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Special Event Station VY1T - Teslin Historical and Museum Society. Grand Opening of Aeradio Exhibit.

The VY1T Special Event Station will be on the air from June 29, 2011 to July 1, 2011 for the Grand Opening of Aeradio Exhibit at the Teslin Historical and Museum Society in Teslin, YT.

VY1EI Eric our resident contester, will use VY1T on June 29th from Whitehorse. Club Station VY1T will be on the air from Teslin Yukon, at the George Johnson Museum June 30th from early morning to late afternoon. VY1T will be on the air from Whitehorse on Canada Day as a club station. QSL will be available.

On June 30th please find us on 20 meters around 14.180 or so, also may try 14.140.

QSL via Hugh Henderson, VY1EEN at P.O. Box 33062, Whitehorse, YT Y1A 5Y5

More information to be found on the Yukon Amateur Radio Association website at http://www.yara.ca/ or contact Ron McFadyen at mcfadyen@northwestel.net.

Ron McFadyen VY1RM - Past President - Yukon Amateur Radio Association

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On June 30th 2011, The Teslin Historical and Museum Society, owner and operator of the George Johnston Museum, Mile 804 Alaska Highway, Teslin, will host a large gathering to celebrate the Grand Opening of its historical and (now) unique Aeradio Navigation Range Building (1941), with its interior exhibits.

The exhibits tell the story of Teslin from 1940-55 when its quiet and simple northern village life was overturned with the coming of RCAF Teslin base, the Aeradio Navigation Range, and the Alcan Highway. The story is told with transmitters, other artefacts, text and photographs inside a rare 1941 radio range air navigation building.

We would be delighted if Yukon ham operators, former DOT telegraphers, amateur radio and radio telecommunication enthusiasts would attend the Opening. We feel that this is appropriate because DOT staff of RCAF Teslin not only handled hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of radio messages from 1940-55 but because they were avid amateur radio hams on their off duty hours. They controlled this aeradio building and were central to Teslin's wartime role.

The Society will welcome dignitaries and guests, such as yourselves, to Teslin for a formal ribbon-cutting, a sit-down traditional Dominion Day Silver Tea, to view other new exhibits inside the Museum, a display of ham radio (so popular in the 1940s) and other events recalling that era in Teslin. Guests will be invited to "make a day of it" and visit the local high-quality Yukon Wildlife Gallery and Teslin Tlingit Council's elegant Heritage Centre exhibits. This invitation is a preview to the formal invitation to be sent in Spring of 2011.

Should you wish to arrange overnight accommodation, please contact Yukon Motel (1-867-390-2443), Teslin Lake Motel (1-867-390-2521) or Dawson Peaks (1-867-390-2244) for a selection of rooms, cabins and meals. Teslin Lake offers superb trout, grayling, burbot and pike fishing. Charters and leisure boat rides are available. Excursions for small groups can be arranged by the Museum.

Teslin Historical & Museum Society
Box 146, Teslin, Yukon, Canada Y0A 1B0