Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, CANADA



Burned Cars, Front Street, Lahaina 9 August 2023 (US Civil Air Patrol - Public Domain)

The news from Hawaii has focused on personal accounts and images of damaged housing and infrastructure from the recent wildfires on the island of Maui in the Hawaiian archipelago.  Communications have been reported as intermittent and the full extent of casualties is still not yet known. 

Limited contact with radio amateurs occurred in Lahaina due to there being very few HAMs in the area.  A report of confirmed active and destroyed repeater systems is at: .  Further updates are at: .

The next RAC Advanced Courses start on Sunday, September 10 and Monday, September 11 with 10 weekly sessions. You need to be a RAC Maple Leaf Operator Member (present or future) to register for this course. See below for information.

Radio Amateurs of Canada is once again offering an online Advanced Qualification Amateur Radio Course so that individuals can upgrade their qualifications.

With your Advanced Certificate, you can run higher power, operate a remotely-controlled station, obtain operating privileges when travelling overseas, set up repeaters, be the trustee for club stations and even become an Accredited Examiner (AE) if you also have the Morse code qualification.