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  • This is a site to muster all old hands that took part in the operations of Canadian Dept of Transport Marine and Aviation radio stations over the years, its predecessor and other department and organizations, be they sparks or technicians in Canada, no matter what they may be called today.
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  • The information collected here will eventually serve for a full fledged and willing history keeper for him to take this bull by the key !
            Welcome all   

     file in at dotmarnav@gmail.com

This site will be made a part of the Canadian radio regulations historical web site www.radioalumni.ca for many brass pounders moved to the radio regulations service during their career.

I will continue updating it if and when new material becomes available.
A 1984 list of RO's and EL's is in the works ...

DONE : The Maritime, NFLD, Quebec and Ontario listings,  Air Svcs & MARINE  to 1984
Central region Marine listing added to the 1984 listing 
See the roll call pages
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Passing by ...

All these sparks bellowed, cried, muttered or whispered together on the six-hundred-meter wave, the main channel for ship traffic. At night when the darkness increased their range by three, four or five times the uproar was terrific, the sound of a vast swamp on a spring night filled with vociferous frogs. By day the range and the Babel subsided; but there was seldom quiet. Ships talked to each other, or they demanded notice from the shore, crying the attention of New York or Boston or Cape Race or Marina, that outpost which could pluck messages far out of the ocean air an d fling them on to the landline at Halifax. To wireless operators on the North Atlantic run these stations, known ndifferently by name but intimately by their call signals - NAH, BF, VCE, VAT - these were the tongues and ears of North America, the listening posts, the speaking trumpets of the continent. 

excerpt from ' The Nymph and the lamp by Thomas H. Raddall, once an R/O on Sable Island

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