[CQ-Contest] Restructuring of Ontario into four Sections

Tom Haavisto kamham69 at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 17:35:15 PST 2012

Well, if we end up with ON (for Ontario North), it will be easy for ME
- no change required :-)

At a guess, there is active contesters in all sections - just not very
many in Ontario North.  VE3TU and VE3CX, and it looks like I am going
to be busy rounding up some reinforcements...  Should be about par
with finding a VE4 or VE5 mult. in these contests.

Contest Club Ontario members are busy trying to figure out "who is
where", and where reinforcements are needed.  Unofficially, I think we
will be in good shape once things get finalized

Tom - VE3CX

On Wed, Feb 15, 2012 at 3:30 PM, Hank Greeb <n8xx at arrl.org> wrote:
> For further details on restructuring of Ontario into four sections, see
> the "real scoop", "unvarnished poop" on the Radio Amateurs of Canada web
> site at
> http://www.rac.ca/en/news/stories/2012/20120214a
> Pour la population de langue française au sein de ce lectorat, voir
> http://www.rac.ca/fr/news/stories/2012/20120214a
> Note: If you don't believe the folks @ Newington, go to the source.
> 72/73 de n8xx Hg
> On 2/15/2012 3:00 PM, CollinG at navcanada.ca wrote:
>> Message: 1
>> Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2012 15:08:36 -0500
>> From: "Collins, Graham"<CollinG at navcanada.ca>
>> Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] More Mults In ARRL Sweepstakes and 160M
>>       Contests
>> To: "Kutzko, Sean, KX9X"<kx9x at arrl.org>, "cq-contest at contesting.com"
>>       <cq-contest at contesting.com>
>> Message-ID:
>>       <445823821397B94D8FA6B37663045D0C03D7BAB00A at NAVMAIL1.corp.navcan.ca>
>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
>> Is this really true?
>> I was aware of the change but I thought it was strictly for the purposes of restructuring ARES within Ontario.
>> I will have to check into to this further, thanks for posting.
>> Cheers, Graham ve3gtc (confused on which section I will now be in?)
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:cq-contest-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Kutzko, Sean, KX9X
>> Sent: February 14, 2012 14:31
>> To: cq-contest at contesting.com
>> Subject: [CQ-Contest] More Mults In ARRL Sweepstakes and 160M Contests
>> http://www.arrl.org/news/rac-to-split-ontario-into-four-sections
>> On February 6, Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) issued a statement on their web site that the Ontario Section would be split into four new RAC Administrative Sections, effective September 1, 2012. The reason given for the restructure was "...to create a management model that better communicates with, and represents the interests of, the overall Ontario Amateur population." The Ontario Section will be dissolved and be replaced with four new RAC Sections: Ontario North, Ontario South, Ontario East, and the Greater Toronto Area. The new section abbreviations will be announced when final.
>> For ARRL contests that use ARRL/RAC sections as multipliers - the November Sweepstakes and the ARRL 160 Meter Contest - there will be an overall increase of three available multipliers.
>> ARRL contests that use US states and Canadian provinces as multipliers - the RTTY Roundup, ARRL DX Contest and the ARRL 10 Meter Contest - are unaffected by this change. ARRL VHF+ contests and the IARU HF Championships are also unaffected by this change.
>> The first contest to be affected by the RAC administrative change will be the 2012 ARRL November Sweepstakes, which will now require 83 multipliers to achieve a Clean Sweep.
>> ARRL Field Day does not use multipliers, but Ontario stations will send new section abbreviations as part of their exchanges.
>> News of the administrative change can be read on the RAC website at:
>> http://www.rac.ca/en/news/bulletins/2012/7/
>> 73,
>> Sean Kutzko, KX9X
>> Contest Branch Manager
>> ARRL, the national association for Amateur Radio(tm)
>> 225 Main St.
>> Newington, CT  06111
>> 860-594-0232
>> skutzko at arrl.org
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