To encourage participation and challenge GBARC members by way of Amateur Radio Operations in celebration of the Canada 150 anniversary.
This is a fun activity meant to engage and promote Amateur Radio within Canada and the GBARC membership. We are encouraging all GBARC members to participate in this Canada wide QSO at our club level.
Obtain 1 QSO contact per Province or Territory (13) in Canada, 1 point per QSO will be awarded using any mode of operation on any band between February 1 and Dec 1/2017.
A minimum of 10 points is required to complete this challenge.
However, you don't have to stop here, we are also looking for:
Top QSO Point Score which will include an operator with the minimum of 10 contacts (identified above) as well as their total number of QSO contacts within Canada during February 1 and Dec 1/2017.
Any mode of operation can be used. (CW, QRP, PSK, EHCO Link Voice etc)
Any band of operation is permissible. (2M, 70CM, 6-160MHZ etc)
** Record all of your contacts using the format attached and email your completed QSO contact form(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org each month. These results and any information updates will be posted on the GBARC Forum for your interest.
Recognition & Awards
Recognition for participation and completion of this challenge as well as an award for the Top QSO total point score will be presented at the GBARC Annual Christmas Luncheon.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me, see the GBARC Forum or give me a call.
Scott Robinson, Canada 150 Co-Ordinator
Radio Amateurs of Canada announced that it has secured permission for all Canadian Radio Amateurs to use special call sign prefixes to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada's Confederation.
GBARC granted Special Callsign
GBARC has been granted the special callsign VC3OS for our use throughout all of 2017 to commemorate the sesquicentennial as well as the 160th anniversary of the City of Owen Sound.