HAM radio operators still have role to play

The people who keep communication lines open when disaster strikes are looking for new talent. That’s amateur radio clubs, and they’re increasingly filled by people above the age of 50, who would like to prepare the following generation to help in a crisis, says Mike Johnson, emergency management co-ordinator for Cumberland County. “We have so […]

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 […]

Russian aircraft visiting CFB Trenton

This week, an unarmed Russian Federation Tupolev TU-154M aircraft will undertake a transit flight over Canada en route from the United States to conduct an observation mission under the Treaty on Open Skies, reports the Department of National Defence. The Russian Federation aircraft will stop at 8 Wing Trenton after their observation overflight of United […]

Ontario QSO Party: April 15-16

The Ontario QSO Party is scheduled for the third weekend of April and you are cordially invited to take part. Date: 1800Z April 15 to 0500Z April 16, and 1200Z to 1800Z April 16 Ontario stations are encouraged to contact as many Amateur Radio stations as possible both in Ontario and worldwide. Stations outside Ontario […]

ARISS Packet Back on VHF

The ARISS Team (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) is pleased to announce that packet from the International Space Station (ISS) is once again on 145.825 MHz! ARISS did the foot work and paperwork a few months ago to launch the last back-up Ericsson VHF handheld radio to the ISS. This work was begun […]

World Amateur Radio Day: April 18

Every April 18, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. It was on that day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in Paris. Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the short wave spectrum — far from being a wasteland — could […]