The Canadian Amateur Radio Regulatory Advisory Board (CARAB), comprised of members of the RAC Executive and senior Industry Canada representatives, met in Ottawa on April 23rd.

In attendance for RAC was Geoff Bawden VE4BAW (President), Glenn MacDonell VE3XRA (Vice-President and Regulatory Affairs Officer), George Gorsline VE3YV (International affairs Officer) and Marcel D. Mongeon VA3DDD (Honourary Legal Counsel).

Industry Canada representation consisted of Lynne Fancy (Senior Director Spectrum Development and Operations), Caroline Kennedy (Manager) and Stephen Williams (Policy Analyst).

Some of the items that were raised and discussed included:

The Canadian Amateur Radio Advisory Board (CARAB) is a consultative group consisting of members of the Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) and the Spectrum Operations Branch of Industry Canada (IC). Its function is to provide a forum between Canadian radio amateurs and the regulator. The first CARAB meeting took place in 1993. CARAB is co-chaired by the RAC President and a Senior IC Director.