This brochure describes both the tangible and intangible benefits of belonging to Radio Amateurs of Canada. RAC provides many services, publications and supplies to its members to enhance their enjoyment of Amateur Radio and plays an important role in protecting the Amateur Radio Service.
To download the brochure click on the link below.
- English (1.12 MB)
“Welcome to the Wonderful World of Amateur Radio!”
This is your introduction into Amateur Radio: a form of communication; a hobby; a community service.
To download the brochure click on the link below:
“An Introduction to ARES”
This brochure includes information about the Amateur Radio Emergency Service including: What is ARES?; What ARES Expects from You; and What You Can Expect from ARES.
The brochure is available in three-column (Trifold) and two-column (letter-size) formats. Just click on one of the links below:
- Intro to ARES (Two-column format; English; 186 kB)
- Intro to ARES (Two-column format; French; 187 kB)
- Intro to ARES (Trifold format; English; 157 kB)
- Intro to ARES (Trifold format; French; 574 kB)
Here are some articles about how Amateurs responded to emergencies that have been published in The Canadian Amateur magazine.
“Amateur Radio Emergency Service and the Fort McMurray Fire: An Inside Look” – An article by Al Parsons, VE6RFM
Cover story of the July/August 2016 issue of The Canadian Amateur magazine
Cover photo courtesy of Al Parsons, VE6RFM:
“Fire threatens the Regional Emergency Operations Centre in Fort McMurray on May 4 at 12:30 pm prompting the initial evacuation to a temporary Emergency Operations Centre at Nexen/Long Lake.”
Cover plus the complete article (pdf version; 620 kB)
How Field Day became a Reality: The Story of the High River, Alberta Flood of 2013
Cover story of the September/October 2013 issue of The Canadian Amateur magazine.
What follows are three first-person reports of the happenings in High River Alberta from June 20 to 22 and the support that Radio Amateurs provided. Unprecedented flooding rapidly struck the area after 100 millimetres of rain and above average temperatures in a 36-hour period. High River is located just east from the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains and is about one hour south of Calgary.”
Cover plus the complete article (pdf version; 1.7 MB)