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Club Announcements:
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Our meetings are held on first Tuesday of each month, St John Ambulance Station, 250 Gage Avenue, Kitchener, ON, N2M 2C8. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. .
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Our Next Meeting: Tuesday, 1st May, 2018
 
Alan Hawes, from St. John Ambulance, will give members a refresher on CPR. We will also be updating members on our participation in the annual Waterloo Marathon.
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World Amateur Radio Day: Wednesday, April 18

April 18 is the day for all of Amateur Radio to celebrate and tell the world about the science we can help teach, the community service we can provide and the fun we have. We hope you will join in the fun and education that is World Amateur Radio Day!

For more information and to download a poster please visit the World Amateur Radio Day webpage on: the IARU website .

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Revised Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations now includes additional 15 kHz for 60 Metre Band with the same power limits as earlier allocated spot frequencies.

RAC advises that in a new Revised Table of Frequency Allocations issued on 13 April 2018, ISED now allocates the band 5351. kHz5 - 5366.5 kHz (which overlaps one of the previous 60m spot frequencies) and the four previously allocated spot frequencies (5332, 5348, 5373 and 5405 kHz). The same conditions for the use of the band and spot frequencies as those governing the spot frequencies previously: maximum effective radiated power of 100 watts PEP, 2.8 kHz emission bandwidth and permitted modes telephony, data, RTTY and CW. The Table notes that the Amateur 60m allocations are not in accordance with international frequency allocations and that Canadian amateur operations shall not cause interference to fixed or mobile operations in Canada or other countries. As in the previous allocation of the spot frequencies, the Table notes that if interference occurs the amateur service may be required to cease operations.

Even though the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations now identifies this new 60 metre allocation for the Amateur Service, Canadian Amateurs must await authorization by ISED before using the new 15 kHz segment. Such authorization is normally effected via a revised issue of document RBR-4 – Standards for the Operation of Radio Stations in the Amateur Radio Service. RAC is urging speedy issuance. .

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The Waterloo Marathon will be held April 29, 2018. KW-ARC will be looking for volunteers to assist with communications. Volunteers are to contact Nick, VA3NNW by email:

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Distracted Driving In Ontario: Temporary Exemption has been Extended until January 1, 2021

On December 15, 2017, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) announced that the current two-way radio exemption for “Amateur Radio operators and specified commercial, public transit, and public function drivers will be extended for a further three-years, effective January 1, 2018 until January 1, 2021."

The update to the regulation can be found here

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VE3KSR is back and better than before!
 

Thanks to members and regular users for your patience during this repeater's downtime. Please monitor and use KSR and continue to report any issues.

 
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Does your membership expire before August 31, 2018? Please renew now.
You may renew by mail using the form on the back of one our newsletters, via the link above or HERE ,
Send the form and cheque to the Treasurer at the address below.
Or you may bring your payment to any club meeting. A cheque is preferred.
The membership fee for 2017-18 is $36, or $3 per month if your expiry date is after September 1, 2017.
You can check your membership expiry date via the club roster.

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... and don't forget our mailing address!
KWARC
PO BOX 24012, RPO WEST HIGHLAND
KITCHENER, ON
N2M 5P1