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Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada responds to petition about interference

On June 6, 2018, Martin Bérubé of Louiseville, Quebec initiated a petition involving a radio station that was “generating interference on purpose”.

The petition attracted 1,135 signatures and was presented to the House of Commons on January 30, 2019. The Government of Canada tabled the following response on March 18, 2019.

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) was informed of the individual’s conduct in December 2015 by a group of Amateur Radio operators from Quebec. The individual was operating an Amateur Radio station without proper authorization and was known to insult, threaten and impersonate other Amateur operators.

As the individual disregarded ISED’s written and verbal warnings, the department took action to enforce the Act.

Due to repeated offences, ISED carried out three searches of the individual’s residences and issued seven notices of violation totalling $2,500 plus fees.

On October 17, 2018, the individual was found guilty of these seven violations of subsection 4(1) of the Radiocommunication Act, pursuant to subsection 10(1) of the Act, by Justice of the Peace Annie Vanasse at the Trois-Rivières Courthouse.

ISED also called upon a federal prosecutor to obtain an injunction against the individual. This injunction is currently at the interlocutory stage. ISED understands that the individual has not been heard on Amateur Radio since August 8, 2018. ISED is closely following this case.”

The text of the petition and the Government Response can be found at the following link:


The new ALERT READY SYSTEM  for Canada

Link to alert ready web-page: http://www.theweathernetwork.com/public-alerts

If an alert is broadcast, it's time to act

Alert Ready is designed to deliver critical and potentially life-saving alerts to Canadians through television and radio. The Alert Ready system is developed in partnership with federal, provincial and territorial emergency management officials, Environment Canada and the broadcast industry to ensure you receive alerts immediately and know when to take action to keep yourself and your family safe.

Insurance General Liability Coverage.

To cover yourself and your equipment at your home it should be noted under your personal liability insurance at your home. The only other coverage that is available is through your local Amateur Radio club. The Club must be Incorporated and be an affiliated member of RAC and have purchased the RAC insurance. This insurance only covers events that your club has reported and received certificates of insurance covering the event. For further information contact your local club.

Monday April 5 2015

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Toronto Red Cross ARES Group Date Wednesday April 24

Location: Regent park Community Centre Toronto

Room: Multipurpose Room 5 second floor

Time 7:00pm to 9:30pm


How to use FLDigi and its Modules

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