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  • Many ham radio operators who remember the early days of CB radio will tell you that the segment has really fallen on bad times. It's the first chat room, with 40 channels to choose from. Conduct is generally lowest common denominator and courtesy is generally out the window. Using channel 9 to call for help is generally asking for a beating as goblins posing as Good Samaratins will get to you before any official help does. Step up to the plate and become a Canadian ham radio operator. From eham.net: -------------- Licensing of Amateur Radio in Canada is regulated by Industry Canada. It is illegal to operate on the amateur bands without an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate which has three levels of qualification as follows: Basic Qualification: an examination of 100 questions. You get: access to all amateur bands above 30 MHz, a maximum of 250 watts DC transmitter input power, permission to build and operate all station equipment, except for "home-made" transmitters Basic with honours (80% or above score) - access to all amateur bands below 30 MHz. There is no Morse code requirement on this test. Advanced Qualification: an examination of 50 questions. You get: access to all amateur bands below 30 MHz, a maximum transmitter power of 1000 watts DC input, permission to build and operate transmitting equipment, to establish repeaters and club stations, to remotely control fixed stations, including the use of radio links. There is no Morse code requirement on this test. Morse Code (5 wpm with Basic or Basic and Advanced Certificate): You get: access to all amateur bands below 30 MHz

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