Canadian Call Sign info for 2017

Tnx to VA7MPG for posting this info on his blog….  I feel it’s worth sharing…

 

Special Call Signs for Canada’s 150th Birthday In 2017Posted on December 17, 2016 by va7mpg

 

 

PLEASE REMEMBER YOU CANNOT USE THESE CALLS UNTIL 2017
Radio Amateurs of Canada has secured permission for all Canadian Radio Amateurs to use special call sign prefixes to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation.

National, regional and local events will take place throughout 2017 to celebrate the anniversary and Canadian Amateurs will let their counterparts around the world know of our celebration by using the following special prefixes:

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· Amateurs and clubs whose regular call signs start with VA will be able to use the CF prefix instead of VA (for example, VA3RAC will be authorized to use the CF3RAC call sign).

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· Amateurs and clubs whose regular call signs start with VE will be able to use the CG prefix instead of VE (e.g., VE4RAC will be authorized to use CG4RAC).

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· Amateurs and clubs whose regular call signs start with VO will be able to use the CH prefix instead of VO (e.g., VO1RAC will be authorized to use CH1RAC).

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· Amateurs and clubs whose regular call signs start with VY will be able to use the CI prefix instead of VY (e.g., VY2RAC will be authorized to use CI2RAC).

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These special prefixes are optional and Amateurs can choose if and when to use the special prefix vs their normal prefix at any time during the year. 

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Stay tuned to the RAC website (http://wp.rac.ca) for additional information
For more information on Canada150 visit http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1342792785740.

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Hope to hear you on the air…

73bob

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