|Posted by Darrell VA3RDC on June 28, 2012 at 9:50 PM|
2012 RAC CANADA DAY CONTEST
Each year on July 1, the anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, Radio Amateurs of Canada 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, 2012.
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 and for 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. VEØs and stations outside Canada send
RS(T) and a serial number.
QSOs: Contacts with stations in Canada or VEØs 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, VE5RAC, VE6RAC, VE7RAC, VE8RAC, VE9RAC, VO1RAC, VO2RAC,
VY0RAC, VY1RAC 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 and phone contacts in the
conventional CW sub-bands. Contacts or soliciting QSOs through a repeater during the contest period is not
Multipliers: Thirteen in total, Canada’s 10 provinces and 3 territories. Each multiplier 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, VA1, CY9, CYØ); Quebec [QC] (VE2, VA2); Ontario [ON] (VE3, VA3); Manitoba [MB]
(VE4, VA4); Saskatchewan [SK] (VE5, VA5); Alberta [AB] (VE6, VA6); British Columbia [BC] (VE7, VA7);
Northwest Territories [NT] (VE8); New Brunswick [NB] (VE9); Newfoundland and Labrador [NL] (VO1, VO2);
Nunavut [NU] (VYØ);Yukon [YT] (VY1); and Prince Edward Island [PE] (VY2). Certain special Canadian
prefixes in use at the time of the contest may also apply; however there may be no more than 13 multipliers on
each band/mode. Please use the multiplier abbreviations, in square brackets, noted above.
Final Score: The total QSO from all bands multiplied by the total number of multipliers from all bands.
Categories: The following 9 categories are eligible for plaque’s or certificates as detailed in the Awards section
of the rules.
Single Operator All Bands High Power (>100 Watts) – Radioworld
Single Operator All Bands Low Power (max. 100 Watts output) – Contest Club Ontario
Single Operator QRP (max. 5 Watt output) All Bands & Single Band ** – QRP Canada
Single Operator All Bands CW only, any authorized power – Maritime Contest Club
Single Operator All Bands PH only, any authorized power – Saskatchewan Contest Club
Single Operator Single Band, any authorized power *** – Elkel Products
Multi-Operator Single Transmitter High Power (>100 Watts) * – Alfa Radio
Multi-Operator Single Transmitter Low Power (max. 100 Watts output) * – Tony Allsop VE3FTA
Memorial by the Mississauga ARC