Based upon email I have seen and a couple of conversations I have overheard recently on the Amateur bands, wild rumours are flying around concerning the Ontario Bill C118 and the use of Amateur Radio in motor vehicles. Some of the comments being made would be laughable if it were not for the fact they are being believed despite being ridiculous on their face.
I urge every Ontario Radio Amateur to not believe everything they hear but instead seek out factual information, an excellent source of which is right here, the RAC Blog, edited by RAC’s Vice President for Public Relations, Peter West, VE3HG.
Peter has been leading the RAC effort, on behalf of every Amateur in the province, since the matter of possible restrictions for Amateur Radio operation first came to light. His efforts have included emails, letters and face to face meetings with MTO officials.
The RAC, by way of Peter, has been tireless, contrary to what you may have been told by some. Regardless of the outcome, we all owe Peter a huge vote of thanks.
The sky isn’t falling, at least not yet. So I encourage everyone to stop listening to Chicken Little or, worse, mimicking the title character of that children’s story, and instead look to the RAC and to VPPR West for the truth.
And, if you are not a RAC member, please consider becoming one so that the RAC can continue to defend Amateur Radio against attacks such as those potentially included in the Ontario cell phone Bill.
President, Radio Amateurs of Canada Inc.
“We’re ALL about Amateur Radio!”
“Tous ensemble pour la radioamateur!”