VE100VIMY

Vimy Ridge
(image from Veterans Canada website)

A Commemorative Amateur Radio Special Event

Approximately 2 km away, but still at summit level, a commemorative amateur radio station with the call sign VE100VIMY, will operate from  April 1 to April 9, 2017.  There will be two stations and appropriate antennas working on a 24 hour basis. The event is being organized by the Vimy Commemorative Station Society, a registered in British Columbia Society, in coordination with a number of leading Canadian amateurs.

View the VE100VIMY Poster

Here are a number of links regarding VE100VIMY and the historical significance and background.

Main event website: http://ve100vimy.ca/

TCA Article: https://cmcen.ca/2016/01/14/vimy-ridge-commemorative-station-ve100vimy/

The Battle of Vimy Ridge – Quick Facts: http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/overseas/first-world-war/france/vimy/battle

Additional Historical Information regarding the Battle of Vimy Ridge: http://www.warmuseum.ca/cwm/exhibitions/vimy/index_e.shtml

Significance of Vimy Ridge: http://www.vimyfoundation.ca/significance-of-vimy-ridge/

Thanks to Hugh (VE3AYR) and Jason (VA3VNA) for their assistance in preparing this page.