A summary of logs received for the 2019 RAC Canada Winter Contest is now available on the RAC Contesting Rules and Results webpage
The RAC Board of Directors takes great pleasure in selecting Cary Rubenfeld, VE4EA, as the recipient of the RAC Amateur of the Year Award for 2019 in recognition of his tireless efforts to promote Amateur Radio in his home province of Manitoba, throughout Canada and internationally.
The OCARC club is not running a course this spring but there is a course being offered by NORAC.
The NORAC Amateur Radio Basic Qualifications Course is intended to provide students with the knowledge and understanding necessary to become certified as Canadian Amateur Radio Operators, in accordance with the regulations of Industry Canada. This program is organized and instructed by volunteers associated with the North Okanagan Radio Amateurs Club, and will run Sunday and Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm to 10:00pm, February 26th 2020 through April 5th.
Orchard City Amateur Radio Club recently had some equipment stolen. Please be on the lookout for;
- Honda 3000 watt Generator model EU3000i SCA S/N EXGF1153231
- (x4) Yaesu model FT-7800R Dual-band Amateur radios S/N 7J5690257 / S/N 7J690253 / S/N 7J690251 / S/N 7J690258
- These radios were taken in blue canvas-type bags with power supplies, antennas, and other accessories.
- The bags had the club OCARC logo on them.
They were stolen from a club storage facility in late Oct 2019.
- R.C.M.P file # 2019-66963 Cst. Christopher Richards.
- Or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or any club member.
This equipment was in storage for use during emergencies such as floods, forest fires, etc.
H.R. 583, the “Preventing Illegal Radio Abuse Through Enforcement Act” or the “PIRATE Act,” which authorizes enhanced penalties for pirate radio broadcasters and requires the Federal Communications Commission to increase enforcement activities; and...
Note: This is an USA law not Canadian law.
Amateur radio enthusiasts have proved themselves useful during the recent bushfires after traditional telecommunication channels broke down.
Amateur radio, also known as ham radio, is a skill and international hobby whereby enthusiasts use specific radio frequencies to communicate with each other.
Jean Moffett crossed an item off her bucket list on Wednesday by speaking with Commander Luca Parmitano, an Italian astronaut from the European Space Agency, aboard the International Space Station.
The ability to communicate during emergencies, like Hurricane Irma , is critical. When phones and the internet go down, there’s something else South Florida emergency operations centers, or EOC’s, can turn to: amateur radio operators.
It’s sometimes referred to as "ham" radio, and the operators are sometimes called “hams.”
The Amateur Radio Service offers a unique mix of public service, technology and experimenting with electronics all with an emphasis on fun. Some hams use their skills to provide communications during emergencies and disasters when other forms of communication fail.
Others enjoy talking to people across the country and around the globe, participating in contests and building experiments.
For more information, you can Contact Us, or if you prefer our Snail mail is;
PO Box 21126, Orchard Park, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9N8