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Bulletin RAC 2010-041F – Le concours d’hiver de RAC

Bulletin RAC 2010-041F – Le concours d’hiver de RAC
2010-12-15

Le concours d’hiver de RAC aura lieu de 0000 à 2359 UTC le 18 décembre 2010.

Les stations suivantes prévoient être actives en utilisant les indicatifs RAC:

Indicatif RAC Commanditaire

VE1RAC VE1PJS
VA2RAC Club Radio Amateur de Québec Inc. (VE2GEJ)
VA3RAC Ottawa ARC (VE3CWM)
VE4RAC VE4BAW
VE5RAC VE5CPU
VE6RAC VE6JY
VE7RAC Clubs Coquitlam, Surrey et Surrey Emergency opérant
sur toutes les bandes à 1 kW
VE8RAC VE8EV
VE9RAC VE9AV à Fredericton
VY0RAC VY0AW opérant sur 40 m. et 80 m.
VY1RAC VY1EI
VY2RAC VY2LI
VO1RAC VO1MX
VO2RAC VO2NS

Une des stations que vous pourriez rechercher en particulier est VE4RAC avec le président de Radio Amateurs du Canada Geoff, VE4BAW, en tant qu’opérateur. Geoff opèrera sur 20, 40 et 80 mètres.

Et, en prime pour tout le monde, soyez à l’affût de BY1RX avec un précédent président de RAC Dave, VO1AU, aux commandes de la station.

Dave planifie de participer au concours d’hiver de RAC avec l’un ou l’autre des indicatifs VO1AU/BY1 ou BY1RX. BY1RX a de très bonnes
antennes et un plein kW. Si vous avez besoin de BY sur une nouvelle bande ou un autre mode, il serait très disposé à faire QSY.

Finalement, un prix consistant en une tasse à café de RAC sera décerné à toute station qui aura fait contact avec toutes les stations RAC.

Prière de mentionner avec votre soumission de résultats si vous avez contacté toutes les stations RAC.

Pour les calculs de points, les fréquences, les logiciels gratuits pour vous aider à soumettre vos résultats et les détails complets au sujet du concours d’hiver de RAC, s.v.p. utiliser ce lien à la page Web de RAC:

http://www.rac.ca/fr/rac/programmes/contests/

(Traduction par Serge Langlois, VE2AWR)

RAC Bulletin 2010-041E – RAC Winter Contest 2010

RAC Bulletin 2010-041E – RAC Winter Contest 2010
2010-12-15

The RAC 2010 Winter contest will be held from 0000 UTC to 2359 December 18, 2010.

The following stations plan to be active using the RAC call sign:

RAC Call Sponsor

VE1RAC VE1PJS
VA2RAC Club Radio Amateur de Québec Inc VE2GEJ
VA3RAC Ottawa ARC at VE3CWM
VE4RAC VE4BAW
VE5RAC VE5CPU
VE6RAC VE6JY
VE7RAC Coquitlam, Surrey and Surrey Emergency Clubs operating on all bands at a kW
VE8RAC VE8EV
VE9RAC VE9AV in Fredericton
VY0RAC VY0AW operating on 40 and 80
VY1RAC VY1EI
VY2RAC VY2LI
VO1RAC VO1MX
VO2RAC VO2NS

One of the stations you may want to look for in particular is VE4RAC with Radio Amateurs of Canada President Geoff, VE4BAW as operator. Geoff will be operating on 20, 40 and 80 Metres.

And as a little bonus for everyone, listen for BY1RX with former RAC President Dave VO1AU manning the station.

Dave plans to be on in the RAC Winter Contest operating as either VO1AU/BY1RX or BY1RX. BY1RX has excellent antennas and a full kW. If you need BY on a new band or mode, he would be very willing to QSY.

Finally there will be an award of a RAC coffee cup to any station that contacts all the RAC stations. Please mention in your log submission if you work all the RAC stations.

For scoring, frequencies, free software to help you submit your results and complete details on the RAC Winter Contest please use this link to the RAC web page:

http://www.rac.ca/en/rac/programmes/contests/

Bill Unger, VE3XT

Director – Ontario East/North

A little more on the RAC Winter Contest

So far things are looking good… Our Facebook Event Page for the Contest is growing on a daily basis.

We have heard from many amateurs who are setting up in EOCs, Museums, club stations and even one group who are going to snowshoe to a remote cabin and operate QRP with battery power and a woodstove for heat.  This year could be the best RAC Canada Winter Contest ever.  Look for RAC Official stations across the country giving out contacts and having fun talking to Canadians.  RAC President Geoff Ve4BAW will be operating VA4RAC in Winnipeg.  Give a listen for him…

Who knows who you might hear in the contest this year!!!

The success of the event will be determined by you the Amateur Radio Community.  Without your participation there is no contest.  We need people to get out there and talk it up and be out there and make contacts in the contest.

Back in 2006 some members of the Ottawa Valley Mobile Radio Club activated Bate Island for the Canadian Islands on the Air (CISA) during the Canada Winter Contest using the Callsign CF3RCS (Canadians Freezing  3 Real Cold Spot) we had a lot of fun but it was cold on the Island in the Winter… Thanks for Propane heaters… and coffee…

Picture Courtesy Larry Wilcox VE3WEH <sk>

This was our operating location for the contest before we set up the walls

Picture courtesy Larry Wilcox VE3WEH <sk>

The shelter after the walls (blue tarp construction)

Left to right VA3SIE, VE1SBC,VA3UMP & VA3QV

Photo courtesy Larry Wilcox VE3WEH <sk>

Ken Halcrow VE3SRS/VE8RCS making CW contacts during the contest.

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<—Our Coffee machine

Our Heating Plant —>

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Pictures courtesy Larry Wilcox Ve3WEH <sk>

I know we went through 2 20 pound propane tanks in the 24 hours just to keep the temps above freezing.  But we did have fun even when the weather took a turn for the worst overnight…  Heres what Saturday morning looked like for us…

Pictures courtesy Larry Wilcox Ve3WEH <sk>

But the bottom line is that we had fun… We operated the Contest and we made a successfull activation of the Island for the CISA Program.  No frostbite (almost) and everyone had a great time…

Pictures courtesy Larry Wilcox Ve3WEH <sk>

Hope to work you in the contest this year…

Just remember…  The original Amateur Radio Social Media device used a “Key” and not a “Keyboard”.

73 from Ottawa… Bob

The reason behind this posting is to show you that you don’t have to go somewere rare for a DXPediton.  You can have fun in your own backyard.  Bate island is approximately 6km West of Parliament Hill in Ottawa.  It is an island in the Ottawa River and accessable via a bridge.  No backpacking… we drove there…

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But we did have fun… so get active and get on the air…

73bob

Bulletin RAC 2010-040F Souhaits des Fêtes

Bulletin RAC 2010-040F Souhaits des Fêtes
2010-12-14

Pour nos camarades radioamateurs, à vos familles et êtres chers;

Je vous transmets les souhaits de la saison de la part de notre
association radio amateur, Radio Amateurs du Canada.

J’espère que 2010 a été une excellente année pour vous et pour ceux qui vous sont chers.

Alors que nous entrons dans cette saison des Fêtes, je désire souhaiter chaleureusement à tous et chacun d’entre vous une extraordinaire saison de festivités, en plus d’une année 2011 remplie de santé et de prospérité. Je suis sûr que vous prendrez du temps pour être en compagnie de vos amis et de votre famille. Être avec ceux qui sont les plus proches de vous en fait la plus belle partie de l’année.

J’espère vous entendre sur les ondes de 0000 UTC à 2359 UTC le 18
décembre à l’occasion du concours d’hiver de RAC… Ceci fait partie de la façon pour RAC de célébrer les festivités.

J’ai hâte de rencontrer plusieurs d’entre vous en personne lors de
l’assemblée générale annuelle de RAC qui se tiendra à Terre-Neuve en
août prochain.

Joyeux Noël, joyeux Hanukah, joyeuse saison des Fêtes.

Prenez soin de vous . Que 2011 vous soit favorable.

Geoff Bawden VE4BAW
Président RAC

(Traduction par Serge Langlois, VE2AWR)

RAC Bulletin 2010-040E – Season’s Greetings

RAC Bulletin 2010-040E – Season’s Greetings
2010-12-14

To Fellow Radio Amateurs, your Families and Loved ones;

I bring you seasonal greetings from your national radio association; the Radio Amateurs of Canada

I hope that 2010 has been an excellent year for you and those that you hold dear.

As we enter this holiday season I want to wish each and every one of you a warm wish for a fabulous holiday season as well as a healthy
and prosperous 2011. I am sure that you will be taking time to be with your friends and family. Being with those closest to you makes
this the finest part of the year.

I hope to hear you on the airwaves 0000 UTC to 2359 UTC on December 18th for the RAC Winter Day Contest.. It is part of RAC`s way to
celebrate the season.

I look forward to seeing many of you in person when the RAC Annual General Meeting comes to Newfoundland next August.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, Happy Holiday Season.

Take care . may 2011 be good to you.

Geoff Bawden, VE4BAW
President and Chair RAC

RAC Canada Winter Contest soon

Just a reminder that your 2010 RAC Canada Winter Contest starts this Saturday December 18th at 0000 UTC.


The rules for the contest are found here:

http://www.rac.ca/en/rac/programmes/contests/files/2010_Canada_Winter_Contest_Rules_English_and_French.pdf

Like I have mentioned previously in several different locations this is a very low stress friendly contest that is great for the beginners or the vets…

For my part I will be operating for part of the contest from VE3JW from Ottawa at the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology.  We will be active on 10m to 80m with 2m and 6m thrown in for good measure.

Due to my proximity to the Museum (less than 1km) I will not be active from home for this contest as the museum and myself have a tendancy to knock the stuffings out of our receives when we operate on the same bands at the same time…  So my contesting this year will be from VE3JW only…

Hope to hear you on the air though…

Just remember…  The original Amateur Radio Social Media device used a “Key” and not a “Keyboard”.

73 from Ottawa… Bob