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Reviews Summary for The Canadian Amateur
The Canadian Amateur Reviews: 7 Average rating: 3.9/5 MSRP: $RAC membership in On. $56.50/yr
Description: TCA The Canadian Amateur magazine is published in Canada six times per year to provide Radio Amateurs, those interested in radio communications and electronics, and the general public with information related to the science of telecommunications. Current issues of TCA comprise four full- colour cover pages, plus 72 black on white body text pages, including both colour and B&W advertising.
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VE3CUI Rating: 4/5 Mar 4, 2013 13:36 Send this review to a friend
It's An Added Benefit To Membership...  Time owned: more than 12 months
The magazine is professionally executed, and quite readable, IMHO. But the important thing is that recipients of TCA are, at the same time, supporting the ONLY national voice of Amateur radio in Canada. That ALONE is worth the proverbial "price of admission", IMHO...
VE7IG Rating: 5/5 Mar 2, 2012 22:08 Send this review to a friend
5/5  Time owned: more than 12 months
Every Canadian amateur should be a member of RAC!RAC is our main support domestically and internationally, so JOIN UP CANADIANS! You get TCA automatically as a member and you also get to use the RAC email proxy (, for example) and the outgoing QSL service. TCA keeps you informed about Amateur Radio in Canada and also has plenty of interesting articles by and for Canadians.
VE6BGM Rating: 4/5 Jul 24, 2009 22:46 Send this review to a friend
Good Canadian Product  Time owned: more than 12 months
Not really interested in advertising, but find the articles of interest. Like any magazine, interesting articles will vary with your interests. At least it is Canadian! And written by and for Canadians! Can't beat the cost. What other magazine for hams is published for Canadians?
VE3TMT Rating: 2/5 Jul 24, 2009 12:46 Send this review to a friend
Dropped it after one year  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
Won a one year subscription at the Smith Fall's flea market. Never renewed it. Same advertisements every month, never really found the articles interesting. I renewed my subscription with QST.
VA7AAX Rating: 5/5 Jul 24, 2009 08:25 Send this review to a friend
good!  Time owned: more than 12 months
TCA has gotten really good now. It is interesting and has a wide variety of articles.
VA7AAX Rating: 3/5 Jul 18, 2007 16:38 Send this review to a friend
OK !  Time owned: months
why i say OK is i wish it had more technical projects.this is the biggest drawback . not just antennas. i like it because it gives me information about latest stuff going in Canadian Ham Radio
VE3ES Rating: 4/5 Apr 3, 2007 16:12 Send this review to a friend
Good publication!  Time owned: more than 12 months
TCA is a good publication geared obviously to the members of the Radio Amateurs of Canada, the national Canadian amateur radio organization. For a purely volunteer crew, TCA is full of informative and useful information. While the # of members of RAC is a fraction of the RSGB or ARRL, thus the resources that can be put to it are also quite small, the people putting it out do a good job. I am biased as I am a Life Member of RAC but I am also a Life'r with QCWA and QST and RAC basically keeps up with them in spite of the difference in membership numbers. Several columns are world class, my favourite being the awards column put out by Garry Hammond VE3XN. If you are a VA/VE, membership in RAC is a must, even if only for the magazine. If you are DX and want an interesting addition to your almost monthly reading, then TCA is for you.

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