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On this page we are pleased to provide you with reprints of articles that have been previously published in The Canadian Amateur magazine. Stay tuned to this page as more articles will be included here on an ongoing basis.

Cover of July-August 2016 TCA“Amateur Radio Emergency Service and the Fort McMurray Fire: An Inside Look” 

Cover story of the July/August 2016 issue of The Canadian Amateur magazine by Al Parsons, VE6RFM.

“Fire threatens the Regional Emergency Operations Centre in Fort McMurray on May 4 at 12:30 pm prompting the initial evacuation to a temporary Emergency Operations Centre at Nexen/Long Lake.”

Cover plus the complete article (pdf version; 620 kB)

How Field Day became a Reality: The Story of the High River, Alberta Flood of 2013

Cover story of the September/October 2013 issue of The Canadian Amateur magazine.

An articlCover of September-October 2013 TCAe by Vince d’Eon, VE6LK – Foothills Amateur Radio Society/ARES, Okotoks, Alberta with contributions from Kerry Atkinson, VE6GG and Ian Burgess, VA6EMS.

“What follows are three first-person reports of the happenings in High River Alberta from June 20 to 22 and the support that Radio Amateurs provided.

Unprecedented flooding rapidly struck the area after 100 millimetres of rain and above average temperatures in a 36-hour period. High River is located just east from the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains and is about one hour south of Calgary.”

Cover plus the complete article (pdf version; 1.7 MB)

Images and cover of July-August 2017 TCA

70th Anniversary of Amateur Radio at Eureka: Parts 1 and 2

The 70th anniversary of the establishment of the original Amateur station, VE8MA, at Eureka, Nunavut was celebrated in 2017. In recognition of this historic event, Pierre Fogal, VE3KTB, John Gilbert, VE3CXL and Alex Tikhomirov, VE1RUS, collaborate on a two-part article which was published in the May-June 2017 and July-August 2017 issues of The Canadian Amateur.

“Contesting by Candlelight”

The May-June 2019 issue of The Canadian Amateur magazine features an article by  Dave Goodwin, VE9CB/VO2AAA, entitled “Contesting by Komatik: VO2AC in the 2019 CQ 160m CW Contest”.

In the article Dave refers to an earlier article entitled “Contesting by Candlelight” which was published in the September-October 2008 issue of The Canadian Amateur magazine.

“Contesting by Candlelight” tells how we came to know about the Point Amour Lighthouse and how we executed that 2006 operation. It took 13 years to get around to a repeat visit.”

A scanned copy of the article is available at the following link:

“Contesting by Candlelight”, September-October 2006 TCA