Tag: Canada

via the ARRL: Radio Amateurs of Canada, Radioamateur du Québec to Collaborate

Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) has announced a new partner with Radioamateur du Québec (RAQI). In October, RAC and RAQI representatives convened to consider how the two organizations could work together for mutual advantage. One area is to combine outgoing QSL bureau efforts. “In the face of the declining use of QSL cards and increased […]

via the ARRL: Polar Prince Under Way to Halifax, WSPR Call Sign VE0EXP

Carrying a WSPR beacon identifying as VE0EXP, the Polar Prince departed Victoria, British Columbia, on December 8 and is currently sailing past Mexico and Central America on its way to Halifax via the Panama Canal. The WSPR beacon transmits on 40, 30, and 20 meters. Track the Polar Prince via APRS. — Thanks to Radio Amateurs of Canada   via American Radio Relay League | Ham […]

via the ARRL: Canada’s Polar Prince WSPR Transmissions to ID with New Call Sign on Return Leg

With the successful completion of the Canada C3 Expedition via the Northwest Passage that culminated with the arrival of the Polar Prince in Victoria, British Columbia, the CG3EXP special event call sign has been retired. The Polar Prince will continue to carry an Ultimate 3 WSPR beacon as the ship returns to the East Coast via the Panama Canal. The vessel’s […]

via the ARRL: IARU Cites Progress Toward 50-MHz Region 1 Allocation

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) says “significant progress” was made during World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) preparations that took place earlier this month at International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Headquarters in Geneva. But the IARU cautioned that a lot remains to be done before the “reservations and concerns of regulators and spectrum users are adequately […]

via the ARRL: Microwavers Report Successful US-Canada Contacts on 78 GHz

Microwave enthusiast Mike Seguin, N1JEZ, has reported several successful 78-GHz contacts between the US and Canada on November 9. “We believe these contacts may be the first W/VE on 78 GHz,” Seguin said in a post to several VHF/UHF/microwave-oriented reflectors. “We hope to extend distances before winter sets in here in the Northeast and mountaintop access […]

via the ARRL: Canada C3 Voyage Carrying WSPR Concludes; Beacon May Remain Active on Return Trip

The epic WSPR-carrying Canada C3 voyage of the Polar Prince to commemorate Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation celebration ended successfully on October 28. Over the course of the 150-day expedition from Toronto, Ontario, to Victoria, British Columbia via the Northwest Passage, the CG3EXP WSPR HF beacon was received on every continent except Antarctica, CG3EXP trustee Barrie Crampton, VE3BSB, told ARRL […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #976

This Week in Amateur Radio #976 Week of November 11, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR976 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. November 04, 2017. This weeks edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB,Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, nd Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #969

This Week in Amateur Radio #969 Week of September 23, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR969 Running Time: 1:11:09 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. September 23, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #968

This Week in Amateur Radio #968 Week of September 16, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR968 Running Time: 1:17:22 Here is a summary of the news trending this week. September 16, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Will Rogers, K5WLR, Don Hulick, K2ATJ, and Jessica Bowen, KB2VWX. Produced and edited (and a little anchoring […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #965

This Week in Amateur Radio #965 Week of August 26, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR965 Running Time: 1:09:43 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #965 with a release and air date of, August 26, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Don Hewlick, […]

Canada Proposes Implementing a 60-Meter Band While Retaining Discrete Channels

An Industry Canada (IC) regulatory consultation (proceeding) aimed at implementing the changes from the 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) could lead to the allocation of a 60-meter band in Canada in addition to the five discrete channels that are congruent with those in the US. IC is seeking comments on this and other revisions that […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #964

This Week in Amateur Radio #964 Week of August 19, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR964 Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #964 with a release and air date of, August 19, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Rich Lawrence, KB2MOB, Don Hewlick, K2ATJ, Will Rogers, […]

Radio Amateurs in Atlantic Canada Go on Standby During Telephone Outage

Atlantic Canada authorities called on Amateur Radio operators in parts of Nova Scotia on August 4, in the wake of a telephone service outage. According to CBC, Bell Aliant landline and cell services were down, starting at approximately 11:20 AM. Telus, Virgin, and Koodo users were also affected. Jeremy Fowler, VE1JHF, a member of the […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #963 – Expanded Edition

This Week in Amateur Radio #963 – Expanded Edition Week of August 12, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/2hTsHAS Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #963 with a release and air date of, August 12, 2017.This weeks edition is anchored by, Chris Perrine, Don Hewlick, K2ATJ, […]

Amateur radio operators hope phone outage is ‘wake-up call’ (Prince Edward Island)

Some amateur radio operators are hoping a massive phone outage in Atlantic Canada inspires people to be more prepared for emergency situations. Amateur radio, also known as ham radio, uses FM frequencies to communicate with other devices without the use of landline, cell or internet services. “We’re really a backup network,” said licensed radio operator […]

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