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2012

01/06/2012:  QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE - VC3E -
Look for special event station VC3E to be active during the entire month of June, 2012. Activity is to celebrate the Diamond Jubiliee of Queen Elizabeth II. QSL via VE3JPP. [RAC]

02/06/2012:  BREAD & HONEY FESTIVAL - VE3MIS -
Each year on the 1st weekend in June, (June 2nd & 3rd, 2012) the old town of Streetsville celebrates the passing of their town into the City of Mississauga, in 1973. The Bread & Honey Festival, now a three day event and started as a wake, is now in it's 34th year. Each year, over 40,000 people come to enjoy the bread supplied by the two remaining mills in town and honey supplied by local businesses, as well as the parade, arts & crafts displays, entertainment and a midway for young folks. The Mississauga Amateur Radio Club (VE3MIS) operates a special event station at the festival for QSL & certificate collectors. Operating times are 1400 to 2000 UTC on each day. SSB frequencies are 7.230 and 14.240 MHz +/- QRM. Requests for QSL cards to MARC, c/o Michael Brickell, VE3TKI, 2801 Bucklepost Crescent, Mississauga, ON L5N 1X6 Canada, with an SASE. Please note: they can not use US stamps for return mail from Canada to the USA. However, green $tamps will be gratefully received. Website: www.marc.on.ca/marc/events/events_bread_honey.asp [MARC]

12/06/2012:  CITY OF KITCHENER CENTENNIAL - CJ3 & CK3 PREFIX -
Look for special prefixes CJ3 and CK3 to be aired from the Province of Ontario, Canada, between 12th and 26th June, 2012, to celebrate the Centennial of the City of Kitchener, Ontario. QSL via the operators' instructions. [RAC]

15/06/2012:  100YRS C.W. PARKER CAROUSEL - CG7CWPC -
The Burnaby Amateur Radio Club (VE7BAR) has been granted permission to use the special event callsign CG7CWPC to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the C.W. Parker Carousel at the Burnaby Village Museum. QRV on all HF bands and modes from 15 June to 15 July, 2012. QSL via VE7EES, direct or Bureau. Website: www.ve7bar.org/ [RAC]

15/06/2012:  30YRS LAVAL-LAURENTIDES ARC - VC2L -
Look for special event callsign VC2L to be aired between 15 June and 15 July, 2012, to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Laval-Laurentides Amateur Radio Club. QRV on all HF bands and modes. QSL via VE2NHK, direct or Bureau. [RAC]

15/06/2012:  BI-CENTENNIAL WAR OF 1812 - VX3ROYL -
Mike, VE3NOO, of Bath, Ontario, has been granted permission to use the special callsign VX3ROYL to commemorate the Bi-Centennial War of 1812 (Escape of the Royal George) between 15 June and 15 July, 2012. Look for activity on all bands and modes. QSL via VE3NOO, Bureau or direct. [RAC]

15/06/2012:  100YRS CALGARY STAMPEDE - VX3T -
Pete, VE3IKV, of Cobourg, Ontario, will activate the special callsign VX3T on 15 June 2012 for the Calgary Stampede Centennial celebrations. QSL VX3T via VE3IKV, direct or Bureau. [RAC]

18/06/2012:  90YRS KITCHENER WATERLOO ARC - VC39ØIC -
Special event station VC390IC will be active between 18 June and 2 July, 2012, to celebrate the 90th Anniversary Kitchener Waterloo Amateur Radio Club. QRV on all HF bands and modes. QSL via VE3ZUP, direct or Bureau and eQSL. [RAC]

25/06/2012:  WAR OF 1812 BI-CENTENNIAL - VX3X -
Craig, VE3OP, has been granted permission to activate the special callsign VX3X between 25 June and 25 July, 2012, to commemorate the Bi-Centennial of the War of 1812. Look for activity on all bands and modes. QSL via VE3OP, direct or Bureau. Logs will be uploaded to LoTW. [RAC]

01/07/2012:  WAR OF 1812 BI-CENTENNIAL - CG3B -
Dave, VE3FOI, will use the special event callsign CG3B during the entire month of July 2012 to celebrate the Bicentennial (200 years) of Peace between the United States of America and Canada after the war of 1812, during various Bicentennial functions in the Niagara on the Lake area, Ontario. A special QSL card will be available from VE3FOI, direct (Dave Digweed, VE3FOI, 4117 Hazelnut Court, Vineland, ON L0R 2C0, Canada. SASE or $2 USD or via the Bureau, attention VE3FOI. More information will be updated on the Niagara Peninsula ARC's website at: www.nparc.on.ca/ . Also on QRZ.com. This will be the first of many special event stations between 2012 and 2014 regarding the Bi-Centnnial. The Niagara Peninsula ARC takes pleasure in providing this special call sign for General Issac Brock. [RAC]

01/07/2012:  CALGARY STAMPEDE CENTENNIAL - CK6S -
Celebrating the 100th aniversary of the Calgary Stampede, the Calgary Amateur Radio Association will be operating special event station CK6S on 5-15th July 2012. QSL via VE6AO, direct or Bureau. All amateurs within the City of Calgary can also use special prefixes CJ6 for VA6 and CK6 for VE6 for the same period. [425 DX News]

13/07/2012:  WAR OF 1812 BI-CENTENNIAL - XM31812 -
The Hamilton Amateur Radio Club (VE3DC) and the 1812 Special Committee is pleased to announce that special callsign XM31812 will be on the air 13-15th July, 2012 to commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. XM31812 will be operating on all Amateur Bands and modes during this period. Updates of times and bands will be posted as we confirm operators. QSL via VE3ATX. Website: www.wix.com/xm31812/xm31812 [VE3ATX]

03/08/2012:  CANAL DAYS MARINE HERITAGE FESTIVAL - VE3WCD -
The 34th annual Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival will be held in Port Colborne, Ontario, from Friday 3rd August to Monday 6 August 2012. Located on the historic Welland Canal, the festival features tall ships, boat cruises, marine museum displays, a car show and several other attractions. The Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club (NPARC) is taking part in the festival by operating a special event station and providing RAC and ARES displays to demonstrate to the public that Amateur Radio is both an interesting hobby and a vital community service. The Special Event call sign is VE3WCD (Welland Canal Days) and attractive QSL cards will be available with a SASE or via the bureau. See QRZ.com for QSL information. They will be QRV on Saturday 4th August and Sunday 5th August from 1300Z to 1800Z on or about 7.250, 14.250, 21.250 and 28.250 MHz. [RAC]

03/08/2012:  WAR OF 1812 BI-CENTENNIAL - XL31812 -
Special event callsign XL31812 will be aired from 3-5th August 2012 to commemorate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. The station will be QRV from Fort Amherstburg (now Fort Malden), constructed in 1796, located in Amherstburg, Ontario, Canada. Fort Amherstburg was built by the Royal Canadian Volunteers at the mouth of the Detroit River to replace Fort Detroit, which Britain was required to cede to the United States of America in 1796 as a result of the Jay Treaty. The fort was constructed in 1796 and in use from 1796-1850's and controlled by King George III and Queen Victoria. QSL via VA3CSS. [RAC]

01/09/2012:  50YRS ALOUETTE SATELLITE - CK3A -
Look for special event station CK3A to be active on all bands and modes, during the entire month of September 2012, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary Alouette, Canada's First Satellite. QSL via VE3JPP, direct or bureau. [RAC]

22/09/2012:  HALTON COUNTY RADIAL RAILWAY MUSEUM - VE3MIS -
The Mississauga Amateur Radio Club, VE3MIS, will be operating a special event station on 22 September 2012 from 1400-2000z from the Halton County Radial Railway Museum. QRV on 7.210 and 14.250 MHz SSB. For certificate send QSL request and $2 USD with a return envelope to: Michael Brickell, VE3TKI, 2801 Bucklepost Crescent, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5N 1X6. Please note you can not use US postage stamps in Canada. Further information can be found at the Mississauga ARC website (www.marc.on.ca) and the Halton County Radio Railway Museum website (www.hcry.org). [RAC]

29/09/2012:  50YRS ALOUETTE SATELLITE - CG3X -
Look for special event station CG3X to be active on all bands and modes betwween 29 September and 28 October 2012 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary Alouette, Canada's First Satellite. QSL via VE3JPP, direct or bureau. [RAC]

27/10/2012:  50YRS TRANS-CANADA HIGHWAY - XL3A -
Ron, VA3RVK/VE3AT, will use the special callsign XL3A between 27 October and 25 November 2012 to celebrate The Trans-Canada Highway 50th Anniversary. This callsign will also be used during the CQWW DX SSB and CQWW DX CW Contests. QSL via VA3RVK, direct or bureau. [RAC]

28/11/2012:  50YRS OF CONSERVATION - CK3B -
Look for special event station CK3B to be active on all bands and modes betwween 28 November and 28 December 2012 to celebrate the 50 years of Conservation NCC. QSL via VE3JPP, direct or bureau. [RAC]

28/11/2012:  QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE - SPECIAL PREFIXES -
To celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, Canadian amateurs may use the following prefixes on 29th and 30th December 2012: CF for VA, CG for VE, CH for VO and CI for VY. QSL via operators' instructions. [RAC]

2013

15/01/2013:  100YRS 4-H CLUB IN CANADA - XM3Z -
Look for special event callsign XM3Z to be aired from Coldwater, Ontario, between 15 January and 15 February 2013 to celebrate 100 years of 4-H in Canada. QSL via VE3JPP. [RAC]

26/01/2013:  SPAR WINTER FIELD DAY - VE3COLD -
Rick, VE3ZUP, will activate the special callsign VE3COLD for the SPAR Winter Field Day 2013 (26-27 January). The plan is to operate indoors at an agricultural research farm (WW Loc. EN93QM). He will huddle in a cabin heated by a wood stove. There is an outdoor privy for welcomed protection during litter-box moments. If Rick can get the electrical supply turned on at the cabin, he will operate using commercial supply. If not, he has a petrol generator. Lots of room for wire antennas strung over the fields between trees. He will use a G5RV, 160m dipole and a folded dipole for 15m. Depending on how busy he is in December, Rick might find time to build a portable ground-plane vertical for 15m. If he hears signals showing up on 6m, he will give that a go with a modified hex-beam. The radios will be a TS480 and a TenTec Jupiter running at 100W SSB and 50W digital. He will have the TS480 ready for 80m through 6m and the Jupiter on Topband. Rick will attempt to hop amongst all contest bands 160m through 10m -- perhaps 6m. Most of the time he expects to use SSB phone, but may give digital modes a try. QSL via VE3ZUP, direct only and/or eQSL. [RAC]

28/02/2013:  250TH ANNIVERSARY OF CANADIAN POSTAL SERVICE - VX3Z -
Peter, VE3JPP, of Coldwater, Ontario, will use the special callsign VX3Z, on all bands and modes, between 28th February and 28th March 2013 to celebrate the 250 anniversary of formalized postal service in Canada. QSL via VE3JPP, direct or bureau. [RAC]

09/03/2013:  250TH ANNIVERSARY OF CANADIAN POSTAL SERVICE - CF3A -
Ron, VA3RVK, of Toronto, Ontario, will use the special event callsign CF3A on all bands/modes from 9th March until 7th April 2013 for the 250th Anniversary of Formalized Postal Service in Canada (1763-2013). QSL via VA3RVK, direct or bureau. [RAC]

01/05/2013:  75TH ANNIVERSARY OF FOC - VX2X -
Look for Alan, VE2AEJ, to be active during the entire month of May 2013 as VX2X from Lac-du-Cerf, Quebec, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the First Class Operators Club (FOC). QSL VX2X via VE2AEJ, direct or bureau. [IC]

01/05/2013:  75TH ANNIVERSARY OF FOC - XM3X -
Ala, VE3HX, will be using the special callsign XM3X in the month of May 2013 from Ottawa, Ontario, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the First Class Operators Club (FOC). QSL XM3X via VE3HX, direct or bureau. [IC]

24/05/2013:  CANADIAN ARCTIC EXPEDITION - XL3T -
Ron, VA3RVK, of Islington, Ontario, has been granted the special callsign XL3T to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Arctic Expedition (1913-1916). Look for him to be QRV on all bands and modes between 24 May and 23 June 2013. This will include an entry in the CQWW WPX CW Contest (25-26 May). QSL via VA3RVK (Ron Vander Kraats, 9 Jopling Avenue South, Islington, ON M9B 3P4, Canada). [IC]

01/06/2013:  CANADIAN ARCTIC EXPEDITION - CK3C -
Robert, VE3RHE, will be operating as CK3C between 1st June and 1st July 2013 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Arctic Expedition (1913-1916). This includes the annual RAC Canada Day Contest on 1st July 2013. QRV on 40m, 20m and 10m although band conditions will determine the frequencies on any given day. QSL via VE3RHE, direct or bureau. Further information and updates can be found at: events.ve3rhe.ca/ck3c/ [IC]

01/06/2013:  CANADIAN ARCTIC EXPEDITION - XM3A -
Peter, VE3JPP, of Coldwater, Ontario, will use the special callsign XM3A on all bands/modes from 1st June until 1st July 2013 for the 100th Anniversary of the Canadian Arctic Expedition (1913-1916). This special call will also be used during the RAC Canada Day Contest (1 July). QSL via VE3JPP, direct or bureau. [IC]

15/06/2013:  IN MEMORY OF LAURA SECORD - XL3S -
The special even call XL3S honours the memory of Laura Secord, who, 200 years ago, warned the British of an American attack. Members of the Niagara Peninsula ARC will celebrate 200 years of peace and friendship with the USA between 15th June until 15th July 2013. QRV on 80m-70cm using SSB, CW, and digital modes. QSL via VE3FOI (for US stations direct only), for all others also via bureau. Direct cards will be mailed with a special stamp. See: www.friendsoflaurasecord.com/

04/07/2013:  OPERATION "HUSKY" - CF3X -
Peter, VE3JPP, of Coldwater, Ontario, will use the special callsign CF3X on all bands/modes from 4th July until 3rd August 2013 to commemorate Operation "Husky" - Canadian Military Liberating Sicily. QSL via VE3JPP, direct or bureau. [IC]

01/08/2013:  50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SEA-KING - XM3B -
Peter, VE3JO, of Coldwater, Ontario, will use the special callsign XM3B on all bands/modes from 1-31st August 2013 for the 50th Anniversary of the Sea-King (marine helicopter). QSL via VE3JO, direct (Peter H Schuyffel, R.R. #2 Hwy 12 West 9992, Coldwater, ON, L0K 1E0, Canada) or bureau. [IC]

02/08/2013:  LES JEUX DU CANADA/CANADA GAMES 2013 - VC2CGJCS -
The Radio Amateur Club of l'Estrie (VE2RAE) will be running the VC2CGJCS Special Event Station for the 2013 Canada Games from 2nd August until 17th August. They plan to be active on all HF bands and modes, with focus on 160-20 metres using dipoles and G5RV. QSL via VE2RAE (see QRZ.com). [IC]

07/09/2013:  HARRIS BARN SPECIAL EVENT - VE7SUN/V##### -
The Delta Amateur Radio Society will celebrate the restoration of the Harris Barn in Delta, BC, on 7th and 8th September 2013 with multiple stations using callsigns VE7SUN/V#####. QRV on all bands and modes. QSL cards are available for all contacts on request and work 3 or more special event stations and submit for a downloadable certificate. Full information is available on their website at: deltaamateurradio.com/hb/ [RAC]

21/09/2013:  RADIO TALK 2013 - VE2013RT -
Special station VE2013RT is part of the Radio Talk 2013 (An Open Dialogue on Everything Radio). QRV from Montreal, Quebec, on the 21st of September on all bands CW and SSB. QSL via VE2LJV. Website: radiotalk2012.wordpress.com/ [IC]

01/10/2013:  90TH ANNIVERSARY OF MAURICIE ARA - VC2O -
The Mauricie Amateur Radio Association (VE2MO) will celebrate its 90 years of existence in 2013. The club has been in active since October 15, 1923 at 20 rue Laviolette at the Trois-Rivieres. They will use the special callsign VC2O, during the entire month of October 2013, on 80-10m CW and SSB. QSL via VE2NMB (Martin Berube, 51 Place du Fort, Louiseville, QC, J5V 3B5, Canada). Further information can be found (in French language) at: ve2mo.ampr.org/ [IC]

06/10/2013:  ROYAL PROCLAMATION OF 1763 - VX31763 -
Robert, VE3RHE, will air the special callsign VX31763 from Mississauga, Ontario, between 6th October and 5th November 2013 for the 250th Anniversary of Royal Proclamation of 1763. Expected frequencies are 7.143, 14.290, 21.290 and 28.490 MHz. QSL cards will be available via VE3RHE, direct (Robert Emerson, 6950 Summer Heights Drive, Mississauga, ON, L5N 7E9, Canada) and bureau. Further information can be found at: events.ve3rhe.ca/vx31763/ [VE3RHE]

26/10/2013:  300TH ANNIVERSARY OF LOUISBOURG - CJ3T -
Ron, VA3RVK, of Etobicoke, Ontario, will activate the special event callsign CJ3T on all bands and modes between 26th October and 24th November 2013 to celebrate the 300th anniversary of Louisbourg (1713-2013). Activity will also include entries in the CQWW DX SSB and CQWW DX CW Contests. QSL CJ3T via VA3RVK. [IC]

05/11/2013:  250TH ANNIVERSARY ROYAL PROCLAMATION - VARIOUS -
To commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation of 1763, Canadian amateurs may use the following prefixes from 5th November to 5th December 2013: VG for VA, VX for VE, XJ for VO, XK for VY. QSL via operator's info. [IC]

02/12/2013:  50TH IOTA ANNIVERSARY - VX3X -
To celebrate the IOTA 50th Anniversary, special event callsign VX3X will be aired between 2-31 December 2013. QRV on all bands and modes, propagation allowing. QSL via VE3JO. [IC]