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Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) is the national association for Amateur Radio in Canada. It is a not-for-profit membership association with headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, representing the interests of Amateur Radio all across Canada.
Speaking on behalf of Canadian Radio Amateurs, RAC provides liaison with government agencies and carries the Amateur voice about regulatory and spectrum issues to the discussion table with government and industry leaders, nationally and internationally.
RAC is the Canadian voting member society of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU). RAC also provides many services, publications and supplies to its members to enhance their enjoyment of Amateur Radio.
The following information highlights the many benefits that RAC members enjoy. A PDF brochure is available for download by clicking on the above image.
What we Offer:
In addition to the many intangible benefits that RAC members enjoy, RAC members also enjoy tangible benefits including:
The Canadian Amateur (TCA) magazine, Canada’s premiere national magazine devoted to Amateur Radio, is published six times per year and is available to RAC members in both print and digital (eTCA) formats
The RAC Affiliated Club Program provides documents and other useful material to help local Amateur Radio clubs to be more efficient and provide more useful programs for their members.
The RAC Affiliated Club Liability Insurance Program provides affordable $5 million liability insurance for RAC-affiliated Amateur Radio clubs and their members.
The RAC QSL Bureau System distributes QSL cards for RAC members to countries around the world
The RAC Youth Education Program provides support to teachers and schools wishing to implement an Amateur Radio program or project.
The RAC Foundation Program applies member donations to provide financial support through scholarships, research and equipment grants.
The RAC Field Organization coordinates traffic handling and emergency communications across Canada. Help your community by joining the RAC-sponsored Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) and/or the National Traffic System (NTS).
The RAC Certified Emergency Coordinator Program provides certificates to ARES Emergency Coordinators who pass a rigorous examination on emergency measures structures and procedures. RAC issues the CEPT and IARP international permits so you can operate your station in many countries without additional permission. Note: CEPT and IARP FAQ info is provided here.
Two annual RAC contests: the RAC Canada Day Contest on July 1 and the RAC Canada Winter Contest in late December. Join the fun from 160m to 2m.
The RAC Operating Awards: the Canadaward, Transcanada, St. Lawrence Seaway and Provincial Capitals
The RAC website gets you surfing the World Wide Web with Amateur Radio news, info, call sign directory, antenna programs and links to other powerful resources.
Our volunteers work hard to provide you with these benefits. We also need your financial support to carry on our work!