Hamshack Terms of Use

Please Read Prior to Using Hamshack.

Please take the time to read and understand the Terms of Use prior to selling and or purchasing items on the site. 

Hamshack.ca has been developed and is provided as a free service for all Canadian amateur radio operators. The site uses robust Search and Filtering capability and many other current website design features and is intended to provide a robust Swap and Shop platform for the purchase, sale and exchange of amateur radio equipment.

By listing items on hamshack.ca (the website) you must review the hamshack.ca Terms of Use. And, in doing so, you have therefore agreed to, and are subject to, all hamshack.ca Terms of Use.

  1. Hamshack.ca is NOT an information publisher; the website provides a platform for information distribution only, and therefore the website owner assumes no responsibility or liability for the information content posted on the website by users.
  2. As such, all users of hamshack.ca expressly agree that use of the website is at your own risk. Further, the hamshack.ca website is provided to users “as is” and the site owner makes no warranty that the website: will be available for continuous use; is secure and that website content is accurate or error free.
  3. All transactions exclude the owner of the website, and are executed solely between the users of the website which includes both sellers and purchasers, who participate in the buying and selling of ham radio related items. It is highly-recommended that website users (buyers and sellers) exercise caution and due diligence when buying and selling all items. This site offers information  pertaining to on-line fraudulent activity.
  4. Further Limitation of liability:In no event shall the website owner, or representative/s be held liable for anything arising out of or in any way connected with your use of this Website.
  5. Indemnification: You hereby indemnify the website owner, or representative/s to the fullest extent from and against any and/or all liabilities, losses, costs, demands, causes of action, damages and expenses arising in any way related to your use of this website and or breach of any of the provisions of these Terms of Use.
  6. Listing Content: Hamshack.ca listings are not regulated and users have artistic license when creating a listing. However, the hamshack.ca website owner and or representatives reserve the right to delete any listing that contains profanity, racial slurs, or other inappropriate content as determined by the website owner or their representatives. As such, users agree to indemnify and hold harmless the website owner from any and all claims, damages, and expenses arising out of or in any way connected with the removal of a listing on the hamshack.ca website deemed inappropriate by the website owner.

  7. Users listing items on the website must hold a valid Canadian Amateur Radio Operators’ Licence and enter their Canadian Amateur Radio Callsign in the [Callsign Field] when creating a new item listing. Note:

    1. Users currently studying for their Canadian Amateur Radio Operators’ Licence may list items on hamshack and should enter ‘Currently Studying’ or similar in the New Listing Form [Callsign Field].
    2. There may be cases where individuals are invited by the website owner and or representative/s of the website, to list amateur radio items on the website. These individuals are invited to list items on the website where it is determined that the sale and redistribution of these items may be of interest and benefit the amateur radio community. The website owner and or representative/s:
      • DO NOT endorse, recommend or promote these items for purchase by users of the website
      • DO NOT promote or imply the quality or suitability of these items for purchase by users of the website
      • Are Indemnified as set out in Sections 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the hamshack.ca Terms of Use.
  8. Hamshack is not intended for commercial use. However, exceptions may be made in cases where the commercial seller is a licensed amateur radio operator and lists used or new items at fair market value, and it is determined that the listing, sale, and subsequent ‘re-circulation’ of these items will benefit the ham radio community in general. If you’re a commercial seller, please contact VE7DXE using the Contact Form, prior to listing items on Hamshack.
  9. Hamshack is a 100% free platform for all amateur radio operators to buy and sell amateur radio gear. In the spirit and support of the hobby, hamshack will always remain free to use.
  10. Although the site is free to use it is not free to operate. There are monthly costs which include web hosting, and licensing fees for software used to design, develop and maintain site content. To help with these costs:
    • Commercial sellers are required to donate to the site on a periodic basis.
    • When possible, other users are encouraged to make periodic donations to hamshack.
    • The generosity of all users enables this unique ham radio buy and sell site to continue to grow, and strengthens the community of amateur radio operators across the country, through the sale and repurposing of surplus ham radio gear.