[CQ-Contest] RAC Canada Day Contest

N6NT at worldnet.att.net N6NT at worldnet.att.net
Mon Jun 23 14:32:53 EDT 1997

Coming up next week:  the Canada Day Contest, sponsored by RAC.  VE2ZP
normally posts an announcement about this one along about now, but I
haven't seen anything from Dave on here about this yet.  Anyway, this is
a fun contest even under poor conditions.  The name of the game is the
multiplier hunt:  find all the provinces on all bands and on both
modes.  Sound easy?  Try it!

I'm leaving tomorrow morning for the scenic ride up to VY1 and will be
on next week as VY1RAC, the 20 pointer in the Yukon.  This will be
SOAB/HP from the station of VY1JA, and I do intend to put a serious
effort in on it.  For anybody who can get on next Monday evening/Tuesday
morning...I'll see you on the air!

Following is a copy of the contest announcement I pulled off the RAC
home page.  

Bruce, N6NT



Each year on July 1, the anniversary of Canada's Confederation, Radio
Amateurs of Canada (RAC) sponsors the Canada Day Contest. Amateurs all
over the world are invited to Canada's Birthday Party on the air.

Contest Period: 0000 UTC to 2359 UTC July 1.

Bands and Modes: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6 and 2 metres, CW and phone
(SSB, FM, AM, etc.) Suggested frequencies: CW - 25 kHz up from the band
edge; SSB - 1850, 3775, 7075, 7225, 14175, 21250, 28500 kHz. Check for
CW activity on the half-hour.

Exchange: Stations in Canada send RS(T) and province or territory. VEOs
and stations outside Canada send RS(T) and a serial number.

QSOs: Contacts with stations in Canada or VEOs 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:
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: Canada's 10 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, CYO); 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); Newfoundland and Labrador [NF] (VO1, VO2); Yukon
[YU or YT] VY1; 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.


* Single Operator All Bands;

* Single Operator Low Power (max. 100 W output);

* Single Operator QRP (max. 5 W output);

* Single Operator Single Band;

* Multi-operator.

Single operators who receive assistance from a DX spotting system or
PacketCluster network during the contest must classify themselves as
Multi-ops. There are no single-mode categories. Multi-operator stations
may operate on several bands simultaneously.

Awards: Plaques will be awarded to the top-scoring entrants in each
category. Thanks to the following for their sponsorship:

* Single Operator All Bands - Atlantic Ham Radio

* Single Operator Low Power - Durham Radio Sales and Service

* Single Operator Single Band - H.C. MacFarlane Electronics

* Multi-operator. - Norham Radio Inc.

The top-scoring foreign entrant will also 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, US
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: 

Radio Amateurs of Canada
720 Belfast Road, Suite 217
Ottawa Ontario Canada
K1G 0Z5

by July 31. Entries must contain a summary sheet showing score
calculation, a dupe sheet listing calls worked on each mode on each
band, a multiplier check sheet and log sheets. Logs sheets must show
time, band, mode, call of station worked, exchanges sent and received
and points claimed for each QSO. New multipliers must be clearly marked
in the log.

Contest entry forms in Word, Wordperfect, or Word for Mac format, are
available for download at the RAC ftp site

For information on other contests, please see the "Contest Calendar" in
the current issue of The Canadian Amateur, or check out the excellent
Radio Contesting web page at http://www.contesting.com . Feel free to
pose any questions you may have to TCA's contest columnist, Dave Goodwin
at ve2zp at va3tcp.ampr.org.

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>From Felix J. Riess" <dl8obc at qsl.net  Tue Jun 24 09:42:42 1997
From: Felix J. Riess" <dl8obc at qsl.net (Felix J. Riess)
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 1997 10:42:42 +0200
Subject: [CQ-Contest] EU-098 and EU-127 in IOTA Contest
Message-ID: <199706240845.KAA18946 at db0bm.ampr.org>


Hello, IOTA hunters!

During the RSGB IOTA Contest 1997  (July 26 to 27),  two members of DARC
local chapter Gehrden (DOK H63) will be active from two different German

* Matthias, DL4OCL, will travel to Poel Island  (IOTA EU-098, DID O-002)
  and join the IOTA contest fun as DL4OCL/p in CW and SSB. QSL to DL4OCL
  via bureau  or direct to  Matthias Deutscher, P.O. Box 100412, D-30942
  Ronnenberg, Germany.

* Felix, DL8OBC,  will again sign DL8OBC/p  from Helgoland Island  (IOTA
  EU-127, DID N-014).  Activity can be expected beginning on the contest
  weekend  until  approx.  one week later.  QSL to DL8OBC  via bureau or
  direct to Felix J. Riess, P.O. Box 1253, D-30984 Gehrden, Germany.

We hope to put all of you in our contest logs.  Please give us a call if
you hear us!  Good luck, and CUAGN!                  73, Felix (DL8OBC).

- --

Felix J. Riess, DL8OBC * Packet Radio  Mail:  DL8OBC @ DB0MW.#HES.DEU.EU
E-Mail: dl8obc at qsl.net * WWW:  http://www.afthd.th-darmstadt.de/~dl8obc/

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