Canada Day Contest


Bands and Modes: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6 and 2 metres, CW and phone (SSB, FM, AM, etc.)


Suggested frequencies: CW  - 25 kHz up from the band edge and for SSB  - 1850, 3775, 7075, 7225, 14175, 21250, 28500 kHz. Check for CW activity on the half-hour.


Exchange: Stations in Canada send RS(T) and province or territory. VE0s and stations outside Canada send RS(T) and a serial number.


QSOs: Contacts with stations in Canada or VE0s are worth 10 points. Contacts with stations outside Canada are worth 2 points. Contacts with RAC official stations are worth 20 points. RAC official stations are: VA2RAC, VA3RAC, VE1RAC, VE4RAC, VE5RAC, VE6RAC, VE7RAC, VE8RAC, VE9RAC, VO1RAC, VO2RAC, VY0RAC, VY1RAC and VY2RAC. You may work any station once on each of the two modes, on each of the eight contest bands.


It is prohibited to make CW contacts in the conventional phone sub-bands and phone contacts in the conventional CW sub-bands. Contacts or soliciting QSOs through a repeater during the contest period is not allowed.


Multipliers: Thirteen in total, Canada's 10 provinces and three territories. Each multiplier may be counted once on each mode on each of the eight contest bands. The multipliers, with their postal abbreviations and prefixes are: Nova Scotia [NS] (VE1, VA1, CY9, CY0); Quebec [QC] (VE2, VA2); Ontario [ON] (VE3, VA3); Manitoba [MB] (VE4, VA4); Saskatchewan [SK] (VE5, VA5); Alberta [AB] (VE6, VA6); British Columbia [BC] (VE7, VA7); Northwest Territories [NT] (VE8); New Brunswick [NB] (VE9); Newfoundland and Labrador [NL] (VO1, VO2); Nunavut [NU] (VY0); Yukon [YT] (VY1); and Prince Edward Island [PE] (VY2). Certain special Canadian prefixes in use at the time of the contest may also apply; however there may be no more than 13 multipliers on each band/mode. Please use the multiplier abbreviations, in square brackets, noted above.


Final Score: The total QSO from all bands multiplied by the total number of multipliers from all bands.


Categories: The following nine categories are eligible for plaques or certificates as detailed in the Awards section of the rules.


    Single Operator All Bands High Power (>100 watts)  - Radioworld

    Single Operator All Bands Low Power (max. 100 watts output)  - Contest Club Ontario

    Single Operator QRP (max. 5 watt output) All Bands & Single Band **  - Radioworld

    Single Operator All Bands CW only, any authorized power  - Maritime Contest Club

    Single Operator All Bands PH only, any authorized power  - Saskatchewan Contest Club

    Single Operator Single Band, any authorized power ***  - Radioworld

    Multi-Operator Single Transmitter High Power (>100 watts) *  - Alfa Radio

    Multi-Operator Single Transmitter Low Power (max. 100 watts output) *  - Tony Allsop VE3FTA Memorial by the Mississauga ARC

    Multi-Operator Multi-Transmitter, any authorized power  - Radioworld


For the Canada Day Contest a special trophy is awarded for the highest Single Operator (no power classification) Foreign Entrant  - Larry Kayser VA3LK Memorial by Alan Goodacre, VE3HX.


Special thanks to our sponsors for their support of the RAC contests.


Category notes:


1) The contents of a log that is submitted for a specific category must reflect that category. In the event of a conflict between the actual content of the log and the stated category in the Cabrillo header or contained in other elements of the entry material, the actual contents of the log will be used to determine the category of entry where possible. In the event this cannot be determined or in the event where a log does not identify the entry category, the entry will be classified into the Multi-Operator, Multi-Transmitter, any authorized power category. Any entrant who wants to enter a specific category (i.e. Single band entry) but who also worked additional contacts outside that category may submit those additional contacts in a separate check log file. Do not include them in the main entered category log file.

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