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RAC Bulletin 2013-009E - RAC Field Organization, Industry Canada meet in Ottawa

Recently, a meeting was held at Industry Canada's Ottawa headquarters, a follow up to last year's Canadian Amateur Radio Advisory Board (CARAB) where an offer to meet on operational issues was made.

During the meeting RAC shared documents relating to the Field Organization Review Project that explained the operational structure and purpose of the project and spoke about our Training working group's work. Industry Canada presented an outline of their District Emergency Telecommunications (DET) emergency telecom organization and their roles and responsibilities. They also explained their initiatives relating to use of their HF radio system, voice and digital for exercises, regular drills and emergencies, expressing an interest in building on their interactions in this area with RAC members.

Both parties agreed at the end of the meeting that regular informal exchanges could be of value.

Doug Mercer VO1DTM/VO1DM CEC
Chief Field Services Officer - Radio Amateurs of Canada


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