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Cover of March-April 2020 TCATCA Author’s Guide

We are always looking for articles, both technical and non-technical, that are of interest to Radio Amateurs. 

Please send them directly to the TCA Editor at  or by mail to:

The Canadian Amateur
720 Belfast Road
Suite 217
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1G 0Z5

However, before you submit your articles please review the RAC Author’s Agreement provided above. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the TCA Editor.

When submitting your articles please provide your contact information and indicate if you agree to the terms of the RAC Author’s Agreement. Submitted material will be reviewed to determine its suitability for publication. The reviewers will assess manuscripts in terms of such factors as: pertinence to Amateur Radio; technical soundness; timeliness; degree of interest to readers of TCA; and freedom from needless controversy. The material should be written in a clear and acceptable manner; be of an appropriate length for TCA; and be in publishable form, not requiring major editing. It should treat the topic in sufficient detail. Material must be legal, prudent and in good taste.

The editor will confirm receipt of your material and will communicate directly with you during the review process and after a decision has been made.  Some articles may be published in both English and French. Any translation required will be carried out by TCA’s translation services.

TCA does not pay for published material. Your compensation will be the satisfaction of entertaining and educating other members of the Amateur Radio community.

The Canadian Amateur magazine

The Canadian Amateur (TCA), Canada’s premiere national magazine devoted to Amateur Radio, is published six times per year and is the membership journal of the Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC). 

It is available in both print and digital versions (eTCA). 

Members of RAC, Canada’s sole national Amateur Radio organization, receive TCA automatically.

A subscription to TCA also provides membership in Radio Amateurs of Canada. RAC is also the publisher of TCA. For information on how to join Radio Amateurs of Canada and subscribe to TCA please visit our Membership Sign Up page.

At 64-pages per issue and reaching approximately 4,500 readers, TCA offers news and views on the Canadian Amateur Radio scene from coast to coast to coast. It includes regular columns, features and technical articles of interest to Amateur Radio operators. In addition, a Coming Events calendar, Feedback, QSL Bureau information and coverage of regulatory issues are also provided.

If you would like additional information about The Canadian Amateur magazine please contact the Editor Alan Griffin at .