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What is the Official Bulletin Service?

The RAC Official Bulletin Service (OBS) provides a vital communications link for informing the Amateur Radio Community of the latest developments in Amateur Radio and RAC.

As communicators, all Radio Amateurs can appreciate the importance of timely dissemination of information.  OBS volunteers are the link not only between RAC and the Amateur Radio Community but between Radio Amateurs and clubs within that community.  Information from outside of Canada is often also provided when it is of great importance to Canadian Amateurs.  OBS stations are responsible and reliable Radio Amateurs who provide their time and stations to transmit bulletins and without whom this news service could not exist.

The OBS is supplementary to the National Bulletin Service function at RAC Headquarters that issues bulletins of national interest by e-mail and packet. In fact the OBS relays national bulletins within most Sections across Canada. It also may originate bulletins that relate only to a Section, or even a local area within a Section.

The Official Bulletin Manager is responsible for recruiting and supervising a team of Official Bulletin Stations to disseminate such news and information of interest to amateurs in the Section and to provide a means of getting the information to the OBS appointees.

Anyone wishing to volunteer as an Official Bulletin Station, or OBS Manager where one is required, is asked to contact his/her respective Official Bulletin Manager, Section Manager or the RAC Vice-President Field Services.

Official Field Organization Badges can be ordered using this order form.

Below are names and addresses of some of the volunteers across the country who contribute their time and effort.


RAC Bulletin Managers & Official Bulletin Stations

Newfoundland and Labrador

Bulletin Manager

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Maritimes

Temporarily Vacant

Quebec

Temporarily Vacant

Ontario East

Bulletin Manager

Brad Rodriguez, VE3RHJ
P.O. Box 84
RR #7
MARKDALE, ON  N0C 1H0
Tel: 519-986-4266
E-mail:

Bulletin Manager

R E Howard, VE3YX
146 Ezylyfe Lane
RR 1
Deep River, ON  
Tel: 613-584-2398
E-mail:

Official Bulletin Stations

PAUL ALLEN, VA3PB
11 MATTERDALE AVENUE
BRAMPTON, ON  L6Y 4J6
Tel: 426-312-1017
E-mail:

Fred Lorch, VA3STG
35 ANDREW ST
Box 174
Teeswater, ON  N0G 2S0
Tel: 519-392-6893
E-mail:

BILL COUSINS, VE3GPR
RR 1
KEMPTVILLE, ON  K0G 1J0
Tel: 613-258-1634
E-mail:

Guy Ladouceur, VE3GWL
6901 Billberry Drive
Ottawa, ON  K1C 2E8
Tel: 613-824-949
Bus. Tel: 613-636-1222
E-mail:

Temporarily Vacant

Cam Brown, VE3JDK
827 HILDEGARDE ST
SUDBURY, ON  P3A 3X3
Tel: 705-566-0778
E-mail:

Brian Rigby, VE3VBR
1065 Sheffield Street
SARNIA, ON  N7S 4R7
Tel: 519-542-3875
E-mail:

Temporarily Vacant

Richard Hobson, VE3BZY
2090 Clydesdale Road
RR #1
Apsley, ON  K0L 1A0
Tel: 705-656-3949
E-mail:

RUSSEL SCHWANDT, VE3JUZ
138 HOWELL ROAD
OAKVILLE, ON  L6H 5Z3
Tel: 905-257-2108
E-mail:

Ronald Ziernicki, VA3RRZ
1963 STE. ANNE ROAD
WEST HAWKESBURY, ON  K0B 1K0
E-mail:

DONALD ROWED, VE3KII
665 SANDRA AVE
OTTAWA, ON  K1G 2Z7
Tel: 613-521-1083
E-mail:

Larry Schroeder, VE3GIO
147 WATERLOO ST
WOODSTOCK, ON  N4S 2T3
Tel: 519-539-8497
E-mail:

DENNIS COLLINS, VE3CZG
134 third st. West
FORT FRANCES, ON  P9A 3A3
E-mail:

David Mather, VE3XTA
971 EWART ST
PO BOX 8
BELLE EWART, ON  L0L 1C0
Tel: 705-456-5066
E-mail:

Austin Wright, VE3NCQ
40 TASAN CRESCENT
CHATHAM, ON  N7L 4V1
Tel: 519-351-0832
E-mail:

Earle DePass, VE3IMP
17437 Kings Rd
Box 251
St Andrews West, ON  K0C 2A0
Tel: 613-930-2145
E-mail:

Richard Bourcier, VA3BIX
57 GLEASON LANE
RR 1
DEEP RIVER, ON  K0J 1P0
Tel: 613-584-1107
E-mail:

Ontario North

Temporarily Vacant

Official Bulletin Stations

PAUL CACCAMO, VA3PC
331 KEELING DRIVE
CALLANDER, ON  P0H 1H0
Tel: 705-752-1683
E-mail:

Allan Boyd, VE3AJB
27 RED MILL RD
BOX 208
LITTLE CURRENT, ON  P0P 1K0
Tel: 705-368-2779
Bus. Tel: 705-368-2200
E-mail:

Ontario South

Temporarily Vacant

Official Bulletin Stations

Kevin Andrews, VA3KRA
2329 Middlesmoor Cr
Burlington, ON  L7P 3X3
Tel: 905-332-7931
E-mail:

Peter Elliot, VA3PRE
594 Elliott Crescent
Milton, ON  L9T 3G4
E-mail:

Ontario GTA

Temporarily Vacant

Official Bulletin Stations

Robert William Just, VE3GXM
250 Davenport Rd.
Apt. 1208
Toronto, ON  M5R 1J8
Tel: 416-966-2744
E-mail:

Manitoba

Bulletin Manager

Gilbert Frederick, VE4AG
212-135 Sinawik Bay
Winnipeg, MB  R3J 4A2
Tel: 204-888-2473
E-mail:

Official Bulletin Stations

Winnipeg Senior Citizens Radio Club,
c/o Gilbert A. Frederick, VE4AG
598 St Mary's Road
Winnipeg, MB  R2M 3L5

Saskatchewan

Temporarily Vacant

Alberta

Bulletin Manager

Alan Faint, VE6QQ
1109 Regent Cr., N.E.
Calgary, AB  T2E 5J6
Tel: 403-230-7899
E-mail:

Official Bulletin Stations

TOM MARTENS, VE6TRM
BOX 1024
RAYMOND, AB  T0K 2S0
Tel: 403-752-4486
E-mail:

British Columbia

Temporarily Vacant

Official Bulletin Stations

W Foster, VE7WWW
1220 HARRISON PL
KAMLOOPS, BC  V1S 1M1
Tel: 250-828-0895
E-mail:

Dennis Wight, VE7IJJ
4832 Mills Ave.
Terrave, BC  V8G 1C2
Tel: 205-635-3508
E-mail:

JOHN NOAKES, VE7NI
769 VENABLES PLACE
KAMLOOPS, BC  V2B 5Z2
Tel: 250-376-6850
E-mail:

William A. (Bill) Foster, VE7WWW
1220 HARRISON PL
KAMLOOPS, BC  V1S 1M1
Tel: 250-828-0895
E-mail: