2017 CQWW CW Contest scoring change

A change in scoring methodology for duplicate contacts (dupes) in the CW weekend of the 2017 CQ World Wide DX Contest led to an inconsistency with the standards by which logs submitted for the SSB weekend of the same contest were scored. Continue reading


RAC and Dayton

Dayton Hamvention 2018 logo

For the eighth year in a row, Radio Amateurs of Canada will be operating a booth at the Dayton Hamvention, the world’s largest Amateur Radio gathering. This will be the second year for the Hamvention in its new location at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Exposition Center in Xenia, Ohio. Continue reading

W1AW Morse Code Practice Schedule


As we move forward in 2018 to learn Morse Code or improve on our current skills, the ARRL offers ongoing code classes using content from the magazine. You get to learn the code and read about ham radio information. You learn twice!

Receiving morse code on a radio as opposed to a cellphone or tablet app allows one to use the radio controls for filtering, Noise Reduction, PBT and with noise crashes and sometimes interference. Its learning as you would when being on the radio.

Or I can send a cassette tape or vinyl record of the morse code lessons for the analog students.

w1aw sched

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Hyack Parade – Operators Needed


The New Westminster Hyack International Parade is on Saturday, May 26.

Operators assigned to the assembly area and parade officials will start communications at 08:00 and those assigned to points along the parade route will start a little later. The event starts at 10:30 with the Vancouver Police Motorcycle Drill Team and the parade follows. We are usually all done by around 13:00. Continue reading