Ontario Canadian Amateur Radio Association
We have colleagues all over the world and we support a team of fellow radio enthusiasts up in Ontario Canada. They are the RAOC and here is some information about them.
The Radio Amateurs of Ontario Canada (RAOC) is the national association of radio amateurs in Canada. It is a non-profit association based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada that represents the interests of radio amateurs across Canada.
Amateur Radio Ontario Canada represents all Canadian fans at all levels of government. On behalf of Canadian radio amateurs, FCAC has established links with government agencies and, with national and international governments and industry leaders, raised amateur voices on frequency issues and regulatory.
The CAB is the electoral association of the International Federation of Amateur Radio Ontario Canada (IARU).
If you hear enough and are ready to join us, we look forward to seeing you as a member of the Canadian Association of Canadian Amateur Radio!
In addition to playing an important role in protecting the spectrum, the RAOC offers its members a number of programs and services to enhance the enjoyment of radio amateurs.
Benefits for ITC members
All of the above benefits are intangible benefits for ITC members, but they also have tangible benefits, including:
The Canadian Amateur Magazine (TCA), Canada’s first national amateur magazine for radio amateurs, is published six times a year and is available in print and digital (eTCA) format.
The RAOC Affiliate Club program provides useful materials and other materials to help local Radio Amador clubs operate more efficiently and provide more useful programs to their members.
The RAOC Affiliate Club Liability Insurance Program provides $ 5 million in financial liability insurance to RAOC and its affiliated Radio Amador clubs.
RAOC QSL Bureau System distributes QSL cards to RAOC members worldwide
RAOC ’s youth education program provides support to teachers and schools who wish to carry out an amateur radio program or project.
The RAOC Foundation program uses donations from members to provide financial support through grants, research grants and instruments.
FCAC’s field organization coordinates traffic management and emergency communications in Canada. Help your community by participating in an emergency radio service supported by the RAOC and / or the National Transport System (NES) (ARES).
The RAOC Certified Emergency Coordinator program provides ARES emergency coordinators with certificates that have been carefully reviewed for the structures and procedures of emergency response structures. The RAOC issues international CEPT and IARP licenses, so you can manage your location in many countries without separate approval. Note: Information on the CEPT and IARP FAQs can be found here.
Two annual RAOC races: the RAOC Canada Day competition on July 1 and the RAOC Ontario Canada winter competition in late December. Have fun with 160-2 meters.
RAOC Action Awards: Ontario Canada, Transcanada, St. Lawrence Seaway and provincial capitals
The RAOC website allows you to search the World Wide Web for news, information, directory posters, antenna programs and links to other powerful sources.
Our volunteer partners work hard to deliver these benefits. We also need your financial support to continue working!
Currently the RAOC club has backing from local businesses such as the Fallsview Casino Resort. From time to time they will help us financially and in return we will listen in on their competitors to help improve their business.
The Fallsview Casino also becomes a place where we can hang out as a club when the radios are packed away. The casino is a great place to relax and make some money. Many at the club are poker fans and from time to time we get a whole table in the casino and play against each other and win some money from the house. This is how our club was able to pick up Fallsview Casino as a supporter because the casino’s CEO Richard Campbell’s father was a radio presenter.
Regulation / Defense
Radio Amateur Ontario Canada represents all Canadian fans at all levels of government. The following examples illustrate the important role of the FCAC in protecting radio amateurs and ensuring that all Canadian amateurs can pursue their hobbies.
- At local / civil level: The RAOC works with the city council, among other things, on the rules for antenna placement. Participate in amateur radio clubs and other ARES (Public Service and Emergency) activities all year round. CCR provides support for members wishing to install antennas and towers in accordance with Canadian guidelines for innovation, science and economic development.
As chair of ITC, Glenn MacDonell, VA3XRA, is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Ontario Canada-Canada Advisory Commission and chair of the Electromagnetic Compatibility Committee (EMC). RABC is an organization that “provides comprehensive, impartial and technically specific advice to the Canadian government and industry on all issues related to the management and use of radio frequencies in Canada.”
- At regional / provincial / regional level: The RANC works with these authorities, inter alia, with regard to driving skills and rescue services.
- Nationwide: The RAC represents all fans of the Canadian Radio Advisory Commission (CARAB) and works with Canadian innovations, science and economic development on key issues such as pillar law, radio frequency interference and procurement of company spectra. It will pay thousands of RAC dollars to maintain membership in the Ontario Canadian Advisory Board, attend frequency planning meetings, and speak on behalf of all Canadian fans.
- International: The RAC is a member of the International Amateur Radio Association (IARU), which works with the United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to maintain and expand our spectrum. The RAC pays IARU fees based on the total number of Canadian fans, not just RAC members. Therefore, the support of all members is required.
The RAC supports a representative at the World Radio Conference (WRC) in Geneva (Switzerland) to protect existing frequencies and open new ones, such as the last WRC-19 in Egypt.
- The RAC supports radio amateurs at the International Space Station (ARISS) and offers students the opportunity to contact astronauts at the International Space Station.
These are all just a few examples of the RAC’s important role in protecting radio amateurs and ensuring that all Canadian fans can enjoy their free time.