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Canadian Military to Launch 3-satellite System

Canadian military to launch 3-satellite system to track vessels. Canada is preparing to launch a group of three satellites to track ships near the nation’s coast and also track vessels in parts of the world where Canada conducts military operations with allied nations, the Department of National Defense (DND) announced in a press release. “This…

A Day of Remembrance

The Ode of Remembrance They went with songs to the battle, they were young. Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow. They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted, They fell with their faces to the foe. They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years…

OP25 For P25 Phase 2 Digital Voice Decoding

As most public safety departments in Canada and the USA, have now upgraded or are in the process of upgrading their radio systems to P25 Phase 2 digital radio. The frequencies can easily be received with an RTL-SDR, but a decoder is required to be able to actually listen to the voice. Software like SDRTrunk…

Obituary of Ruth Bate

Ruth Josephine Bate (Nee Fogg) August 10, 1917 – July 9, 2018 Beloved wife of the late Roland.  Daughter of the late George Valentine Fogg and Emmeline Ada May Standing.  Sister to the late Beverly, John and Brenton.  She is the proud mother of David, Larry and Richard and step-mother to Donald, Shirley and John…

World JOTA-JOTI Registration Now Open

ARRL – Registration is open worldwide for Scouting’s Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) and Jamboree on the Internet. JOTA-JOTI take place October 19 – 21 — always the third weekend of October. JOTA Coordinator Jim Wilson, K5ND, encourages JOTA groups to register as soon as possible. “The sign-up system this year is much simpler,” Wilson…

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 clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations. Field Day is a picnic, a campout, practice…

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 who have recently attended a training session, please find attached the list of useful websites/books as well as the…

Federal Government Buying New Weather Radar

The federal government is moving to improve Canada’s ability to warn people about severe weather, including tornadoes. The government announced on May 28, 2017 that it has signed an $83-million contract for 20 state-of-the-art weather radars that are to be built across the country over seven years starting this fall. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said…

Amateur Radio

What is Amateur Radio? A teen in Oshawa makes friends over the airwaves with a ham in California. An aircraft engineer in Washington participates in an annual contest and exchanges call signs with hams in 100 countries during a single weekend. In Florida, volunteers pass health and welfare messages in the aftermath of a hurricane….

Revised Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations

Revised Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations now includes additional 15 kHz for 60 Metre Band with the same power limits as earlier allocated spot frequencies. RAC – In August 2017, the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) issued “Proposed Revisions to the Canadian Table of Frequency Allocations”. These proposed changes followed decisions made at the…

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