[CQ-Contest] Canada Winter Contest - 28 December

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Tue Dec 9 02:00:15 EST 1997

                    RAC CANADA WINTER CONTEST

In December each year, the Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC)
sponsors the Canada Winter Contest.  Amateurs all over the world
are invited to participate.
Contest Period: 0000 UTC to 2359 28 December 1997, 27 December
1998, 19 December 1999.
Bands and Modes: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10 6 and 2 metres, CW and
'Phone (SSB, FM, AM, etc.)   Suggested frequencies: on CW - 25
kHz up from the band edge; on SSB - 1850, 3775, 7075, 7225,
14175, 21250, 28500kHz.  Check for CW activity on the half-hour.
Exchange: Stations in Canada send RS(T) and province or
territory.  VE0s and stations outside Canada send RS(T) and a
serial number.  
QSOs: Contacts with stations in Canada or VE0s are worth 10
points.  Contacts with stations outside Canada are worth 2
points.  Contacts with RAC official stations are worth 20 points. 
RAC official stations are: VA2RAC, VA3RAC, VE1RAC, VE4RAC,
and VY2RAC.  You may work any station once on each of the two
modes, on each of the eight contest bands.  It is prohibited to
make CW contacts in the conventional 'Phone sub-bands, 'Phone
contacts in the conventional CW sub-bands, or to make or solicit
contest QSOs through a repeater during the contest period.  
Multipliers: are Canada's ten provinces and two territories, and
may be counted once on each mode on each of the eight contest
bands.  The multipliers, with their postal abbreviations and
prefixes are: Nova Scotia [NS] (VE1, CY9, CY0); Quebec [QC] (VE2,
VA2); Ontario [ON] (VE3, VA3); Manitoba [MB] (VE4); Saskatchewan
[SK] (VE5); Alberta [AB] (VE6); British Columbia [BC] (VE7);
Northwest Territories [NT] (VE8); New Brunswick [NB] (VE9, VE1);
Newfoundland and Labrador[NF] (VO1, VO2); Yukon [YU or YT]; and
Prince Edward Island [PE] (VY2).
Final Score: Total your QSO points from all bands, and multiply
by the total multiplier points  from all bands.  
þ Single Operator All Bands;
þ Single Operator Low Power (max. 100w output);
þ Single Operator QRP (max. 5w output)
þ Single Operator Single Band;
þ Multi-operator.
Single operators who receive assistance from a DX Spotting system
of PacketCluster network during the contest must classify
themselves as Multi-ops.  There are no single-mode categories. 
Multi-opertor stations may operate on several bands
Awards: Plaques will be awarded to the top scoring entrants in
each category.  Thanks to the following for their sponsorship: 
þ Single Operator All Bands   -    Atlantic Ham Radio
þ Single Operator Low Power - Durham Radio Sales and Service
þ Single Operator Single Band - H.C. MacFarlane Electronics
þ Multi-operator.      - Norham Radio Inc.
  As well, the top-scoring foreign entrant will win the Jorge
Bozzo LU8DQ memorial plaque sponsored by Alan Goodacre
VE3HX/VE2AEJ.  Certificates will be awarded to the top-scoring
entrant in each category in each province, territory, USA call
area, and DXCC country.
Results: will be published in the November issue of "The Canadian
Amateur", and will be sent to certificate winners.
Entries: Send entries to: RAC, 720 Belfast Rd #217, Ottawa ON K1G
0Z5 CANADA by 31 January.  Entries must contain a summary sheet
showing score calculation, a dupe sheet listing calls worked on
each mode on each band, a multiplier checksheet and loghsheets. 
Logs sheets must show time, band, mode, call of station worked,
exchnages sent and received and points claimed for each QSO.  New
multipliers must be clearly marked in the log.  

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