This idea for special event amateur radio stations to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Canadian Nave in May, 2010 comes from S. G. "Spud" Roscoe VE1BC. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Anyone interested in setting up a special event station?
Here’s Spud’s email:
The Canadian Navy will be one hundred years old on May 10th, 2010. During World War II the Navy had stations set-up around our coasts known as Port Wave Stations. These stations were CW and transmitted and received on 425 kilohertz in today’s terminology. The following list of these stations is from my years of research. I feel it would be nice to see an amateur radio station set-up at each location with a special amateur radio call sign. A special prefix that is the same across the country and the suffix of the original station in each location for the month of May only. These stations should be set-up and operated by members of the amateur radio club nearest each location.
The Lists of World War II stations provide the following possible Port Wave Stations on 425 kcs:
CFH Halifax, Nova Scotia
CFI Quebec City, Quebec
CFL Gaspe, Quebec
CFS St. John’s, Newfoundland – this call sign was changed to CZP in November 1942
CGH Rigolet, Labrador (Lake Melville – Goose Bay area)
CKH Toronto, Ontario
CKK Shelburne, Nova Scotia (The transmitter was probably a PV500L and it probably had a leaky condenser in the power supply. They could tell it was Shelburne simply by the hum on his transmission.)
CKR Mulgrave, Nova Scotia (Canso Strait)
CZC Saint John, New Brunswick
CZD Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
CZE Sydney, Nova Scotia
CZI Sheet Harbour, Nova Scotia
CZJ Quoddy, Nova Scotia (Eastern Halifax County)
CZP St. John’s, Newfoundland
CZR Rimouski, Quebec
CZS Bridgewater, Nova Scotia
The ones we know for certain are CFH, CKK and CFL
CFV York Island, British Columbia (on the North East Coast of Vancouver Island)
CKE Discovery Island, British Columbia (Discovery and Chatham Islands lie just a mile or so west of Victoria in Haro Strait, off Oak Bay).
CKF Vancouver, British Columbia
CKG Prince Rupert, British Columbia
CKL Esquimalt, British Columbia
CZM Alliford Bay, British Columbia
CZN Bella Bella, British Columbia – The RCAF had a main station in this area
CZY Ucluelet, British Columbia
CZZ Coal Harbour, British Columbia (Coal Harbour is in Vancouver harbour, right next to Deadman’s Island, the site of HMCS DISCOVERY).