What is amateur radio?
It is both a hobby and a service - better known as ham
radio. Unlike most hobbies, however, operators are licensed
by their national governments (in Canada., by Industry
Canada and provide a number of services
to their nation.
Because It is a true service its
formal name is the Amateur Radio Service. It is a
non-profit hobby in which ham operators communicate with
other hams in all parts of the world and out of this world!
They donate their time for emergency communications, local
events. Communications is accomplished via means of what is
called modes of transmitting and receiving.
ham operators are able to use a wide variety of
communications technologies examples of these modes are in
of communications page".
With an appropriate ham license, you can use high technology
radios for personal communications between friends and
family, with no air time charges like cellular. You can
provide assistance to your community during emergencies. You
can access 911 from your radio (available on many
repeater systems) to call for help. You can also place
personal phone calls through many repeater systems.
Many questions regarding how all this got started can be
answered with these site pages on,
where did it all start and
the Origins of the Handie Talkie.
above links are very interesting and deserve a look see]
RAC Radio Amateur of Canada
web site as well as theARRL (American Radio Relay League) will give your
curiosity some useful answers. Also you may want to look at
the pages of the Beginner's
Guide to Making CW
Jack Wagoner WB8FSV. Please feel free to visit this site
website is a focal point for the many different
aspects of the Lakehead Amateur Radio Club (LARC).
Lakehead Amateur Radio Club members have all levels
of interest and knowledge in the wide spectrum of
meetings and contact with other members allow us to
share and discuss different ideas, and to learn from
try to include as much of the members ideas, news,
and events as possible in the continuing publishing
of this web site.
A Trip up to Mount Baldy
to repair VE3YQT Repeater.
Lindo VE3NHX,Wayne VA3WRL,
Randy VA3OJ, Terry VA3LU
What's New Dec. 2011
Since the web site has been up
for a few years now! We
have decided the time has come to update
some items as well as the overall look.
I am now trying Microsoft Expression to
rebuilt the pages. Leo VE3ATC is still
Dreamweaver to do his pages. After
trying to understand Dreamweaver the
last few years I gave up and changed
over. Laurie VE3VIA has volunteer to come
onboard and is in the learning mode. We
have changed quite a bit so far with
still a lot to go. I hope that our new
look is agreeable to the Club members
and viewing quests. Any comments please