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    08/08/2012 | RAC Announces New Ontario Section Boundaries, Abbreviations

    RAC Chief Field Services Officer Doug Mercer, VO1DTM/VO1DM, announced the Section boundaries, names and abbreviations for the four new Ontario sections that go into effect on September 1.
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    03/02/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    The average daily sunspot number this week was down 12 points from the previous week, and the solar flux was about the same. Sunspot numbers for February 23-29 were 52, 47, 47, 58, 45, 35 and 22, with a mean of 43.7. The 10.7 cm flux was 103.3, 108.9, 108
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    02/24/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    We don’t know if this is a significant trend, but solar activity has really leveled off recently. But not everyone is unhappy about this. During the recent long minimum, 160 and 80 meter operators sang the praises of great conditions. In response to my “w
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    02/22/2012 | One Down, One to Go: The ARRL International DX Contest Gears Up for SSB

    With the CW portion of the ARRL International DX Contest now a series of fading dits and dahs in the memories of participants, preparations for the SSB portion of the DX Contest -- the weekend of March 3-4 -- are already underway.
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    02/14/2012 | RAC to Split Ontario into Four Sections

    On February 6, Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) issued a statement on their website that the Ontario Section would be split into four new RAC Administrative Sections, effective September 1, 2012. The reason given for the restructure was “...to create a mana
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    02/10/2012 | The K7RA Solar Update

    Solar activity was down again this week -- this is the third week in a row with sunspot numbers lower than the week prior. On January 20, we reported an average daily sunspot number of 116.9 for January 12-18, 98.7 the next week, followed by 62 the week o
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    02/08/2012 | The 2012 ARRL International DX CW Contest Takes to the Air Next Weekend

    CW DXing and contesting take center stage the weekend of February 18-19, as the 2012 ARRL International DX CW Contest takes to the airwaves. “After years of lackluster conditions on 15 and 10 meters, 2011 finally saw the propagation gods giving us a break
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