Radio Amateurs of Canada
The Barrie Amateur Radio Club is a Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) affiliated club (#34283). RAC is the Canadian national organization which provides a voice for Amateurs with our federal government and internationally with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), and the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU).
Amateur Radio Emergency Service
ARES is a branch of RAC and an organization of licensed radio amateurs who have registered their qualifications and equipment with RAC to provide communications in times of disaster.
National Traffic System
The National Traffic System (NTS) is an organization of licensed radio amateurs who provide a network of operators that can relay formal message traffic around the world. For example, by providing information to disaster victims and their friends and families to help reunite them.
Canadian Weather Amateur Radio Network
Canadian Weather Amateur Radio Network (CANWARN) is a joint project between Environment Canada and local amateur radio groups. Its main purpose is to observe weather conditions at the time when tornadoes are likely to occur. When Environment Canada determines that there is a possible threat of tornadoes the group is called into action. A number of amateur radio repeaters in the affected area are linked together into a network. Trained weather spotters relay information to the weather office. It gets pretty exciting hearing all the reports of things as they happen.
Nearby Amateur Radio Clubs