Radio Information and Tools

Amateur Radio is shallow enough that a child can wade in it and deep enough to drown an elephant at the same time! This hobby is incredibly broad and there are so many great resources available. This list contains some tools and helpful resources for your ham radio journey.

Canadian Links

  • RAC - the national association for Amateur Radio in Canada.
  • SARL - the Saskatchewan Amateur Radio League.
  • Canadian Band Plans - guidance for the usage of the Canadian Amateur bands.
  • ISEDC - Amateur resources on Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada.
  • Canadian Amateur Callsign Lookup - Search for Canadian Amateur Callsigns.
  • CARBQSG-9 - Canadian Amateur Radio Basic Qualification Study Guide - 9th Edition. The leading Canadian Study Guide for students wishing to attain their Basic Qualification in Amateur Radio for more than 30 years. Fully updated with recent technological innovations.
  • Amateur Exam Info - Information and links for getting licensed.

Canadian Radio Vendors

Various Tools

Quick Reference Operating Cards!

Save these to your Phone or Print them Out

Fun Ham Activities

  • POTA 🏞 - Ham operators promoting emergency awareness and communications from national/federal and state/provincial level parks.
  • SOTA ⛰ - An award scheme for radio amateurs that encourages portable operation in mountainous areas.
  • Contests! 🏆 - Huge list of Ham Contests
  • Fox Hunting 101 🦊 - Fun hide and seek activity using radio
  • ARES 🆘 - Amateur Radio Emergency Services
  • Long Island CW Club 👇
  • Learn Morse Code (CW) Online 👇

Digital Modes

  • WSJT-X - WSJT-X is the software that allows you to operate FT8. The software integrates with your HF radio and is the primary FT8 software suite.
  • GridTracker - If you are re into FT8, you need this software. It runs alongside WSJT-X and provides a host of benefits that are incredible. This will change your FT8 operating experience!
  • JS8Call - a mode based on FT8 providing weak signal keyboard to keyboard messaging
  • APRS - Automatic Packet Reporting System

Ham Radio YouTube Channels