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The URL for each club’s website (if provided) is “active”. Click on the URL to link to the club’s home page.

Any listings not updated since 2013 will be deleted. If your club’s listing has inadvertently been removed, please let us know.

Details of the policy for RAC Affiliated Clubs are posted on the following site:

https://www.rac.ca/en/rac/programmes/affiliated-clubs/

For information on the RAC insurance program, please go to the following site for details:

https://www.rac.ca/insurance/

In order for a club to be covered by the RAC insurance program it must be incorporated.

The list of clubs is sorted by province/territory, then city, then club name in the following order:

Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Abbreviations used:

ARC (Amateur Radio Club)

ARA (Amateur Radio Association)

ARS (Amateur Radio Society)

T: (Tone)

SHORT WAVE LISTENING (SWL) CLUBS

Club Name:Ontario DX Association (ODXA)
City: N/AServing Areas: Canada
 RAC Region: N/A
Website:www.odxa.on.ca
Club Callsign:VE3ODX and VA3ODX
Contact:
Club Mailing Address:Ontario DX Association, 3211 Centennial Dr., Apt. 23, Vernon, B.C., V1T 2T8
Meeting dates, times, locations:Check the club’s website
Classes Offered:No
Accredited Examiner(s): 
Repeaters and Beacons:

VA3ODX 442.225 MHz    T:131.8Hz  (Located in Hamilton)

VA3ODX 224.480 MHz    T:131.8 Hz (Located in Hamilton)

  
Club Events: 
  
Club Notes:Monthly columns devoted to shortwave radio broadcasting are posted to the club’s website and are freely available for download as .pdf files
Listing last updated:2015.08.25

AMATEUR RADIO CLUBS

CANADA-WIDE

Club Name:Canadian Ladies Amateur Radio Association (CLARA)
City: n/aServing Areas: Canada
RAC Region:n/a
Website:https://www.clarayl.ca/
Club Callsign: 
Contact: 
Club Mailing Address:See the website for contact information
Meeting dates, times, locations:n/a
Classes Offered:n/a
Accredited Examiner(s):n/a
Repeaters:n/a
  
  
Club Events: See website
Club Notes: See website
Listing last updated:2015.08.25

ALBERTA

Club Name:Sask Alta Radio Club*
City: LloydminsterServing Areas: NW Saskatchewan and NE Alberta centred on Lloydminster
RAC Region:Western and Mid-Western
Website:https://saskaltarc.ca/
Club Callsigns:VE5RI, VE5YLL, VE6YVG, VE6HDY, VE6INN, VE6RWC, VE6BDL
Contact:

Dwayne Friedrick VE6FRD, 780-872-2139 or

Email:

Club Mailing Address:2405 -58a Ave Court, Lloydminster, AB  T9V 2Z7
Meeting dates, times, locations:Club meetings are held, 1900 local time, on the 1st Wednesday of February, April, June, September & November at the Lloydminster Lakeland College or online.  Info posted on website.
Classes Offered:

Yes, Basic once a year.  Advance certification when enough interest.

https://saskaltarc.ca/amateur-radio/#takingclasses

Accredited Examiner(s):VE6FP
Repeaters:Sask Alta Radio Club operates a multi repeater full time linked network including VE5RI (146.940-) Echolink node 470103 near Lloydminster, VE6YVG (147.315+) at Vermilion, VE6RWC (145.290-) at Edgerton, VE6INN (147.345+) at Innisfree and VE6HDY (145.170-) at Hardisty.  Full Time link also to VE6SB (146.670-) operated by Lakeland Radio Club of Elk Point.  All repeaters require tone 123.0 hz.  These are linked through a UHF hub at Borradaile VE6BDL (449.075-).
VE5YLL 4(44.725 +) connected to IRLP 1198 tone 100 hz to access.
 The VE5RI linked repeater network covers an area from Lavoy, AB to Payton, Sk along Hwy 16.  From Cold Lake, AB to Hardisty, AB along Hwy 41
Club Events:Field Day, CQ events, Affiliation with city and county EMO
Club Notes:Last Updated2021.12.06

*Due to the location of the Sask/Alta Radio Club, it provides services to Amateurs in Saskatchewan and Alberta. As a result it is listed with the clubs in the Midwest and Western RAC Regions.

Club Name:Mercury Amateur Radio Association (Alberta) Inc.
City: CalgaryServing Areas: Province of Alberta and the Cranbrook area of south- eastern British Columbia
 RAC Region: Western
Website:www.mercuryalberta.ca
Club Callsign:VE6EVY
Contact:John Sobkowicz VA6GEO, President, 278 RiverView Park SE, Calgary AB T2C 3Z9 Email:   or 403-201-5460
Club Mailing Address:Box 7 Site 9 RR1, Okotoks AB T1S 1A1
Meeting dates, times, locations:Monthly except Jul, Aug, Dec. Varies by Chapter – usually 3rd Sat. Posted on website.
Classes Offered:Basic
Accredited Examiner(s):VE6MU – Gerald (Garry) Ursenbach
Repeaters:VE6EVY (under construction)
  
  
Club Events: 
Club Notes:Focus on training many new hams
Listing last updated:2014.08.06 – website is active
Club Name:Calgary Communications Club Inc.
City: CalgaryServing Areas: Calgary
 RAC Region: Western
Website:https://www.ccc.myrac.ca/
Club Callsign:VE6RH
Contact:Cliff Linton   VE6PLC   Email: 
Club Mailing Address:C/O 3112-39 St. SE, Calgary, AB  T2B 1B1
Meeting dates, times, locations:Check the club web site for details on upcoming meetings
Classes Offered:No
Accredited Examiner(s): 
Repeaters:VA6CAL 147.135 (+)   T: 110.9Hz . Connected to Echolink via node 942573
Club Events: 
Club Notes: 
Listing last updated:2021.01.07
Club Name:QCWA Wild Rose Chapter 151
City: CalgaryServing Areas: Alberta  (mail originates in Calgary)
RAC Region:Western
Website:http://www.obsd.com/qcwa-chapter151/
Club Callsign:n/a
Contact:Ken Oelke   VE6AFO    403.226.5840 Email:
Club Mailing Address:c/o 729 Harvest Hills Drive NE, Calgary, AB  T3K 4R3
Meeting dates, times, locations:Spring meeting in April at 1000 local time; Fall meeting in September at 1000 local time. Currently being held at Denny’s Restaurant on 19 Street at 16 Ave N.E., Calgary.
Classes Offered:No
Accredited Examiner(s):Ken Oelke  VE6AFO  403-226-5840 / Terry Finn  VE6TF      403-719-6000
Repeaters:VE6QCW 147.240 (+)
  
Club Events:#1: Kids day. #2: ARISS school contacts. #3: Providing CW operators & equipment for the Military Museum educational program in Calgary and the latest Boy Scouts training for the new communicator badge (2013) through the Military Museum. #4: Hosted the 2006 QCWA International Convention in Calgary.
Club Notes:The club continues its efforts to recruit new members for our radio club and solicit more schools for the ARISS program.
In September 2012, at the International convention of the QCWA in Reno, Nevada, the new President to be installed is VE6AFO, KenOelke, of Calgary.  He is only the second Canadian to have been elected to this esteemed position in the International QCWA.
Listing last updated:2012.08.13
Club Name:Southern Alberta Repeater Association Inc. (SARA)
City: CalgaryServing Areas: Alberta (mail originates from Calgary)
 RAC Region: Western
Website:http://saralink.ca
Club Callsign:SARA holds many repeater calls
Contact:http://saralink.ca/index.php/contact
Club Mailing Address:Box 52002, Edmonton Trail RPO
Calgary, AB  T2E 8K9
Meeting dates, times, locations:Annual Meeting of the members held at the Red Deer Picnic on Father’s Day weekend at 01:00 PM. Prior to the meeting SARA serves up free SARA Dogs and pop, better known as the  “SARA Hot Dog & Pop Affair”.
Classes Offered:No
Accredited Examiner(s):n/a
Repeaters:Several UHF links and VHF repeaters throughout Alberta.- see web site for details
 34373
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Club Events:1. Annual ARES Exercise  2. Fall Flea Market in Calgary – October  3. Winter Flea Market in Edmonton – February  4. SARA Linking Net
Club Notes:SARA is an active repeater linking association with both UHF linking networks as well a number of VHF repeaters.
Listing last updated:2014.08.06 – website is active
Club Name:Cold Lake Amateur Radio Society Inc (CLARS)
City: Cold LakeServing Areas: Cold Lake and surrounding area
 RAC Region: Western
Website: 
Club Callsign: 
Contact:Email:
Club Mailing Address:5710 53rd Ave, Cold Lake AB T9M 1S1
Meeting dates, times, locations:Every Saturday 1000 – 1200 MT at the Lakeland Coffee Shop.
Classes Offered:No
Accredited Examiner(s):n/a
Repeaters:

VE6ADI 147.090 (+)

VE6TAR 444.200 (+)

 TBA
  
Club Events:The club provides communications for community events
Club Notes: 
Listing last updated:2014.08.06 – updated from club website
Club Name:Rose City ARC Inc
City: CamroseServing Areas: City and County of Camrose
RAC Region:Western
Website:http://ve6uu.ca/
Club Callsign:VE6UU, VE6RCA, VE6WW, VE6RU

Contact:

Club Mailing Address:

Email:

RCARC,  5901 – 55 Ave., Camrose, AB T4V5B

  
Meeting dates, times, locations:Monthly Breakfast Meeting (Sept to June), at 0900 on 2nd Sat of the month.  Location is Norseman Inn, 48 Ave West, in Camrose.
Classes Offered:No
Accredited Examiner(s): 
Repeaters:

VE6UU  146.760 (-)  T: 100/100 Hz

VE6UU-1  444.025  (+ 5 )  T: 114.8 Hz/114.8 Hz

Club Events:Weekly 2 meter net on Wednesdays, 2030 local time on the VE6UU Repeater  146.760 (-). This is an Open Net; Christmas lunch in December; Spring Bar-B-Q in June
Club Notes: 
Listing last updated:2017.02.20
Club Name:The Northern Alberta Radio Club (NARC)
City: EdmontonServing Areas: Edmonton and area
 RAC Region: Western
Website:http://www.tnarc.ca
Club Callsign:VE6HM, VE6NC, VE6EMS, VE6JN, VE6KM, VE6MC, VE6PLP, VE6TNC, VE6UV, VE6YER, VE6EPC,VE6WXX, VE6LRN, VE8AT, VE6ACD, VE6POC
Contact:Lloyd Ropchan, VA6CLR – Email: ;  Executive email to: 
Club Mailing Address:P. O. Box 163, Station Main, Edmonton, AB  T5J 2J1
Meeting dates, times, locations:3rd Wednesday of the month,  (except June TBA), July, August and December, 19:30 MT at the Strathcona Community Centre League, 10139 87 Ave NW, Edmonton.
Classes Offered:Regular Basic and Advanced courses – see: www.tnarc.ca/training.  Contact: 
Accredited Examiner(s):Yes
Repeaters:

All NARC FM repeaters have 100 Hz tone on their input.  All repeaters are linked unless otherwise noted.

IRLP 1068 / Echolink 51068 on VE6HM

VE6HM – Edmonton (East side) (link hub site)
444.1000 (+) ; 224.7600 (-) ; 147.060 (-) Primary Site –> Note Negative offset
Also providing Environment Canada Weather radio on 162.400.

APRS Gateway

Winlink on HF (scans HF frequencies see https://winlink.org/RMSChannels) PACTOR, VARA

WINLINK VE6HM-10 on VHF 145.010 VARA

VE6TNC  **offline, moving location.

VE6PLP 147.090 (+) Pigeon Lake, S of Edmonton

VE6JN 147.330 (+) River Cree, West part of Edmonton, moving this summer.

VE6UV 147.2400 (+)  **Temporarily offline, Serves Edmonton downtown

VE6LRN 147.390 (+) West of Edmonton, long range, linked to the NARC system. Site also has a Remote VHF SSB system, Remote HF system. Also providing Environment Canada Weather radio on 162.475.

VE6VPR 145.290 (-) Edmonton (East side)  (** not linked) Has autopatch facility **Patch not active.

VE6VPR (+) 440.800 DMR CirCD1

VE6KM D-STAR – Edmonton (East side) (** not linked to the VE6HM system, located at the primary V6HM site).

145.470 (-0.6 MHz Digital Voice) ; 444.900 (+5 MHz Digital Voice) ; 1287.5 (-12 MHz Digital Voice) ; 1248.5 (Digital Data)

VE6EMS 442.50 (+) CMR-BM CirCD1 located at the primary VE6HM site.

VE6WXX 443.150 (+) Fusion system located at the primary VE6HM site.

VE6NC portable emergency trailer (NARCPAC III) used for support of Club activities. Unit has several operating positions, for HF, VHF, including WINLINK email, and portable repeaters.

  
  
Club Events:

Tuesday night NET, Saturday HM site open, various Saturday morning coffee meetups.

Supports Field Day

Club Notes:

The club sponsors GOTA, JOTA, ARES Edmonton Region and numerous local events. Works With Public Safety Canada, Alberta Emergency Management Agency (VE6ACD, VE6POC). The City of Edmonton Emergency Operations Centre / Edmonton Police

There is a direct link to the SARA system – see NARC website for details.

Supports the VE8AT HF beacon, see https://www.ncdxf.org/beacon/

The club supports the AlbertaSat project at the UofA, see www.albertasat.ca current project is EX-Alta 2.

Listing last updated:2023.11.08
Club Name:Quarter Century ARC
City: EdmontonServing Areas: North Central Alberta
 RAC Region: Western
Website:http://www.qcarc.net
Club Callsign:VE6CQR
Contact:Paul Tyschuk VE6UFO 780-232-7012 Email:
Club Mailing Address:P.O. Box 473, Edmonton, AB  T5J 2K1
Meeting dates, times, locations:

Annual Spring Social / Flea Market and AGM: Every April on a Saturday at Canora Community Hall, 10425- 152 Street, Edmonton       

Annual Fall Social & Flea Market: Every October on a Saturday at Canora Community Hall 10425 – 152 Street, Edmonton 

Coffee Gathering: Every Saturday 0900 – 1100 at A&W, 109 Street and Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton  

Classes Offered:No
Accredited Examiner(s):J.T. Mitchell VE6OH
Ernie Ringuette VA6EJR
Repeaters:

VE6QCR 146.640 (-)  Stony Plain, AB

VE6PP 146.820 (-)   Whitecourt, AB

VE6SS 146.880  (-) Pigeon Lake, AB

VE6BOX 146.730 (-) Athabasca, AB

100Hz CTCSS on all

VE6QCR and VE6PP are linked full time

  
  
Club Events:2m net each Wednesday night at 8:30 PM local time on the VE6QCR and VE6PP Repeaters
Club Notes:Weekly Newsletter Newsletter (qcarc.net)
Listing last updated:2023.05.15
Club Name:Peace Country ARC
City: Grand PrairieServing Areas: Grand Prairie & surrounding areas
 RAC Region: Western
Website:http://www.ve6arc.net
Club Callsign:VE6ARC
Contact:Email:  ve6arc (AT) rac.ca
Club Mailing Address:P.O. Box 25004 RPO Cobblestone Grande Prairie, AB T8X 0E9
Meeting dates, times, locations:Coffee/Breakfast – Every Saturday 1000 – 1100 (MT) at the Army Navy Air Force Veterans Club, 10117 – 93 Street
Classes Offered:Yes
Accredited Examiner(s):Rick Parsons, VE6CRE
Repeaters:

VE6XN 147.150 (+)

VE6OL 147.060 (-)

VE6BL 146.850 (-)

VE6YK 147.240 (+)

VE6AAV 444.775 (+) T: 146.2 Hz

  
  
Club Events:1)  Saturday morning coffee/breakfast at 10 AM. Location is ANAVETS club.  2)  PCARC 2 meter net at 8 PM Sundays evenings on the VE6XN repeater.  3)  Field Day.  4)  “How to” sessions throughout the year.
Club Notes: 
Listing last updated: 2019.04.26
Club Name:Mackenzie Regional Radio Club
City: GrimshawServing Areas: NW Alberta, Peace River Region
 RAC Region: Western
Website:http://www.mrrc.ca
Club Callsign:VE6PRR, VE6AAA
Contact:Email:
Club Mailing Address:Box 152, Grimshaw, AB  T0H 1W0
Meeting dates, times, locations:Saturdays at 1000 at Farmers Restaurant, Railway Ave, Grimshaw
Classes Offered:Yes
Accredited Examiner(s):Ken Carpenter VE6KEN
Bob Rollheiser VE6AOO
Repeaters:

VE6PRR 146.820 (-)

VE6PRR-1 146.640 (-)

VE6AAA 145.490 (-)

  
  
Club Events: 
Club Notes: 
Listing last updated:2014.08.06 (website checked)
Club Name:Yellowhead Amateur Radio Association (2017)
City: HintonServing Areas: Hinton, Edson, and surrounding area
 RAC Region: Western
Website:http://www.yarc.ca
Club Callsign:VE6YAR
Contact:Ernie Ringuette (club vice president)
Club Mailing Address:N/A
Meeting dates, times, locations:Hinton railway museum every second Thursday of the month at 7:00 pm.
Classes Offered:No
Accredited Examiner(s):Ernie Ringuette VA6EJR
Repeaters:VE6YAR
  
  
Club Events: 
Club Notes: 
Listing last updated:2017.05.29
Club Name:Southern Alberta ARC
City: LethbridgeServing Areas: Lethbridge area, Taber to Pincher Creek, Barons to Warner
 RAC Region: Western
Website:www.saarc.ca
Club Callsign: VE6CAM
Contact:Email:
Club Mailing Address:1726 18 Ave South, Lethbridge, AB T1H 6H1
Meeting dates, times, locations:2nd Tues of the winter months, at the Lethbridge Senior Citizens Organization LSCO
Classes Offered: Basic and Advanced
Accredited Examiner(s):VE6AGH Blair Sh
Repeaters:VE6CAM 146.880 (-)
  
  
Club Events:Annual Corn Roast, Field Day
Club Notes: 
Listing last updated:2016.10.16
  
  
Club Name:Mad Hatters QRP Club
City: Medicine HatServing Areas: Medicine Hat and surrounding communities
 RAC Region: Western
Website: 
Club Callsign:VE6MHQ
Contact:
Shawn Schenkey  VE6NS  or                                                  
Club Mailing Address:463 18th St NE, Medicine Hat, AB  T1C 1A6
Meeting dates, times, locations: 
Classes Offered:No
Accredited Examiner(s):No
Repeaters: 
  
  
Club Events:Portable antenna building.  Monthly get-togethers at local parks.  Select contests.
Club Notes: 
Listing last updated:2016.07.28
Club Name:Medicine Hat ARC Inc.
City: Medicine HatServing Areas: Medicine Hat and surrounding communities
 RAC Region: Western
Website:http://mharc.ca
Club Callsign:VE6ASW
Contact:  *protected email*
Club Mailing Address:398 Aberdeen Street South East, Medicine Hat, AB  T1A 0R2
Meeting dates, times, locations: Saturday morning coffee and radio discussion at o9:00 am. Club Station
Classes Offered:Yes – contact club for details.  Taught on Saturday mornings.
Accredited Examiner(s):Yes
Repeaters:

VE6HAT  147.060 (-)  T: 100 Hz

VE6VVR  145.410 (-)  T: 100 Hz

  
  
Club Events: 
Club Notes: 
Listing last updated: 2017.01.10
  
  
  
Club Name:Central Alberta ARC
City: Red DeerServing Areas: Red Deer and Central Alberta
 RAC Region: Western
Website:http://www.caarc.ca
Club Callsign:VE6QE
Contact:Bob King   VE6BLD   403.782.3438 or Email: ">
Club Mailing Address:P.O. Box 1103, Red Deer, AB, T4N 6S5
Meeting dates, times, locations:3rd Wednesday every month except June/July/Aug./Sept., 19:15 MT.  Location is Red Deer County Protective Service Building Number 6,  249 Clearview Drive in Red Deer
Classes Offered:Yes
Accredited Examiner(s): 
Repeaters:VE6QE 147.150 (+)
VE6VHF 146.910 ( -)
VE6PZ 145.210  (-)
VE6UK 145.250 (-)
VE6QE-1 444.450 (+)
  
  
Club Events:The third weekend of June – Annual Picnic. Hamfest on Father’s Day every year.
Club Notes:Please see our website at www.caarc.ca
Listing last updated:2016.04.25
Club Name:Strathcona Radio Volunteers
City: Sherwood ParkServing Areas: Sherwood Park
 RAC Region: Western
Website:http://www.qsl.net/srvc/
Club Callsign: 
Contact:James Ewen   VE6SRV    780.417.9560 or Email:
Club Mailing Address:P.O. Box 57045  Eastgate RPO, Sherwood Park, AB  T8A 5L7
Meeting dates, times, locations: 
Classes Offered:No
Accredited Examiner(s): 
Repeaters:VE6VPR 145.290 (-)
VE6VPR(PORT.) 147.150 (+)
  
  
Club Events: 
Club Notes:Resides in Thunder Bay ON and is a means for those Amateur Radio Operators to keep in touch.
Listing last updated:Website checked – 2009.07.15
Club Name:QCWA (Wild Rose Chapter)
City: St AlbertServing Areas: St Albert
 RAC Region: Western
Website: 
Club Callsign: 
Contact: 
Club Mailing Address:48 Boardview Crescent
St Albert, AB  T8N 0B2
Meeting dates, times, locations: 
Classes Offered: 
Accredited Examiner(s): 
Repeaters: 
  
  
Club Events: 
Club Notes: 
Listing last updated: 
Club Name:North Central Alberta ARC (NCAARC)
City: St. AlbertServing Areas: North Central Alberta
 RAC Region: Western
Website:www.ncaarc.ca
Club Callsign:VE6LAW, VE6JKB
Contact:Steve Pederson VE6STE/VE6XX   Email to:
Club Mailing Address:14 Dunvegan Court, St. Albert, AB  T8N 6B1
Meeting dates, times, locations:

Meetings are held the third Saturday of the month except for July and December.  If the meetings falls on a weekend with a statutory holiday it is held the following Saturday.  Meeting location is is the City of St. Albert Fire Station No. 3 at 100 Giroux Road in St. Albert, and commence at 0930.

Club members gather for breakfast most Saturday mornings at 0800 at Toast, located at 11 Belrose Drive in St. Albert.

Classes Offered:Contact  for further information about planned courses.
Accredited Examiner(s): Garry VA6GB  Email to:  , Herman VE6ADD  Email to:  
Repeaters:

VE6LAW 146.940 (-)  T: 100 Hz;  IRLP 1440/EchoLink 236406

VE6JKB  444.250(+) MHz;  D-STAR B-Module

  
  
Club Events: The club is actively involved in providing communications for community events such as marathons and other runs.  We also enjoy VE6KD site on occasion, including multiple years as VE6RAC for Canada Day Contest.  The club is also in the process of outfitting its communications trailer that will be used as a net control centre for public service events as well as well as any time it is needed in times of an emergency.
Club Notes:VE6LAW repeater is located at #3 Fire Hall, St. Albert, AB, N53-38-394, W113-48-209 – Elevation 670 m
Listing last updated:2017.05.02

NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

Club Name:Yellowknife ARC
City: YellowknifeServing Areas: Yellowknife
 RAC Region: Western
Website:www.ykars.com
Club Callsign:VE8YK
Contact:Chris Cameron – Email:   or Tel: (867) 444-6071
Club Mailing Address:PO BOX 752 STN MAIN,Yellowknife, Northwest Territories  X1A 2N6
Meeting dates, times, locations:Last Wednesday of each month – 1900 MT –  Room 129, St-Pat’s High School
Classes Offered:Yes. Contact club for dates.
Accredited Examiner(s):Chris John, VE8CDJ
Repeaters:

VE8YK 146.940 (-)

VE8RAE 145.150 (+)

  
  
Club Events:Field Day
Club Notes: 
Listing last updated:2016.08.30

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