Welcome to The Trans Canada
The TCN starts at 18:00 Z on Sundays and most Canadian
The main Trans Canada Net (TCN) focus is to provide
a nation wide informal HF radio forum for Canadian radio amateurs. However check-ins from other countries are welcomed
as long as radio regulations are complied with. To protect operators (including Canadians in the USA)
from citation exposure USA located stations are only permitted to check into the TCN on CW. This is because the USA
FCC regulations do not permit voice transmissions on the 20M band below
The net usually runs with 3 net control stations (NCS)
strategically located across Canada to provide overlapping coverage within the usual 20M HF propagation skip zone gaps. Typically there are NCS operators located in Eastern,
Central and Western Canada.
Currently, VA7TA is Western Net control and manager. Assistant Western control provided by: JC VE7OI and
Grant, VA4GD handles the Central Canada NCS duties
with back-up from Mike, VE4BAE and Clarke, VE4MB when needed. Grant developed the foundation for the TCN check-in
database which at the time of this writing has grown to about 10,000 records.
Dave, VE3GSO handles the Eastern Canada NCS duties
when he is not out globe trotting or travelling around Canada. Dave obtains much back-up support from Barry, VE3ISX
(our very appreciated website developer); John VE3CAK; Bill VE9OA; and during the Winter months
also Denny, VE3ONG.
Introducing our controllers ......
Western Net Control team
Central Net Control Team
Eastern Net Control Team
Trans Canada Net (TCN) Protocol and Procedures
or comments? Click above to send comments to Tom VA7TA
Some useful links for your amateur radio hobby.
Persons using this information
do so at their own risk, and by doing so agree to imdemnify and hold this website harmless with respect
to the information provided.
The Trans Canada Net Web design and technical assistance provided by: Webmaster: Barry VE3ISX (17 July