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1999-10-01

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 Qualifications 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) Fax:(613) 991-5575 E-mail: spectrum.amateur@ic.gc.ca Mail: Industry Canada Amateur Radio Service Centre P.O. Box 9654 Postal Station "T" Ottawa, ON K1G 6K9