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The Industry Canada Poll
RESULTS

NEW FCC INFO ADDED DEC 29


Dear fellow Canadian Amateur:

On behalf of the Kitchener-Waterloo Amateur Radio Club, I wish to thank everyone who took part in our poll.

The following numbers reflect the average response. More detailed crunching will be performed to look for trends by licence class and geographic area. Stay tuned!

The Survey closed Sun Dec 21 at 12:28:17 EST 1997    There were 167 responses to the survey.    The average response to question 1 is: 2    The average response to question 2 is: 3    The average response to question 3 is: 5    The average response to question 4 is: 6    The average response to question 5 is: 4

The polls opened on Sunday December 7th and closed at 12 noon eastern time Sunday December 21. There were 397 visits to the web site however as you can see above, only 167 amateurs completed the questionnaire. This could have been due to the fact that the questions were somewhat poorly worded or just curiosity.

If you browse the comments you will see that several amateurs seemed to have confused their proficiency certificate with their station licence. No doubt similar confusion would have occurred with the poll commissioned by Industry Canada on December 1st and 2nd.

Late News:
FCC looking at reorganization south of the border.

I wish to extend my thanks to Dave Schwartz VA3DGS who was able to deliver the automated poll engine and database to our web site within hours of my initial request. Thanks Dave and thanks to everyone who participated.

Merry Christmas to all
Paul Cassel VE3SY
President KWARC


THESE ARE THE ACTUAL QUESTIONS USED IN THE SURVEY TAKEN ON DEC.1st AND 2nd

The Pollster gave this background statement

Industry Canada is exploring the possibility of regulating radio operators without the use of radio station licenses. This essentially means that the Department would not issue amateur radio station licences but would continue with its present amateur radio operator certification program and continue to issue call signs. The amateur radio callsigns would be issued with amateur radio operator certificates. Although Industry Canada has not worked out all the details of operating this way, we would be interested in knowing what your opinion is on the issue.

 


Question 1
To what extent would you be in favour of exempting all radio amateurs from the radio station licensing requirements which includes paying licence fees?

 

[1] Not at all in favour][2] [3] [4 Somewhat in favour] [5] [6] [7 Extremely in favour]] 

The average response to question 1 was 2

Comments from Question One

 


Question 2
If all radio amateur stations are exempted from the requirement to be licensed, another mechanism is needed to issue callsigns. If this happens, to what extent would you be in favour of Industry Canada issuing callsigns with the amateur radio operator certificates?
[1] Not at all in favour[2] [3] [4] Somewhat in favour [5] [6] [7] Extremely in favour 

The average response to question 2 was 3

 

Comments from Question Two

 

 


QUESTION 3
To what extent would you be in favour of the Department continuing its current way to license radio amateur stations and charging annual licence fees rather than introducing this proposed exemption to radio amateur station licences.
[1] Not at all in favour[2] [3] [4] Somewhat in favour [5] [6] [7] Extremely in favour 

The average response to question 3 was 5
Comments from Question Three

 


QUESTION 4
Currently, radio amateurs are able to choose a callsigns. Are you in favour of the Department continuing to offer a choice of callsign?
[1] Not at all in favour[2] [3] [4] Somewhat in favour[5] [6] [7] Extremely in favour 

The average response to question 4 was 6
Comments from Question Four

 


QUESTION 5
To what extent are you in favour of the Department charging an administrative fee to cover the costs associated with providing a choice of callsign.
[1] Not at all in favour[2] [3] [4] Somewhat in favour [5] [6] [7] Extremely in favour 

The average response to question 5 was 4
Comments from Question Five

 

 


The following question was NOT part of the Industry Canada poll however we did solicit input.

What changes, if any, would you like to see in the administration of Amateur Radio certification and licensing in Canada?

Your Suggestions

 


Thank you once again for taking part in this unofficial survey

Paul Cassel VE3SY
President K-W Amateur Radio Club
ve3sy@kwarc.org

 


For more information email info@kwarc.org

 


1997
Kitchener-Waterloo
Amateur Radio Club Inc.

updated December 21, 1997



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