RAC Canada Day Contest 2017

Each year on July 1, the anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, Radio Amateurs of Canada sponsors the RAC Canada Day Contest. Amateurs all over the world are invited to Canada’s Birthday Party on the air and this year is very special as Canada is celebrating its 150th Birthday. In recognition of this milestone, the RAC Canada […]

Record-breaking Canadian sniper also saved lives

The sniper who shattered the record for the longest confirmed kill also saved lives, the deputy commander of Canadian special forces said. Brig.-Gen. Peter Dawe told The Canadian Press on Wednesday that Islamic State fighters were gathering for an attack on an unsuspecting Iraqi military unit when the Canadian commando fired the 3.5-kilometre shot. The […]

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 […]

CANWARN Spring 2017 Training – UPDATED

Hello everyone…my apologies…I usually leave a longer gap between training notifications but I realized that the email address I provided for RSVPs (canwarn.ontario@ec.gc.ca) is no longer working. So please RSVP to me directly at geoff.coulson@canada.ca except for the Owen Sound, Sarnia and Stratford sessions where there is another way to RSVP that is spelled out […]

Special Event Prefixes for Canada’s Sesquicentennial

Radio Amateurs of Canada has secured permission for all Canadian Radio Amateurs to use special call sign prefixes to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation. National, regional and local events will take place throughout 2017 to celebrate the anniversary and Canadian Amateurs will let their counterparts around the world know of our celebration by […]