The 2020 Awards Committee has opened their nominations. The closing date for nominations is Feb 15 2020. To learn more go to
The ARRL 10M contest will be held the weekend of Dec 14 2019. For all the information you need go to
I am sure this happens many times with no press, but it is an important part of ham radio. Giving back to the community you live, work and serve in. Good on this group
VE7YOTA is on the air for the month of Dec 2019. More information can be found at
Admission fees to the 2020 Hamvention will rise this year. To learn more go to
The following article reports the death of Geoff Smith.
The following site will request assistance in the support of Winlink and the current petition to the US FCC. The ARRL has also added their position. See the sites below for more information
A 108 year old received an award from the ARRL. To learn more go to
Radio Amateurs of Canada would like to welcome Stephen Lee, VA6SGL, as the Deputy Director for the Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut Region.
RAC Alberta/NWT/NU Director, Ernest Clintberg, VE6EC/VE6ECK, appointed Stephen as Deputy Director on December 1, 2019.
As illustrated in the bio provided below, Stephen has extensive experience in Amateur Radio in Canada and internationally and this includes Emergency Communications.
Stephen’s predecessor was David Gervais, VE6KD, who served as Deputy Director since May 2016. A special thank you goes to David for his support of RAC and the Radio Amateur community. He has always been there to help others, encourage and provide wisdom and this can be attested by Amateurs who know him.
Stephen Lee, VA6SGL CEC
Stephen Lee was first introduced to the wonders of Amateur Radio in 1979 in his hometown of Port Talbot, Wales at a demonstration given at a Scout meeting. During the 1980s, his father obtained his Amateur Radio licence and this gave Stephen further motivation; and early in 1990, while studying for his Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the Polytechnic of Wales, he got his first Amateur Radio licence with the call sign GW7GCD.
While working as an Electrical Consultant, Stephen was offered a position in Canada and he immigrated to Red Deer, Alberta with his wife and daughter in September 2013. Prior to emigrating, he contacted the Central Alberta Amateur Radio Club (CAARC) and he joined the club in November and later won the prize draw at its Annual General Meeting.
Stephen earned his Basic Qualification Certification in March 2014 and chose the call sign VA6SGL, and he achieved the Advanced Qualification the following year. He has served on the CAARC Executive since November 2014 in several capacities including Secretary, Vice-President, President and Past-President. In addition, he has his Certified Emergency Coordinator (CEC) designation and is currently the Emergency Coordinator for the CAARC and the Red Deer Area.
Stephen’s interests include antenna building and home construction and he enjoys operating on HF and taking in the occasional contest. He lives in Red Deer with his wife Maria, VA6TFL, where he works as an Electrical Engineer. Their three children live in Canada, Germany and New Zealand.
As Deputy Director for Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut, Stephen is committed to assisting the Director and will put his energy to promoting Radio Amateurs of Canada and advancing the Amateur Radio Service.
Ernest Clintberg, VE6EC/VE6ECK
RAC Director for Alberta/NWT/NU
RAC MarCom Director
Recently took a very useful safety course from BC Hydro. Below is their page listing safety information for just about anyone/anything. Have a look and stay safe.