eHam.net News — From London to Hamilton and Mississauga, Ontario Radio Amateurs took to the airwaves to tell the world of Canada’s victory at the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Starting on January 15 and for the next six days, thirty-six operators told the Vimy story to more than 3500 Amateur Radio stations around the world. VE100VIMY/VE3, the call sign used by the operators, was issued specially for the occasion by Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. The call sign was issued to the Vimy Commemorative Station Society based in Richmond, BC. The society was formed in 2012 and with the co-operation of the amateur’s national organization, Radio Amateurs of Canada, organized operations in all thirteen of Canada’s Amateur Radio call sign areas. Each call sign area activates VE100VIMY for a week from Jan. to March. The culmination of the society’s Vimy initiative will be round the clock operation from April 1 to 9, by an international group of amateurs at the battle site at Vimy, France.
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