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Thanks for taking the time to add your Club/Organization to hamshack Club Listing Repository to help further amateur radio in Canada.
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Great that you’ve decided to add your Amateur radio group, club and or organization to the Club Listings Repository on hamshack. With your help we’ll ‘build’ the the most complete and up-to-date on-line repository of Canadian Amateur radio clubs and organizations. The Repository will serve as a useful resource for all users seeking information about ham radio clubs and organizations in all regions of Canada.
Many people only think of amateur radio as a hobby and overlook the many public services provided by ham radio clubs and organizations. Indeed, most organizations are very active in the community providing a wide-range of services some of which include:
- Public awareness sessions on the many services provided by amateur radio clubs and organizations
- Basic and advanced training for new operators
- Development and maintenance of extensive communications repeater systems
- Provision of communications and logistical support for public events
- Partnering with public organizations and groups to provide communications and logistical support during emergencies
It is anticipated that these public organizations may access the Club Repository information to help identify amateur radio resources when planning local emergency services communications requirements.
You’ll need to log into your hamshack User Account in order to view the Club/Organization Details Form used to add your Club to the hamshack Club Listing Repository. If you’re a first-time user, you’ll need to create a New Account.
You’re set to Add your Club to the Repository once you’re logged in, by completing the Club Organization Details Form which is displayed below (if you’re logged into your Account)
Fill out the information in the Club/Organization Details form:
- Enter the Name of your club or organization
- Upload an image that you would like displayed in the Club Listing Repository listings
- Next add a Description of your club or organization. Your Description can be a few lines or several paragraphs long – it’s up to you.
- Enter the Location you want displayed on your map. This can be a street address (if your club has one), or a name of the town or city. The location that you enter will be used to render the Map on your Club Listings Profile, as well as your club’s location on the Club Listings Map, or
- Enter the Primary Callsign for your club – assuming you have one. The Callsign will be rendered in LARGE bold font with your listing.
The next section of the Form contains the links back to your club’s website. Simply copy and paste link information from the applicable pages of your website into the corresponding form fields, eg. https://yourclub.ca as shown in the examples below:
- Homepage https://yourclub.ca
- Meetings https://yourclub.ca/meetings
- News https://yourclub.ca/news
- Events https://yourclub.ca/events
- Repeaters https://yourclub.ca/repeaters
- Contact https://yourclub.ca/contact us
Note: Don’t worry if your Club doesn’t have separate pages for Meetings, News, Events, etc. In this case you can paste in your homepage link, rather than leaving the fields blank.
Use the next two fields to indicate:
- Training provided by your Club which can be Filtered by users viewing the Club Listings Map
- Whether your Club provides Emergency Communications Services (additional fields outlining emergency communications services will be displayed if you answer ‘Yes’, and information you enter here can also be filtered and results viewed on the Club Listings Map)
Please complete the Emergency Communications section of the Form, if your Organization provides this invaluable public service.
You can provide details regarding communications services provided by your group including details about:
- The number of trained Operators in your group and formal training provided to these individuals
- Station communications inventory
- A Repeater network operated and maintained by your group
- Additional comments to help describe the emergency communications services provided by your group.
- Contact information if your group is available to provide emergency communications services
The information that you provide will be consolidated with similar details from other organizations and displayed on the Club Listings Map. It is anticipated that the Map will become the ‘go-to’ repository for public and other organizations to review when augmenting existing Emergency Plans with amateur radio emergency communications services.