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[RAC-Bulletin] RAC Canada 150 Award Operations Update

RAC Stations Schedule (as of August 7, 2017)

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Volunteers are needed to activate the 14 RAC stations for the RAC Canada 150 Award. The following schedule is as of August 7, 2017 and new volunteers will be added as the names are submitted.

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.

VA3RAC – Dennis Rule, VE3BF, will operate from August 6-11; Rob Noakes, VE3PCP, on Saturday, August 12 for International Youth Day; Steve Edwards, VA3TPS, from August 15 to 18 and August 21 to 25.

VE5RAC – Saskatchewan Section Manager, Summer Hartzfelk, VE5SDH, operated 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.

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 (81.5 kb) at

VE9RAC – Jean-Paul Leblanc, VE9BK and Marcel Leblanc, VE9ML will be activating VE9RAC throughout the remainder 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.

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

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 and

Alan Griffin
RAC MarCom Director


Posted by: VY2WRV - Richard on Aug 08, 17 | 12:23 am | Profile


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