[CQ-Contest] Fwd: [N1MM] New RAC (ARRL contest) sections

Richard Ferch ve3iay at storm.ca
Fri Aug 10 11:21:28 PDT 2012

Hi Roger,

It will be good to see you and Tom on in the Sweepstakes.

A correction to your first paragraph: The boundaries have been realigned 
since the original announcement in February. One of the purposes of the 
recent RAC Bulletin was to announce this change in boundaries. Mattawa, 
North Bay, Sudbury, Manitoulin and points north and west will be in 
Ontario North. Callander and points south and west, including all of 
Parry Sound and Muskoka Districts, will be in Ontario South. Algonquin 
Park and points south and east, including Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes and 
Northumberland, will be in Ontario East.

For the benefit of Ontario amateurs, the Ontario 
counties/districts/regional municipalities in the four new sections will 
be as follows:

GTA = Durham, Halton, Peel, Toronto, York

ONE = Frontenac, Haliburton, Hastings, Kawartha Lakes, Lanark, 
Leeds-Grenville, Lennox-Addington, Northumberland, Ottawa, Peterborough, 
Prescott-Russell, Prince Edward, Renfrew, Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry, and 
the parts of Nipissing District that are within and south of Algonquin Park

ONN = Algoma, Cochrane, Kenora, Manitoulin, Rainy River, Sudbury, 
Thunder Bay, Timiskaming, and the parts of Nipissing District that are 
north and west of Algonquin Park

ONS = Brant, Brantford, Bruce, Chatham-Kent, Dufferin, Elgin, Essex, 
Grey, Haldimand, Hamilton, Huron, Lambton, Middlesex, Muskoka, Niagara, 
Norfolk, Oxford, Parry Sound, Perth, Simcoe, Waterloo, Wellington

The data below are based on the ARRL contest results database:

2011 ARRL 160:    GTA-11, ONS-10, ONE-7, ONN-1(VE3CX)
2011 ARRL SS SSB: GTA-7,  ONS-11, ONE-3, ONN-1(VE3XTI)
2011 ARRL SS CW:  GTA-9,  ONS-5,  ONE-6, ONN-0

Rich VE3KI

VE3ZI wrote:

> Although Northern Ontario (as defined) is by far the largest part of Ontario in
> terms of land area, the population density is quite low - well under 500,000
> total. It does not include some surprising places like North Bay and Moosonee
> (which is on James Bay :-).
> I have never taken part in Sweepstakes before, but will be from now on, as I
> believe that there are only likely to be VE3CX in Thunder Bay and myself in
> Sudbury operating. Just possibly one or two more.
> I'm looking forward to it!
> 73 Roger

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