This website was created by Gordon Hogarth, VE3CNA as a personal project to attempt to preserve and present some of the history of Canadian Amateur Radio organizations and is presented so that some of the story of the development of Canadian Amateur may be seen and understood.
Much information about some of the organizations mentioned is available while very little is known about others. The content of this website is probably not exhaustive and I would very much appreciate hearing from those of you who have either memories or documents to add to the present list. Information about other organizations would be welcome as well.
This website should be considered a work in progress and any errors or omissions are my own. Please contact me before submitting any information.
You should know that I have been licensed since May of 1958 and lived through some of these times, and I do hope that you will enjoy reading the materials on this website as much as I have.
73 de Gordon Hogarth, VE3CNA, Toronto, Ontario, August 17, 2010
Note from the webmaster: Gordon became a Silent Key on August 24, 2021. These pages will remain for future reference.
- Scarborough Amateur Radio Club, Incorporated, (SARC) founded April 1946, VE3WE, for the website space.
- Ray Chow, VE3ZXC, Webmaster for SARC
Glenwood Trading Company Ltd., operated a mail-order, retail business supplying Canadian 'Hams' with a variety of equipment, books and supplies ...Read More
RADIO Magazine ( title registered U.S. Pat. Off. ) was published monthly at 34 N. Crystal Street, East Stroudsburg, Pa., ...Read More
The Canadian Amateur Radio Federation was founded 1967 as a federation of provincial amateur radio organizations. In the 1970s the ...Read More
The addition of QST Canada magazine to this website is in my view, a significant addition to the history of ...Read More
Article by Ken Oelke, VE6AFO. Reproduced with permission. HISTORY OF ARRL Almost since the birth of Amateur Radio, the American ...Read More
Public service is an activity where Radio Amateurs assist other groups in the community by using their radio equipment and ...Read More
The catalogue that you see here was published in 1900 by the J. H. Bunnell Company and has been included ...Read More
Popularly known as "The North Bay Hamfest" The attached photos are from the collection of a member of the Haslett ...Read More
Skywire began its life ca. 1948 and it was "Published monthly as: The Official Organ of The Montreal Amateur Radio Club of ...Read More
According to a column by Bill Choat, VE3CO, published in The Ontario Amateur, Vol. 1, No. 2, June 1966 pp ...Read More
THE ONTARIO TRILLIUMS (VE3TOT) While the majority of amateur radio operators appear to be of the male variety, it is ...Read More
The Canadian Amateur Radio Operators’ Association began publishing its Official Journal called “XTAL” (ham nomenclature for crystal, a frequency determining ...Read More
On May 22, 1957, the Letters Patent incorporating the Ontario Amateur Radio Federation, Inc. was issued to Noel B. Eaton, ...Read More
The "Wireless Association of Ontario" was formed in 1912 and continued until around 1955 and meetings were held in the ...Read More