Tag: Canada

New 10-GHz Earth-Moon-Earth World Record Set

A new 10-GHz Earth-Moon-Earth (EME or moon bounce) world record has been set. On September 9, Rex Moncur, VK7MO, and Jim Malone, WA3LBI, completed a 18,949.4-kilometer contact using QRA64D. This extends by approximately 600 kilometers the previous world record of 18,337 kilometers held by DL7FJ and ZL1GSG, who used CW.

The participants said the key was to find locations with nearly 0° take-off, …

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Maritime Mobile Operation on LF May be a First for Amateur Radio

What began as a “let’s-see-if-we-can-do-this” effort resulted in successful Amateur Radio contacts on 475 kHz in early August by two Canadian operators aboard the sailing vessel Hakuna Matata off the coast of British Columbia. The accomplishment may be an Amateur Radio first. Mark Mattila, VA7MM, and Toby Haynes, VE7CNF, equipped Mattila’s 31-foot offshore-equipped Beneteau sloop with the gear …

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Tropical cyclone statement in effect for Atlantic Canada

As Hurricane Harvey continues to inflict damage on our neighbours to the south, Radio Amateurs of Canada is monitoring the progress of the storm and any necessary Amateur response. The track of the storm shows it brushing the coastal waters of Newfoundland, but as always the track could change

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Lighthouse activation

On Friday, September 15 at 2000UTC the Maritime Lighthouse Amateur Radio Group (MLARG) will activate the Souris, Prince Edward Island lighthouse (CAN 464)


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Ham radio: A fun hobby with a purpose

Plenty of people attending Hamfest 2017 at the Painted Hand Casino had talked to George Williams before, but they might know him by another name. He would be better known by his call sign VE5GTW, or “Great Tasting Whiskey.”

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Canada Proposes Implementing a 60-Meter Band While Retaining Discrete Channels

An Industry Canada (IC) regulatory consultation (proceeding) aimed at implementing the changes from the 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) could lead to the allocation of a 60-meter band in Canada in addition to the five discrete channels that are congruent with those in the US. IC is seeking comments on this and other revisions that take WRC-15 into account.

“The consultation is…

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