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The Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs, also known as SONRA, is a very active organization involved with a large number of activities and partners. Their partners include Parks Canada (Cabot Tower, Signal Hill National Historic Site), the City of Mount Pearl (Admiralty House Museum and Archives), and Fire and Emergency Services-Newfoundland and Labrador.

Visit Admiralty House seasonally to see SONRA members in action or if you are a licensed amateur radio operator, bring your license and use the station!

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Special Event

sonra event Royal Canadian Air Cadet Maomao Zhang speaks into a microphone to communicate by radio with Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who was at the International Space Station. Holding the mike for Maomao is primary radio operator Keith Perry. — Photo by Andrew Robinson/The Telegram

The Society of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs (SONRA), partnering with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets and the Admiralty House Museum and Archives (SONRA Club station VO1BZM), were pleased to host an ARISS contact on Saturday January 12, 2013 at 1440 Z. About 50 air cadets were present for the event, and they were all anxious to speak to Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield via Amateur Radio.

The event was covered by:

  • The Telegram
  • Here and Now - CBC ISS Media Coverage
  • NTV ISS Media Coverage

Contact Information for SONRA Station

For more information contact:
Everett Price -- Station Manager
Call sign: VO1DK

Station Manager:

Mailing Address:
The Society Of Newfoundland Radio Amateurs
P.O. Box 23099
St. John's, NL A1B 4J9

Web Site:

CICQ 92.3 FM Tourism Radio

CICQ 92.3 FM Tourism Radio is broadcasted out of Admiralty House Communications Museum and features stories about the history presented in the building and unique tales from around the City and area. Such stories include the sinking of the SS Florizel, Commander James Pearl, the life and scientific contributions of Guglielmo Marconi, and the Great Atlantic Air Race. It also features directions to the museum and information about upcoming events at Admiralty House and in Mount Pearl.

To listen to CICQ 92.3 FM Tourism Radio online, click here.

If you or your community group has a story about life in Mount Pearl or an event to be advertised, email to be included in the next round of recordings!

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