Results of ARES/NTS RAC Call Sign use on Canada Day 2007  

(As reported in the Sep/Oct 2007 issue of The Canadian Amateur.)

Every RAC Section was represented on July 1, 2007, when ARES/NTS or other Field Service members were authorized to operate the Canada Day Contest using ten RAC call signs.  

The results and level of involvement might be considered a barometer measuring the abilities, interest and readiness of the ARES in the eight Sections.   

 

BRITISH COLUMBIA – VE7RAC

Total QSOs: 759

Total Person Hours: 57.5

# of Ops: 6 – VE7WHK, VA7DR, VE7NI, VE7IO, VE7CYY, VA7HU.

Bands/Modes: 2PH, 10PH, 15PH/CW, 20PH/CW, 40PH/CW, 80PH.

Coordinator: VE7ONN  SM: VA7DR

Comments: None Received (N/R)

 

ALBERTA – VE6RAC

Total QSOs: 58

Total Person Hours: N/R

# of Ops: 1 – VE6TRM

Bands/Modes: 20PH, 40PH

Coordinator: VE6TRM   SM: VE3TRM

Comments: N/R

 

SASKATCHEWAN – VE5RAC

Total QSOs: 63

Total Person Hours: N/R

# of Ops: 1 – VE5ACJ

Bands/Modes: 20PH, 40PH

Coordinator: VE5ACJ   SM: VE5JML

Comments: From VE5ACJ: Thanks for the opportunity to do the RAC Canada Contest as an official station.  I did promote ARES quite a few times.

 

MANITOBA – VE4RAC

Total QSOs: 12

Total Person Hours: N/R

# of Ops: 1 – VE4RRB

Bands/Modes: 20PH

Coordinator: VE4RRB 

SM: VE4RRB

Comments: From VE4RRB: I was running QRP with 5 watts and all contacts were made on 20 meters by myself. Sorry about the pathetic score, but…at least I did make an effort, better then nothing from ARES.

 

ONTARIO – VA3RAC

Total QSOs: 312

Total Person Hours: N/R

# of Ops:  15 -- VA3RP, VE3LKD, VE3RHJ, VA3ADF, VA3DYF, VE3HKO, VE3UDK, VE3RXE, VE3UIN, VA3PB, VE3CAK, VA3KU, VE3GNA, VA3QR, VE3BDB. 

Bands/Modes: 20PH/CW, 40PH/CW, 80PH

Coordinator: VA3QR 

SM: VE3AJB

Comments: ARES Units were Amherstburg (4 ops), Grey Cty (3), Kingston (2), Brampton/Caledon (1), Frontenac (1), EMO (1).

 

QUEBEC -- VA2RAC

Total QSOs:  1468

Total Person Hours: N/R

# of Ops: 6 – VE2LCM, VE2GHI, VA2LM, VA2MAR, VE2EV, VA2SGL.

Bands/Modes: 2PH, 6PH, 10PH, 15PH, 20PH/CW, 40PH/CW, 80PH/CW, 160PH.

Coordinator: VA2SGL 

SM: VE2SJA

Comments:  N/R

 

MARITIMES – VE9RAC  (No ARES or FS members were found to operate the available Maritime Section RAC calls in NS and PE.)

Total QSOs: 386

Total Person Hours: N/R

# of Ops: 1 – VE9HC

Bands/Modes: 15CW, 20PH/CW, 80PH

Coordinator: VE9HC  

SM: VE9HC

Comments: From VE9HC:  386 contacts isn't much I admit, and wish that time had made it possible for me to do more.  Thought I would have lots of time, but, as always, things kept cropping up.  Still and all there were a few happy campers (to work the RAC call).

 NEWFOUNDLAND/LABRADOR – VO1RAC

Total QSOs: 910    (Note: This total was inadvertently left out of TCA and will be corrected in the Nov//Dec 2007 issue.)

Total Person Hours: N/R

# of Ops: 16 – VO1BC, VO1CLI, VO1DD, VO1EGH, VO1HLD, VO1IRA, VO1JNS, VO1KVT, VO1NA, VO1NU, VO1PA, VO1RYL, VO1TX, VO1UG, VO1UL, VO1YR.

Bands/Modes: 6PH, 20PH/CW, 40PH/CW

Coordinator: VO1BC

SM: VO1NA

Comments: N/R

 

The following Sections receive “top honours” in the indicated categories.  All figures are based upon data submitted by the Section coordinators.  The judge’s decision is final.

Most QSOs: Quebec

Most Single Op QSOs: Maritimes

Most Single Op YL QSOs: Saskatchewan

Most Operators: Newfoundland/Labrador

Most Bands/Modes: Quebec

Most QRP Contacts: Manitoba

Most QSOs by SM: Alberta

Most ARES Units Participating: Ontario

Best Log/Summary Report: British Columbia

 

While Amateur Radio can (and should) be a fun pastime, it is by definition a “service”.  No government regulator is going to give a pinch of antenna wax to protect a hobby; but a service is something else.   

My congratulations go to all Sections and ARES/NTS members who participated in this important event.  You are being recognized here and in TCA for your unselfish dedication.   

Special mention is made of the QC Section team from Beauce, whose members recently formed an ARES unit led by new EC Gilles Larivière, VA2SGL.  They captured two honours: Most QSOs and Most Bands/Modes.  Très bon mes amis.

73 to all,

 

Bob Cooke VE3BDB

Vice President Field Services

ve3bdb @ sympatico.ca

 

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