HMCS OJIBWA is a cold war Canadian Oberon Class submarine which was in service in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1965 to 1998. The submarine has been acquired by the Elgin Military Museum of St. Thomas, Ontario and has been towed from Halifax, Nova Scotia to Port Burwell, Ontario where it will be preserved and operated as a submarine museum. Plans are to restore the radio room onboard the submarine as an active ham radio club station, operating under call sign VA3ZFQ in memory of OJIBWA’s former international call sign CZFQ.
For more information about The Ojibwa Project in Port Burwell, Ontario, go to: http://www.projectojibwa.ca/
PS:There was a similar endeavour 3 years ago in Rimouski, Quebec, where OJIBWA’s sister submarine HMCS ONONDAGA was installed as a submarine museum. The radio room onboard ONONDAGA is now on the air as a ham radio club station and operating under call sign VA2GNQ in memory of ONONDAGA’s former international call sign CGNQ. The station is operated by members of St-Lawrence Amateur Radio Club ( http://www.ve2csl.ca )
For more information about HMCS ONONDAGA’s Submarine Museum in Rimouski, Quebec, go to: http://www.shmp.qc.ca/index.php?lang=en
For more information about HMCS ONONDAGA’s ham radio club station, go to the VA2GNQ page on the QRZ.COM website.
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