Most of us enjoy listening to analog repeater conversations it helps us feel so much better about ourself.

Amped Wireless RTA2600 Athena High Power Wi-Fi Router

Amped Wireless RTA2600 Athena High Power Wi-Fi Router


Connected to the following : 

Cisco RV016 Multi-WAN VPN Router

Cisco RV016 Multi-WAN VPN Router

Vehicle HAM Amateur Radio Personalized license plate HAMRADIO VA3AGV

Vehicle HAM Amateur Radio Personalized license plate HAMRADIO VA3AGV

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Vehicle HAM Amateur Radio Personalized licence plate "HAMRADIO" - VE3SP
Vehicle HAM Amateur Radio Personalized license plate
Vehicle HAM Amateur Radio Personalized license plate - HAMRADIO

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Personalized licence plates "HAM 599" 
Personalized license plates "HAMRADIO"

Happy New Year 2018

Happy New Year 2018




wishing you all a happy and safe new year 2018.  May your new years be as good or better than the last. Spending with loved ones and friends #hamradio  @VE3WZW

Distracted Driving in Canada: An Update - HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT - O. Reg. 366-09 Extended 2021

Ontario Temporary Exemption has been Extended until January 1, 2021

HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT - O. Reg. 366-09 - Amateur Radio Ontario Distracted Driving in Canada
For immediate release: December 15, 2017
http://wp.rac.ca/distracted-driving/


Distracted driving regulations continue to be an area of interest for many Canadian Radio Amateurs. These regulations are made and enforced by provincial governments and can vary considerably from province to province and over time. In Ontario, RAC Directors Allan Boyd, VE3AJB (Ontario North/East) and Phil McBride, VA3QR (Ontario South) have been working hard on this issue.

On December 15, 2017, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) announced that the current two-way radio exemption for “Amateur Radio operators and specified commercial, public transit, and public function drivers will be extended for a further three-years, effective January 1, 2018 until January 1, 2021.”

The update to the regulation can be found at https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/r17475.

While we were hoping for a permanent exemption, this decision by the MTO ensures our continued ability to operate Amateur Radio apparatus while mobile. RAC will continue to press for a permanent exemption going forward.

2017 HAM Radio Canada Christmas Event

2017 HAM Radio Canada Christmas Event
Southern Ontario Canada  :  please advise if arriving from out of town.

Details to follow
Link :    HamChristmas.cf

We will have to limit the list.

Hawaii's Communication Breakdown and How Going Amateur Ham Radio Could Save Us | NBC Left Field

Hawaii's Communication Breakdown and How Going Amateur Ham Radio Could Save Us | NBC Left Field


Hawaii's false nuclear missile alert showed us how reliant we are on cell phones and modern technology and how unprepared we are if they become inaccessible. 


Yaesu FT-8900R Quad Band Hi Power FM Amateur Ham Radio Transceiver 2M / 6M / 10M / 70cm

Yaesu Ft-8900R Quad Band Hi Power FM Amateur Ham Radio Transceiver 2M / 6M/ 10M / 70cm

VA3AGV Yaesu FT-8900R Quad Band
  • Transmits 50 watts on 10, 6 and 2M, & 35 watts on 440 MHz, With Selectable Lower Output Settings..
  • Receives (less cellular) 28-29.7, 50-54, 108-180, 320-480 and 700-985 MHz, Transmits 28-29.70Mhz, 50-54Mhx, 144-148Mhz, 430-450Mhz.
  • Backlit Keypad mic, 800 mem Channels, Live Dual Displays, ctcss/dcs (PL & DPL).
  • Features Cross Band Repeater mode, 1200/9600 bps Packet Jack, AlphaNumeric Display, V/V, U/U, V/U. 
VA3AGV Yaesu FT-8900R Quad Band

Yaesu FT2DR dual-band digital Fusion portable radio

FT2DR C4FM/FM 144/430MHz Dual Band Digital Handheld Transceiver.

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The advanced FT2DR is loaded with various new features including: 700 mW of clear loud audio, Built-in High Sensitivity 66 ch GPS with antenna, 1200 bps / 9600 bps APRS® function, Dual watch (V/V, U/U/, V/U), Dual Monitor (C4FM Digital/C4FM Digital), GPS Logging/Recording capabilities, Water resistant (IPX5 Rating), microSD Card Slot, 2200mAh high capacity Li-Ion battery and Battery charger included as a standard supplied accessory. 

The Yaesu FT2DR is the second portable radio to come out as part of Yaesu’s Fusion line of radios and the first to be touch screen enabled. This radio features dual-band VHF and UHF (2 m & 70 cm) operation and dual mode (FM & C4FM) analog and digital operation, a touch screen display, built in Automated Packet Reporting System (APRS) capability, 700 mW of audio output, plus much more.

Yaesu FT-2900R 75 Watt 2 Meter VHF Mobile Transceiver

Yaesu FT-2900R 75 Watt 2 Meter VHF Mobile Transceiver Amateur Ham Radio

The Yaesu FT-2900R is quiet and powerful. This ruggedly- built 2 meter transceivers boasts 75 watts of output. Yet no fan is required thanks to Yaesu's die cast chassis/heat-sink design. The ergonomics are unsurpassed for safe mobile operation. Four power levels are available: 75, 25, 10 and 5 watts. And weather channels are built in with Severe Weather Alert capability. The FT-2900R is MIL-STD 810 tough. You get extended receive from 136-174 MHz
VA3AGV Yaesu FT-2900R 75 Watt
Yaesu FT-2900R 75 Watt 2 Meter VHF Mobile Transceiver