Sentinel 2.00.08 (NXDN and SDS100 Support)

Software package published by Uniden, for their HomePatrol-1 & HomePatrol-2 or BCD436HP & BCD536HP scanners, now also available for the new SDS100.  Freeware that allowing all users to download and try, before purchase of the scanners. Both version give the user the ability to Update Firmware, Update the Radio Reference Data Base (RRDB), build, create, edit and maintain...

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 announced on May 28, 2017 that it has signed an $83-million contract for 20 state-of-the-art weather radars that are to be built across the country over seven years starting this...

First Heat Event of 2018 Summer Season

The first heat event of the season is setting up for Monday and Monday night for portions of Southwestern Ontario and the Golden Horseshoe Area. A warm and humid airmass is expected to move into Southern Ontario on Monday May 28th. The daytime maximum temperatures are likely to reach...

Welcome to VA3DBJ.ca

Welcome to VA3DBJ.ca. We are situated in Clarington, within Durham Region.  This site is dedicated to radio communications in the Durham Region, Northumberland, Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough area. The primary focus will be Amateur Radio, but I do spend a lot of time on other areas with my assortment...

A Clear Summer Day in Southern Ontario

A clear summer day in southern Ontario. Halfway through my one week vacation, just enjoying the clear and summer day, while monitoring the radios. For once, I actually scheduled vacation and had great weather....

DMR in Durham Region Area

For updated DMR information, click here. The following DMR repeaters are available in the Durham Region area. BrandMeister Network VE3SBX – Ajax – 442.3625 – CC3 VE3LBN – Oshawa – 443.9875 – CC3 VA3WIK – Singhampton – 442.1875 – CC4 VE3NUS – Toronto – 444.2875 – CC1 TalkGroups 9...

Durham Radio Closes Business

RAC – We have received the sad news that Durham Radio Sales & Service Inc has decided to cease operations.  A message on their website made the following announcement: “We regret to inform you that Durham Radio Sales & Service Inc., after nearly 25 years in the industry –...

Revised Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations

Revised Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations now includes additional 15 kHz for 60 Metre Band with the same power limits as earlier allocated spot frequencies. RAC – In August 2017, the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) issued “Proposed Revisions to the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations”. These proposed...

NXDN Support Comes to the BCDx36HP

The long-awaited upgrade to support scanning NXDN digital systems is now available for the BCD436HP and BCD536HP scanners from Uniden. This after the DMR upgrades release in the summer of 2016. This upgrade allows you to program these scanners to trunk track NXDN 4800 and NXDN 9600 systems, as...

Distracted Driving in Ontario

[UPDATED] RAC – Distracted driving regulations continue to be an area of interest for many Canadian Radio Amateurs. These regulations are made and enforced by provincial governments and can vary considerably from province to province and over time. In Ontario, RAC Directors Allan Boyd, VE3AJB (Ontario North/East) and Phil...