Police May Now issue Tickets for some offences under the Radiocommunications Regulations.

Below is the RAC Bulletin on the changes to the Contraventions Act.  It may be a good idea to carry a copy  of your amateur certificate of proficiency  with you. Remember in BC if you have ham plates on a motor vehicle you must be a licenced ham and you may need to prove it. Check your vehicle registration for the requirements


RAC Bulletin 2012-072E – Regulations Amending the Contraventions Regulations

There has been an announcement in the Canada Gazette as to changes in the Contraventions regulations concerning the enforcement of the Radiocommunication Regulations.

These changes will allow peace officers including Municipal, Provincial and RCMP police officers to issue tickets for certain offences under the Radiocommunication Regulations.

The changes may be seen at:


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Bill Gade, VE4WO
Regulatory Affairs