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Author Topic: Visiting Canada  (Read 622 times)
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« on: December 23, 2008, 06:42:15 AM »

Hello All:
 I'm planning a visit to Canada this summer and have a question. What is required by Canadian Customs when bringing a HF mobile into the country? I understand that there is no problem with the licensing due to US/Canadian agreements. Is any "special" paper work required by Canadian Customs to bring transmitting equipment into the country? Has anyone done this recently?
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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2008, 08:04:11 AM »

Last time I brought mobile gear into Canada was about 3 years ago.  Had my license with me but the guy at the border didn't even ask for it.

Just remember to sign your call "mobile VE#", where the # is the number of the Province you're in at the moment.

British Columbia - VE7
Alberta - VE6
Saskatchewan - VE5
...etc.
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2008, 07:54:24 AM »

Hi!
 
I have driven and flown into Canada with ham gear many time in recent years.  Canada Customs should not have any problem with your radio equipment.  Make sure you have your US ham license when traveling up there, and sign "mobile (or portable)" followed by the appropriate Canadian prefix for your location.  

Industry Canada, the licensing authority in Canada, has a document that is the rough equivalent of FCC Part 97 called RBR-4 (Standards for the Operation of Radio Stations in the Amateur Radio Service).  You can see this document at:

http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/vwapj/rbr4e.pdf/$FILE/rbr4e.pdf

Good luck and 73!




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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2009, 10:43:48 AM »

They do not give a wit about radio's.  Guns and such are what gives them excitement.
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