Canadian National Parks On The Air

Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada

Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Well hello hams from all over the world. Welcome to the Canadian version of working Parks and Historic Sites managed by Parks Canada. This is the brainchild of a small dedicated group of Hams in the Halifax, Nova Scotia area. We are all volunteers and we have a $0.00 budget to make all this happen.

We needed and received moral support from Radio Amateurs of Canada ( RAC ) and Parks Canada to welcome hams to come and operate at Historic Sites and Parks as listed elsewhere on this site. It is also very important to have Hams from all over the world chasing these adventurous operators  while operating in these Parks & Historic Sites.

We encourage you to consider vacationing in one of Canada’s beautiful Parks and visiting a Historic Site as Canada is blessed with a magnificent diversity of units managed by Parks Canada.

“Parks Canada is a proud supporter of the Canadian National Parks on the Air 2019 project hosted by amateur radio operators in Canada.”

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Request from Parks Canada

We’ve been asked by Parks Canada to remind Activators that “they must operate independently. Parks Canada cannot provide power sources for their equipment nor be expected to allow them to do any kind of formal interpretation at any of Parks Canada’s Sites”.

Parks Canada has already received these kinds of requests.

Updated FAQ

The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page has been updated and expanded. You’ll find answers to more of your CNPOTA questions here.

QSO Times Must Match Within 10-Minutes

Pete Kobak’s Rove (K0BAK) exposed a problem in our plan to use 70-minutes as the required accuracy for QSO reporting.  Our original thinking was to allow a variation of 10-minutes plus another 60-minutes for any daylight savings confusion.  However, this doesn’t work when you have someone activating Historic Sites every hour. 🙂

We’ve changed the scoring algorithm to look for time differences within 10-minutes.

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