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The members of the RAC Board of Directors and Executive at the Planning Meeting 2017 in Ottawa
The members of the RAC Board of Directors and Executive at the Planning Meeting 2017 in Ottawa

Radio Amateurs of Canada held its Planning Meeting in Ottawa on Thursday, September 7 and Friday, September 8 and it was attended by members of the entire RAC Board and Executive.

On Saturday, September 9, RAC officials then enjoyed the Ottawa Hamfest which was hosted by the Ottawa Amateur Radio Club. The RAC Annual General Meeting was held immediately following the Hamfest.

RAC would like to thank everyone who attended the AGM in person or via Webinar. Thanks also to the Ottawa Amateur Radio Club for being such great hosts.

We hope to see you again next year.

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The Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to hold its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Ottawa, Ontario.

The AGM event will be hosted by the Ottawa Amateur Radio Club and will be held in conjunction with the 2017 Ottawa Hamfest which is being held at the same location.

All RAC members are encouraged to attend the Annual General Meeting.

Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017

Time: 1 pm (Eastern Standard Time)

Place: The Annual General Meeting will be held in the W. Erskine Johnston Arena, 3832 Carp Road in Ottawa.

Agenda items will include:

A Question and Answer period will follow the AGM proceedings. This is your opportunity to hear what your representatives have been doing over the past year, to raise questions, and to make suggestions about how RAC is managed and where it is going in the future.

The meeting will be attended by members of the RAC Board of Directors and Executive and is open to all RAC members. RAC members are asked to register in advance to remotely attend the Webinar. Registration closes at 11 am EDT on Saturday, September 9.

If you wish to submit a question to the RAC President for the Q&A session please send it to before 6 pm EDT on Friday, September 8.

For more information about the 2017 Ottawa Hamfest please see below and visit their website at

Ottawa (Carp) 21st Annual Hamfest

The Ottawa Amateur Radio Club (OARC) is pleased to host the RAC Annual General Meeting as part of its 21st Annual Hamfest, and during the year-long celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation here in the Nation’s capital and across Canada.

Date: Saturday, September 9. 2017

Time: The Hamfest will be open to the public from 9 am to noon. Doors will open to Commercial Vendors at 7:30 am and to Private Vendors at 8 am. The RAC Annual General Meeting will be held at 1 pm following the Hamfest.

Place: The Hamfest will be held at the Carp Agricultural Fairgrounds in the W. Erskine Johnston Arena at the north end of the fairgrounds, at 3832 Carp Road in Ottawa. We are right next door to the famous Carp Farmers’ Market and just minutes from the Diefenbunker Museum (, a four-story, 100,000 square foot underground bunker, built between 1959 and 1961. Come to Ottawa and enjoy your visit as part of Canada’s 150th Birthday celebrations!

Cost: $6 General Admission, $14/table (plus admission).

Talkin: VE2CRA, 146.940-, 100 Hz CTCSS

For more information please visit or contact Ed, VE3WGO, at .

Assemblée générale annuelle

Radio Amateurs du Canada est heureuse de tenir son assemblée générale annuelle (AGA) à Ottawa, en Ontario.

L’événement AGM sera organisé par le Club de Radio Amateur d’Ottawa et sera organisé conjointement avec l’Hamfest d’Ottawa 2017 qui se déroule au même endroit. Tous les membres du RAC sont encouragés à assister à l’assemblée générale annuelle.

Date : samedi le 9 septembre

Heure : 13h00 (heure normale de l’Est)

Lieu : L’assemblée générale annuelle se tiendra à l’aréna W. Erskine Johnston, 3832 Carp Road à Ottawa, Ontario

Les points à l’ordre du jour incluent :

Une période de questions et de réponses suivra les procédures de l’AGA. Voici votre chance d’écouter ce que vos représentants ont accompli durant la dernière année, poser vos questions et faire vos suggestions à propos de la gestion et de l’orientation future de RAC.

Les membres du conseil d’administration et de l’exécutif de la RAC participeront à la réunion et seront ouverts à tous les membres. De plus, il y aura un webinaire auquel les membres du RAC peuvent assister à distance.

Les membres du RAC sont invités à s’inscrire à l’avance pour assister à distance au webinaire. L’inscription se ferme à 11 h HAE le samedi 9 septembre.

Si vous souhaitez soumettre une question au président du RAC pour la séance de questions et réponses, envoyez-le à avant 18 heures HAE le vendredi 8 septembre.

Pour plus d’informations sur l’Hamfest Ottawa de 2017,  visiter :