Radio Spectrum

Purpose of the Committee

The Radio Spectrum Committee of M.A.A.C. is here to assist all members with the proper and safe use of their radio equipment.

Committee Chair

MARK BETUZZI

KAMLOOPS, BC
Zone C
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Committee Members
ALAN ALLMAN VERNON, BC Zone C Send an email
ROGER BELANGER LONG-SAULT, ON Zone G Send an email
DAVE CUMMINGS BURLINGTON, ON Zone E Send an email
GAETAN GUILLEMETTE QUÉBEC, QC Zone I Send an email
DAN IDORN SUMMERLAND, BC Zone C Send an email
PALMER JOHNSON WINDSOR, ON Zone M Send an email
HAROLD KONOWALCHUK SUDBURY, ON Zone F Send an email
HAL MACDONALD CASSELMAN, ON Zone G Send an email
JOHN NEUFELD NORTH VANCOUVER, BC Zone H Send an email

Committee Documents

Avis_Spectre_Radio.pdf

MAAC Radio Spectrum Advisory.pdf

Product Bulletin.pdf

ProductBulletin_fr.pdf


Corporate Documents

MAAC Safety Document (MSD) 17 - Radio Spectrum

MAP 07 - Compatibility of R/C Systems of Different Manufacturers and Different Vintages

MAP 11 - Setting the Fail-Safe Feature on Modern R/C Equipment

MAP 2 ISED Canada Certification of R/C Equipment


Committee Videos

Cub and Glider Day

Kamloops Model Airplane 2018

Kamloops Model Airplane Video


FAQ's
  1. What is a spread-spectrum (2.4) radio?

  2. What frequency range does it operate in?

  3. How does spread-spectrum work?

  4. How does the currently used system operate?

  5. What are the advantages of using the 2.4 systems?

  6. What is the fail-safe feature and how does it work?

  7. How many aircraft can fly at one time on the 2.4 systems?

  8. Is there a need to maintain the current impounding practices?

  9. What is the availability of S.S. products?

  10. Why are the antennas so short on the 2.4 systems?

  11. What are the primary differences between the S.S systems used for park flyers and those used by traditional R/C aircraft?