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 […]

CANWARN Spring 2017 Training Update #3

The first public CANWARN session of the year is now history and was history-making. On the evening of Wednesday, April 5th, over 270 attended a training session in Owen Sound. This is a new personal record for me and is a testament to the interest in the program that existed in Grey, Bruce and surrounding […]

New Bands! FCC Issues Amateur Radio Service Rules

It’s been a long time coming, but the Amateur Radio Service will get two new bands in the near future. The FCC on March 28 adopted rules that will allow secondary Amateur Radio access to 472-479 kHz (630 meters) and to 135.7-137.8 kHz (2,200 meters), with minor conditions. The FCC Report and Order (R&O) spells […]

Distracted Driving in Canada: An Update

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. Radio Amateurs of Canada has prepared a list of links to current regulations in all provinces that have established them. […]

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 […]