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The Radiocommunication Act states that no person shall, except and in accordance with a radio authorization, install, operate or possess radio apparatus that would comprise an amateur radio station.
In the amateur radio service, the Amateur Radio Operator Certificate is the authorization. Privileges are dependent on qualifications. Pass marks are 70% except 100% for morse code.
HF bands are those amateur radio frequency bands below 30 MHz.
Amateur radio operators may install an amateur radio station for another person if that other person is the holder of a valid Amateur Radio Operator Certificate. The Advanced qualification is required to build transmitting equipment.
Amateurs certified prior to April 2, 2002 are allowed to operate on all HF bands.
Industry Canada eliminated the 12 wpm morse code qualification in 2001. Canadian amateurs now have access to all amateur bands with the 5 w.p.m. morse code qualification. The Advanced qualification and Basic with Honours will also permit use of HF bands.
There is an international trend of eliminating morse code as a requirement for licensing or certification. Morse code still has a large following amongst Amateur Operators. We highly recommend that new operators consider learning morse code. This is still one of the most thrilling modes of communications between Amateurs.
B-001-005-001.... Radio apparatus may be installed, placed in operation, repaired or maintained by the holder of an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate with Advanced qualification on behalf of another person:
|B-001-005-002.... The holder of an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate may design and build from scratch transmitting equipment for use in the amateur radio service provided that person has the:
|B-001-005-003.... Where a friend is not the holder of any type of radio operator certificate, you, as a holder of an Amateur Radio Operator Certificate with Basic qualification, may, on behalf of your friend:
|B-001-005-004.... A radio amateur with Basic and Morse code qualifications may install an amateur station for another person:
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