RAC Canada 2020 Conference and Annual General Meeting:
Sunday, September 20


For immediate release:

Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to present the “Canada 2020 Conference” to give Amateurs an opportunity to get together and see what’s happening in Amateur Radio – now and in the future.

The RAC Canada 2020 Conference is an interactive mini-conference that will feature interesting presentations on a wide range of topics as shown below.

There will be parallel sessions in two blocks so that participants can choose those presentations that are of most interest to them. In addition, all sessions will be recorded for viewing later so you won’t miss out if two of your favourites take place at the same time.

The Conference and the AGM will both be held on Sunday, September 20.

RAC members are invited to attend this virtual conference before the RAC Annual General Meeting which will be held the same day. Non-members will also be able to view the event online and we will provide more information as soon as preparations have been finalized.

The event is tentatively scheduled to begin at 12 noon EST. Stay tuned for further information.


The following is a list of tentative presentations. Please stay tuned for additional information.

“A Fireside Chat”: “Amateur Radio in the Global Pandemic and other topics”

RAC President Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA, will act as Moderator of a “fireside chat” with the following distinguished guests:

  • Tim Ellam, VE6SH: President, International Amateur Radio Union (IARU)
  • Rick Roderick, K5UR: President, American Radio Relay League (ARRL)
  • Steve Thomas, M1ACB: General Manager, Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB)

Amateur Radio: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow
  • Allen Wootton, VY1KX

VO2AC: Contest DXpedition to Labrador (CQ Zone 2)
  • Chris Allingham, VE3FU/VO2AC

Amateur Radio Hotspots: A Quick Overview
  • Allan Boyd, VE3AJB

La proposition d’une classe d’entrée pour les radioamateurs (en français)
  • Guy Richard, VE2QG/VE2XTD

CY9C St. Paul Island DXpedition
  • Phil A. McBride, VA3QR

Amateur Radio and Youth
  • Brian Jackson, VE6JBJ

High Altitude Balloons: The Elevation Education
  • Kelly Shulman, VE3KLX

6m FT8 DXing
  • Ron Scwhartz, VE3VN

Amateur Radio Challenges in Canada’s North
  • Ron Thompson, VE8RT and Angela Gerbrandt, VY0YL

Getting Started with Amateur Radio Satellites
  • Tom Schuessler, N5HYP

Contesting: Remote Operating
  • Cary Rubenfeld, VE4EA and Tom Haavisto, VE3CX

Our volunteers are hard at work finalizing the details of the presentation including the schedule and registration information. We hope to have the information available here in the next few days.

Please stay tuned to the RAC Canada 2020 Conference webpage for more information.

Jason Tremblay, VE3JXT
Conference Organizer
RAC Community Services Officer

Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director
TCA Editor