The Radio Amateurs have issued an update on their 150 Award Operation
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 weeks of the Canada 150 Celebrations and we hope you are enjoying taking part in this celebration.
Volunteers are needed to activate the 14 RAC stations for the RAC Canada 150 Award. The following schedule is as of December 16, 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 every weekend until the end of December on various band from 80m to 6m.
VE1RAC – Bob Schofield, VE1RSM, Fred Archibald, VE1FA, Helen Archibald, VA1YL and Scott Nichols, VE1OP, will activate VE1RAC for the rest of 2017.
VA3RAC – Rob Noakes, VE3PCP, will operate VA3RAC from Friday, December 15 at 6 pm until Sunday, December 17. Denis Rule, VE3BF, will operate from Monday, December 18 to Thursday, December 21.
VE4RAC – Cary Rubenfeld, VE4EA, assisted by other Winnipeg Amateurs, will be operating as VE4RAC from time to time 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 at: http://wp.rac.ca/rac-canada-150-award-operations-december16/
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, has organized several RAC members across Newfoundland to activate VO1RAC as follows: Dave Parsons, VO1COD, from December 10-16; Chris Hillier, VO1IDX, from December 17-23; and Boyd Snow, VO1DI, from December 24-31.
VO2RAC – Nazaire Simon, VO2NS, from Labrador City and 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 – Allen Wootton, VY1KX, will operate VY1RAC until December 8 and David Musselwhite, VY1XY, will operate from December 17 to December 23 and in the RAC Canada Winter Contest on December 30. A schedule is provided at: http://wp.rac.ca/rac-canada-150-award-operations-december16/
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).
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 Saturday, December 16. At this time, we do not have names for VA2RAC, VA3RAC, VE4RAC, VO1RAC, VO2RAC or VY2RAC but we are looking for volunteers.
VE1RAC: VE1RSM, VE1FA and VA1YL will operate VE1RAC in the Canada Winter Contest.
VE6RAC: VE6SV’s operation as VE6RAC will include the Canada Winter Contest.
VE7RAC: VE7RAC will be operated from VE7IO’s station in the Canada Winter Contest.
VE9RAC: VE9ML and VE9BK will operate as VE9RAC in the Canada Winter Contest.
VY0RAC: VY0CF’s operation as VY0RAC will include the Canada Winter Contest.
VY1RAC: VY1XY will operate as VY1RAC in the Canada Winter Contest.
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/ and http://wp.rac.ca/volunteers-needed-to-activate-for-rac-canada-150-award/
RAC MarCom Director