Sept 26 2019 is the due date for logs in the ARRL VHF Contest. More info at
This event will be held at the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds. More information available at
The Red River Radio Amateurs will hold their hamfest and ARRL Dakota Convention the weekend of Sept 28 2019. More info at
For all the information you need to know about this event go to
Logs for the 2019 Nebraska QSO are due SEPT 21 2019
The Sept 21 2019 weekend will host the Washington Salmon Run Contest . All the information you need go to
The ARRL 10 GHz contest will be held the weekend of SEPT 20 2019. For more information go to
Distracted Driving in Canada update: Ontario considering permanent two-way radio exemption for AmateursMinistry is seeking comments and suggestions: Deadline November 4
For immediate release:
Distracted driving regulations continue to be an area of interest for many Canadian Radio Amateurs. These regulations are made and enforced by provincial governments and can vary considerably from province to province and over time. In Ontario, RAC Directors Allan Boyd, VE3AJB (Ontario North/East) and Phil McBride, VA3QR (Ontario South) have been working hard on this issue.
On December 15, 2017, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) announced that the current two-way radio exemption for “Amateur Radio operators and specified commercial, public transit, and public function drivers was extended for a further three-years until January 1, 2021.”
We are pleased to report that the Ministry is currently considering making the two-way radio exemption permanent and it has invited comments on this proposal as well as any additional suggestions or comments on how it could minimize distracted driving while supporting economic growth and prosperity in the province.
A summary of these proposals has been posted to Ontario’s Regulatory Registry Display Screens and Hand-Held Devices – Exemption Review (Posting #2019-MTO028) and can be viewed in English or French.
J Allen, VY1JA is going QRT after a long career in ham radio. To read more about all this go to
In view of the active weather ongoing in the southern US the Hurricane Watch Net is set to activate. To learn times and frequencies please go to