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Amateur Radio: Out of this World Opportunities!

Amateur Radio is a scientific and technical hobby and service, made especially for youth, that brings people, electronics and communications together.

Nobel Prize winners – Michael Brown (Physiology 1985), Joe Taylor (Physics 1993), George Smith (Physics 2009), William Moerner (Chemistry 2014) – discovered Amateur Radio in their youth and credit it for their lifelong interest in science.

Through the wonders of Amateur Radio, you will learn and practise a set of STEM-based skills and principles, such as the basics of electronics and wave propagation, and discover a wealth of educational opportunities such as high altitude ballooning and worldwide and near-space communications.

Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) is the national association for Amateur Radio in Canada. It is a not-for-profit membership association with its headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, representing the interests of Amateur Radio across Canada.

The following are just a few of the examples of the important role that RAC plays in protecting the Amateur Radio Service and ensuring that all Canadian Amateurs can enjoy their hobby.

For more information please visit our website at or feel free to contact me directly.

Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director