Volunteers are needed to activate the 14 RAC stations for the RAC Canada 150 Award. The following schedule is as of August 28, 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. 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 – Rob Noakes, VE3PCP, will operate on Saturday, October 21 for the Scouts' Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA).
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. An updated schedule as of August 28 is available in PDF format (84.7 kb) on the RAC 150 webpage at https://wp.rac.ca/rac150/
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. 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://wp.rac.ca/rac150/.
RAC MarCom Director
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