Registration Form | Schedule and Cost | Instruction | Syllabus | Other Courses RAC Online Basic Qualification Amateur Radio Course: Summer 2020 In response to the Covid-19 crisis, Radio Amateurs of Canada is once again offering an online Amateur Radio course so that individuals can obtain their Amateur Radio Operator Certificate with Basic Qualification while continuing to practise […]
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Image courtesy of the Annapolis Valley Amateur Radio Club New RAC Online Amateur Radio Courses: Basic | Advanced Important Notice: Both of the Basic and Advanced courses are now full and registration has closed. Thank you for your support! Thank you for the great response to the new RAC online courses! The level of interest […]
To earn your certificate with Basic Qualification, you’ll need to pass a written exam. This is a 70% pass-grade, 100-question multiple-choice test, covering such topics as radio operating practices, basic electrical theory, and the Radiocommunication regulations that apply to amateur radio. A mark of 80% or more gives the candidate the additional privileges of Basic […]
The Certificate of Proficiency in Amateur Radio is accompanied by a call sign used to identify the station. Canadian call signs normally have a national prefix consisting of two letters and a number, followed by a two- or three-letter suffix e.g. VE1AB, VA3ABC, VO1ZZ or VY2ZZZ. Call signs are allocated with different prefixes depending on […]
How are Amateur Radio operators “authorized” in Canada? There is only one authorization to transmit – an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate with the Basic Qualification and Call Sign. Morse Code is no longer required! With the Morse Code Qualification for 5 words per minute sending and receiving, added to your Basic Qualification, you receive all […]
a form of communication; a hobby; a community service. It could be a school teacher in Nova Scotia making friends over the radio with another Radio Amateur in New Zealand; an Alberta teenager using her computer to upload a chess move through her radio which is retrieved by a fellow chess fan in Florida via […]