The HF band plan presently in use in Canada has been adopted in 1996.
Since, many changes have happened in the Amateur world and other band
plans have been revised and modified. Let us only mention the changes
announced by the FCC in 2007 affecting the US band plan and the revised
one adopted by the IARU Region 2 countries at the Brasilia conference in
Just under two years ago, Radio Amateurs of Canada had asked Bob Nash,
VE3KZ, a former First Vice President of RAC, to re-activate the HFBPC
(HF Band Planning Committee) with a goal to review and modernize the
Canadian HF Band Plan. Bob's committee has since worked very hard in
studying and consulting all across Canada to eventually come up with a
band plan proposed to the Board of Directors of Radio Amateurs of
Canada. The RAC Board has adopted this plan at its July 2008 meeting and
the new band plan is now on the RAC Web page at:
RAC wants to thank the HFBPC members for their hard work and wishes the
Canadian Amateur community much pleasure in using the new band plans.
Please spread the news.
Daniel A. Lamoureux, VE2KA
Vice President International Affairs,
Radio Amateurs of Canada.