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[RAC-Bulletin] Canada C3 Expedition, CG3EXP Special Event and WSPR station: Update on June 9, 2017

A Canada 150 Signature project, Canada C3 is a 150-day expedition (June 1 to October 28) from Toronto to Victoria via the Northwest Passage. It will inspire a deeper understanding of our land, our peoples and our country.


The Canada C3 Polar Prince is currently in Cornwall, Ontario and will proceed on to Montreal, Quebec for the final stop on the first leg of the journey.


CG3EXP has been continuously transmitting on 20, 30 and 40 metres at a 20-minute interval since it left Toronto on June 1. The WSPR signal has been reported as heard on every continent except Asia up until this time.


Based on WSPRnet.org:


1) 40 metres: 212 individual stations have received at least one transmission


2) 30 metres: 110 individual stations have received at least one transmission


3) 20 metres: 115 individual stations have received at least one transmission


4) the most distant station to date is VK6LX at 18,266 kilometres


The C3 has stopped for events in Picton, Kingston, Brockville, Prescott and Cornwall in Ontario.


The 15 planned legs of the expedition may be found at https://canadac3.ca/en/expedition/the-legs/


The planned destinations can be found at https://canadac3.ca/…/the-places-of-canada-…/places-archive/


Live tracking based on Maidenhead sub squares can be found at http://www.qrp-labs.com/c3.html


Stations hearing CG3EXP on the three bands at different time intervals (select the appropriate entry box below the map) at: http://wsprnet.org/drupal/wsprnet/map


Stations with an HF receiver and the WSPR application can receive these signals directly from the ship on 40, 30 or 20 meters and with the WSPR application the location can be gated to the internet for anyone to see.


WSPR Application: https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wspr.html


Once the signals are decoded and gated to the internet they can be viewed on the WSPRnet.org map at: http://wsprnet.org/drupal/wsprnet/map


We are looking for Amateurs in radio proximity of the route of the voyage to utilize the WSPR application on their existing equipment to receive the signals and upload the data to the Internet. This can be entirely automated with the WSPR application.


For more information please contact Barrie Crampton, VE3BSB, at cg3exp@storm.ca or visit http://wp.rac.ca/a-whisper-for-canada-c3/ and https://canadac3.ca


For more information on the Polar Prince visit: https://canadac3.ca/en/expedition/the-ship/


Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director

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