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MONITORING STATIONS AND SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT STATIONS

The need for international monitoring of frequencies first appears at the first meeting of the C.C.I.R. held at La Haye in 1929. The need for a ''coordinated, world-wide, monitoring service was discussed again at the fifth meeting of the CCIR in 1948.

Early efforts in Ottawa 1967 report from Ed Davey

From the Pacific Region: A chronicle which relates to monitoring and 'Y' activities  by James Whiteside

Spectrum Monitoring Stations in Canada

Atlantic Region

HARTLEN POINT N.S.

1939

MONTAGUE,PEI

 1961

 

Quebec Region

BEAUMONT

1954

SENNETERRE

1963

ST-RÉMI

1972

ST LAMBERT DE LÉVIS(1965)

   

Ontario Region

OTTAWA

1931

STRATHBURN

1937

ALMONTE

1956

 

ACTON

 

COLLECTION 37 - Photos taken in 2010 in Ontario at the Regional Spectrum Services Centre - RSSC Acton

 

 

 

Prairiees & Northern Region

RIVERS/FORREST/WINNIPEG 1937

WETASKIWIN (1949)

 

LAKEHEAD (1957)

 

MELVILLE (1958)

 

FORT SMITH

1965

HEADINGLEY

 

Pacific Region

POINT GREY /LULU IS.

1937

LADNER

1957

CLOVERDALE/LANGLEY/ SURREY 1972

 

1988 - Surrey Monitoring Site

 

 

Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring - Early years

Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring - The war years

Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring - In Quebec

Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring - Other regions

Spectrum Surveillance and Monitoring - Nowadays (2004)

La surveillance des émissions

Surveillance

 

DOT STATIONS

 

A Brief History of MCTS (Marine Communications & Traffic Services) by Lea Barker ( Source: John Gilbert )

 

Aeronautical Radio Stations

 

Sault Ste. Marie Wireless Station from Diana Couch

 

Tobermory Wireless Station (circa 1913) from Arthur Amos

 

Vancouver radio  1945-48 from Al Miller

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Souvenirs of Edmonton Radio from Milton Watts May 1955 - August 1958)

 

Nitchequon 1959/1960  A captivating story from Ed Harvey

 

 

 

Marine Radio Stations

 

List of Marine Radio Stations

 

Marine Radio Communications and Traffic Services in Canada (on the website of CAW Local 2182)

 

 

Frank Statham has a fabulous collection of information and photos of the early coast stations on the Pacific shores, material dating back to the early 1900's.

Here is the website:  Rough radio on the British Columbia coast

 

 

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.

 

Resolute Bay Ionosphere Station

 

A History of the Canadian Ionospheric Work by Carl Robinson

 

A History of Resolute Bay Ionospheric Station by Carl Robinson with comments from John Gilbert

 

 

Stations & Call Signs

 

I am hoping to create a master list of DOT stations with a note against each on where one can find additional information about the history of the stations. In many cases there will be links to other web sites where such information can be found.

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

 

Lake Eon (thanks to CAW Local 2182 and Martin Grégoire)

 

Border Beacon  (thanks to CAW Local 2182 and Martin Grégoire)

 

Cape Hopes Advance  (thanks to CAW Local 2182 and Martin Grégoire)

 

Clyde River  from Mike Morgan

 

Coral Harbour  from John Gilbert

 

Pelee Light from Richard Dillman

 

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

 

Frank VanderZande Recalls Radio Circuits (Resolute Bay, Churchill, Coral Harbour)

 

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)

Radio Range Station Aishihik, Yukon Territory (Source: Bill Stadnyk and Bob Thompson)

Workshops

 

Toronto Aircraft Radio Workshop

 

 

 

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