The Radio Amateurs of Canada uses a platform called WordPress, a website content management system, to run our website. Due to recent changes to the WordPress software, we are continuing to experience issues with the RAC website and posts and pages can take up to a minute or more to load. Continue reading →
The Secretary of Radio Amateurs of Canada Inc. hereby solicits nominations for the positions of Director for the Regions of Atlantic, British Columbia/Yukon, Midwest and Ontario North/East (postal codes K and P). If required, elections for these positions will be held in October 2016 to take office on January 1, 2017 for a two-year term. Continue reading →
All Coastal Ham Radio members wish both members and non members alike a fantastic and safe Long Weekend. For those DX’ers outside the country try to make a contact with VE/VA and remember the RAC Canada Day contest starts at 0:00 UTC July 1.
At the Dayton Hamvention, Radio Amateurs of Canada announced that it 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 using the following special prefixes:
Amateurs and clubs whose regular call signs start with VA will be able to use the CF prefix instead of VA (for example, VA3RAC will be authorized to use the CF3RAC call sign).
Amateurs and clubs whose regular call signs start with VE will be able to use the CG prefix instead of VE (e.g., VE4RAC will be authorized to use CG4RAC).
Amateurs and clubs whose regular call signs start with VO will be able to use the CH prefix instead of VO (e.g., VO1RAC will be authorized to use CH1RAC).
Amateurs and clubs whose regular call signs start with VY will be able to use the CI prefix instead of VY (e.g., VY2RAC will be authorized to use CI2RAC).
These special prefixes are optional and Amateurs can choose if and when to use the special prefix vs their normal prefix at any time during the year. Stay tuned to the RAC website for additional information
Following the nomination by the Board of Directors of Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC), the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame is pleased to appoint Larry E. Price, W4RA, of Statesboro, Georgia as an Honorary Member of the Canadian Amateur Radio Hall of Fame.