An introduction to Amateur Radio

An introduction to Amateur Radio and the many possibilities it offers for learning, safety and security, and helping others throughout our world. Join us for this journey that takes us through a brief history of communications technology and then into the many exciting opportunities that the world of ham radio has to offer today.

How do I get an amateur radio license? 
How To Get Your Canadian Ham License
Short Link here :    bit.ly/hamstart


Harold Lee Jackson, 1922 🇨🇦 Canadian Amateur Radio Operator

Harold Lee Jackson, 1922, became the first Black licensed ham radio operator in Canada 🇨🇦 


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2022! ZERO diversity - RAC Board of Directors and Executive

2022! The new year brings with it several changes to the RAC Board of Directors and Executive. rac.ca/changes-to-rac… via @ractweets


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Amateur ham Radio operators in USA and CANADA

Amateur ham Radio operators in USA and CANADA 

USA

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#ve3wzw check # of 🇺🇸 Amateur ham Radio operators in USA

The FCC records indicate the number of active amateurs with call signs as of this day SEPT.24 2021

USA Amateur ham Radio operators: 

🇺🇸Active: 840,000

🇺🇸Expired:  453,550

🇺🇸Cancelled Terminated:   226,750

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CANADA

✅ 🇨🇦FACT🇨🇦 ✅ 

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Active # of Amateur ham Radio operators in CANADA

@ISED_CA Our records indicate the number of active amateurs with call signs is 73,648 and 1672 clubs as of this day SEPT.24 2021

🇨🇦Amateur ham Radio operators: 73,648

🇨🇦Clubs: 1672

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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:


PrefixesProvince/TerritoryITU RegionITU ZoneCQ Zone# within prefix issued# amateurs
VE1 VA1Nova Scotia2952,9862,536
VE2 VA2Quebec24, 92, 517,03116,975
VE3 VA3Ontario23, 42, 4, 520,62320,752
VE4 VA4Manitoba2341,8441,810
VE5 VA5Saskatchewan2341,4651,452
VE6 VA6Alberta2245,9425,967
VE7 VA7British Columbia22313,83614,130
VE8Northwest Territories22, 3111373
VE9New Brunswick2951,4471,853
VE0*International Waters5820*
VO1Newfoundland2951,2601,242
VO2Labrador29217966
VY1Yukon221186172
VY2Prince Edward Island295273335
VY9**Government of Canada5
VY0Nunavut23, 423719
CY0***Sable Is.29500
CY9***St-Paul Is.29500
Overseas addresses29



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Amateur Radio Operator in Canada by Age

Amateur Radio Operator in Canada by Age

Total of Active Amateur Radio operators:   73,755
Average Amateur Age:    63

Total of Active Amateur Radio operators:   73,755
Average Amateur Age:    63

BREAKING NEWS: 2022 DAYTON HAMVENTION IS A 'GO'


BREAKING NEWS: 2022 DAYTON HAMVENTION IS A 'GO'

Dayton Hamvention 2022 is not just going to be a premier hamfest but a reunion, as organizers prepare for the first gathering at the Xenia Fairground and Expo Center in Ohio after two years of cancellations. Hamvention's general chairman Rick Allnut WS8G told us in a phone interview that committees have been meeting and volunteers are committed to making up for the time lost to pandemic cancellations.

Hamvention will be happening on Friday May 20th through Sunday May 22nd with an international reception scheduled on Thursday May 19th. Rick said the registration site is already taking bookings from vendors and inside exhibitors and individual visitors can already buy their tickets. All details are available on the hamvention.org website. Rick said: "Tickets are all printed and ready to go."





Transatlantic Friendship Power by Steam

Learning about technology isn't always what it seems. As a group of girls in England recently found out, technology can lead to something wonderfully personal....called friendship. Jeremy Boot G4NJH picks up the story from here.

The 11- and 12-year-old girls are called the STEAMettes, a name that's a nod to their shared interest in Science Technology Engineering, Art and Maths. For the past four years the Kent County youngsters have been guided by John Hislop G7OHO, a retired physics teacher and an ambassador in STEM learning. Most recently John has taught them such basics as soldering and the coding of a microbit computer they were going to use to send CW they'd learnt.

POPULAR DATV MAGAZINE ENDS PUBLICATION

The digital amateur TV magazine known as CQ-DATV, has published its final issue. 

Geri Goodrich KF5KRN has that story.GERI: In a publishing lifetime that lasted for eight years with 100 issues, the amateur television magazine CQ-DATV filled a gap left by the demise of two earlier ATV magazines and had been widely read among enthusiasts. 

That era has ended with the publication of its latest - and last - issue, released in October. 

The production team's Trevor Brown G8CJS writes in this 100th issue: [quote] "All good things must come to an end and CQ-DATV is no exception." [endquote] 

The digital-only publication reports that it received more than 500,000 downloads during its lifetime and was welcomed by readers who had lost "Der TV Amateur," published in Germany and "Repeater" published in the Netherlands. 

CQ-DATV credits Ian Pawson G0FCT who introduced the magazine in 2013 as a digital publication and served as its editor. The magazine, which also became available as a PDF edition, is making all of its 100 issues available for download. 

https://cq-datv.mobi/ebooks.php

They can be obtained by visiting the link that appears in the text version of this week's newscast script on our website arnewsline.org 

Radiofrequency (RF) Radiation / Radiofrequency Exposure and Mortality

Radiation is the emission (sending out) of energy from any source. X-rays are an example of radiation, but so is the light that comes from the sun and the heat that is constantly coming off our bodies.

When talking about radiation and cancer, many people think of specific kinds of radiation such as x-rays or the radiation made by nuclear reactors. But there are other types of radiation that act differently.




Radiation exists across a spectrum from very low-energy (low-frequency) radiation to very high-energy (high-frequency) radiation. This is sometimes referred to as the electromagnetic spectrum.

The electromagnetic spectrum illustration below shows all of the possible frequencies of electromagnetic energy. It ranges from extremely low frequencies (such as those from power lines) to extremely high frequencies (x-rays and gamma rays), and includes both non-ionizing and ionizing radiation.

Examples of high-energy radiation include x-rays and gamma rays. These rays, as well as some higher energy UV radiation, are forms of ionizing radiation, which means they have enough energy to remove an electron from (ionize) an atom. This can damage the DNA (genes) inside of cells, which can sometimes result in cancer.

Amateur HAM Radio Deceased/Death/SilentKey Best Standard Practices

One of the members of our local radio club has been asked to help dispose of the ham radio equipment of a recent Silent Key. He is wondering if there are any Standard Practices or recommendations available, so he does not have to reinvent the wheel.

Does anyone in the group have experience with a similar situation?

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: