Welcome to VE3FCQ.ca,

My name is Dave Sampson and I am the current steward of the Amateur Radio call sign VE3FCQ, located in Ottawa Ontario, Canada.

This website represents the online presence of my amateur radio station. I am glad you stopped by for a visit today and I hope that you will continue to stay in touch as I explore the the exciting hobby of Amateur Radio.

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There are currently two Basic Exam Prep courses under construction and designed by VE3FCQ to consider.

The Full Course covers the full curiculumn requirements to pass your basic exam. (ALPHA)

Thers is also a Short Course focusing just on Policies and Regulations. (BETA)
But what is Amateur Radio?
In my post About The Amateur Radio Service in Canada, I take at stab at summarizing what the hobby is from a number of view points.

For my own personal take on what Amateur Radio means to me check out What Does Amateur Radio Mean To Me?.
Dave Sampson is the current steward of the VE3FCQ call sign.

As a radio amateur, I was first licenced with a Basic Qualification With Honours in 2020.

In 2021 I achieved my Advanced Qualification.
Through this website I share posts on various subjects related to amateur radio.

My current focus is to provide material and content aimed at Canadian wanting to get into the hobby as well as new and returning hams trying to navigate what modern Amateur Radio looks like.
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Consider joining me and others every tuesday at 20:00 as we check into the New Hams Ottawa Net. Perfect for beginnners and those wanting to learn how a Net operates. Are you just getting started with Amateru Radio? Let me know how I can help. Have Questions, Need a nudge? Currently I share most of my Amateur Radio activities through social media including [email protected] and soon on Mastodon.hams.social . If you are new to Amateur Radio, returning to the hobby after an extended break or a long time operator I’d like to connect with you. Just use the contact form to drop me a line.