Radio Amateurs of Canada Announces Two New Partnerships: Survivormate and The Personal

Radio Amateurs of Canada aims to strengthen Amateur Radio in Canada and support its members in many ways. All Canadian Radio Amateurs benefit from our work representing Amateurs to our regulator – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (formerly Industry Canada) – and at international conferences. RAC members are able to participate in our two […]

Federal Government Buying New Weather Radar

The federal government is moving to improve Canada’s ability to warn people about severe weather, including tornadoes. The government says it will buy 20 state-of-the-art weather radars that will be built across the country over seven years starting this fall. Environment Canada says the combination of these radars, along with a recently acquired supercomputer, will […]

RAC Announces Granting of Scholarships

Every year, through the RAC Foundation, Radio Amateurs of Canada provides grants and scholarships to worthy community programs and to young Amateurs who are enrolled at the post-secondary level in Electrical, Electronic and Software engineering. Students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs are also considered on a case by case basis. Once again, […]

41st Annual Durham Hamfest

The 41st Annual Durham Hamfest takes place April 29th, 2017 at the Pickering Recreation Complex (1867 Valley Farm Road South, Pickering, ON, L1V 6K7) from 09:00 until 12:00. Adult admission is $7 while children under 12 are free! The 41st Annual Durham Hamfest is a radio/electronics flea market and hobby show. The event brings together […]

HAARP Goes Classical During New Experimental Campaign

The just-concluded run of ionospheric investigations conducted from Alaska’s High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) observatory — quite likely the most powerful HF transmission facility in the world — revived the latent short-wave listener (SWL) lurking within most radio amateurs. Operating under Part 5 Experimental license WI2XFX, HAARP this month even aired some classical […]

SpaceX Launch Ham Radios to ISS

The CRS-10 mission carrying vital amateur radio equipment to the International Space Station launched on a SpaceX Falcon 9 at 1439 UT on Sunday, February 19 Frank Bauer KA3HDO, ARISS International Chair and AMSAT-NA V.P. for Human Spaceflight Programs writes: Included as part of today’s successful launch of the SpaceX Dragon vehicle to ISS is […]

Current Status of ISS Amateur Radio

The Amateur Radio station aboard the International Space Station is known as the ARISS program – Amateur Radio on the International Space Station. Many astronauts and cosmonauts have amateur radio licenses. Amateurs from the ISS partner countries, in the USA, Russia, Japan, Europe and Canada, have set up the ARISS program to foster amateur radio […]