An amateur radio operator (ARO) or Ham operator is an individual who uses radio equipment to engage in communications on radio frequencies assigned to the amateur radio service (referred to as amateur bands). Amateur radio operators have been granted an amateur radio license by the governmental regulatory authority where they reside after passing an examination on applicable regulations, electronics, radio theory, and radio operation. In Canada there are four different certifications: Basic, Morse Code, Basic with Honours, and Advanced. As a component of their license, amateur radio operators are assigned a call sign that they use to identify themselves during communication.
Call Signs of Canada
|VE1, VA1||Nova Scotia|
|VE7, VA7||British Columbia|
|VY2||Prince Edward Island|
†VE0 call signs are only intended for use when the amateur radio station is operated from vessels that make international voyages.