Canada Day Contest 2021: Thursday, July 1
on July 1, the anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, Radio Amateurs of
Canada sponsors the Canada Day Contest and Amateurs all over the world are
invited to Canada’s Birthday Party on the air.
Period: 0000 UTC to 2359 UTC July 1, 2021.
Modes: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6 and 2 metres, CW and phone (SSB, FM,
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.
7075 kHz please watch for conflicts in the band plan where there are overlaps
with other modes of operation.
in Canada send RS(T) and province or territory. VEØs and stations outside
Canada send RS(T) and a serial number.
with stations in Canada or VEØs 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.
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.
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, CYØ); 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] (VYØ); 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.
the event a station is unable to make a contact with a Canadian station, there
will be granted a multiplier count of 1 to facilitate the proper calculation of
the final score since a multiplier of zero (0) would not create a valid
calculation of a final score.
Final Score: The
total QSO from all bands multiplied by the total number of multipliers from all
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)
- 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
– Gary Bartlett VE1RGB Memorial by the Maritime Contest Club
- Single Operator All Bands PH only, any authorized power
– Saskatchewan Contest Club
- Single Operator Single Band, any authorized power ***
- Multi-Operator Single Transmitter High Power (>100
watts) * – Alfa Radio Ltd
- Multi-Operator Single Transmitter Low Power (max. 100
watts output) * – Tony Allsop VE3FTA Memorial by the Mississauga
Amateur Radio Club
- Multi-Operator Multi-Transmitter, any authorized power
- 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.
thanks to our sponsors for their
support of the RAC contests.
If you need
help with preparing or emailing your log or have any other questions, please
contact Bart Ritchie, VE5CPU, firstname.lastname@example.org
previous year’s contest results, visit the RAC website at /contesting-results/ in
the Contest section.