Approaching 20,000 records in our data base!
The TCN starts at 18:00 Z on Sundays and most Canadian Satutory Holidays
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 14.150 MHz.
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 Norm VE7AMF
Grant, VA4GD handles the Central Canada NCS duties with back-up from
Mike, VE4BAE and Lee, VE4LS when needed.
Grant developed the foundation for the TCN check-in database which continues to grow.
It is expected to exceed 20,000 records by the end of 2018
Eastern Net Control
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 Webmaster);
John VE3CAK; Bill VE9OA; Denny, VA3OZ and Brian, VE3BHD.
Introducing our 2018 controller team
Western Net Control team
Central Net Control Team
Eastern Net Control Team
Trans Canada Net (TCN) Protocol and Procedures
Questions or comments?
Click above to send comments to Tom VA7TA
Some useful links for your amateur radio hobby.
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Barry VE3ISX updated 1st December 2018
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