The following resources may be helpful for new hams (amateur radio enthusiasts).
- Test Generators
- Morse code
- USA Operations
- Neighbouring Clubs
- Emergency Traffic Handling
|Information on the Amateur Radio Service, RIC-3
Instructions for getting a license and radio communications regulations.
|Standards of Operation, RBR-4
Rules for amateur radio operations in Canada
A compete set of the multiple choice questions for the examination.
|Examiners A searchable list of volunteer accredited examiners.|
Search the database for a new callsign.
Information from Industry Canada on Amateur Radio Certification including change of address and change of callsigns.
|Emergency Radio Course
It may be a little dated, but a great resource with PowerPoint slides, documents, and videos. Scroll way down the page.
|Elmer: An experienced and knowledgeable amateur radio operator who guides or mentors newer operators. Contact us or any of our members to be introduced to an Elmer.|
|Amateur Radio Exam Generator
The Industry Canada web site test generator to train for the examination.
An alternate program for early practice is from RAC (Radio Amateurs of Canada).
A program that will help with learning the Block Diagrams.
|COAX Student Success Pages
The companion site to the COAX publication text book. Login details are provided during the first class.
A test tool that can be used offline in a phone/tablet and offline.
List of acronyms and common radio terms.
International Q-codes and their meanings.
All about the correct use and origin of the International Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet.
List of ham bands and qualifications needed for operations.
A map defining ITU Regions of the world.
|RAC Band Plan
Guide to band use for Canada.
|ARRL Band Plan
Guide to band use for the USA.
|BCARC Repeater List
A list of repeaters in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.
|Morse Code Translator
An online Morse generator allowing text to be entered and converted or sound played.
An online Morse trainer (requires Java) for practice of letters, numbers and symbols.
|Driving in BC Use of Electronic Devices While Driving|
|Driving in Washington Using a wireless communications device while driving.|
|Driving in Oregon Operating motor vehicle while using mobile communication device.|
|Safety Equipment Basics of Fall Prevention, How to put on a Harness, and Relief Step Safety Device.|
|FCC Title 47 Part 97 Rules and Regulations for operation in the USA.|
|ARRL WAS Map Identifies US call sign prefixes|
|http://dx.qsl.net/propagation/ Propagation information gathered from various sources.|
|http://prop.hfradio.org/ Sunspot cycle information|
|http://hamwaves.com/propagation/frequency.html#calculator Calculates maximum operating frequency.|
|http://www.voacap.com/prediction.html Prediction of path possibilities by specific source and destination.|
|http://aprs.mountainlake.k12.mn.us/ Map overlay of VHF propagation across North America|
|http://www.dxinfocentre.com/tropo_wam.html Tropospheric ducting forecast, region selectable.|
Emergency Traffic Handling
|2012 Presentation Materials. The Communications Academy is a non-profit coalition of volunteer communications teams to provide a high quality, professional-grade training opportunity for the various emergency communications teams around the Pacific Northwest.|
|TFC School Session 1Video on handling emergency messages using radiograms in the US National Traffic System.|
|TFC School Session 2Video on handling emergency messages using radiograms in the US National Traffic System.|
|TFC School Session 3Video on handling emergency messages using radiograms in the US National Traffic System.|