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Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to make the following RAC awards available to all Radio Amateurs worldwide:

Canadaward

5 Band Canadaward

Provincial Capitals Award

Seaway Award

Trans Canada Award

Worked All RAC Award


Canadaward

A certificate will be issued to any Amateur who confirms two-way QSOs with CANADIAN Amateur stations located in each of the Canadian Provinces and Territories.

All QSOs must be on one band only. Separate awards will be issued for each band and mode on which the applicant qualifies. (13 cards are required for each band/mode)

Do not send QSL cards. Have them certified by two other radio amateurs. Cards must be in possession of applicant and are subject to random check.

Click here for application form, or available upon request to RAC HQ with SASE.

Only contacts made after July 1, 1977 will count for this award.

Send Application with fee of US$5.00 for stations outside of Canada, CDN$5.00 for Canadian stations.

Please make cheques or money orders payable to the Radio Amateurs of Canada. Applications to be sent to:

John Scott, VE1JS
324 Church Hill Road
Sandy Cove, NS  B0V 1E0

E-mail:


5 Band Canadaward

A certificate is available to any Amateur who confirms two-way QSOs with CANADIAN Amateur stations located in each of the on each of five (5) separate bands. (Total of sixty five (65) cards: Thirteen (13) cards per band.

Do not send QSL cards. Have them certified by two other radio amateurs. Cards must be in possession of applicant and are subject to random check.

Click here for application form, or available upon request to RAC HQ with SASE.

Only contacts made after July 1, 1977 will count for this award.

All amateur bands may be used. Each distinct satellite mode will count as a separate band.

NOTE.

VO2 - Labrador is a part of the province of Newfoundland and counts for Newfoundland. Some Canadian stations may be using different prefixes. Applicants should note that the award is based on the Province or Territory of residence of the QSL card, not the prefix.

Submit application certified by two other amateurs with US$50 (with backboard) for stations outside Canada and CDN$50 (with backboard) for Canadian Amateurs. With no backboard US$20 and CDN$20 respectively. (Subject to change)

Please make cheques or money orders payable to the Radio Amateurs of Canada. Applications to be sent to:

John Scott, VE1JS
324 Church Hill Road
Sandy Cove, NS  B0V 1E0

E-mail:

Trans Canada Award

Requirements: FIVE (5) contacts with each of the 10 VE call areas (VE8 and VY1 and VY0 count as 1 area) plus FIVE (5) contacts with VO1/VO2, any combination. Of the 5 VE8/VY1 contacts required, ONE (1) must be in the Yukon Territory (VY1) and ONE (1) must be located on the off-shore islands of the North West Territories (VE8). A grand total of 55 contacts are required.

Date: Any contact since 1945.

Band and Mode: Any band or mode, mixed or otherwise.

QSL cards are NOT required unless specifically called for, but should be in your possession. Instead, a list of the contacts showing date, time, mode and definite location of the station worked. This list should be certified by either one radio club official or two other licensed amateurs.

Cost: $5.00 CDN for Canadians, $5.00 for the rest of the world.

Please make cheques or money orders payable to the Radio Amateurs of Canada. Applications to be sent to:

John Scott, VE1JS
324 Church Hill Road
Sandy Cove, NS  B0V 1E0

E-mail:

CALL AREAS: VE1 Nova Scotia, VE1-VE9 New Brunswick, VE1-VY2 Prince Edward ISland, VE2-VA2 Quebec, VE3-VA3 Ontario, VE4 Manitoba, VE5 Saskatchewan, VE6 Alberta, VE7-VA7 British Columbia, VO1-VO2 Newfoundland and Labrabor, VE8 Northwest Territories, VY1 Yukon Territory, VY0 Nunavut Territory.
NOTE: For this award VE8, VY1, VY0 count as one area. See rules above.


Provincial Capitals Award

Requirements: One (1) contact in each of the ten provincial capitals (St. John's, Newfoundland; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Fredericton, New Brunswick; Quebec, Quebec; Toronto, Ontario; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Regina, Saskatchewan; Edmonton, Alberta; Victoria, British Columbia) for a total of ten (10) contacts.

Date: Any contact after March 31, 1949.

Band and Mode: Any band or mode, mixed or otherwise.

QSLs: Not required unless specifically called for, but should be in your possession. Instead, a list of the contacts showing date, time, mode and definite location of the station worked. This list should be certified by either one radio club official or two other licensed amateurs.

Cost: $5.00 CDN for Canadians, $5.00 for the rest of the world.

Please make cheques or money orders payable to the Radio Amateurs of Canada. Applications to be sent to:

John Scott, VE1JS
324 Church Hill Road
Sandy Cove, NS  B0V 1E0

E-mail:


Seaway Award

Requirements: TEN (10) contacts in different locations with VE stations along the route of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Of the ten required, ONE (1) must be in each of the following areas: Thunder Bay, Greater Toronto, Greater Montreal, Greater Quebec City. The remaining six (6) may be from any municipality located along the route.

Date: Any contact since July, 1950.

Band and Mode: Any band or mode, mixed or otherwise.

QSLs: Not required unless specifically called for, but should be in your possession. Instead, a list of the contacts showing date, time, mode and definite location of the station worked. This list should be certified by either one radio club official or two other licensed amateurs.

Cost: $5.00 CDN for Canadians, $5.00 for the rest of the world.

Please make cheques or money orders payable to the Radio Amateurs of Canada. Applications to be sent to:

John Scott, VE1JS
324 Church Hill Road
Sandy Cove, NS  B0V 1E0

E-mail:


Worked All RAC Award

This award is available to all Radio Amateurs worldwide

A certificate will be issued to any amateur who confirms two-way communication with an "Official" RAC station using the suffix "RAC" in at least 10 of the 18 prefixes. NOTE: Provinces or Territories having two RAC calls, ie: VA4 and VE4, VA1 and VE1, etc. only one of the two count in the total of the ten required.

VA1, VA2, VA3, VA4, VA5, VA6, VE1, VE4, VE5, VE6, VE7, VE8, VE9, VO1, VO2, VY0, VY1, VY2.

Note: QSL cards for the RAC official stations (all prefixes) should be sent to the call book address:
Radio Amateurs of Canada,
217 - 720 Belfast Rd.
Ottawa, ON  K1G 0Z5.

They should NOT be sent directly to the operator.

Effective date of the award is 0000 UTC July 1, 1998. Separate awards will be issued as follows:

Basic Award: 10 contacts, as stated above, on any band, any mode. 10 cards are required.

Endorsement: An endorsement is available to amateurs who supply proof of 2 way contact with all 14 official RAC stations as listed. NOTE: When 2 calls are listed for a province or territory either station will count but NOT both. The charge for the endorsement is US$1.00.

Single Band: 10 contacts, as stated above, on a single band, and the following modes, CW, SSB, RTTY, MIXED, SSTV, SATELLITE, OTHER. 10 cards are required. Certificates are available for each band/mode.

5 Band Plaque: A special engraved plaque is available to any Amateur who confirms two-way QSOs, as stated above, on 5 bands or more using rule for single band, mode. A total of 50 cards will be required. Cost of plaque, without backboard US$20 or CDN$20 for Canadians. With backboard US$50 or CDN$50 for Canadians. Price subject to change.

Do not send QSL cards. Have them certified by two amateurs. Cards must be in the possession of the applicant. Cards are subject to a random check.

Application form available upon request (SASE) or click here. Cost of each certificate is $5.00 US, $5.00 Cdn funds for Canadians.

Please make cheques or money orders payable to the Radio Amateurs of Canada. Applications to be sent to:

John Scott, VE1JS
324 Church Hill Road
Sandy Cove, NS  B0V 1E0

E-mail:


List of Canadian Provinces and Territories

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RAC Logo VO1-VO2 Newfoundland-Labrador
RAC Logo VE4 Manitoba
RAC LogoVE1 Nova Scotia
RAC Logo VE5 Saskatchewan
RAC Logo VE1-VE9 New Brunswick
RAC Logo VE6 Alberta
RAC Logo VY2-VE1 Prince Edward Island
RAC Logo VE7/VA7 British Columbia
RAC Logo VE2/VA2 Quebec
RAC Logo VE8 Northwest Territories
RAC Logo VE3/VA3 Ontario
RAC Logo VY1 Yukon
RAC Logo VY0 Nunavut