At 01:02 GMT on September 2 a cross band FM amateur radio repeater with a downlink on 437.800 MHz was activated on the International Space Station. The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) announcement reads: The ARISS team is pleased to announce that set up and installation of the first element of our […]
As announced in The Canadian Amateur magazine, the RAC Band Planning Committee has completed the new proposed 2m band plan. Radio Amateurs of Canada band planning committees coordinate the development of National Band Plans to provide guidance for the usage of the Canadian Amateur bands. These committees are made up of representatives from all regions of Canada. […]
After 8 years of operation, the old Oregon Scientific weather station has finally been retired, as it was having issues staying all connected to the console. So I have updated to the Ecowitt HP 3500B Weather Station. It also has a lightning detector, that should monitor lightning strikes up to about 40 km. Advanced notice […]
I have updated the COVID-19 pages with self updating information on cases for Canada and worldwide.
I have added a store, of sorts, alone with some links to other radio related software. The store items listed are provided by Scanner Master Police Scanners. With the closure of Durham Radio, there hasn’t been a local distributor available, that has the selection and knowledge that Scanner Master has and has the online support. […]
After five years, Vance is one of the longest serving defence chiefs in the country’s history Gen. Jonathan Vance, the country’s top military commander, has announced his retirement. A letter informing the troops of his planned departure was posted on social media Thursday. It says that he’s informed the Governor General, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau […]
Linking Update: Daily, between 6am and 9pm the 145.150 repeater will be linked to: VE3TJU PictonVE3QAR BellevilleVE3KFR Campbellford You will hear the morning net at 10am daily, and the Tuesday evening Bay To Bridges Net at 7:30pm. This is intended to provide wide-area Hwy 401 coverage from Oshawa through to Belleville and Picton, and to […]
In late May, the USA team of the ARISS International working group became an incorporated non-profit entity in the state of Maryland, officially becoming ARISS-USA. This move allows ARISS-USA to work as an independent organization, soliciting grants and donations. They will continue promoting amateur radio and STEAM—science, technology, engineering, arts, and math within educational organizations […]
I have had my HD1 DMR radio for a couple of weeks now and the hotspot for about a week. After spending somw time fine tuning the hotspot BER%, I am pretty happy. DMR has opened a new window, and access that I couldn’t get with AllStar. Not being reliant on a repeater for access […]
I am now active on DMR. I am currently using VE3OBI, till my hotspot is delivered. Pending any programming issues. 🙂 This is all new for me, so it will be interesting. I’ll be recreating my DMR Network page with new information on the radios/HT’s and MMDVM hotspots. It has a spot here.
British Columbia radio amateur Scott Tilley, VE7TIL, has found another “zombie satellite,” as he calls them. This time, he tracked and identified radio signals from the experimental UHF military communication satellite LES-5. Tilley says he found the satellite in what he called a geostationary “graveyard” orbit after noting a modulated carrier on 236.7487 MHz. “Most […]
Radio amateurs have succeeded in providing a complete, working ventilator system to University of Florida researchers who are in the process of applying to the Food and Drug Administration for an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). A successful submission would blaze the way for volunteers and manufacturers around the world to create low-cost, highly functional Intensive […]
This is a great opportunity to get the CQ WPX award for those missing some unique Canadian prefixes, or just to add another fun aspect to the hobby while staying at home! This prefix is IN ADDITION to the other special callsigns we have in Canada now: VC2STAYHOM (until May 6, special QSL card available!), […]
The military is advising people in the Toronto area to expect a large number of its personnel and vehicles on the roads starting on Monday. The Department of National Defence says members of the Joint Task Force Central will be heading from units across Ontario to Canadian Forces Base Borden. The movement is part of […]
The federal government has launched a dedicated COVID-19 app as a central resource for Canadians across the country for iPhone and Android. The Government of Canada says the app provides Canadians with personalized, trusted, evidence-based information about the pandemic. It also includes the most up-to-date information, recommendations and resources. If a person is concerned about […]