From: RAC Headquarters
Date: 1 October, 1999
Subject: Call Sign Database to Show Qualifications
Official Canadian Amateur Radio Call Sign Data Base Amended to Show
Effective 01 October, 1999, the official Canadian Amateur Radio
Call Sign Data Base on the Internet has been amended to display the
qualifications held by individual Canadian radio amateurs.
The new Canadian Amateur Radio Call Sign Data Base is a collaborative
development by Industry Canada, RAC and Information Gateway Services
in response to requests from individual amateurs, clubs and Delegated
Examiners across Canada to have the qualification data included in
the call sign data base on the Internet.
The new Canadian Amateur Radio Call Sign Data Base is derived from
the new Industry Canada data base called the ACCS (Amateur Callsign
Certification System)/ SGIC (Système de gestion d'indicatifs d'appel
et de certification amateur) formed by merging information from the
Department's existing, separate certificate and automated licensing
system data bases. This was not a trivial task. Many amateurs will
recall receiving a letter early this year from Industry Canada in
February or March requesting verification of information. The new
data base has been made as accurate as possible, but some errors may
exist. Industry Canada has requested that all amateurs check their
information and report any errors or omissions to the Industry
Canada Amateur Radio Service Centre at the phone numbers or addresses
listed below. Clubs should verify the currency of the information
for their club station sponsor and report any changes.
All amateurs who obtained the former Amateur or Advanced Amateur
Certificate of Proficiency in Amateur Radio prior to 1990 should be
shown as holding Basic, Advanced and 12 WPM Qualifications.
The new Canadian Amateur Radio Call Sign Data Base is available on
the RAC web site at <http://www.rac.ca/callbook>. Further information
will be posted on the web site as it becomes available.
Contact the Industry Canada Amateur Radio Service Centre at:
Phone: 1-888-780-3333 (toll free)
Amateur Radio Service Centre
P.O. Box 9654
Postal Station "T"