About Hamshack

Contribution to Amateur Radio in Canada

Hamshack.ca is my contribution to the amateur radio hobby, by providing an easy-to-use site for all licenced amateur radio operators to buy, sell and swap surplus ham radio gear. Hamshack has been developed to modern web development standards and incorporates an intuitive design to make it easy to add your ham radio listings to the site. In addition, Hamshack utilizes powerful filtering and search tools making it easy for users to quickly locate items listed on the site. Potential buyers can filter listings by ham radio category and item location. As well, Hamshack features a powerful Search function which dynamically displays items matching the search criteria entered.   

Safe Alternative to In-Person Events?

Hamshack can’t replace in-person ham radio swap and shop events cancelled due to COVID 19. Indeed, the pandemic has forever changed our world in so many ways. Most notably, the global pandemic has removed the way we interact with each other. Social distancing rules currently in-place have temporarily halted our popular hamfests, swap and shops and other in-person gatherings, leaving only on-line sites as a means for licenced ham radio operators to buy, sell and swap equipment.

Hamshack helps to fill this void…hopefully you find the site fun to use and a safe alternative to these in-person events.

Continuous Improvement

New features are periodically added to Hamshack as requested by users and to keep the site design current. Please contact me if you have suggestions or features that you would like to see on Hamshack to further improve the site. Your ideas are welcome. Enhancements will be reviewed and implemented as time permits.

Enjoy the site... 73 VE7DXE Don

Frequently asked questions

No! Hamshack is a free ham radio buy, sell and trade website which is offered to all licenced amateur radio operators free of charge.

First time users can sign-up and start selling in a few simple steps, after which you can use the My Account Dashboard to easily list items for sale.

Simply select My Listings to quickly add, edit or delete a listing. To start selling, select Add New Listing, choose the Type of listing, then select a ham radio Category that best-suits your ham radio item. Next add the listing Title, Price, ‘snappy’ Description which accurately describes your listing and includes keywords to help users find your item. After that, you can upload your ham radio gear images and also include a link to a video. Hamshack’s video link feature is popular among users wishing to demonstrate their ham radio gear in operation. Next, confirm your Contact information and submit your listing.

Hamshack.ca features effective search and filtering tools to help you easily find ham radio gear listed on the site. You can search and filter by various ham radio categories some of which include: ham radio AmplifiersHF and VHF/UHF AntennasMicrophones, amateur radio HF VHF/UHF Transceivers, Power Meters and Tuners, and many more ham radio categories. You’ll even find a category dedicated to Vintage amateur radio gear! Hamshack’s filter by location feature is ‘handy’ – use it to quickly locate ham radio gear listed for sale in your specific region.

Users listing items on hamshack have ‘artistic licence’ to add item descriptions and upload photos as they feel appropriate. However, new listings are reviewed to ensure that they do not contain inappropriate content and to confirm that the listing owner is a licenced amateur radio operator. In some cases, listings may be accepted by users who are currently studying for their amateur radio licence.