Hams use three-letter Q signals on every mode and even in face-to-face conversation. Here are the Q signals most commonly used in day-to-day operation. Each signal can be a question or an answer, as shown in the Meaning column. A complete list of ham radio Q signals.

Q SignalMeaning
QRLIs the frequency busy?
The frequency is busy. Please do not interfere.
QRMAbbreviation for interference from other signals.
QRNAbbreviation for interference from natural or human-made
QROShall I increase power?
Increase power.
QRPShall I decrease power?
Decrease power.
QRQShall I send faster?
Send faster (__words per minute [wpm]).
QRSShall I send more slowly?
Send more slowly (__wpm).
QRTShall I stop sending or transmitting?
Stop sending or transmitting.
QRUHave you anything more for me?
I have nothing more for you.
QRVAre you ready?
I am ready.
QRXStand by.
QRZWho is calling me?
QSBAbbreviation for signal fading.
QSLDid you receive and understand?
Received and understood.
QSOAbbreviation for a contact.
QSTGeneral call preceding a message addressed to all
QSXI am listening on ___ kHz.
QSYChange to transmission on another frequency (or to ___
QTHWhat is your location?
My location is ____.



Would you be ready if a call came from your local public service group to provide some ham radio expertise for a day or so? Items in the following list are the basics of what should be in your radio go kit. Now is a good time to check your supplies and be prepared! Don’t forget to put together a personal go kit, too.
  • Dual-band (VHF/UHF) handheld radio and mini manual
  • Full-size flexible whip antenna
  • Copy of your Federal Communications Commission (FCC) license and any public service group or government agency IDs
  • Mag-mount antenna with necessary adapters for connecting to various connectors
  • Extra battery packs and charger
  • AA-cell battery pack if available and fresh batteries
  • AC power supply and cigarette-plug cord with spare fuses
  • Headset with microphone (preferred) or speaker-mic
  • Copy of your local emcomm frequencies, phone numbers, and procedures
  • Pocket knife and/or multipurpose tool
  • Flashlight or headlamp and spare batteries
  • Pencil and notebook, clipboard, and permanent marker
  • Duct tape, electrical tape, and a few small cable ties
  • Cash for food, gas, and telephone calls (about $20 in small bills and change)

Photojournalist on how the encryption of police radio will change news

Photojournalist on how the encryption of police radio will change news

Police radio to go silent as Toronto cops move toward encrypted

They make their living listening to the night.

Screams echo from an apartment. A car smashes into a bus. A man is discovered without vital signs. Another is robbed at gunpoint.

“Any time you hear something about a gun, you take note because it could escalate,” Victor Biro says from the cab of an SUV littered with coffee cups, camera equipment, radios and clothes.

“And if someone is found with no vital signs, you always wait to hear if it’s a murder.”

Biro is a freelance photojournalist, and one of the last of his kind. After the city’s staff photographers have gone to bed, you’ll find Biro in his truck, listening to police, fire and EMS communications on radio scanners so he can chase the news as it happens.

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Shared Ontario Canada Frequencies

Shared Ontario Canada Frequencies
Ontario Freq that i found

OPP Frequencies To Use.
413.5375 OPP BEAT Repeater - in use where the OPP do beat patrols.
410.8625 OPP (123.0hz) Mobile repeater frequency.
411.5125 OPP Mobile repeater frequency/Highway Ranger radar teams.
411.3125 OPP (107.2hz) Tactics and Rescue Team.
410.4125 OPP URBAN Repeater- Orillia
140.9700 OPP Common
142.7700 OPP OPC Common.
148.7650 OPP Sim11 - Replacement for Sim1 where the new system has been implemented.
149.6650 OPP GTA East Media Access Channel.
143.5350 OPP GTA West Media Access Channel.
140.9550 OPP Niagara Media Access Channel.
412.8875 OPP Mobile repeater - Windsor area.
411.6875 MTO (218.1hz) Mobile repeater frequency for MTO Enforcement Vehicles.
143.8050 MTO (114.8hz) Simplex
4A 141.7050 Mhz 139.1100 Mhz (Denbigh Tower)
Hastings County OPP use channels
1A 141.3900 Mhz 139.4700 Mhz
1B 141.1950 Mhz 139.1850 Mhz
2A 141.4350 Mhz 139.1550 Mhz
2B 141.6900 Mhz 139.4550 Mhz
Belleville OPP 2a 2b 1a 1b
Quinte West Police 142.710 (PL 186.2)
150.6700 110.9 CHFI/CFTR Trafic Base [DD/RH]
151.7900 110.9 CHFI/CFTR Traffic Air [DD/RH]
Toronto area traffic reports (media) 162.330, 151.790,150.670
444.950 and 146.685 for Dufferin County. 146.970 for Waterloo and 145.450
for London. Canwarn

Western New York Southern Ontario Repeater Council Repeater Listings by Frequency

Western New York Southern Ontario Repeater Council
Repeater Listings by Frequency 

   29.620    29.520 N2ISQ    Maple Springs                         SOUTHERN TIER

   29.620    29.520 VE3TFM   Uxbridge        o (ca) e z Link2      METRO TORONTO

   29.640    29.540 VE3WOO   Agincourt       o                     METRO TORONTO

   29.650    29.550          Buffalo         o                     NIAGARA

   29.680    29.580          N. Tonawanda    o                     NIAGARA

   29.700    29.600 VE3PTX   !Pefferlaw      o e (ca)              CENTRAL

   53.010    52.010 VA3KK    #Toronto        o                     METRO TORONTO

   53.010    52.010 VE3MCR   Parkhill        o                     SOUTHWEST

   53.030    52.030 VE3SIX   Uxbridge        o (ca) e z Link2      METRO TORONTO

   53.030    52.030 VE3SMR   Essex           o                     SOUTHWEST

   53.050    52.050 VE3SRU   Haliburton      o a e link            CENTRAL EAST

   53.070    52.070 VE3LSR   Edgar                                 CENTRAL

   53.090    52.090 VE3PTX   !Pefferlaw      o e (ca)              CENTRAL

   53.110    52.110 VE3WIK   Carlisle        o                     SOUTH

   53.130    52.130 TBA      !Walkerton                            CENTRAL WEST

   53.150    52.150 W2XE     Wilson          o                     NIAGARA

   53.170    52.170 KE2DI    Bergen          o                     WEST

   53.190    52.190 VE3PRC   Brampton                              METRO TORONTO

   53.210    52.210 WA2WZX   North Tonawanda o DTMF                NIAGARA

   53.230    52.230 VE3PPO   Scotland        o                     SOUTH

   53.250    52.250 VA3SRC   !Proton Station o link                CENTRAL WEST

   53.350    52.350 VA3ODX   !Willowdale     o                     METRO TORONTO

   53.390    52.390 VA3OGX   Willowdale 

   53.430    52.430 KA2OMN   Mumford         131.8Hz               MONROE COUNTY

   53.470    52.470 VA3SIX   !London         o                     SOUTHWEST

   53.490    52.490 VE3SRU   !Haliburton                           CENTRAL EAST

   53.570    52.570 WA2EQX   Mayville        o                     SOUTHERN TIER

  145.110   144.510 TBA      !Walkerton      o a e                 CENTRAL WEST

  145.110   144.510 VE3NFM   North Bay       o Link2               NORTH

  145.110   144.510 VE3WOO   Toronto         o                     METRO TORONTO

  145.110   145.610 VE3LOP   !Mt Pleasant                          SOUTH

  145.130   144.530 VE3TRO   Toronto         o                     METRO TORONTO

  145.150   144.550 VE3RFC   Stratford       (ca) Link             SOUTHWEST

  145.150   144.550 VE3RTR   Rice Lake       o Link1               CENTRAL EAST

  145.170   144.570 KC2JY    Arcade          o                     WEST

  145.170   144.570 TBA      Lindsay         o                     CENTRAL EAST

  145.170   144.570 VE3WDW   !Brampton       LINK                  METRO TORONTO

  145.190   144.590 VE3COZ   Chatham         o (ca) e              SOUTHWEST

  145.190   144.590 VE3RAF   Thorold         o Link                NIAGARA

  145.190   144.590 VE3TTB   Edgar           o Link1               CENTRAL

Weather Radio Canada - Ontario

Weather Radio Canada - Ontario

Network - Ontario
StationFrequency (MHz)
Algonquin Park162.400
Barry's Bay162.525
Fort Frances162.400
Greater Sudbury162.400
Kawartha Lakes162.400

FRS/GMRS Combined Band Plan - FCC Part 95 Rule Changes for 2017

FCC Changes to PRS Bands – GMRS, FRS, CB & MURS

FCC Part 95 Rule Changes for 2017
On May 18th 2017, the FCC adopted parts of a long-standing Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) that affects several of the PRS (Personal Radio Service) bands, which include GMRS (General Mobile Radio Service), FRS (Family Radio Service), and CB (Citizens Band), now called the CBRS (CB Radio Service). MURS (Multi-Use Radio Service) remains largely unchanged.

FRS/GMRS Combined Band Plan

01 CALLFRS/GMRSFRS/GMRS462.5625462.5625NFM2W, 5W
02FRS/GMRSFRS/GMRS462.5875462.5875NFM2W, 5W
03 EMFRS/GMRSFRS/GMRS462.6125462.6125NFM2W, 5W
04FRS/GMRSFRS/GMRS462.6375462.6375NFM2W, 5W
05FRS/GMRSFRS/GMRS462.6625462.6625NFM2W, 5W
06FRS/GMRSFRS/GMRS462.6875462.6875NFM2W, 5W
07FRS/GMRSFRS/GMRS462.7125462.7125NFM2W, 5W

CANADA HAM Radio 70 Centimeters (420-450 MHz) band plan

CANADA HAM Radio 70 Centimeters (420-450 MHz) band plan

420.00-426.00ATV repeater or simplex with 421.25 MHz video carrier control links and experimental
426.00-432.00ATV simplex with 427.250-MHz video carrier frequency
432.00-432.07EME (Earth-Moon-Earth)
432.07-432.10Weak-signal CW
432.1070-cm calling frequency
432.10-432.30Mixed-mode and weak-signal work
432.30-432.40Propagation beacons
432.40-433.00Mixed-mode and weak-signal work

DMR Advanced Database Canada Repeater Search

DMR Advanced Database Canadian Repeaters Search
Repeater Search Canada Criteria

302001VE1CRACharlottetownPrince Edward IslandCanada443.300001+5.000TS1 TS2VE1AICDMR+
302002VO1UHFSt. JohnNewfoundlandCanada444.900005+5.000TS1 TS2VO1EIBrandmeister
302101VE1XPRSpringhillNova ScotiaCanada145.290001-0.600TS1 TS2VE1EDPCAN-TRBO
302102VE1JSRAntigonishNova ScotiaCanada441.800001+5.000TS1 TS2VE1JCSBM
302103VA1DIGTruroNova ScotiaCanada442.650001+5.000TS2VE1AOEDMR+
302200VE2REXCovey HillQuebecCanada448.525001-5.000TS1 TS2VA2SPBDMR-MARC Canada
302201VA2RLDSt. CalixteQuebecCanada443.150002+5.000TS1 TS2VA2DUDMR-MARC Canada

Canada UHF 432 MHz (70 CM)

Available spectrum 20 MHz
Radiolocation primary
Amateur secondary
(432 - 438 Remote Sensing Satellite Radar also secondary)
430.025 - 431.500 DIGITAL MODES (1) (6) (7)
431.500 - 433.000 CW, SSB, MOONBOUNCE (Global Allocation), Amplitude Modulation narrow band modes.
432.000 Centre frequency for EME, globally coordinated frequency allocations exist above and below 432.0 MHz
432.100 - National  CW Calling Frequency (2)
432.200 - National  SSB Calling Frequency (2)
432.300 - 432.400 Propagation Beacon Network Exclusive (10)
432.400 - 433.000 Experimental Narrow bandwidth modes
433.000 - 434.800 DIGITAL MODES (1) (7)
434.800 - 434.900 Analog Repeater Links (4)
434.900 - 435.000 Guard Band

Talkgroup | Reflector List

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Brandmeister Talkgroup

Brandmeister Talkgroup

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