The epic WSPR-carrying Canada C3 voyage of the Polar Prince to commemorate Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation celebration ended successfully on October 28. Over the course of the 150-day expedition from Toronto, Ontario, to Victoria, British Columbia via the Northwest Passage, the CG3EXP WSPR HF beacon was received on every continent except Antarctica, CG3EXP trustee Barrie Crampton, VE3BSB, told ARRL this week.
“The Ultimate 3S beacon transmitter made 64,800 transmissions that resulted in 397,964 uploads to WSPRnet.org,” Crampton said. The CG3EXP WSPR beacon — which transmitted on 40, 30, and 20 meters — provided an opportunity for the Amateur Radio community to follow the vessel’s progress and share in the celebration.
However, the end of the voyage does not mean the end of the beacon’s transmissions. Crampton said the CG3EXP beacon “will likely remain on the air as the Polar Prince returns to the east coast of Canada via the Panama Canal.”