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Field Day 2018: June 23-24

ARRL – ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 40,000 Radio Amateurs gather with their…

VE3OBI DMR is back online!

[UPDATED] The VE3OBI DMR is back online on 442.1375 (CC1) and my DMR page has been updated. Based on conversations so far, it seems OBI will be on the BrandMeister network and is located in the…

PGP Key

Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) is an encryption program that provides cryptographicprivacy and authentication for data communication. PGP is used for signing, encrypting, and decrypting texts, e-mails, files, directories, and whole disk partitions and to increase the security of e-mail communications. Phil…

Railway – Railfan – Trainspotter

A railfan, rail buff, or train buff, railway enthusiast, railway buff, or trainspotter, is a person interested, recreationally, in rail transport. Railfans of many ages can be found worldwide. Railfans often combine their interest with other…

Weather Radio

Weatheradio Canada is a Canadian weather radio network that is owned and operated by Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Meteorological Service of Canada division. The network transmits in both official languages (English and French) from 230 sites across Canada. Weatheradio Canada like…

CANWARN Spring 2018 Training

[UPDATE] Folks, this spring’s training is now winding down. As a reminder, due to a staff crunch this summer, we won’t be travelling to the Northwest but plan on returning next year. For those of you…

NXDN Radio

NXDN is an open standard Common Air Interface (CAI) technical protocol for mobile communications. It was developed jointly by Icom Incorporated and Kenwood Corporation.NXDN is implemented by Icom in their IDAS system and by Kenwood as NEXEDGE; both Kenwood and Icom now offer dual-standard…

Uniden SDS100 Now Available!

A revolutionary new SDR Based scanner that reduces simulcast interference with a completely customization display. With the easy to use ZIP Code or postal code programming it is set up in minutes.  Uniden has once again…

Sentinel 2.00.08 (NXDN and SDS100 Support)

Software package published by Uniden, for their HomePatrol-1 & HomePatrol-2 or BCD436HP & BCD536HP scanners, now also available for the new SDS100.  Freeware that allowing all users to download and try, before purchase of the scanners. Both version give the user the ability to Update…

DMR Radio

Digital mobile radio (DMR) is an open digital mobile radio standard defined in the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Standard TS 102 361 parts 1–4 and used in commercial products around the world. DMR, along with P25 phase II and NXDN are the main competitor technologies…