2021 Canada Call sign prefixes are issued province or territory of residence

2021 Canada Call sign prefixes are issued province or territory of residence

Canada Call sign prefixes are issued according to one's province or territory of residence

Call sign prefixes are issued according to one's province or territory of residence by the following table:

HF Transceivers - What do you get for your money Today?

HF Transceivers - What do you get for your money Today?



HamRadioNow: Florida Repeater Council

HamRadioNow: Florida Repeater Council?

Bryan Fields W9CR is accusing the Florida Repeater Council of being corrupt and inefficient to the point of inaction. It stems from his attempt to coordinate a 220 MHz band repeater in Tampa Bay, FL. Bryan's account is that the process went from delay to friction to outright hostility.

Bryan has launched a reform group with this web site where he makes his case. He's produced a 15-minute YouTube video that also details the story (which we've condensed into about 3 minutes and inserted at the very end of the show), and now this 90-minute HamRadioNow Episode in which host Gary Pearce KN4AQ grills Bryan mercilessly (OK, he asks a few pointed questions), and David Goldenberg W0DHG supplies the average ham perspective, asking questions that have bedeviled frequency coordinators for decades (where do they get their authority, who do they report to, who's supposed to fix this?).

We've invited the FRC to appear on a future show to respond, and Gary realizes (again) how much we need to do a Repeater Show or two with some of the rich history of ham radio repeaters, a close look at the issues and problems repeater users, owners and coordinators face, and some predictions of the future. 

Dayton Hamvention Cancels 2021 Show

“Unfortunately, several setbacks in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic make necessary the difficult decision to cancel Hamvention 2021,” a January 11 announcement from the Hamvention Executive Committee said. Sponsored by the Dayton Amateur Radio Association (DARA), Hamvention was set to take place May 21 – 23 in Xenia, Ohio.

“Hundreds of volunteers have been working to do everything necessary to bring this Hamvention to the many amateur radio enthusiasts and vendors who support the Dayton Hamvention. Vaccine distribution both in the United States and around the world is lagging behind what was planned. In addition, the emergence of a more communicable form of the COVID-19 virus increases the potential for further public health problems in the next few months. We make this difficult decision for the safety of our guests and vendors. Those who had their tickets deferred last year will be deferred again.”

Amateur Radio Certification Facts

Traditionally, amateur radio operators were issued two separate authorizations; an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate and a radio station licence. The Amateur Radio Operator Certificate was issued for life and had no fee associated with it, while the radio station licence was issued on a yearly basis and a licence renewal fee was charged.


Effective April 1, 2000, Industry Canada (ISED) has combined these documents into one authorization, the Amateur Radio Operator Certificate. This certificate is the sole authorization required to operate amateur radio apparatus in the amateur radio service.

Although it is no longer necessary for amateurs to renew their licence annually, they are required to inform Industry Canada of any changes in their mailing address.

DroidStar is an application for Android with Amateur ham Radio

DroidStar is an application for Android, similar to the DUDE-Star software

For now it allows to receive the D-Star, DMR, Fusion, NXDN, and P25 modes.

This app connects to D-Star and Yaesu Fusion reflectors and repeaters via UDP and decodes the audio and data without the need for AMBE

It can also be broadcast on all of them except D-star

It is an application in development

Search your android device for DROID-Star or visit

DroidStar is an application for Android with Amateur ham Radio
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.dudetronics.droidstar&hl=es&gl=US

Updated   (daily updates)
December 29, 2020

RADIOID.NET - A massive 67761 contacts from the RadioID.net "user.csv" file have been deleted

A massive 67761 contacts from the RadioID.net "user.csv" file have been deleted

www.facebook.com › groups › radioid
It seems that a massive 67761 contacts from the RadioID.net "user.csv" file have been deleted since the last time i downloaded it on Nov 1st. I noticed this today
https://www.facebook.com/groups/radioid.net/


Richie Mills
November 15 2020
Hi guys. 
It seems that a massive 67761 contacts from the RadioID.net "user.csv" file have been deleted since the last time i downloaded it on Nov 1st.
I noticed this today when the file went from being over 10mb to around 7mb. Luckily i didn't write this to my D878UV, but did update my Pi Hotspot's "stripped.csv" file with it which meant that so many contacts now didn't show on my Nextion screen anymore. I had kept a folder full of backups...latest being from 1st of November...so managed to SSH that back into the Pi.
Does anybody know if the deletion has happened in error?
Best 73.....Richie M6XRM (qrz.com)

DO NOT use Logbook for DMR C4FM P25 NXDN hotspots Pi-Star openSPOT logging says QRZ

DO NOT use Logbook for DMR C4FM P25 NXDN hotspots Pi-Star openSPOT says QRZ 

So like many of us know about the QRZ logbook.   The logbook is limited and not structured for digital voice ; dmr, p25, c4fm and repeater logging (logging contacting with other)

The current logbook at QRZ.COM and the available option for DIGITALVOICE seems to be limited and setup for DSTAR as many have said.

We understand with the changing of time and new technologies or modes of contact it’s important to have a logging platform.

As of January 2021
my email to QRZ.COM is below.



DO NOT use Logbook QRZ.COM for DMR C4FM P25 NXDN or hotspots Pi-Star or openSPOT
see REPLY from Repeaterbook.com included 

As of January 2021
my email to QRZ.COM is below.

TORONTO DMR REPEATER VA3XPR by VA3XFT Encrypted with RAS

TORONTO DMR REPEATER VA3XPR by VA3XFT Encrypted with RAS 

2017  -  RadioReference-com
https://forums.radioreference.com/threads/dmr-encrypted-with-ras.362371/
www.VA3XPR

BOTH COMMENTERS WERE CORRECTED AND SHUT DOWN (SHUT UP) AT THIS FORUM

VE3KUU aka VA3HBO - William Marquis - Scarborough-Toronto
RR DMRAPX:  ILLEGAL - Picking up DMR Encrypted with RAS on 441.9375 with DMR-MARC RID's in Toronto very strong. www.VA3XPR.NET 

VE3DJZ Huey Salmon - Hamilton
RR mclove claims:  ILLEGAL - Thats illegal in the ham band 441.93750 (440-450 uhf): DMR Encrypted with RAS with DMR-MARC RID'S DMR ID 
3023122 VA3RQ Jon Rorke Oakville Ontario
3023120 VE3RNK Rick Reemeyer Hamilton Ontario Canada Portable sound like no one cares about the laws of ham radio no more so sad ?

(RR-RadioReference-com)
BOTH COMMENTERS WERE CORRECTED AND SHUT DOWN (SHUT UP) AT THIS FORUM

YR Amateur Radio Club: VA3HDL Tower Presentation

YR Amateur Radio Club: VA3HDL Tower Presentation 


Space Station Cross Band FM Repeater - ISS Voice Repeater

Space Station Cross Band FM Repeater - ISS Voice Repeater
ISS Voice Repeater

Here’s some more information from the ARISS Press Release:
The ARISS team is pleased to announce that set up and installation of the first element of our next generation radio system was completed and amateur radio operations with it are now underway. This first element, dubbed the InterOperable Radio System (IORS), was installed in the International Space Station Columbus module. The IORS replaces the Ericsson radio system and packet module that were originally certified for spaceflight on July 26, 2000.

ISS Voice Repeater is QRV


Amateur Radio and how we started

Amateur Radio of Canada call sign prefix

The call sign will be issued using a prefix based on where the applicant resides. Prefixes currently used for assignment are in accordance with the following table: 

Prefix Province/Territory 
VE1 VA1Nova Scotia
VE2 VA2Quebec
VE3 VA3Ontario
VE4 VA4Manitoba
VE5 VA5Saskatchewan
VE6 VA6Alberta
VE7 VA7British Columbia
VE8Northwest Territories
VE9New Brunswick
VE0*International Waters
VO1Newfoundland
VO2Labrador
VY1Yukon Territory
VY2Prince Edward Island
VY0Nunavut Territory

*VE0 call signs are only intended for use when the amateur radio station is operated from vessels that make international voyages.

The application must be sent by mail, fax or email to the Amateur Radio Service Centre.

For detailed information on the Call Sign Policy and Special Event Prefixes, please refer to RIC-9.