New Canadian Prefix starts Jan 1st

    Starting January 1st until February 28th 2009 you may be hearing new callsigns from Canadian Amateur Radio operators.

    The prefix Commemorates Galileo’s first use of an optical telescope and the subsequent discoveries he made in his lifetime. It also is the inaugural, International Year of Astronomy a global effort initiated by the International Astronomical Union and UNESCO to help the citizens of the world rediscover their place in the Universe through the day – and night-time sky, and thereby engage a personal sense of wonder and discovery..

    The Prefix you may hear are:

    CG for VE’s
    CF for VA’s
    CH for VO’s
    CI for VY’s

    For more information on this project you might like to visit

    Malcolm Scrimger, VE7DAO