Government of Ontario plans on introducing tougher distracted driving legislation

Distracted and careless drivers will soon face even more stringent penalties.

Minister of Transportation Steven Del Duca and Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Eleanor McMahon announced plans to introduce new legislation in the fall that would “help protect pedestrians and cyclists and reduce the number of people killed or injured by impaired, distracted and dangerous drivers.”

“Ontario is taking action to reduce the number of people killed by impaired, distracted and dangerous drivers,” said Del Duca, in a September 20th, 2017 media release. “These measures will help keep some of our most vulnerable road users safe and help us drive home the message that dangerous, impaired and distracted driving is unacceptable, and will not be tolerated.”

The new legislation will include stricter penalties for careless driving that results in death or bodily harm; “increased penalties” and “escalating fines” for drivers who commit more than one pedestrian-related offence; and, notably, “tougher penalties” for distracted driving, “including higher fines, more demerit points and license suspensions.”

Hytera Wins Trademark Infringement Case

Hytera Wins Trademark Infringement Case

Hytera Communications Corporation Limited has won a verdict, where Changsha Intermediate People's Court of Hunan Province ruled that Quanzhou TYT Electronics Co., Ltd. infringed Hytera’s trademark by adopting the brand name “Tytera.

The comnpany used the brand name Tytera for its products and promoting relevant products in the market. The court ordered Quanzhou TYT Electronics Co., Ltd. to pay Hytera RMB 2,800,000 as damages and ruled that they shall immediately cease all the infringement activities.

Hytera Communications Corporation Limited, used to be known as Shenzhen HYT Science & Technology Co., Ltd., launched “Hytera” as its new corporate brand and digital product line brand in March, 2010, while “HYT” remained as the analog product line brand. Since its foundation in 1993, Hytera has made lots of efforts in bringing the most valuable professional communications solutions to users by constant technological innovation. Synchronizing with the whole new line of digital two-way radios, including TETRA, DMR and PDT, the launching of “Hytera” brand in 2010 symbolized the company entering a new era.

United States Getting Your HAM Amateur Radio HAM Radio Licence

Getting Your HAM Amateur Radio HAM Radio Licence United States
Getting Your United States HAM Amateur Radio Technicians License

HAM Radio Licence  United States
HAM Radio Licence  Canada

How do I get an amateur radio license?

Soldering Iron What's wrong with this picture?

Soldering Iron What's wrong with this picture?

Keep a wet sponge handy, and after the soldering iron is fully heated, softly scrape it against the sponge to remove old solder. The tip should be nice and shiny, or at least very close to it. Next, we're going to “tin” the tip. This will protect the tip and allow heat to conduct better via the presence of new solder.

Soldering Iron - What's wrong with these pictures?
Picture#1, Picture#2

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W4KKP Charles C Kayhart an 105-year-old

ARRL member, Cliff Kayhart, W4KKP, of White Rock, South Carolina, is claiming the title of “World’s Oldest Operating Ham.”

No official record of such milestones exists, but ARRL is not aware of any radio amateurs senior to Kayhart, and he is now quite likely the oldest active ham at least in the US.

Early this year, Charlie Hellman, W2RP, died at 106; he also may have been the longest licensed.
Hellman outlived the former “oldest US ham,” Harry Wolf, W6NKT, by 8 days.

Wolf was a couple of weeks shy of turning 108. Kayhart now lives at The Heritage at Lowman Home.

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73 VE3WZW Andre

Guglielmo Marconi, Father of Radio - London 1899

Guglielmo Marconi, Father of Radio - London 1899

blog:VE3WZW - Guglielmo Marconi, Father of Radio - London 1899

Guglielmo Marconi International Committee, Bologna, ITALY

2017 ARRL Field Day is June 24-25

2017 ARRL Field Day is June 24-25
Field Day is ham radio's open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. It combines public service, emergency preparedness, community outreach, and technical skills all in a single event. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.

"What Is Field Day" PDF

ONTARIO Canada Display Screen and Hand-Held Devices

ONTARIO Canada Display Screen and Hand-Held Devices

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Comments Due Date: June 14, 2017


Display Screen and Hand-Held Devices 5 Year Limited Exemption Review

The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) recognizes the importance of creating an effective regulatory environment that accommodates the use of new and innovative vehicle technologies which promote economic growth and prosperity in Ontario - however road safety remains a top priority. For the past 15 years, Ontario's roads have been among the safest in North America and MTO continuously strives to maintain and improve on this leading safety record.

On January 1, 2018, specific time-limited exemptions for the holding and use of two-way radios outlined in Ontario Reg. 366/09 - Display Screens and Hand-Held Devices are set to expire. These exemptions currently allow the following to hold or use a two-way radio:
o Certain public function employees (eg., bus drivers);
o Commercial drivers;
o Amateur radio operators (eg., an Industry Canada-licensed operator which could include a commercial driver).

HamShield for Arduino (VHF/UHF transceiver)

HamShield for Arduino (VHF/UHF transceiver)

Turn your Arduino into a powerful radio transceiver!

HamShield lets your Arduino talk to far away people and things using powerful amateur radio bands! Best of all, the hardware and software is open source!

With the power of Arduino, you can use the HamShield to build and invent amazing things in minutes!

Here are some examples, right out of our sketch toolbox:
Packet Radio
Long range mesh networks
Emergency communication networks
High altitude ballooning
Talk to repeaters
Tracking devices (APRS)
Interface the HamShield to your computer!
Weather stations
Remote controlled robots
Automated satellite tracking and reception
Weather satellites
Scanning police, fire, business, FRS, GMRS, and MURS frequencies
Logging and recording radio traffic
Touchscreen handhelds
Bulletin board systems
New inventions!


Take a look at this FM transmitter diagram:

The process is relatively straightforward:
1) The microphone takes the voice in.
2) This voice signal goes into an audio processor in order to create an input signal.
3) The input signal is combined with a carrier frequency that is generated by the voltage controlled oscillator (V.C.O.).
4) The result is a signal that carries our information but is not sufficiently powerful enough to be transmitted up through an antenna. The signal is amplified through two different stages:
5) The exciter stage amplifies the signal power up one level of output.
6) The power amplifier drives it up to another power output level, now sufficient for the transmitter’s antenna.
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Tallest buildings in Canada

Tallest buildings in Canada
This list of tallest buildings in Toronto ranks skyscrapers in the Canadian city of Toronto, Ontario by height. The tallest structure in Toronto is the CN Tower, which rises 553 metres (1,814 ft).[1]

The CN Tower was the tallest free-standing structure on land from 1975 until 2007. However, it is not generally considered a high-rise building as it does not have successive floors that can be occupied. The tallest habitable building in the city is First Canadian Place, which rises 298 metres (978 ft) tall in Toronto's Financial District and was completed in 1975.

It also stands as the tallest building in Canada.[2] The history of skyscrapers in Toronto began in 1894 with the construction of the Beard Building, which is often regarded as the first skyscraper in the city.[3] Toronto went through its first building boom in the late 1920s and early 1930s, during which the number of high-rise buildings in the city vastly increased. After this period, there was a great lull in construction between 1932 and 1964 with only a single building above 91.5 metres (300 ft) tall being built.

Warning! So YOU Want to Buy the High Power Handheld Amateur HAM Radio

Warning !  So YOU Want to Buy the High Power 10 Watts Handheld Amateur HAM Radio

The California city famous for challenging the status quo is taking on the cellphone industry with signs warning against the dangers of cellphones, and now they're headed to court over the controversial signs

High Power (Watts) Handheld Amateur HAM Radio
Berkeley's cellphone crusade  (VIDEO)