The following arrived in my email from Bill Unger VE3XT who is the RAC Director for North and East Ontario..
North East Ontario Regional Directors Report for September, 2012
Hello again and this will be the first of my monthly Director Reports for the upcoming season.
In June of this year I along with other RAC executive met with representatives from Industry Canada for our annual CARAB meetings. One thing the group from IC asked us was to ensure that all Amateurs goto the IC web site and verify or correct the information IC has on file for you. I have done it and it’s a very simple operation. You will require your certificate number. Here is a direct link to their site: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/025.nsf/eng/home
While I am talking about IC and our CARAB meetings, do you have any suggestions that you think we should bring up with IC in our next round of discussions. We are starting to plan the agenda now and your input is always welcome. IC is also changing some of their exam questions. Have you spotted any that need updating or correcting, let me know.
Over the summer there has been a lot going on in Ontario vis. a vis. Amateur Radio, such as the reorganization of the Ontario Sections, regulatory notice proposing a change to Ontario Regulation # 366/09 (Display Screens and Hand-Held Devices) that would extend the current exemption for licensed amateur radio operators for an additional five years and on a national basis other services intruding in the Amateur Bands. If you want current and up to the minute information please subscribe to the RAC Bulletin service for breaking news. Here is the link to sign up which is the RAC main web page: http://www.rac.ca/
I would like to thank Allan Boyd VE3AJB, Michael Hickey VE3IPC, George Duffield VE3WJK, and Ian Snow VA3QTwho are the new Sections Managers for Ontario. All the details are on the main RAC web page in a bulletin. I hope some of you would consider volunteering to help them.
I also received a nice email from Glenn Killam, VE3GNA on traffic handling and he has offered to send training on traffic handling authored by Al Taylor, VE3WV (SK) and Mark Rappaport, W2EAG. Contact Glenn at: ve3gna at xplornet dot ca
Don’t forget the RAC AGM will be held in Montreal and is sponsored by the Montreal ARC on September 22. For further info check out the RAC home page. It’s not that far from the eastern part of the region and would be nice to see a good contingent of VE3’s show up. This is one of the many ways we seek input from members.
Also that weekend the London ARC will be holding its Annual Flea Market. Current info can be found at http://www.larc.ca/ I have family in London and who knows who may show up for this one?
If you have any questions or concerns please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
North East Ontario Regional Director
Radio Amateurs of Canada
As Bill mentions…. If you have any questions or concerns please contact him via email
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