RAC Canada 150 Award Operations Update: December 27
Plus a list of RAC stations for RAC Canada Winter Contest: December 30
The RAC Canada 150 Award is a celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday since Confederation in 1867. The Award is issued for contacting the RAC stations between July 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. We are now in the final few days of the Canada 150 Celebrations and we hope you are enjoying taking part in this celebration. We are hoping to get all of RAC stations on the air for the RAC Canada Winter Contest on December 30. A list of scheduled operators as of Wednesday, December 27 is provided below.
RAC Stations Schedule (as of December 27, 2017)
Volunteers are needed to activate the 14 RAC stations for the RAC Canada 150 Award. The following schedule is as of December 27, 2017 and new volunteers will be added as the names are submitted. For more information visit http://wp.rac.ca/rac150/
VA2RAC – André Perron, VE2ZT, will operate VA2RAC on various band from 80m to 6m until December 30. Gilles Renucci, VE2TZT, will be operating VA2RAC during the RAC Canada Winter Contest on December 30.
VE1RAC – Bob Schofield, VE1RSM, Fred Archibald, VE1FA, Helen Archibald, VA1YL and Scott Nichols, VE1OP, will activate VE1RAC for the rest of 2017.
VA3RAC – Neil Macklem, VE3SST, will activate VA3RAC from 5 pm on Tuesday, December 26 until 6 pm on Friday, December 29. The Ottawa Amateur Radio Club will operate as VA3RAC from the “Diefenbunker”, Canada’s Cold War Museum for the RAC Canada Winter Contest on Saturday, December 30 and will also activate VA3RAC on New Year’s Eve, December 31 to close out the year. For more information visit: https://www.oarc.net/
VE4RAC – Cary Rubenfeld, VE4EA, assisted by other Winnipeg Amateurs, will be operating as VE4RAC until the end of the year.
VE5RAC – Bj Madsen, VE5FX, is operating as VE5RAC on 20m SSB during the year. The Sask-Alta Radio Club, VE5RI, in Lloydminster, will be activating VE5RAC during the RAC Canada Winter Contest on December 30.
VE6RAC – Gord Kosmenko, VE6SV, will operate from from December 11 until December 31.
VE7RAC – Fred Orsetti, VE7IO, has organized the following volunteers to operate the VE7RAC call sign for the rest of the year: Doug Pichette, VA7DP, Gabor Horvath, VE7JH, Al McNeil, VA7QQ, John Mackay, VE7RB, Al Ross, VE7WJ, Jim Smith, VE7FO, Rebecca Kimoto, VA7BEC, Koji Kimoto, VA7KO, Brian Summers, VE7JKZ, John White, VA7JW, John Schouten, VE7TI and Fred Orsetti, VE7IO. A schedule is provided on the RAC website.
VE8RAC – Gerry St Amand, VE8GER, has been operating regularly from his cabin near Inuvik in the Northwest Territories. He will be activating VE8RAC from November 15 until December 31, with the exception of the RAC Canada Winter Contest. Chris Cameron, VE8WD, is currently scheduled to operate VE8RAC in the RAC Canada Winter Contest.
VE9RAC – Jean-Paul Leblanc, VE9BK and Marcel Leblanc, VE9ML will be activating VE9RAC for the rest of the year. Andy McLellan, VE9DX, is also operating as VE9RAC on digital modes only.
VO1RAC – Boyd Snow, VO1DI, RAC NL Section Manager, organized several RAC members across Newfoundland to activate VO1RAC – as shown in the list of completed operations provided below – and he will be operating VO1RAC from December 24-31 to close out the year.
VO2RAC – Chris Allingham, VE3FU/VO2AC, who will be operating a remote station in Goose Bay from Ontario, will be operating as VO2RAC for the rest of the year.
VY0RAC – Mike Shouldice, VY0CF, will operate VY0RAC until December 31.
VY1RAC – David Musselwhite, VY1XY, will operate VY1RAC in the RAC Canada Winter Contest on December 30. A schedule of VY1RAC operations is provided on the RAC website.
VY2RAC – Greg McCormick, VY2MP, Ron Huybers, VY2HR and Ken McCormick, VY2RU, will continue to activate VY2RAC through the end of 2017.
The best way to keep tabs on the activations will probably be by watching the DX Cluster (e.g., dxsummit.fi).
RAC Canada Winter Contest: December 30
We are hoping to get all of RAC stations on the air for the RAC Canada Winter Contest on December 30. Below is a list of scheduled operators as of Tuesday, December 23. At this time, we do not have names for VO2RAC or VY2RAC but we are looking for volunteers.
VA2RAC: VE2TZT will be operating as VA2RAC.
VA3RAC: The Ottawa Amateur Radio club will operate as VA3RAC from the “Diefenbunker”, Canada’s Cold War Museum. For more information visit: http://wp.rac.ca/va3rac-goes-underground-for-the-rac-canada-winter-contest/
VE1RAC: VE1RSM, VE1FA and VA1YL will operate as VE1RAC.
VE4RAC: The Radiosport Manitoba group will operate as VE4RAC.
VE5RAC: The Sask-Alta Radio Club in Lloydminster will operate as VE5RAC.
VE6RAC: VE6SV will operate as VE6RAC.
VE7RAC: A multi-operator team will operate as VE7RAC from VE7IO’s station.
VE8RAC: VE8WD will operate as VE8RAC.
VE9RAC: VE9ML and VE9BK will operate as VE9RAC.
VO1RAC: VO1DI will operate as VO1RAC.
VY0RAC: VY0CF will operate as VY0RAC.
VY1RAC: VY1XY will operate as VY1RAC.
For more information on the RAC Canada 150 Award and how to volunteer to activate a RAC station please visit http://wp.rac.ca/rac150/.
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