VE3s Get 5-Year Extension

Finally RAC has beaten me to a great news story 🙂


This is great news and I don’t care a wit how it came about but let’s all get behind RAC and help our executive officers like president Geoff Bawden and the Ontario directors assemble a volunteer lobbying group here in Ontario.

We can’t wait until the 11th hour to do our due diligence but obviously something happened at the Ministry of Transportation to cause this change and we should find out what it was.

Look IMHO RAC is one the most secret hobby group I’ve have ever heard of. Heck we don’t even know how many members we’ve got and this isn’t (or shouldn’t be) a state secret.

But while flawed (and perhaps fatally) RAC is the only tool we have right now (unless a group of club presidents in Canada get together and we start something new that works) so let’s try and get the guys at the top to get busy on this issue and many others that are facing ham radio in Canada.

Having said that, and with no information forthcoming from RAC, I am still betting this exemption has a lot to do with the leadership and hard work of North/East Ontario Regional Director Bill Unger, VE3XT.

Thanks Bill. You’ve been one bright light in a very dark time for ham radio in Canada.

This is wonderful news.

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About Peter West

I am retired. I'm invested into bike riding, guitar playing, yoga and Ham Radio. I am a former photojournalist, newspaper and magazine editor and public relations practitioner with national, regional and local experience. A long-time member of Toastmasters International and an active Amateur Radio (Ham) operator here in Canada I am taking on new challenges.

4 thoughts on “VE3s Get 5-Year Extension

  1. Good news! I guess I’ll hold off on my crusade to protect firefighters, ambulance drivers and police constables from the dangers of driving and having to pick up a microphone. I wonder how long before having to shift gears on a standard transmission vehicle will be considered distracted driving? Or having to do 5 button presses on a new touch screen display in your car to enable that function you used to have a single button for on the old design? (OK, I’m having too much fun complaining… 😉 )

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