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HAM RADIO IN SUBMARINES

 

 

SOME SUBMARINE HAM RADIO LINKS

Submarine Veterans Amateur Radio Association ( SVARA ) 

Amateur Radio Station KA8VIT& USS Cod SS-224

Foxtrot Radio Club KR7SUB onboard Russian Submarine

NK3ST Radio Room onboard USS Torsk SS-423

SUBMARINE HAM RADIO STATION

VA2GNQ

Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Pre has converted Canadian Submarine HMCS ONONDAGA into a submarine museum at Father's Point (Pointe-au-Pre) near Rimouski, Quebec, Canada. The official opening of the submarine museum was on 12 June 2009.

 

Club radioamateur du Saint-Laurent VE2CSL of Rimouski, Quebec has reactivated the radio room onboard ONONDAGA and has put the submarine back on the air as a Ham Radio Station. In memory of ONONDAGAs old radio call sign CGNQ, ham radio call sign VA2GNQ has been assigned to the submarine museum. Submarine ONONDAGA has now joined other submarine museums and other ship museums on the air around the world.

SUBMARINE HAM RADIO STATION

VA3ZFQ

Note: Canadian Submarine HMCS OJIBWA has also been converted into a submarine museum at Port Burwell, Ontario. In memory of OJIBWAs old radio call sign CZFQ, ham radio call sign VA3ZFQ has been assigned to the submarine museum.

 

Donald Courcy

VE2GW / VE2CNX

Former Radioman

Submarines HMCS ONONDAGA, HMCS OJIBWA, HMCS OKANAGAN... Destroyer HMCS GATINEAU

 

VA2GNQ QSL CARD

VA2GNQ QSL CARD


Photo Above - Submarine Ham Radio Station VA2GNQ was operated as a special event station under special 4-letter suffix call sign VA2CGNQ during the official opening of the Onondaga submarine museum on June 13 and 14, 2009. From left to right:  Loc Cavarroc VA2GHA, Jocelyn Pineault VE2ACU and Timo Rissanen VE2TDR of Club radioamateur du Saint-Laurent VE2CSL.


Photo above - Loc Cavarroc VA2GHA, Jocelyn Pineault VE2ACU and Timo Rissanen VE2TDR looking for more contacts during the special event of June 13 & 14, 2009. Local QRN was severe and made radio communications difficult on some HF bands. It was not known at the time if the source of electrical interference was inside or outside the submarine but it was suspected that the culprit was the equipment used to access and convert Hydro Quebec power for onboard use.


Photo above - Loc Cavarroc VA2GHA and Jocelyn Pineault VE2ACU keeping up with the log as Timo Rissanen VE2TDR is busy at the mike.

 

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