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This months meeting will be Wednesday the 26th of February

Ontario has granted permanent two-way radio exemption for Amateurs

Distracted Driving in Canada update: Ontario has granted permanent two-way radio exemption for Amateurs

For immediate release:


Distracted driving regulations continue to be an area of interest for many Canadian Radio Amateurs. These regulations are made and enforced by provincial governments and can vary considerably from province to province and over time.

In Ontario, RAC Directors Allan Boyd, VE3AJB (Ontario North/East) and Phil McBride, VA3QR (Ontario South) have been working hard on this issue.

We are pleased to announce that effective February 14, 2020, the Ontario Ministry of Transportation has “made permanent the exemption under Ontario Regulation 366/09 (Display Screens and Hand-Held Devices) of the Highway Traffic Act for hand-held two-way radios for commercial drivers and Amateur Radio operators.”

The official publication of the amendment to the regulations is available online at the following links:





Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director

720 Belfast Road, #217 
Ottawa, ON K1G 0Z5

613-244-4367, 1- 877-273-8304

We meet on 80m. 3.783 Mhz Wednesday at 8pm local time.

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P.O. Box 113, Owen Sound Ontario Canada N4K5P1

The Georgian Bay Amateur Radio Club