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RAC 150 logoNote: A schedule of RAC station operations by RAC members is available on the RAC 150 Operations webpage and also posted on our Front Page.

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.

In addition to the RAC Canada Contest, the RAC Canada Winter Contest and the IARU HF Championship Contest, the RAC stations will be activated by volunteers at other times as described below.

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
for award
(modern names)
Year Joined Confederation
 VE1RAC Nova Scotia 1867
VE9RAC New Brunswick 1867
VA2RAC Quebec 1867
VA3RAC Ontario 1867
VE8RAC Northwest Territories 1870
VE4RAC Manitoba 1870
VE7RAC British Columbia 1871
VY2RAC Prince Edward Island1873
VY1RAC Yukon 1898
VE6RAC Alberta 1905
VE5RAC Saskatchewan1905
VO1RAC Newfoundland and Labrador 1949
VO2RAC Newfoundland and Labrador 1949
VY0RAC Nunavut 1999

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.,

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 RAC Canada 150 Award

The Award consists of downloadable PDF certificates which are generated by a web application developed by Attila Holop, HA2NA. Thank you Attila!

RAC 150 Award Certificate
RAC 150 Award Certificate

The award levels are keyed to the dates upon which Provinces/Territories entered Confederation.