Stations

Acton

ON

Call Sign

Monitoring

Photos taken in 2010

Aishihik

YT

Call Sign

Radio Range

Radio Range Station Aishihik, Yukon Territory

Terry Gibson Photo Album

Life in the Yukon by Ernie Brown

Photos - Aishihik, Yukon Territories - Ernie Brown

Alert

NU

Call Sign

Frank VanderZande Recalls...

Frank Adams Photo Album

Antennas and Riggers

Jim Jung Photo Album

Alert Bay

BC

Call Sign VAF

Marine

 

Almonte

ON

Call Sign

Monitoring

1956 - Move to Almonte

Arctic Bay

NU

Call Sign

Ionosphere

A History of Canadian Ionospheric Work by Carl Robinson

Baie Comeau

QC

Call Sign

Marine

Victor Decloux

Baker Lake

NU

Call Sign

Ionosphere

A History of Canadian Ionospheric Work by Carl Robinson

Gerry Brushett Photo Album

Victor Decloux

Barrington Passage

NS

Call Sign VAL

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Battle Harbour

NL

Call Sign VOA

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Beaumont

QC

Call Sign Monitoring

Beaumont by Laval Desbiens

Belle Isle

NL

Call Sign VCM

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Cecil Kenny Photo Album

Border Beacon

QC

Call Sign Weather

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Bull Harbour

BC

Call Sign VAG

Marine

 

Burwash Landing

YT

Call Sign

Milt Watts Photo Album

Cambridge Bay

NU

Call Sign VFC

Marine

Souvenirs of Cambridge Bay Radio from Milton Watts (1951-1953)

Cambridge Bay (again) from Milton Watts (1954-1955)

Milt Watts Photo Album

Camperdown

NS

Call Sign VCS

Marine

 

Canso

NS

Call Sign VAX

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Cap aux meules (Grindstone)

QC

Call Sign VCN

Marine

Some Early East Coast Sparks

Cape Bear

PE

Call Sign VCP

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Cape Hopes Advance

QC

Call Sign VAY

 

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

"A Sojourn in Canada's Eastern Arctic" by Ernest G. Hollands

Cape Race

NL

Call Sign VCE

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Silas Tucker

Cape Ray

NL

Call Sign VCR

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Cape Sable

NS

Call Sign VCU

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Cardinal

ON

Call Sign VDQ

Marine

 

Cartwright

NL

Call Sign VOX

Marine

 

Charlottetown

PE

Call Sign VCA

Marine

 

Chebucto Head

NS

Call Sign  

Some Early East Coast Sparks

Chelsea

QC

Call Sign

Ionosphere

A History of Canadian Ionospheric Work by Carl Robinson

Chesterfield Inlet

NU

Call Sign VBZ

Marine

Radio Range

Weather

"A Sojourn in Canada's Eastern Arctic" by Ernest G. Hollands

Mike Power Photo Album

Victor Decloux

Churchill

MB

Call Sign VAP

Marine

Ionosphere

A History of Canadian Ionospheric Work by Carl Robinson

"A Sojourn in Canada's Eastern Arctic" by Ernest G. Hollands

Frank VanderZande Recalls...

Mike Power Photo Album

Victor Decloux

Cloverdale

BC

Call Sign

Monitoring

Cloverdale monitoring station

Clyde River

NU

Call Sign

Marine

Ionosphere

A History of Canadian Ionospheric Work by Carl Robinson

The Clyde River Fire by Mike Morgan

Victor Decloux

Three Radio Operators from Clyde River Die in Plane Crash in 1949 ***

Addison Bruce Neill R.I.P. ***

Cecil Dawn McKenzie R.I.P. ***

B.S. McManus R.I.P. ***

Comfort Cove

NL

Call Sign VOO

Marine

 

Comox

BC

Call Sign VAC

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Coppermine

NU

Call Sign VFU6

Marine

 

Coral Harbour

NU

Call Sign VFU

Marine

Coral Harbour  from John Gilbert

Frank VanderZande Recalls...

Gerry Brushett Photo Album

Ernest Hollands Photo Album

Corner Brook

NL

Call Sign VOJ

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Dease Lake

BC

Call Sign

Jim Jung Photo Album

Edmonton

AB

Call Sign

Souvenirs of Edmonton Radio from Milton Watts  1955 - 1958)

Embarras

AB

Call Sign

Aeradio

Terry Gibson Photo Album

Eureka

NT

Call Sign

 

Eureka (On top of the world - 1957) from John Gilbert

Frank VanderZande Recalls...

John Gilbert Photo Album

John Trinko Photo Album

Fogo

NL

Call Sign VOJ

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Forrest

MB

Call Sign

Monitoring

Rivers - Forrest - Winnipeg Monitoring Stations

Fort Chimo

QC

Call Sign

Ionosphere

A History of Canadian Ionospheric Work by Carl Robinson

Fort Smith

NT

Call Sign

Monitoring

Fort Smith Monitoring Station

Frobisher Bay (Iqualuit)

NU

Call Sign VFF

Marine

Old Sparks and Stations

Glace Bay

NS

Call Sign VBT

Marine

 

Goose Bay

NL

Call Sign VOK

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Gore Bay

ON

Call Sign

Marine

 

Great Whale River

QC

Call Sign  

Bill Webb Photo Album

Grindstone (Cap aux meules)

QC

Call Sign VCN

Marine

Some Early East Coast Sparks

Grosse Ile

QC

Call Sign VCD

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Halifax

NS

Call Sign VCS

Marine

Some Early East Coast Sparks

Hartlen Point

NS

Call Sign

Monitoring

'' Y  '' and standard monitoring station

Headingley

MB

Call Sign

Monitoring

Ionosphere

A History of Canadian Ionospheric Work by Carl Robinson

 

Heath Point

QC

Call Sign VCI

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Hopedale

NL

Call Sign VOQ

Marine

 

Inuvik

NT

Call Sign VFA

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Iqualuit (Frobisher Bay)

NU

Call Sign VFF

Marine

Old Sparks and Stations

Isachsen

NU

Call Sign

 

Frank VanderZande Recalls...

Antennas and Riggers

Jim Jung Photo Album

Kenora

ON

Call Sign

Ionosphere

A History of Canadian Ionospheric Work by Carl Robinson

Killinek

NU

Call Sign VAW

Marine

 

Kingston

ON

Call Sign VBH

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Knob Lake

QC

Call Sign  

Reynald Dionne Photo Album

Ladner

BC

Call Sign

Monitoring

 

Lake Eon

QC

Call Sign

Weather

Aeradio

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Reynald Dionne Photo Album

Lakehead

 

Call Sign

Monitoring

 

Langley

BC

Call Sign

Monitoring

 

Les Escoumins

QC

Call Sign VCF

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

London

ON

Call Sign  

Bill Webb Photo Album

Lulu Island

BC

Call Sign

Monitoring

Point Grey  ' Y ' Monitoring Station
Point Grey  ' Y ' and monitoring station by Richard 'DICK'  Lobb

Some early photos at Point Grey and Lulu Island

Medicine Hat

AB

Call Sign

 

Souvenirs of Medicine Hat Radio from Milton Watts (1953-1954)

Melville

SK

Call Sign

Monitoring

 

Midland

ON

Call Sign VBC

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Montague

PE

Call Sign

Monitoring

1962 - Policing the airwaves

Roger Squires Photo Album

Mont-Joli

QC

Call Sign VCF

Marine

Victor Decloux

Montreal

QC

Call Sign VFN

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Mould Bay

NT

Call Sign

 

Frank VanderZande Recalls...

Jim Jung Photo Album

Nitchequon

QC

Call Sign

Marine

Nitchequon 1959/1960  A captivating story from Ed Harvey

Al Daly Photo Album

Norman Wells

NT

Call Sign

 

Souvenirs of Norman Wells Radio from Milton Watts

North Bay

ON

Call Sign

 

Frank Adams Photo Album

Nottingham Island

NU

Call Sign VCB

Marine

"A Sojourn in Canada's Eastern Arctic" by Ernest G. Hollands

Ernest Hollands Photo Album

Ottawa

ON

Call Sign

Monitoring

Ionosphere

Lab

A History of Canadian Ionospheric Work by Carl Robinson

The Ottawa Monitoring Station

Recollections of the Ottawa Monitoring Station by Bill Wilson

Roger Squires Photo Album

Photos - Ottawa Monitoring Station - Ernie Brown

Silas Tucker

Victor Decloux

Pachena Point

BC

Call Sign VAD

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Pelee Light

 

Call Sign

 

Pelee Light from Richard Dillman

Frank Adams Photo Album

Placentia

NL

Call Sign VCP

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Point Edward

ON

Call Sign VBE

Marine

 

Point Grey

BC

Call Sign

Monitoring

Point Grey  ' Y ' Monitoring Station
Point Grey  ' Y ' and monitoring station by Richard 'DICK'  Lobb

Some early photos at Point Grey and Lulu Island

Pointe à la Renommée

QC

Call Sign

Marine

 

Pointe au Père (Rimouski)

QC

Call Sign VCF

Marine

Old Sparks and Stations

Port Arthur

ON

Call Sign VBA

Marine

 

Port aux Basques

NL

Call Sign VOJ

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Port Burwell

ON

Call Sign VBF

Marine

 

Port Hardy

BC

Call Sign  

Jim Jung Photo Album

Port Harrison (Inukjuat)

QC

Call Sign VAL

Marine

"A Sojourn in Canada's Eastern Arctic" by Ernest G. Hollands

Bill Webb Photo Album

Poste de la Baleine

QC

Call Sign VAV

Marine

 

Prescott

ON

Call Sign VBR

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Prince Rupert

BC

Call Sign VAJ

Marine

Ionosphere

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

A History of Canadian Ionospheric Work by Carl Robinson

Jim Jung Photo Album

Québec

QC

Call Sign VCC

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Resolute Bay

NU

Call Sign VFR

Aeradio

Marine

Ionosphere

Resolute Bay Ionosphere Station

Resolute Bay Ionosphere by Lloyd Cope

A History of Resolute Bay Ionospheric Station by Carl Robinson

A History of Canadian Ionospheric Work by Carl Robinson

Frank VanderZande Recalls...

Frank Adams Photo Album

Mike Power Photo Album

John Gilbert Photo Album

Jim Jung Photo Album

Silas Tucker

Victor Decloux

Resolution Island

NU

Call Sign VAW

Marine

"A Sojourn in Canada's Eastern Arctic" by Ernest G. Hollands

Rimouski (Pointe au Père)

QC

Call Sign VCF

Marine

Old Sparks and Stations

Victor Decloux

Rivers

MB

Call Sign

 

Rivers - Forrest - Winnipeg Monitoring Stations

Rivière-au-Renard

QC

Call Sign VCG

Marine

Old Sparks and Stations

Rivière-du-Loup

QC

Call Sign VCD

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Sable Island

NS

Call Sign  

Some Early East Coast Sparks

Sachs Harbour

NT

Call Sign

 

Frank VanderZande Recalls...

Saint John

NB

Call Sign VAR

Marine

 

Saint-Lambert de Lévis

QC

Call Sign

Monitoring

Saint-Lambert by Laval Desbiens

Saint-Rémi

QC

Call Sign

Monitoring

Saint-Rémi by Laval Desbiens

Modernization of Saint-Rémi in 2010

Sandspit

BC

Call Sign VAH

Marine

 

Sarnia

ON

Call Sign VBE

Marine

Reynald Dionne Photo Album

Sault Ste. Marie

ON

Call Sign VBB

Marine

Sault Ste. Marie Wireless Station from Diana Couch

Schefferville

QC

Call Sign

Marine

Reynald Dionne Photo Album

Senneterre

QC

Call Sign

Monitoring

Senneterre Monitoring Station

Sept-Iles

QC

Call Sign VCK

Marine

Victor Decloux 

Smith River

BC

Call Sign

 

Souvenirs of Smith River Radio from Milton Watts (1950-1951)

Milt Watts Photo Album

Smithers

BC

Call Sign  

Jim Jung Photo Album

Snag

YT

Call Sign

Aeradio

Life in the Yukon by Ernie Brown

Srathburn

ON

Call Sign

Monitoring

Strahburn Monitoring Station

St. Anthony

NL

Call Sign VCM

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

St. John's

NL

Call Sign VON

Marine

Ionosphere

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

A History of Canadian Ionospheric Work by Carl Robinson

St. Lawrence

NL

Call Sign VCP

Marine

 

St. Paul Island

NS

Call Sign VAT

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Cecil Kenny Photo Album

Stephenville

NL

Call Sign VOJ

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Surrey

BC

Call Sign

Monitoring

1988 - Surrey monitoring site

Swift Current

SK

Call Sign

Aeradio

Life in the Yukon by Ernie Brown

Sydney

NS

Call Sign VCO

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Teslin

YT

Call Sign

Radio Range

Life in the Yukon by Ernie Brown

The Pas

MB

Call Sign

Ionosphere

A History of Canadian Ionospheric Work by Carl Robinson

Thunder Bay

ON

Call Sign VBA

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Tobermory

ON

Call Sign

 

Tobermory Wireless Station (circa 1913) from Arthur Amos

Tofino

BC

Call Sign VAE

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Toronto

ON

Call Sign VBG

Marine

Radio Range

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Toronto Aircraft Radio Workshop by John Gilbert

John Gilbert Photo Album

Victor Decloux

Triangle Island

BC

Call Sign VAG

Marine

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Trois-Rivières

QC

Call Sign VBK

Marine

 

Tuktoyaktuk

NT

Call Sign VEK

Marine

 

Twillingate

NL

Call Sign

Marine

 

Vancouver

BC

Call Sign VAS

Marine

Vancouver radio  1945-48 from Al Miller

Jim Jung Photo Album

Victoria

BC

Call Sign VAK

Marine

 

Wetaskiwin

AB

Call Sign

Monitoring

 

Whitehorse

YT

Call Sign

Aeradio

Terry Gibson Photo Album

Life in the Yukon by Ernie Brown

Wiarton

ON

Call Sign VBC

Marine

 

Winnipeg

MB

Call Sign

Monitoring

Ionosphere

A History of Canadian Ionospheric Work by Carl Robinson

Rivers - Forrest - Winnipeg Monitoring Stations

Silas Tucker

Wrigley

NT

Call Sign

 

Milt Watts Photo Album

Yarmouth

NS

Call Sign VAU

Marine

Some Early East Coast Sparks

Yellowknife

NT

Call Sign VEM

Marine

 

 

 

 

Ionosphere Stations

Resolute Ionosphere was in the South Camp. One of the photos in the collection of Mitch Powell, given to him while he was at RB in 1955, was an undated photo of the Ionosphere station. The late Al Simpson and Vic Decloux had both served on the station and were able to identify the equipment. Si Tucker was there later and provided a list of operators who were there during his tour. Attached are some notes about the station equipment and operators. John G.

 

A History of the Canadian Ionospheric Work by Carl Robinson

 

Stations & Call Signs

Click here to view a pdf document of some of the pages from the 1936 List of Coast Stations. I am amazed that I was able to upload this file as it is over 14MB in size and the limit on file uploads is 10MB. Hope others can read it!

John Gilbert

 

Weather Stations

I am confused about station id's and would like to reflect the correct id's in a list of DOT stations. Click here to see a list of id's used at the Joint Arctic Weather Stations (JAWS) in the 50s. Comments/additions welcomed.

John Gilbert

 

The Radio Range

I thought it would be good to have a separate page for memories and articles about the Radio Range. Ernie Brown has written an excellent technical article about the Range (need link). A general article is attached as well as a piece on the duties of the RO at the Radio Range station writtenby the late Fred Keil.

 

Duties on the Radio Range by Fred Keil

The Radio Range - Communications and Aircraft Navigation by Jack Chalmers and John Gilbert

Abandoned Radio Station near Clear Creek, Ontario (Source: Ralph Cameron and John Gilbert)