Tag: Canada

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #959

This Week in Amateur Radio #959 Week of July 15, 2017 DOWNLOAD HERE: http://bit.ly/TWIAR959 Running Time: 1:12:13   Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #959 with a release and air date of, July 15, 2017. This weeks edition is anchoredby, Chris Perrine, KB2FAF, Rich […]

Amateur Radio Volunteers in British Columbia Reported Assisting Relief Agencies

Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) reports that it’s monitoring the wildfire situation in British Columbia. RAC reports that acting British Columbia/Yukon Section Manager Bill Gipps, VE7XS, has advised that Amateur Radio Emergency Service teams have not yet been called out, and that the wildfire situation “has not become a communications event.” A state of emergency […]

Canada C3 Expedition Award for Hams, SWLs, Announced

Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) has announced an award for radio amateurs and short-wave listeners (SWLs) that involves using HF radio to track the 150-day Canada C3 voyage of the Polar Prince from Toronto, Ontario, to Victoria, British Columbia, via the Northwest Passage. Part of Canada’s sesquicentennial celebration, Canada C3 is aimed at raising awareness […]

Spacecraft Probe to Listen for ARRL Field Day Signals

The Enhanced Polar Outflow Probe (e-POP) onboard the Canadian CAScade Smallsat and Ionospheric Polar Explorer (CASSIOPE) satellite will again support Amateur Radio citizen science by listening for signals during ARRL Field Day, June 24-25. The HamSCI citizen science initiative says that, from a radio science perspective, Field Day is an ideal time for e-POP to […]

Hundreds of Stations Report Hearing WSPR Signal from Canada C3 Expedition

Hundreds of Amateur Radio stations have reported receiving the WSPR signal being transmitted by CG3EXP on 20, 30, and 40 meters from the Canada C3 expedition. The expedition, which got under way on June 1 and will continue until October 28, is part of Canada’s Sesquicentennial Celebration. The Canada C3 vessel Polar Prince is sailing […]

Canada C3 Sesquicentennial Voyage May be Tracked via WSPR Beacon

An Amateur Radio WSPR (Weak Signal Propagation Reporter Network) beacon has been installed and activated onboard the Canada C3 vessel. The ship departed Toronto, Ontario, on June 1 on a 150-day expedition to Victoria, British Columbia, via the Northwest Passage as part of the Canadian Sesquicentennial celebration. Sponsors are calling it an “epic journey to […]

Radio operators help update regulations (British Columbia)

Distracted driving conviction prompts Delta Amateur Radio Society to lobby provincial gov’t After 18 months of lobbying, a group of amateur radio operators in Delta has helped update a regulation in B.C.’s distracted driving law they say helps clarify the rules around their operation. Several members of the Delta Amateur Radio Society were caught using […]

Special Call Sign Prefixes Available to Celebrate Canada’s Sesquicentennial

Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) has secured permission for all Canadian radio amateurs to use special call sign prefixes to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation during 2017. Starting on January 1, radio amateurs and clubs with VA-prefix call signs may use CF instead, and those with VE-prefix call signs may use CG instead. […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #929

Edition # 929 – Release date: Saturday, December 17, 2016 This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #929 with a release and air date of Saturday, December 17, 2016. This week’s edition is anchored by […]

Canada Telecoms Regulator Revises, Clarifies Amateur Radio Service Requirements

Canada’s telecommunications regulator Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada (ISED) — formerly Industry Canada (IC) — has issued a revised version of the Radiocommunication Information Circular 3 (RIC-3), “Information on the Amateur Radio Service,” replacing the previous 2005 version. According to ISED, RICs are issued for the guidance of those engaged in radiocommunications in Canada, […]

PODCAST: This Week in Amateur Radio #928

Edition # 928 – Release date: Saturday, December 10, 2016 This podcast is suitable for air on amateur radio frequencies. Here is a summary of the news trending This Week in Amateur Radio. This is for Edition #928 with a release and air date of Saturday, December 10, 2016. This week’s edition is anchored by […]

Ham radio tower frustrates Maple Ridge neighbours (British Columbia)

For 10 years, residents of a Maple Ridge neighbourhood have been fighting to have an amateur radio tower taken down, but all they have been hearing from the government is radio silence. The tower’s next-door neighbours Al and Evelyn Shkuratomf say it’s an intrusive and dangerous eyesore. They also claim there are no engineering permits or papers […]

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