While contesting is not part of emergency/auxiliary communication it does provide a good learning environment for radio operators. Various operating conditions and pressure to make the contacts are just two factors. This article provides a reminder to consider participating in contests. In addition, the comments with respect to the number of log submissions are noteworthy.
Don’t forget Winter Field Day Dec 30 2023
RAC Contest Managers:
Bart Ritchie, VE5CPU and Sam Ferris, VE5SF
The RAC Contest Management Team is pleased to present an updated version of the RAC Canada Day Contest 2023 Results in the following pages.
We would like to acknowledge a couple of errors in the results.
- In the listing for Multi-Operator Multi Transmitter Any Authorized Power Level the call sign for VE6TL was incorrectly listed as VE6RL as was the same error in the operators list.
- We were advised by Rob Noakes, VE3PCP, that there was an issue with the original scoring of his CJ3YLR entry. After reviewing we noted some formatting issues that were not identified which caused the incorrect scoring. We have corrected his result in the Multi Operator Single Transmitter High Power (MOSTHP) updating his score to 17, 366.
With a total of 108,225 QSOs logged, it was not only the best entry turnout but the highest number of logged QSOs we have ever recorded! Three new records were established this year with all of them in the new assisted categories. Please see inside for all of the details.
Thank you for participating in the contest! We would also like to thank all of our great sponsors for continuing to support the contest and Amateur Radio in Canada and internationally!
Please visit the RAC Canada Day Contest Results 2023 webpage for complete information.
Don’t forget the RAC Canada Winter Contest is on December 30. See you on the bands!