*RAC Bulletin 2012-031E – Canada Day Contest*

*RAC Bulletin 2012-031E – Canada Day Contest*

A reminder to all Amateur Radio Operators that our Canada Day Contest is just over three weeks away. This is a great opportunity have a little fun on the airways and compete with others over a twenty four hour period. What better way to celebrate Canada’s birthday!

Whether you choose to operate as an individual or as part of a group, get on the air and see how many Official RAC stations that you can rack up. Also, check with your Regional Director to ensure that all possible RAC call signs for your Section are on the air, giving folks the best possible opportunity to pick up the “bonus points”.

RAC Canada Day Contest – 0000 – 2359 UTC – July 1, 2012

For all of this years rules and details, please visit theRAC website <http://www.rac.ca/en/rac/programmes/contests/files/2012%20RAC%20Canda%20Day%20Contest%20Rules%20-%20English%20and%20French.pdf>.

The very best of luck to everyone and have fun!



Doug Mercer VO1DTM/VO1DM CEC
Chief Field Services Officer


Vernon Ikeda – VE2MBS/VE2QQ
Pointe-Claire, Québec
RAC Blog Editor/RAC E-News/Web News Bulletin Editor

Edge 2 Edge Marathon 2012

The Tofino to Ucluelet Marathon is coming up quick!

One June 10th, atheletes from all over he world will be taking part in the Edge 2 Edge marathon.  With  full marathon, half marathon, and team relay events there is something for everyone.  This marathon is a certified qualifying event for the Boston Marathon.

Amateur Radio Operators are required to man the check points to provide race progression bulletins and emergency communications in the event of an injury.  If you are interested in helping out with communications during the race, please contact info@coastemergency.ca,  and we will provide you with information on camping and radio requirements.

Please visit http://www.edgetoedgemarathon.com for more information.

Marathon Map

The Waters Are Rising

Now is a busy time of the year for some.  The BC River Forecast Centre continues to issue high stream, high flow and flood warnings.   This is the start of the run off season. Some radio rooms have been activated. There have already been evacuations and flooding in some areas while sandbagging continues in other portions of the Province.  With high snow packs this concern will not end soon.

It might be a good time to review your family emergency plan. Have you checked your grab and go kit lately?   Be prepared, and have a plan. Be part of the solution, not part of the problem.

Additional Stations for World Amateur Radio Day

– Two new special event stations for WARD.*
Two new special event stations join the celebration of the World
Amateur Radio Day and the 87th Anniversary of IARU.

P487IARU by the Aruba Amateur Radio Club. They will be active starting
today until the end on the month. QSL information on QRZ.com

SK87WARD by the Föreningen Sveriges Sändareamatörer. They will be
active on the HF bands (CW SSB and PSK31) from 00z to 24z only on
April 18th. QSL via buro or SM6JSM; probably also LoTW.

This stations join other stations previously reported and some of them
are on the air as you read this note:



Joaquín Solana, XE1R
News Editor – IARU R2
news@iaru-r2.org <mailto:news@iaru-r2.org>


Vernon Ikeda – VE2MBS/VE2QQ
Pointe-Claire, Québec
RAC Blog Editor/RAC E-News/Web News Bulletin Editor