Tag: Canada

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 is limited.”

On the Canadian side were…

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RAC Canada 150 Award Operations

Volunteers are needed to activate the 14 RAC stations for the RAC Canada 150 Award. The following schedule is as of November 7, 2017 and new volunteers will be added as the names are submitted

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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, V…

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Canada C3 Expedition and RAC Canada 150 Awards

The voyage of the Polar Prince, circumnavigating Canada from Toronto to Victoria, British Columbia via the Northwest Passage, came to an end with the following post: “After 150 days, we made it to Victoria! Thank you for following our journey from coast to coast to coast.”
For the full article, http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/november/voyage-of-the-polar-prince.htm

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Did hams in Canada need receiving license too?

I noticed on eBay there was a “Private Receiving Station Licence” from ‘The Department of Transport- Radio Division’ dated 1948-1949.

I’m well aware that the UK and other countries require a license to watch TV, but I didn’t know that a license to listen to the radio was needed in Canada.

How did they enforce the license requirement? What about U.S. residents visiting Canada, were they required to get a receiving license at the border? When did Canada stop requiring a license to…

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Tiny LF Signal Makes the Hop from Newfoundland to the UK

For Joe Craig, VO1NA, in Torbay, Newfoundland, things have been pretty exciting lately on VLF (very low frequency). He’s among the early MF, LF, and VLF experimenters in North America — active even before Canada allocated Amateur Radio bands in that part of the spectrum. He believes he accomplished a “first” for a Canadian radio amateur on October 22, when his very VLF, very QRP signal on 8.27 kHz (that would be the 36-kilometer band) was copied in the UK.


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