Note: When you are ready to download your RAC Canada 150 Award please click here: “Award Download”
The RAC Canada 150 Award is a celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday since Confederation in 1867.
The Award is issued for contacting the RAC stations listed in the following table between July 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017.
We hope you enjoy taking part in this celebration. We have prepared a few Guidelines and Procedures which are provided below and at the bottom of this page to assist you to make contacts with RAC stations.
Special thanks to volunteers Gabor Horvath, VE7JH, Keith Witney, VE7KW, Attila Holop, HA2NA, John Scott, VE1JS, Richard Ferch, VE3KI, Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA, Paul Burggraaf, VE3PRB, Mike Hutchison and Alan Griffin for organizing this event. We hope you have fun!
|Call Signs eligible
|Year Joined Confederation|
|VY2RAC||Prince Edward Island||1873|
|VO1RAC||Newfoundland and Labrador||1949|
|VO2RAC||Newfoundland and Labrador||1949|
We have lined up a few stations so far and Gabor Horvath, VE7JH, is planning to use his experience with the VE100VIMY portable operations to line up some more. All of the RAC call signs are going to be activated as much as possible between now and the end of the year, depending on our ability to find volunteers to activate them. The intent is to get all of them activated for whatever times we are able to arrange.
We will publicize some of these activations in advance on this webpage and via RAC bulletins and social media so please be sure to subscribe to the RAC mailing list to receive notifications. For example, there will be a team operating VE1RAC from Cape Breton Island in October and there may be another VY0RAC operation in October from Eureka similar to the activation in July.
Other activations of a more routine or ongoing nature may not have special bulletins dedicated to them. For example, Jean-Paul Leblanc, VE9BK and Marcel Leblanc, VE9ML, will be activating VE9RAC for the rest of the year. 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. We had all but one call sign on the air in the RAC Canada Day Contest.
The Award consists of downloadable PDF certificates which are generated by a web application developed by Attila Holop, HA2NA. Thank you Attila!
The award levels are keyed to the dates upon which Provinces/Territories entered Confederation.