Wireless Set No. 19 Group
c/o 1309 Sunbury Rd., R.R. #2
18 1330Z April 2005
ORDER - "VE-DAY +60"
Time Zone Used Throughout This Order
For the past 16 years, Mr. Gene Michaud, a high school teacher in Ottawa,
has organized a military reenactment event called, "To Stand On Guard For
Thee" (TSOGFT). This event is
organized to allow groups of high school students to interact with reenactors of
various historical periods. This
year, to mark the 60th anniversary of VE-Day, there are two additional events in
Ottawa – a VE-Day ceremony at the National War Memorial and the official
opening of the new Canadian War Museum. In addition, the annual Ontario Military
Vehicle Association (OMVA) meeting is being held in Oshawa, Ontario on the 28/29
May weekend. The month of May,
therefore, provides a number of outstanding opportunities for the Wireless Set
No. 19 Group to demonstrate equipment, meet veterans and explain the
contribution of Signals during the war.
During the period 1 – 30 May 2005, The Wireless Set No. 19 Group will
participate with other organizations in providing active and static displays to
mark the 60th anniversary of VE-Day.
This operation will be conducted in three phases, some of which will be
(1) Phase I – On-air
wireless skeds, on selected days/times/frequencies throughout the month (vintage
equipment to be used by Net Control Station)
(2) Phase II – (Ottawa,
Ontario 6 – 8 May) static display and demonstrations in support of TSOGFT,
ceremony at National War Memorial and the opening of new Canadian War Museum
(3) Phase III – (Oshawa,
Ontario 28 – 29 May) static display and demonstrations in support of Ontario
Military Vehicle Association meeting
Phase I – On-Air Skeds
NCS - VA3ORP will act as NCS. Any
19 Set Group members wishing to act as temporary NCS are to arrange times
directly with VA3ORP (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Outstations – All members of the Wireless Set No. 19 Group are strongly
encouraged to participate as outstations at some time during the month.
Contact will be attempted with any amateur radio station responding to
general calls made by the NCS.
operate in accordance with the schedule at Annex A
arrange for Veterans to be interviewed on Vet’s Net
maintain log and prepare QSL cards
make contact with NCS. Vintage
equipment preferred but not mandatory
per Annex A. Times and
frequencies have been selected to give all outstations, both local and DX, a
reasonable opportunity to make contact with NCS.
All nets will be in CW except Vet’s Net which will be in LSB
outstations, particularly DX stations, who wish to participate, are
welcome to arrange a specific sked with the NCS (email@example.com)
NCS will use the callsign “CF3WSN” at all times EXCEPT during the
period 5–12 May. (Note that all
Ontario amateurs have been authorized to replace their VA3 prefix by the CF3
prefix during the entire month of May)
During the period 5-12 May, NCS will use the callsign “CF3VEDAY”.
This is a special callsign approved by Industry Canada to mark the
opening of the new Canadian War Museum. This
is the first time that a five-letter, amateur radio suffix has been authorized
Phase II – Ottawa Display
Grouping. VA3ORP (D.
Lawrence), VE3CBK (C. Bisaillion) and VA3CGJ (F. Moore)
VA3ORP & VE3CBK to provide and man display consisting of bell tent
and communications equipment for TSOGFT (6 & 7 May).
VE3CBK to establish and maintain liaison with TSOGFT organizer
(b) VA3CGJ to provide 15 CWT wireless van (if available) from Oshawa Military and Industrial Museum assets
all three to participate in ceremony at National War Memorial and
Canadian War Museum on 8 May, preferably as crew of 15 CWT wireless van
if practicable, operate special 40 metre on-air sked from site of new
Canadian War Museum on afternoon of 8 May
VA3ORP & VE3CBK to RV at display site (Remic Rapids Lookout) nlt 1800
hrs EDST Thursday 5 May and establish camp
display, except tent and overnight kit, will be dismantled and packed on
evening of Saturday 7 May
group will be under canvas for nights of 5/6, 6/7 & 7/8 May
some rations provided by TSOGFT (bkfst 6, 7, 8 May; supper 6, 7 May).
Remainder to be provided by participants
temporary toilets will be provided at display site.
Washing arrangements at local arena with transportation provided at 0715
hrs EDST on 6, 7, 8 May
uniform for display will be 2nd WW battle dress badged as
Ontario Reg’t or 1st Cdn Army, RCCS.
Web belt only, beret, no weapons. VA3ORP
to dress as RCAF/WOG for 8 May
depart for home units as soon as practicable following opening ceremonies
at Canadian War Museum
Phase III – OMVA Display
Grouping VA3ORP (D.
Lawrence) and VA3CGJ (F. Moore)
VA3ORP to provide display of 2nd WW communications equipment
and operate on-air skeds per Annex A. Display
to be centred on bell tent representing regimental signals station
VA3CGJ to arrange for display space and provide (if available) 15 CWT
wireless van c/w operating 19 Set
RV Oshawa Military and Industrial Museum nlt 0800 hrs EDST Saturday 28
May. Commence display set-up
dismantle display morning of Sunday 29 May.
Depart for home units nlt 1500 hrs EDST
any W.S. No. 19 Group members in the area are welcome to visit the site
and participate in the activities
for Ottawa Display, campsite, display area and rations being arranged by
Mr. Gene Michaud (613-722-6565), organizer of TSOGFT
no financial support is available for this operation
some 2nd WW vehicles to augment the displays may be available
from the Oshawa Military and Industrial Museum.
Point-of-contact is VA3CGJ, Frank Moore (905-263-8584)
VA3ORP, David Lawrence is in overall command of this operation.
He may be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by telephone at 613-387-2094. When
deployed he may be available by cell phone between 2300-2400Z (1900-2000 EDST)
If VA3ORP is unavailable, VE3CBK, Chris Bisaillion shall take command.
He may be reached by email at email@example.com
or by telephone at 613-592-2008.
Use of the CF3VEDAY callsign is under the control of VE3BDB, Bob Cooke.
He may be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
(original signed by)
D.G. Lawrence, VA3ORP
NCS, Wireless Set No. 19 Gp
Annex A - Operating Schedule for "VE-DAY
+60" - May 2005
VA3ORP Mbrs, WS #19 Gp
VE3CBK VE3IQ (J. Dean)
VA3CGJ R.D. Lawrence
Perth Reg’t (J. McRae)
To OpO VE-DAY +60
Dated 18 1330Z Apr 2005
Operating Schedule for Operation "VE-DAY +60" - May 2005 -- CLICK HERE
Coordinated Operating Schedule 05-12 May 2005 -- CLICK
80 M Sked - 3,527 KHz CW 0000-0100 GMT (2000-2100
EDST previous day)
40 M Sked - 7,027 KHz CW 0100-0200 GMT (2100-2200
EDST previous day)
20 M Sked - 14,027 KHz CW 2000-2100 GMT (1600-1700
EDST same day)
Vets' Net -
7,270 KHz LSB 1800-1900 GMT (1400-1500 EDST same day)
For 8 May
- normal monthly 19 Set Voice Net will not be held.
some 40M operations may occur on 8 May during official ceremonies
1600-2000 GMT (1200-1600 EDST)
monitor 7,055 KHz LSB (Trans-Provincial Net) for info
May from Ottawa, Ontario (TSOGFT and new Canadian War Museum)
28-29 May from Ontario Military Vehicle Association event in Oshawa,
remainder of operations from
near Kingston, Ontario
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