RAC Bulletin 2012-040E – Canadian Call Sign Search RAC Web Site

RAC Bulletin 2012-040E – Canadian Call Sign Search RAC Web Site

2012-07-31

Over the past several months there have been a number of issues with regard to the "Canadian Call Sign Quick Search" which is available on the main page of the RAC website at <www.rac.ca>.

One issue was that the Amateur address information was displayed. The other was related to the Amateur's address being incorrect as listed.

Both of these issues can only be corrected by the holder of the call sign contacting Industry Canada (IC) at 1-888-780-3333, or via email to spectrum.amateur@ic.gc.ca or creating a user account on the Industry Canada website at http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/025.nsf/eng/home. A link is provided on the call sign query results page that takes you directly to the page to create your account.

Since the Industry Canada database is downloaded daily to the RAC website, it can only be changed by contacting Industry Canada. There is a legal requirement by Industry Canada that Amateurs keep their address current in their file. If an Amateur chooses not to publish their information online, that option is available through Industry Canada.

Hopefully this will clarify these two issues in future. RAC would appreciate if this information was included in Club newsletters or other Club correspondence.

Len Morgan, VE9MY

RAC Affiliated Clubs Program Coordinator

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Vernon Ikeda – VE2MBS/VE2QQ

Pointe-Claire, Québec

RAC Blog Editor/RAC E-News/Web News Bulletin Editor

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