RAC Stations Schedule (as of November 7, 2017)

Volunteers are needed to activate the 14 RAC stations for the RAC Canada 150 Award. The following schedule is as of November 7, 2017 and new volunteers will be added as the names are submitted. For more information visit https://www.rac.ca/rac150/

VA2RAC – André Perron, VE2ZT, will operate every weekend until the end of December on various band from 80m to 6m.

VA3RAC – Denis Rule, VE3BF, will operate VA3RAC from November 6 until November 14.

VE1RAC – Bob Schofield, VE1RSM, Fred Archibald, VE1FA, Helen Archibald, VA1YL and Scott Nichols, VE1OP, will activate VE1RAC for the rest of 2017.

VE4RAC – Cary Rubenfeld, VE4EA, assisted by other Winnipeg Amateurs, will be operating as VE4RAC from time to time until the end of the year.

VE5RAC – Bj Madsen, VE5FX, is operating as VE5RAC on 20m SSB during the year.

VE6RAC – Members of the Calgary Amateur Radio Association will operate the Association’s club station VE6AO under the VE6RAC call sign from November 3 to November 17. Hans Mausolf, VE6TK, will be operating as VE6RAC in the following contests: ARRL Sweepstakes Phone, 2100Z November 18 to 0300Z November 20; CQ Worldwide CW, 0000Z November 25 to 2400Z November 26; and ARRL 160 Meter Contest 2200Z December 1 to 1600Z December 3. At other times during the period November 18 to December 3, Hubert Johnson, VE6AMY, will put VE6RAC on the air.

VE7RAC – Fred Orsetti, VE7IO, has organized the following volunteers to operate the VE7RAC call sign for the rest of the year: Doug Pichette, VA7DP, Gabor Horvath, VE7JH, Al McNeil, VA7QQ, John Mackay, VE7RB, Al Ross, VE7WJ, Jim Smith, VE7FO, Rebecca Kimoto, VA7BEC, Koji Kimoto, VA7KO, Brian Summers, VE7JKZ, John White, VA7JW, John Schouten, VE7TI and Fred Orsetti, VE7IO.  A schedule is available in PDF format (60 kb) and is also provided below. It includes operation in the Worked All Europe DX (RTTY) Contest this weekend (November 10-11) as well as the CQ World Wide DX Contest (CW) on November 25-26.

VE9RAC – Jean-Paul Leblanc, VE9BK and Marcel Leblanc, VE9ML will be activating VE9RAC for the rest of the year. Andy McLellan, VE9DX, is also operating as VE9RAC on digital modes only.

VO1RAC – Boyd Snow, VO1DI, RAC NL Section Manager, has organized several RAC members across Newfoundland to activate VO1RAC as follows: Barry Harris, VO1NC, from November 5-11; Ross Trickett, VO1ROS, from November 12-18; Frank Davis, VO1HP, from November 19-25; Max Powell, VO1VR, from November 26 to December 2; Ken Tucker, VO1KVT, from December 3-9; Dave Parsons, VO1COD, from December 10-16; Chris Hillier, VO1IDX, from December 17-23; and Boyd Snow, VO1DI, from December 24-31.

VO2RAC – Nazaire Simon, VO2NS, from Labrador City and Chris Allingham, VE3FU/VO2AC, who will be operating a remote station in Goose Bay from Ontario, will be operating as VO2RAC for the rest of the year.

VY0RAC – Alex Tikhomirov, VE1RUS and Pierre Fogal, Pierre, VE3KTB, will operate in Eureka, Nunavut from October 17 to November 10. For more information visit https://www.rac.ca/vy0rac-is-on-the-air-from-vy0erc-for-rac150/.Mike Shouldice, VY0CF, will once again operate from November 10 to November 30.

VY1RAC – Allen Wootton, VY1KX, will operate VY1RAC from November 4 to November 11 and David Musselwhite, VY1XY, will operate from December 17 to December 23 and in the RAC Canada Winter Contest on December 30.

VY2RAC – Len Morgan, VE9MY, Russ Hemphill, VE9FI, Linda Friars, VE9GLF and Patricia Targonski, VE9DZ, are currently activating VY2RAC while visiting Prince Edward Island. They are joining Greg McCormick, VY2MP, Ron Huybers, VY2HR and Ken McCormick, VY2RU, who will continue to activate VY2RAC through the end of 2017.

The best way to keep tabs on the activations will probably be by watching the DX Cluster (e.g., dxsummit.fi).

We are hoping to get all of RAC stations on the air for the RAC Canada Winter Contest on December 30.

For more information on the RAC Canada 150 Award and how to volunteer to activate a RAC station please visit https://www.rac.ca/rac150/ and https://www.rac.ca/volunteers-needed-to-activate-for-rac-canada-150-award/

VE7RAC schedule: updated November 7, 2017

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Completed Operations:

Thank you for volunteering and for participating in the RAC Canada 150 Award:

VA2RAC – André Perron, VE2ZT, will operate every weekend from the beginning of September until the end of December on various band from 80m to 6m.

VA3RAC – John Leonardelli, VE3IPS, operated on July 29-30; Dennis Rule, VE3BF, operated on August 6-11; Rob Noakes, VE3PCP, Carson Morton, VA3OSO and Fred Gibson, VE3KHQ, operated on Saturday, August 12 for International Youth Day; and Steve Edwards, VA3TPS, operated from August 15 to 18 and August 21 to 25. Robert Vanderminnen, VA3RMV, operated from September 8 to September 10 mostly in the evenings. Kevin Clements, VE3RCN/VA3OR, operated from September 11 to September 15 as follows: “80m through 70cm including WARC bands limited to a max of 100w. Modes: CW (by fist), SSB, RTTY, JT65a, FT8 and SSTV. SO-50 satellite QSOs will be conducted during daylight hours, weather (and other duties) permitting from grid FN02. May also try AO-85”. Tom Haavisto, VE3CX, activated the VA3RAC call sign for the CQWW RTTY Contest on September 23 and September 24 as a single op, all band, high power effort.

VE1RAC – Scott Nichols, VE1OP, of North Sydney, Cape Breton, operated from August 7 to 31. Bob Schofield, VE1RSM, operated from September 1 to September 30. Len Morgan, VE9MY, Russ Hemphill, VE9FI, Linda Friars, VE9GLF and Patricia, VE9DZ, operated VE1RAC from October 6 to October 15 from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.

VA2RAC – Jean Charron, VE2JCW, operated on July 21-26. Gilles Renucci, VE2TZT, operated from August 17-28.

VA3RAC – Steve McEdwards, VA3TPS, operated from October 11 to 15 and Rob Noakes, VE3PCP, operate from October 20 to October 22 for the Scouts’ Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA). Richard Ferch, VE3KI, operate as VA3RAC in the ARRL CW Sweepstakes contest from November 4 to November 6.

VE4RAC – Cary Rubenfeld, VE4EA, operated VE4RAC in the NAQP CW contest on August 5-6 and after the contest on August 13; Jessy Blanchette, VE4JBB, operated on August 15; John Romanec, VE4VJR, operated on August 16-18; and Don Menzies, VE4DFM, operated on August 18. Cary Rubenfeld, VE4EA and Richard Ferch, VE4AEO/VE3KI, operated from August 23 to September 1, joined by Jessy, VE4JBB, on September 1. Cary, VE4EA, operated as VE4RAC again from September 16-23. Cary, VE4EA, has been Elmering (an Amateur term for mentoring) several Amateurs in the Winnipeg area including Jessy, John and Don, and will be lining up other operations from Winnipeg amateurs in the future.

VE5RAC – Saskatchewan Section Manager, Summer Hartzfeld, VE5SDH, activated the VE5RAC call sign on Saturday, August 5 for the North American QSO Party contest from Saturday at noon to midnight. It was a CW operation.

VE6RAC – David Gervais, VE6KD, operated the VE6RAC station from September 4 to September 17 and Patrick Piedmont, VE6PIE, operated the VE6RAC call from October 20 to 27.

VE8RAC – Gerry St Amand, VE8GER, operated from his cabin near Inuvik in the Northwest Territories from August 17 until August 24 and from September 1 to September 4. Gerry also operated for the month of October.

VE9RAC – FYI, as part of their ongoing operations Marcel and Jean-Paul also operated as a Multi-2 in the NAQP CW contest on August 5-6. Andy McLellan, VE9DX, operated in FT8 from September 23 to October 3.

VO1RAC – Doug Mercer, VO1DM, operated from August 1-5, Frank Davis, VO1HP, from August 6-12, and Boyd Snow, VO1DI, operated from August 16-19 and again from September 21-23. Max Powell, VO1VR, operated from September 10 to September 16. Chris Hillier, VO1IDX, operated from September 24 to 30. Boyd Snow, VO1DI, RAC NL Section Manager, organized several RAC members across Newfoundland to activate VO1RAC from October to the end of the year. The operators and schedule were as follows: Carl Milley, VO1UL from October 1-7; Chris McGonigle, VO1TX, from October 8-14; Loren Butler, VO1OE, from October 15-21; George Hopkins, VO1EGH, from October 22-28; and Joe Earles, VO1BQ, from October 29 to November 4.

VY0RAC – Pierre Fogal, VE3KBT, operated from Eureka, Nunavut on July 12-23. Michael Shouldice, VY0CF, operated from September 17 until September 30 from Rankin Inlet.

VY1RAC – Gerry Hull, VE1RM, operating the station of VY1JA, activated VY1RAC on CW and Digital modes from August 16 to September 4. Bob Melanson, VY1MB, operated as VY1RAC in SSB from September 7 to October 10. David Musselwhite, VY1XY, operated VY1RAC in PSK31 from September 22 to October 21.

VY2RAC RAC Director Phil McBride, VA3QR, operated from Cavendish, Prince Edward Island from August 13 to August 19 on Sunday, August 13 on 40m, 60m and 80m SSB. Greg McCormick, VY2MP, of Stratford, PEI activated VY2RAC from October 15 until 31..

For more information on the RAC Canada 150 Award and how to volunteer to activate a RAC station please visit https://www.rac.ca/rac150/ and https://www.rac.ca/volunteers-needed-to-activate-for-rac-canada-150-award/