Stations

Acton

ON

Monitoring Station

Photos taken in 2010

Aishihik

YT

Radio Range Station

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

Frank VanderZande Recalls...

Frank Adams Photo Album

Antennas and Riggers

Jim Jung Photo Album

Alert Bay

BC

Marine Station - Call Sign VAF

Almonte

ON

Monitoring Station

1956 - Move to Almonte

Arctic Bay

NU

Ionosphere Station

A History of Canadian Ionospheric Work by Carl Robinson

Baie Comeau

QC

Marine Station

Victor Decloux

Baker Lake

NU

Ionosphere Station

A History of Canadian Ionospheric Work by Carl Robinson

Gerry Brushett Photo Album

Victor Decloux

Barrington Passage

NS

Marine Station - Call Sign VAL

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Battle Harbour

NL

Marine Station - Call Sign VOA

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Beaumont

QC

Monitoring Station

Beaumont by Laval Desbiens

Belle Isle

NL

Marine Station - Call Sign VCM

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Cecil Kenny Photo Album

Bob Ferguson

Border Beacon

QC

Weather Station

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Jean Pierre Lehnert

Bull Harbour

BC

Marine Station - Call Sign VAG

Burwash Landing

YT

Milt Watts Photo Album

Cambridge Bay

NU

Marine Station - Call Sign VFC

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

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

Milt Watts Photo Album

Camperdown

NS

Marine Station - Call Sign VCS

Canso

NS

Marine Station - Call Sign VAX

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Cap aux meules (Grindstone)

QC

Marine Station - Call Sign VCN

Some Early East Coast Sparks

Cape Bear

PE

Marine Station - Call Sign VCP

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Cape Hopes Advance

QC

Marine Station - 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

Marine Station - Call Sign VCE

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Silas Tucker

Cape Ray

NL

Marine Station - Call Sign VCR

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Cape Sable

NS

Marine Station - Call Sign VCU

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Cardinal

ON

Marine Station - Call Sign VDQ

Cartwright

NL

Marine Station - Call Sign VOX

Charlottetown

PE

Marine Station - Call Sign VCA

Chebucto Head

NS

Some Early East Coast Sparks

Chelsea

QC

Ionosphere Station

A History of Canadian Ionospheric Work by Carl Robinson

Chesterfield Inlet

NU

Marine Station - Call Sign VBZ

Radio Range Station and Weather Station

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

Mike Power Photo Album

Victor Decloux

Churchill

MB

Marine Station - Call Sign VAP

Ionosphere Station

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

Monitoring Station

Cloverdale monitoring station

Clyde River

NU

Marine Station

Ionosphere Station

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

Marine Station - Call Sign VOO

Comox

BC

Marine Station - Call Sign VAC

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Coppermine

NU

Marine Station - Call Sign VFU6

Elwood Lloyd Clark

Coral Harbour

NU

Marine Station - Call Sign VFU

Coral Harbour  from John Gilbert

Frank VanderZande Recalls...

Gerry Brushett Photo Album

Ernest Hollands Photo Album

My 3 tours of duty in Coral Harbour - Scott Cameron

Corner Brook

NL

Marine Station - Call Sign VOJ

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Dease Lake

BC

Jim Jung Photo Album

Edmonton

AB

Souvenirs of Edmonton Radio from Milton Watts  1955 - 1958)

Embarras

AB

Aeradio Station

Terry Gibson Photo Album

Elwood Lloyd Clark

Eureka

NT

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

Frank VanderZande Recalls...

John Gilbert Photo Album

John Trinko Photo Album

Fogo

NL

Marine Station - Call Sign VOJ

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Forrest

MB

Monitoring Station

Rivers - Forrest - Winnipeg Monitoring Stations

Fort Chimo

QC

Ionosphere Station

A History of Canadian Ionospheric Work by Carl Robinson

Fort Smith

NT

Monitoring Station

Fort Smith Monitoring Station

Frobisher Bay (Iqualuit)

NU

Marine Station - Call Sign VFF

Old Sparks and Stations

Glace Bay

NS

Marine Station - Call Sign VBT

Goose Bay

NL

Marine Station - Call Sign VOK

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Gore Bay

ON

Marine Station

Great Whale River

QC

Bill Webb Photo Album

Grindstone (Cap aux meules)

QC

Marine Station - Call Sign VCN

Some Early East Coast Sparks

Grosse Ile

QC

Marine Station - Call Sign VCD

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Halifax

NS

Marine Station - Call Sign VCS

Some Early East Coast Sparks

Hartlen Point

NS

Monitoring Station

'' Y  '' and standard monitoring station

Headingley

MB

Ionosphere Station

Monitoring Station

A History of Canadian Ionospheric Work by Carl Robinson

 

Heath Point

QC

Marine Station - Call Sign VCI

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Hopedale

NL

Marine Station - Call Sign VOQ

Inuvik

NT

Marine Station - Call Sign VFA

Frank Statham's at Inuvik

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Jean Pierre Lehnert

Iqualuit (Frobisher Bay)

NU

Marine Station - Call Sign VFF

Old Sparks and Stations

Jean Pierre Lehnert

Isachsen

NU

Frank VanderZande Recalls...

Antennas and Riggers

Jim Jung Photo Album

Kenora

ON

Ionosphere Station

A History of Canadian Ionospheric Work by Carl Robinson

Killinek

NU

Marine Station - Call Sign VAW

Jean Pierre Lehnert 

Kingston

ON

Marine Station - Call Sign VBH

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Knob Lake

QC

Reynald Dionne Photo Album

Ladner

BC

Monitoring Station

Lake Eon

QC

Aeradio Station

Weather Station

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Reynald Dionne Photo Album

Lakehead

 

Monitoring Station

Langley

BC

Monitoring Station

Les Escoumins

QC

Marine Station - Call Sign VCF

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

London

ON

Bill Webb Photo Album

Lulu Island

BC

Monitoring Station

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

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

Melville

SK

Monitoring Station

Midland

ON

Marine Station - Call Sign VBC

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Montague

PE

Monitoring Station

1962 - Policing the airwaves

Roger Squires Photo Album

Bob Ferguson

Mont-Joli

QC

Marine Station - Call Sign VCF

Victor Decloux

Jean Pierre Lehnert

 

Montreal

QC

Marine Station - Call Sign VFN

VFN Montreal in the 1950s

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Mould Bay

NT

Frank VanderZande Recalls...

Jim Jung Photo Album

Nitchequon

QC

Marine Station

Nitchequon 1959/1960  A captivating story from Ed Harvey

Al Daly Photo Album

Jean Pierre Lehnert

Norman Wells

NT

Souvenirs of Norman Wells Radio from Milton Watts

North Bay

ON

Frank Adams Photo Album

Nottingham Island

NU

Marine Station - Call Sign VCB

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

Ernest Hollands Photo Album

Bob Ferguson

Jean Pierre Lehnert

Ottawa

ON

Ionosphere Station

Monitoring Station

Lab Station

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

Marine Station - Call Sign VAD

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Pelee Light

 

Pelee Light from Richard Dillman

Frank Adams Photo Album

Placentia

NL

Marine Station - Call Sign VCP

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Point Edward

ON

Marine Station - Call Sign VBE

Point Grey

BC

Monitoring Station

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

Marine Station

Pointe au Père (Rimouski)

QC

Marine Station - Call Sign VCF

Old Sparks and Stations

Port Arthur

ON

Marine Station - Call Sign VBA

Port aux Basques

NL

Marine Station - Call Sign VOJ

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Port Burwell

ON

Marine Station - Call Sign VBF

Port Hardy

BC

Jim Jung Photo Album

Port Harrison (Inukjuat)

QC

Marine Station - Call Sign VAL

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

Bill Webb Photo Album

Poste de la Baleine

QC

Marine Station - Call Sign VAV

Prescott

ON

Marine Station - Call Sign VBR

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Prince Rupert

BC

Marine Station - Call Sign VAJ

Ionosphere Station

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

A History of Canadian Ionospheric Work by Carl Robinson

Jim Jung Photo Album

Photo of the radio room at Prince Rupert / VAJ in 1972

Québec

QC

Marine Station - Call Sign VCC

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Jean Pierre Lehnert

Quebec Marine/Aeroradio at YQB Airport

Resolute Bay

NU

Marine Station - Call Sign VFR

Aeroradio Station

Ionosphere Station

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

Marine Station - Call Sign VAW

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

Rimouski (Pointe au Père)

QC

Marine Station - Call Sign VCF

Old Sparks and Stations

Victor Decloux

Rivers

MB

Rivers - Forrest - Winnipeg Monitoring Stations

Rivière-au-Renard

QC

Marine Station - Call Sign VCG

Old Sparks and Stations

Rivière-du-Loup

QC

Marine Station - Call Sign VCD

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Jean Pierre Lehnert

Sable Island

NS

Some Early East Coast Sparks

Sachs Harbour

NT

Frank VanderZande Recalls...

Saint John

NB

Marine Station - Call Sign VAR

Saint-Lambert de Lévis

QC

Monitoring Station

Saint-Lambert by Laval Desbiens

Saint-Rémi

QC

Monitoring Station

Saint-Rémi by Laval Desbiens

Modernization of Saint-Rémi in 2010

Saint Rémi Monitoring Station on 31 December 2017

Sandspit

BC

Marine Station - Call Sign VAH

Sarnia

ON

Marine Station - Call Sign VBE

Reynald Dionne Photo Album

Sault Ste. Marie

ON

Marine Station - Call Sign VBB

Sault Ste. Marie Wireless Station from Diana Couch

Schefferville

QC

Marine Station

Reynald Dionne Photo Album

Senneterre

QC

Monitoring Station

Senneterre Monitoring Station

Sept-Iles

QC

Marine Station - Call Sign VCK

Victor Decloux 

Smith River

BC

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

Milt Watts Photo Album

Smithers

BC

Jim Jung Photo Album

Snag

YT

Aeradio Station

Life in the Yukon by Ernie Brown

Srathburn

ON

Monitoring Station

Strahburn Monitoring Station

St. Anthony

NL

Marine Station - Call Sign VCM

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

St. John's

NL

Marine Station - Call Sign VON

Ionosphere Station

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

A History of Canadian Ionospheric Work by Carl Robinson

St. Lawrence

NL

Marine Station - Call Sign VCP

St. Paul Island

NS

Marine Station - Call Sign VAT

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Cecil Kenny Photo Album

Stephenville

NL

Marine Station - Call Sign VOJ

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Surrey

BC

Monitoring Station

1988 - Surrey monitoring site

Swift Current

SK

Aeradio Station

Life in the Yukon by Ernie Brown

Sydney

NS

Marine Station - Call Sign VCO

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Teslin

YT

Radio Range Station

Life in the Yukon by Ernie Brown

The Pas

MB

Ionosphere Station

A History of Canadian Ionospheric Work by Carl Robinson

Thunder Bay

ON

Marine Station - Call Sign VBA

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Tobermory

ON

Tobermory Wireless Station (circa 1913) from Arthur Amos

Tofino

BC

Marine Station - Call Sign VAE

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Toronto

ON

Marine Station - Call Sign VBG

Radio Range Station

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

Marine Station - Call Sign VAG

Station History on the website of UNIFOR Local 2182

Trois-Rivières

QC

Marine Station - Call Sign VBK

Jean Pierre Lehnert

Tuktoyaktuk

NT

Marine Station - Call Sign VEK

Twillingate

NL

Marine Station

Vancouver

BC

Marine Station - Call Sign VAS

Vancouver radio  1945-48 from Al Miller

Jim Jung Photo Album

Victoria

BC

Marine Station - Call Sign VAK

Wetaskiwin

AB

Monitoring Station

Whitehorse

YT

Aeradio Station

Terry Gibson Photo Album

Life in the Yukon by Ernie Brown

Wiarton

ON

Marine Station - Call Sign VBC

Winnipeg

MB

Ionosphere Station

Monitoring Station

A History of Canadian Ionospheric Work by Carl Robinson

Rivers - Forrest - Winnipeg Monitoring Stations

Silas Tucker

Wrigley

NT

Milt Watts Photo Album

Yarmouth

NS

Marine Station - Call Sign VAU

Some Early East Coast Sparks

Yellowknife

NT

Marine Station - Call Sign VEM

 

 

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

Fred Keil

 

The Radio Range - Communications and Aircraft Navigation

Jack Chalmers and John Gilbert

 

Abandoned Radio Station near Clear Creek, Ontario

(Ralph Cameron and John Gilbert)