ITU Operational Bulletin 116-5 was issued earlier this year. Here is the bulletin for your reference and information.
China Communication of 15.XII.2016: On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s reunification with China, Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China) authorizes its licensed radio amateurs to use the special amateur call sign prefix VR20 on a voluntary basis from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018. Details of the amateurs call sign are illustrated below: Normal Call Sign Call Sign with Special Prefix VR2 Followed by a group of 2 or 3 letters (“the suffix”) VR20 Followed by the suffix of the normal call sign e.g. VR2ABC e.g. VR20ABC Note: Either normal call signs or call signs with special prefix may be used from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.
The following bulletin was received from Radio Amateurs of Canada as part of the 150th Anniversary Celebrations
WISHING EVERYONE A HAPPY CANADA DAY. ENJOY THE CONTESTS AND ALL THE CELEBRATIONS. STAY SAFE
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA
Field Day is almost here. I have posted all the BC information I could find. If I missed your event my apologies, please let me know.
Everyone have a safe, and prosperous Field Day event.
Amsat has announced the candidates for the upcoming election. Ballots must be in by Sept 15 2017. For more information go to
I will be off the grid for the next few weeks up in the area of the Central Coast of BC. Internet and cell service is spotty at best so posts will be less frequent.
If you are interested in using computer logging for Field Day 2017 the site below will provide you with some information
Gabor Horvath, VE7JH has volunteered to lead Team Canada at this event. To get more information go to
Call for participants 14th IARU High Speed CW Test World Championship
Back again this year is the 13 Colonies Special Event Station from July 1 -7- 2017. For more information go to
An interesting story of collaboration by folks down under. When the satellite was deployed its battery was dead. They had to send “rescue” instructions, and they worked. For more information go to