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 […]

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 […]

RAC Announces Granting of Scholarships

Every year, through the RAC Foundation, Radio Amateurs of Canada provides grants and scholarships to worthy community programs and to young Amateurs who are enrolled at the post-secondary level in Electrical, Electronic and Software engineering. Students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs are also considered on a case by case basis. Once again, […]

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 […]