The Georgian Bay Amateur Radio Club    
P.O. Box 113, Owen Sound
Ontario Canada N4K5P1
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December 15, 2018
GBARC Challenge
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.
General Rules:

Obtain 1 QSO contact per Province or Territory (14) 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 any logging method such as a text file, Dxlab, HRD or N1MM. Export your contacts to a text format, as a minimum the log should contain the Contact info like callsign, band, mode and date. Please indicate how many of the RAC call areas you have worked as well as the total number of  Canadian stations worked (any prefix)

Email your completed   QSO contact form(s) to
. 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 January meeting.
More Info:
If you have any questions or concerns, see the GBARC Forum
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
Amateurs and clubs whose regular call signs start with VA will be able to use the CF prefix instead of VA
(for example, VA3RAC will be authorized to use the CF3RAC call sign).

Amateurs and clubs whose regular call signs start with VE will be able to use the CG prefix instead of VE
(e.g., VE4RAC will be authorized to use CG4RAC).

Amateurs and clubs whose regular call signs start with VO will be able to use the CH prefix instead of VO
(e.g., VO1RAC will be authorized to use CH1RAC).

Amateurs and clubs whose regular call signs start with VY will be able to use the CI prefix instead of VY
(e.g., VY2RAC will be authorized to use CI2RAC).

These special prefixes are optional and Amateurs can choose if and when to use the special prefix vs their normal prefix at any time during the year. Stay tuned to the RAC website ( for additional information

For more information visit Canada150