VE1RAC – Scott Nichols, VE1OP, of North Sydney, Cape Breton, will operate from August 7 to 31. Scott is a RAC Maple Leaf Member and a very active, accomplished DXer and Contester. Kevin Morgan, VE9MY, Russ Hemphill, VE9FI, Linda Friars, VE9GLF and Patricia, VE9DZ, will use VE1RAC from October 6-14 from Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia.
VA2RAC – Gilles Renucci, VE2TZT, will activate VA2RAC until the end of August. 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 – Steve Edwards, VA3TPS, will operate from August 21 to 25.
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 (82.9 kb) at https://www.rac.ca/rac150/operations/.
VE8RAC – Gerry St Amand, VE8GER, has been operating since August 17 from his cabin near Inuvik in the Northwest Territories and will continue to operate until August 24.
VE9RAC – Jean-Paul Leblanc, VE9BK and Marcel Leblanc, VE9ML will be activating VE9RAC for the rest of the year.
VO1RAC – Boyd Snow, VO1DI, RAC NL Section Manager, has organized several RAC members across Newfoundland to activate VO1RAC for the remainder of the year. The operators are: Boyd Snow, VO1DI, Doug Mercer, VO1DM, Frank Davis, VO1HP, Ken Tucker, VO1KVT, Loren Butler, VO1PWF, Ross Trickett, VO1ROS, Carl Milley, VO1UL and Max Powell, VO1VR.
VY1RAC – The VY1AAA Yukon CanAm Contest Club, operating at the station of VY1JA, will be activating VY1RAC for the rest of the year on CW and Digital modes, as time permits. Operations started on August 15 on 20m and many QSOs were made. They “look forward to providing the Yukon for those chasing the RAC Canada 150 award”.
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/
Thank you for volunteering and for participating in the RAC Canada 150 Award:
VA3RAC – John Leonardelli, VE3IPS, operated on July 29-30; Dennis Rule, VE3BF, operated on August 6-11; Rob Noakes, VE3PCP and Carson Morton, VA3OSO, on Saturday, August 12 for International Youth Day; and Steve Edwards, VA3TPS, operated from August 15 to 18.
VE5RAC – Saskatchewan Section Manager, Summer Hartzfelk, 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.
VY2RAC: RAC Director Phil McBride operated on Sunday, August 13 from PEI National Park in Cavendish, Prince Edward on 40m, 60m and 80m SSB.
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