunamis that could impact British Columbia’s coast. The first threat is from tsunamis that are generated out in the Pacific Ocean. These off-shore tsunamis could impact BC’s outer coastal communities with waves from either, the north, south or west. The second type of threat is from tsunamis that are generated in local waters. These near-shore tsunamis may be triggered by earthquakes, landslides or underwater slides and could impact any coastal area of British Columbia.”

From the Tsunami Preparedness Guide published by:

Ministry of Public Safety
and Solicitor General
Provincial Emergency Program