Canadian amateurs are allowed to use special prefixes during 2017 to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Amateurs whose call sign begins with VA are allowed to use CF instead, CG may be used instead of VE, CH instead of VO and CI instead of VY. So, for example, VE3KI may use CG3KI as his call sign during 2017.

To put this another way, call signs starting with CF3, CG3, VA3 and VE3 are all from the VE3 call area, CH1 and VO1 are from the VO1 call area, and CI2 and VY2 are from the VY2 call area – and so on.

This information may be worth posting as a news item on the berucontest web site.
Rich VE3KI / CG3KI