I enjoy listening to analog repeater conversations it helps me feel so much better about myself.

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.

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"

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.