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RAC Ontario Sections Bulletin for May 06, 2023
This is V_3___, Official Bulletin Station for Radio Amateurs of Canada
with this week's bulletin.


1. Bryan Rawlings VE3QN, inducted into Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame

On Saturday April 15, 2023, members of the Ottawa Valley Mobile Radio
Club, the Ottawa
Amateur Radio Club and the National Capital Chapter of the Quarter
Century Wireless
Association – all of which Bryan, VE3QN, is a member – held their first
in-person gathering
since the pandemic began in March 2020.

At the meeting Bryan received three awards:
1) RAC President Phil McBride, VA3QR, presented Bryan with the CARHOF
plaque on
behalf of Radio Amateurs of Canada and the CARHOF Board of Trustees.

2) Ottawa Valley Mobile Radio Club (OVMRC) President Barry Allison,
VE3NA, presented
Bryan with the award of “Life Membership” for his service to the Ottawa
Amateur Radio
community and his wonderful presentations to the OVMRC.

3) Quarter Century Wireless Association Chapter 70 President Dave Parks,
and Awards Chair Pat Brewer, VE3KJQ, presented Bryan with his QCWA
Century Club

The gathering was attended by Bryan’s wife Louise and by Christine Hsu
from Innovation Science
and Economic Development Canada, who served as Chair of the Working
Party 5A Preparatory
Meetings at the World Radiocommunications Conference in 2015 and worked
closely with Bryan
in his role as RAC Special Advisor.

A detailed account of his achievements is included in the March-April
2023 issue of  The Canadian
Amateur magazine.

-- Frank Davis, VO1HP Chair, Board of Trustees Canadian Amateur Radio
Hall of Fame
-- Phil A. McBride, VA3QR/VA3KPJ, RAC President and Chair

2. Upcoming "Beyond CanWarn" Workshops and Q&A Event

Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC), is pleased to present two upcoming
“Beyond CanWarn”
Weather Spotter Workshops for Amateurs and non-Amateurs. In addition, a
special Q&A
Live Event will also be held to close off this year’s training session.

- Weather Spotter Workshops: on May 18 and June 14

Both events will be held online via Zoom and are identical so you can
pick the one that works
best for you.
In these special events, Geoff Coulson, Warning Preparedness
Meteorologist, will discuss
topics including the basics of thunderstorm formation, the types of
damage severe thunderstorms
can produce and what to look for in the sky. Winter severe weather will
be touched on as well.
Safety tips for you and your family and how to report weather to
Environment and Climate Change
Canada will be covered in these training sessions.
Dates: Thursday, May 18 and Wednesday, June 14  at  7:00pm Eastern Time
Cost: There is no fee for this event.
Please visit the CanWarn webpage to register now:

- Q&A Live Event: June 28

In this special online live, Zoom event, Geoff Coulson, Warning
Preparedness Meteorologist,
and Jason Tremblay, RAC Community Services Officer, will discuss a
number of topics including:
    the current climate crisis
    El Niño effects for this year
    the adaptation of CanWarn and Beyond CanWarn training programs
Following the presentation there will be a Question and Answer session
with the participants.
Date: Wednesday, June 28 at  7 pm Eastern Time
Cost: There is no fee for this event.
Please visit the CanWarn webpage to register now:
-- Jason Tremblay VE3JXT


3. NPARC Big Event

Sponsor: Niagara Peninsula ARC
Date:        Saturday, May 27, 2023
Location:    Black Creek Community Center 2959 Baker Road Stevensville.
Times:    Vendors 7:30 am, Public 9:00am
Cost:        General Admission $10
Description:    the event will host both indoor and outdoor venues.
Table prices and times
        will be added as the event time grows closer.


4.  SARC Communicator May-June Edition is available

The latest edition of the Surrey Amateur Radio Communications
E-periodical is now
available for view or download.  Short URL:
-- SARC website

This concludes this week's bulletin. Does anyone require repeats or
Hearing none, This is V_3___ returning the frequency to net control.

Bulletin sent from Official Bulletin Manager VA3PC

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