6.6 Mw – SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS

6.6 Mw – SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.6 Mw
Date-Time
  • 9 Jan 2012 04:07:16 UTC
  • 9 Jan 2012 15:07:16 near epicenter
  • 8 Jan 2012 20:07:16 standard time in your timezone
Location 10.557S 165.159E
Depth 38 km
Distances
  • 353 km (219 miles) E (92 degrees) of Kira Kira, Solomon Islands
  • 583 km (362 miles) ESE (102 degrees) of HONIARA, Solomon Islands
  • 1970 km (1224 miles) E (95 degrees) of PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 13.9 km; Vertical 8.8 km
Parameters Nph = 201; Dmin = 584.4 km; Rmss = 0.65 seconds; Gp = 25°
M-type = Mw; Version = B
Event ID US c0007hrv

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 2012-001E – Trustee wanted for Defence of Amateur Radio Fund (DARF)

RAC Bulletin 2012-001E – Trustee wanted for Defence of Amateur Radio Fund (DARF)
2012-01-08

RAC is looking for a person to fill the recently vacated trustee position in DARF. The DARF trustee must be a licensed amateur and may not be an officer, employee, director or agent of RAC. DARF is a Trust Fund established in the early 90’s to provide financial support for travel expenses of an Amateur representative on the Canadian delegation to World Radio Conferences to defend the Amateur Radio Bands.

The World Radio Conferences occur under the aegis of the International Telecommunications Union, a United Nations agency responsible for information and communication technologies and managing the radio spectrum. Moving the short wave broadcasting allocation out of the 40 Metre band was accomplished at a WRC and was a major victory for amateur radio.

As a Trust, DARF’s role is to raise and manage donated funds. These funds can only be used for the stated purposes. All decisions by the trustees must be unanimous to ensure that the purpose of the DARF trust is upheld. Funds are held in a trust account at a major chartered bank and can only be withdrawn with two of three trustees. signatures. The current trustees are Gerry Hohn, VE6LB, Dave Snydal, VE4XN, and one vacancy. DARF has no policy role. The Board of Directors of RAC set policy and nominates the amateur representative on the Canadian delegation.

If you are interested please provide your name and a brief resume [no more than 500 words in French or English] email communication preferred to:

Paul Burggraaf, VO1PRB
51 Greenspond Drive
St. Johns NL, A1E 5Z9
Vo1prb73064;rac.ca

Geoff Bawden VE4BAW
President and Chairman – Radio Amateurs of Canada

BE PREPARED – A Manual to Get You Started

Living on the West Coast earthquakes and a tsunami are real concerns. Emergency Management British Columbia has published a manual that will assist you in getting prepared.  As part of the emergency response it is even more important that ARES operators are properly prepared. Remember ARES is part of the solution, not part of the problem.  For a look at the manual please view the website noted below.

http://www.pep.bc.ca/hazard_preparedness/Earthquake_and_Tsunami_Smart_Manual.pdf

Pitcairn Island Dxpedition VP6T – January 20 – February 4, 2012

2012-01-06

There is going to be a Dxpedition to Pitcairn Island (OC-044, CQ Zone 32) between January 20th and February 4th, 2012. The operator lineup is made of Jacques F6BEE, Gilles VE2TZT, Nigel G3TXF, Michel FM5CD and Vincent F4BKV

They will be on all bands 160-10 metres including the WARC bands during their stay.

They will try and upload the VP6T log to LoTW during the operation if they can. if not, they will upload the logs after their arrival home. They will try to update their VP6T log on “ClubLog” as often as they can during the operation.

For their operating plans, QSL information and other information, take a look at the Dxpedition web site at: http://www.vp6t.org/

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

7.0 M – IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

7.0 M – IZU ISLANDS, JAPAN REGION

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 7.0 M
Date-Time
1 Jan 2012 05:27:54 UTC
1 Jan 2012 14:27:54 near epicenter
31 Dec 2011 21:27:54 standard time in your timezone
Location 31.416N 138.155E
Depth 348 km
Distances
241 km (150 miles) SW (220 degrees) of Hachijo-jima, Izu Islands, Japan
368 km (228 miles) S (173 degrees) of Hamamatsu, Honshu, Japan
395 km (245 miles) SSE (157 degrees) of Tsu, Honshu, Japan
495 km (308 miles) SSW (198 degrees) of TOKYO, Japan
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 14.3 km; Vertical 9.7 km
Parameters Nph = 618; Dmin = 244.9 km; Rmss = 0.67 seconds; Gp = 25°
M-type = M; Version = 9
Event ID US c0007fbh
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/

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

RAC Bulletin 2011-046E – New Membership rates

RAC Bulletin 2011-046E – New Membership rates
2011-12-20

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDNG MEMBERSHIPS

It has been many years but the Radio Amateurs of Canada have finally raised the membership rates.

Rates had previously been raised for United States and International Members to take into account the increased mailing costs for non-Canadian residents.

Canadian membership rates are among the lowest in the world and will remain so. A membership in the Radio Amateurs of Canada will continue to be less than a tank of gas and the increase is less than a cup of coffee for most memberships.

These price changes are now reflected on the RAC website.

Membership: Full Regular $52.00, Full Family $25.00, Full Blind $25.00, Full Maple Leaf Operator $100.00
Associate Regular $52.00, Associate Family $25.00, Associate Blind $25.00, Associate Corporate $150.00, Associate U.S. $90, Associate International $130

The above Membership Dues are subject to GST and/or HST from your province of residence.
5% – AB, MB, NT, NU, MB, PE, QC, SK, YT
12% – BC
13% – NB, NL, ON
15% – NS

Frank Greene
Office Manager – Radio Amateurs of Canada

RAC Bulletin 2011-047E – RAC Holiday Office Hours – 2011/2012

RAC Bulletin 2011-047E – RAC Holiday Office Hours – 2011/2012
2011-12-21

The RAC office will be closed December 24, 25, 26, and 27th.

We will be open December 28, 29, and 30th, and will be available during core hours which are 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time.

We will also be closed January 1 and 2nd and return to our regular hours on January 3rd.

Today is the winter solstice and the shortest day of the year.

Happy New Year, from Dave and the office volunteers, Gary, Mike, and George.

Frank Greene
Office Manager – Radio Amateurs of Canada

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