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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]

2014

01/05/2014:  50YRS UNIVERSITY OF GUELPH - CK3UG50 -
Special event station CK3UG50 will be active during the entire month of May 2014 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the University of Guelph Act. QRV on 80 through 6 metres using digital modes on the weekdays and SSB on weekends. QSL direct to VE3ZUP (QRZ.com). [IC]

24/05/2014:  ILUYUSHIN DB-3 MOSKVA FLIGHT - VX9MOSKVA -
To commemorate the 75th Anniversary Iluyushin DB-3 Moskva Flight - Moscow, Russia, to Miscou, New Brunswick, Canada, special callsign VX9MOSKVA will be activated on all bands and modes between 24 May and 22 June 2014. QSL via VE9GFD, Bureau or direct (George Dewar, 3 Killarney Road, Riverview, NB E1B 2Z4, Canada). [IC]

06/06/2014:  70TH ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY - VC3JUNO -
Special callsign VC3JUNO will be active on all bands and modes between 6th June and 31st July 2014 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, Juno Beach Canadian Sector. QSL via VE3JO, direct (QRZ.com), Bureau and LoTW. [IC]

19/06/2014:  ILUYUSHIN DB-3 MOSKVA FLIGHT - VX9MOSKVA -
Special Event - Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the flight from Moscow to the forced landing on Miscou Island, New Brunswick. The New Brunswick division of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society will be hosting a commemorative ceremony on Miscou Island (IOTA NA-068, CIsA NB-002) at the Miscou Island Lighthouse (ARLHS CAN-320, CCG 1264.7, Admiralty H1552, WLOTA 0262), located at the most easterly tip of Miscou Island, on June 19, 2014. The International Repeater Group will be operating as VX9MOSKVA from 1500UTC, June 19 for a minimum of 48 hours using CW and SSB on 80, 40, 20,15, and 10m. QSL via the Bureau and eQSL.cc. Website: www.freewebs.com/irg73/ [IC]

01/07/2014:  150TH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE OF QUEBEC - CK2I -
Special callsign CK2I commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Conference of Quebec, on all bands and modes, during the entire month of July 2014. The NA128 Contest Group will use the call for an entry in the IOTA contest from Ile-aux-Grues (NA-128, CIsA QC-038). QSL via VE2CQ and LoTW. Website: www.qsl.net/na128cg/ [IC]

01/07/2014:  100TH ANNIVERSARY OF EMPRESS, AB - VX6100EMP -
To celebrate the 100th anniversary as Empress, Alberta, as a village special station VX6100EMP will be QRV on all bands and modes during the entire month of July 2014. QSL via VE6CRH (Stuart Allan Lyster, 426, 3rd Street W, Empress, AB T0J1E0, Canada). [IC]

04/07/2014:  TRANS-ATLANTIC 2M ATTEMPT 2014 - VC1T -
A group of Amateur Radio operators from Atlantic Canada will operate from Pouch Cove (WW Loc. GN37OS, Newfoundland (NA-027, CIsA NF001, WLOTA 0345), from 4-12 July 2014 in a bid to complete a 2 meter Trans-Atlantic QSO and claim the Brendan Trophy. The expedition will operate on 144.155 MHz. It will run 750 watts into a 30 meter long rope yagi with a gain of more than 23 dB over a dipole. The group will concentrate its efforts on JT65B, a digital mode that offers greatly enhanced performance over more conventional modes. It will have the capability to use other modes including CW and SSB if conditions warrant however. The callsign used will be VC1T. Members of the expedition include Fred VE1FA, Roger VE1SKY, Helen VA1YL, Rich VA1CHP and Al VO1NO. The Brendan Trophy is a series of awards offered by the Irish Radio Transmitters Society to the first Amateur Radio operators to complete a 2 metre Trans-Atlantic QSO. Details on the expedition can be found on the team's website (www.brendanquest.org/). Real time information on operating modes and schedules will be posted during the expedition on the team's web site, the ON4KST site and the G4CQM Shoutbox. Facebook users are also welcome to join the group's page "Brendan Quest 2M meterTrans-Atlantic Attempt 2014". QSL via VE1FA. [IC/MMMonVHF]

26/07/2014:  COMMEMORATING SIGURJON ISFELD - VE4XSI -
Special event station VE4XSI will be on the air from Gimli, Manitoba, with a special QSL card commemorating Sigurjon Isfeld who in July, 1914 left Gimli with 100 Canadian huskys, traveled to Montreal and then took a boat to England delivering the dogs TO Sir Shackleton. The station will be operational 26th July thru 04th August 2014. Operating times 1400Z - 2300Z daily, as operator conditions dictate. Frequencies: 7.200, 14.250, 21.250 and 28.350, as band conditions dictate. QSL via WB2UKX, with with SASE to: Edward Biedricki II, 321 NE 12th Ave., OCALA, FL 34470-5911, USA. All others SAE+2USD. [RAC]

01/08/2014:  100YRS SUBMARINES IN CANADA - CF3NAVY -
Kevin, VA3OR, will activate special event station CF3NAVY on all bands and modes to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Submarines in Canada from 1-31 August 2014. QSL CF3NAVY via VA3OR by the Bureau or direct to: Kevin B Clements, 585 First Ave., Welland, ON L3C 1Z2, Canada. Direct requests require a SASE or SAE + 2GS. [IC]

01/08/2014:  2014 WORLD ACADIAN CONGRESS - VX9CMA -
Special event station VX9CMA will be active on all bands and modes from 1-31 August 2014 to celebrate the 2014 World Acadian Congress (www.cma2014.com/en) which will be held in the Canadian Provinces of Quebec, Nova Scotia and the U.S. State of Maine from 8-24th August. QSL VX9CMA via VE9RLW (QRZ.com). [IC]

02/08/2014:  WELLAND CANAL DAYS - VE3WCD -
Welland Canal Days is were the City of Port Colborne, Ontario, hosts their annual Marine Heritage Festival to celebrate the long history of the Welland Canal with the special event station VE3WCD, on 2-3 August 2014. At Port Colbornes Welland Canal Days they will be operating from near the corner of Sugarloaf and West Streets next to the water tower (WW Loc. FN02JU) which puts them very close to two Lighthouses which are located at the entrance to the Welland Canal on Lake Erie. The Lighthouse numbers are as follows: Inner Lighthouse (ARLHS CAN-764) and Outer Lighthouse (ARLHS CAN-765). QSL VE3WCD via the Bureau or direct (Niagara Peninsula Amateur Radio Club, Inc., P. O. Box 20036, Grantham Postal Outlet, St Catharines, ON L2M 7W7, Canada). Website: www.nparc.on.ca/ [RAC]

05/08/2014:  CHARLOTTETOWN CONFERENCE - VC3A -
To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference special event station VC3A will be active on all bands and modes between 5th August and 15th September 2014. QSL via VE3JO. [IC]

20/08/2014:  CHARLOTTETOWN CONFERENCE - XO2C -
Look for special event station XO2C to be active on all bands and modes, operated by Robert, VY2XDX, from Prince Edward Island (NA-029, CIsA PE-001, WLOTA 0523), between 20th August and 2nd September 2014. Activity is to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference. QSL via VE3RHE, direct and LoTW, or Bureau. [IC]

26/08/2014:  CHARLOTTETOWN CONFERENCE - CG3C -
Robert, VE3OKA, will activate the special callsign CG3C, on all bands and modes, from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, between 26th August and 25th September 2014. Activity is to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference (see www.canada-150th.ca). QSL via VE3RHE, direct, LoTW, or Bureau. [IC]

29/08/2014:  WARRIOR'S DAY IN COE HILL - VC3B -
Look for Jim, VE3DCX (FISTS #16447, NAQCC #6972), to be active using the special callsign VC3B. The station will be active during the 14th annual Warrior's Day in Coe Hill, 29th - 31st August 2014. This is the largest display and parade of current and vintage military equipment in Ontario. Plan is to operate an old fashioned wireless telegraph station and make contacts on 80 and 40 metre CW. Also operating will be a copy of an old WW2 Paraset spy radio. Contacts will also be made on SSB. QSL via VE3DCX, direct or Bureau and LoTW. Further info at: www.qrz.com/db/VC3B [IC]

11/10/2014:  QUEBEC CONFERENCE - CK3Q -
To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Quebec Conference special event station CK3Q will be active on all bands and modes between 11th October and 10 November 2014. QSL via VE3RHE direct, LoTW or via the Bureau. See: www.canada-150th.ca/ [IC]

06/12/2014:  TREATY OF GHENT - XM3G -
Special callsign XM3G will be active on all bands and modes between 6th December 2014 and 4th January 2015 for the 200th Anniversary of the Treaty of Ghent. QSL via VE3RHE direct, LoTW or via the Bureau. See: www.ve3rhe.ca/ [IC]

2015

01/02/2015:  TREATY OF GHENT - CG350F -
Look for special callsign CG350F to be QRV on all bands and modes to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Canadian Maple Leaf Flag from 1st February until 1st March 2015. QSL via VE3RHE direct, LoTW or via the Bureau. See: www.canada-150th.ca/ [IC]