(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.
Here are a number of links regarding VE100VIMY and the historical significance and background.
Main event website: http://ve100vimy.ca/
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.