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Canada and Third party communications regarding tsunami disaster areas

QSP from RAC regarding emergency third party communications:

On 29 Dec 2004 at 16:08, RAC-Bulletins from HQ wrote:

> In the wake of the Tsunami/Earthquake Disaster, in response to
> questions from Canadian radio amateurs, Industry Canada has
> advised RAC as follows:
> Canada has no objections to its licensed radio amateurs passing
> international communications on behalf of third parties in support of an
> emergency or disaster relief in the countries affected by the recent
> tsunami and earthquake, provided that the affected country allows its
> radio amateurs to carry on such a communication.
> This is in keeping with the recent   "FINAL ACTS WRC-03 WORLD
> paragraph 25.3 (2) states that  "Amateur stations may be used for
> transmitting international communications on behalf of third parties
> only in case of emergencies or disaster relief. An administration may
> determine the applicability of this provision to amateur stations under
> its jurisdiction."
> Under normal circumstances, Canadian radio amateurs must respect
> the third-party agreements and arrangements noted in Industry
> Canada's Radiocommunication Information Circular RIC-3 - Issue 2,
> dated April 2002. Canada has concluded agreements or arrangements
> with the following countries to permit the transmission and reception of
> international communications by Canadian amateurs on behalf of third
> parties:  Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia,
> Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada,
> Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Israel, Jamaica, Mexico,
> Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,
> Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America, Uruguay, and
> Venezuela. Under normal circumstances radio amateurs in
> Canada are obliged to respect these agreements.

Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
Coordonnateur AMSAT Quebec coordonnator.
AMSAT# 33583
Site WEB site: www.qsl.net/ve2dwe
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