Halifax Coast Guard Radio Callsign "VCS"
Halifax Coast Guard Radio was fully operational on MF/HF until 19th November 1996. Today the station operates on VHF and on 2MHz SSB. The 2 MHz transmitters are located at Pennant.
The last message from VCS on 500 kHz CW:
"CQ DE VCS = FINAL BROADCAST ON 500 KHZ. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATRONAGE OVER THE YEARS. THE RADIO OPERATORS OF VCS WISH YOU A SAFE VOYAGE. = 73 DE VCS AR SK"
Unless otherwise stated the photographs reproduced on the pages below are either © Reay Bridger, Paul Britton, Canadian Armed Forces, C. E. "Champ" Champion,Jim Christian VE1ASR, Michael Christie, Pat Falvey, Rick Falvey, Cypien Ferland, Warren E. Hagar, Commander Hewitt RCN, Bill Marchant, Alex Murray, National Research Council, Public Archives Canada, George Raine, John Rae VE1AGN, Spud Roscoe VE1BC, Search and Rescue Canadian Coast Guard, C. R. "Sprack" Spracklin, Stefanie Corp., Norway, and Walt Wooding VE3WW.
My thanks to Spurgeon G. "Spud" Roscoe VE1BC for sending the photographs to me. My thanks also to others connected with the station who have contacted me.
The photographs are on several pages please click on the links below for each page
|Radio Stations Common? Not this kind by Spurgeon G. "Spud" Roscoe VE1BC
|A reunion of the Halifax Coast Guard Radio VCS staff May 20th, 2005
|The vast majority of the information on the Halifax pages has been supplied by Spud VE1BC if you have any queries or questions on the history of Halifax Coast Guard Radio then click HERE to email Spud direct.