RADIO AMATEURS OF CANADA Making Changes Effective Jan 1 2023

From the ARRL Letter

The Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) have announced a realignment of their Field Organization resulting in the addition of a new section and name changes to several others effective January 1, 2023. This will result in the changes to ARRL contests that use ARRL/RAC sections as multipliers, including Field Day, ARRL November Sweepstakes, and 160-Meter contests.

The RAC Field Organization will be reorganized into the following sections effective January 1, 2023:

  • Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)
  • Nova Scotia (NS)
  • Prince Edward Island (PE)
  • New Brunswick (NB) – the Maritime Section (MAR) will be abolished.
  • Quebec (QC)
  • Ontario East (ONE)
  • Golden Horseshoe (GH) – currently called Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
  • Ontario South (ONS)
  • Ontario North (ONN)
  • Manitoba (MB)
  • Saskatchewan (SK)
  • Alberta (AB)
  • British Columbia (BC)
  • Territories (TER) – Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut will be combined into one section.

Note that this change is forthcoming and will not impact the 2022 ARRL November Sweepstakes (CW/SSB) or 160-Meter Contests.