Please have all funds transferred to through interac email money transfer or bring cash or cheque payable to FARC on the meeting Monday 9th of April!

Starting on 1 May 2018, FARC will run it’s first Advanced Certificate Course!

Cost: $75.00 

Cost includes:

  • The 2nd Edition Canadian Amateur Radio Advanced Qualification Study Guide! (Spring 2017) from Coax Publications
  • The Costs of The Examination
If you already a copy of the Advanced Study Guide, your costs will only be $25.00. You are responsible to provide pen, paper, and a receptive frame of mind!

Registration: Due this Monday at the latest! (Monday April 9th, 2018) Either send an Interac E-Transfer (to or bring cash or a cheque payable to FARC to the Monday 9 April meeting of FARC .  I will order the required study guides that evening after the meeting.

Classes: All classes will be in the Boardroom of the Victoria Health Centre, 65 Brunswick Street, Fredericton from 7pm to 9:30pm on the following dates:

Tuesday 1 May
Monday 7 May
Thursday 10 May
Tuesday 15 May
Thursday 17 May
Monday 21 May (Note: Victoria Day)
Thursday 24 May
Tuesday 29 May
Thursday 31 May
Monday 4 June
Tuesday 12 June
Thursday 14 June – ADVANCED EXAMINATION by Art VE9BP


“On Sunday 5 November, FARC’s Basic Certificate class and their instructors got together to build antennas. Each of our soon-to-be Hams left with their own 40/20m dipoles which they can put up at home. Here you can see them tuning the antennas.”

CBC Radio 1’s “Day 6” program, there is a five-minute story on the a group on high-school students in New York City who are involved in the emergency communications effort to help the American Red Cross, in the wake of hurricane Irma’s damage.

You can hear it here:

Submitted by Dave, VE9CB


Here is something we must all consider.  Thank you to Howard VE1DHD for this concise article:


What happens to a Silent Key’s Amateur Radio Operator Certificate?

Unless someone notifies the Amateur Radio Service Centre at Industry Canada, now known as Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), so that the deceased ham’s call sign can be deleted from the database, absolutely nothing happens and the callsign remains active until the SK’s 125th birthday.  This then begs the question as to how many of the Radio Amateur callsigns in the ISED database belong to SKs.

While the families of some Radio Amateurs are aware of the importance of cancelling the callsign of a deceased family member, I would suspect that the vast majority are not.  I would therefore suggest that all Radio Amateurs should, as a matter of course, instruct family in a formal way as to how to cancel their callsign on their death.  The best way to do this is to include a directive in our wills to the effect that the executor needs to contact the Amateur Radio Service Centre in Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada to report the passing of a licensed Radio Amateur; a copy of the deceased’s obituary is required as confirmation.

The address for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada is:

ISED Amateur Radio Service Centre
2 Queen Street East
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
P6A 1Y3

email address:
Telephone: 1-888-780-3333 (Toll free)
Fax number: 1-705-941-4607

The next time you update your will be sure to add this change.

D. Howard Dickson
Radio Amateur – VE1DHD // VE1ZD
Seabright, Nova Scotia