[Lab] Ham radio

Andrew Plumb andrew at plumb.org
Thu Jun 2 14:03:16 EDT 2011

As it relates to obtaining your license, the "Getting Started" page is here:


I've had mine since I was a kid (Call sign VE3SLG, Basic + 12WPM Code; only 5WPM is needed now) but am rarely active these days.

It is handy when you want to do longer-range RC vehicle stuff; see http://www.rac.ca/en/rac/services/bandplans/6m/ in the 50.8 - 50.98 MHz range.


On 2011-06-02, at 1:11 PM, Richard Guy Briggs wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 02, 2011 at 12:07:30PM -0400, Jean-Marc LeBlanc wrote:
>> is there any one who is currently into amateur radio?  I am wondering
>> if any one has any links? and maybe the average cost to get a license?
> I had a moderate interest as a kid, but never did get my licence.  I am
> still interested, but have too many of those at the moment!
> I'd start with the Radio Amateurs of Canada:
> 	http://www.rac.ca/cdn_clubs/region_ontario_no.htm
> I've been to one local meeting, a while back.  There are a number of
> members in the local Linux users group (oclug.on.ca), Richard
> Haggemeier, Tyler Tidman come to mind...
>> Jean-Marc Le Blanc
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