Amateur Radio in Canada is doing their part in helping Canadians prepare for a zombie pandemic or apocalypse.  According to the Central Toronto Amateur Radio Club (aka CenTor), a zombie problem is ever more likely in today’s world of widespread genetic engineering and frequent international travel.

“During a zombie apocalypse, the only reliable form of communication would be using Amateur Radio, as cellphones and the Internet will become useless”, said Don Trynor, President – CenTor.

The Amateur Radio club has decided to ready Canadians for the inevitable apocalypse by offering an Amateur Radio licensing course starting May 1, 2013.


“By teaching people to use Amateur Radio, we can provide them with a valuable skill that they can use in times of emergency or natural disaster to stay in communication with one another,” Trynor added. He further noted that while the likelihood of a zombie apocalypse actually occurring is very low, people who are prepared for one would also be prepared for any disaster that might actually occur.

The Amateur Radio licensing course which will be 10-weeks in duration, and will cover a variety of topics, such as basic electronics, radio wave propagation, antenna theory, regulations and operating practices.


Often called “ham radio”, Amateur Radio is a non-commercial radio service that allows licensed operators to use various types of radio communications equipment to communicate with one another, both locally and around the globe, for both public service and recreational purposes. Amateur Radio operators, often referred to as “hams”, are federally licensed by Industry Canada and are allowed to use specially allocated radio frequencies to carry out their operations. Hams come from all walks of life and are located all over the world.

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SOURCE: Central Toronto Amateur Radio Club

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