Announcing Canada Day on July 1st, 2017, the 150th Birthday of Canada

Field Day is on the Saturday and Sunday of June 24-25 this year with Canada Day starting at 00:00 UTC or 8 pm locally on the Friday June 30th, 2017, almost a week after Field Day, and running till 23:59 UTC or 7:59 pm locally on Saturday July 1st, 2017. This year it is on the Friday night and Saturday, so everyone will likely have the Friday off for the holiday……..no reason not to come out, run a station, or have fun operating one we have set up. You will have all the week and till 8pm on the Friday to recuperate from Field Day.

We will be looking for stations to be run at the contest site and work the Special Event Callsign. Call me  (my number is listed) or email me at ve3bk@hamiltonarc.ca if you can help out or run a station.  Rules and information can be found in the TCA magazine May/June 2017 issue page 42 or on the RAC website here

Hope to see you there. If you can’t help out, at least get on the air and wish your fellow hams in Canada “Happy 150th Canada Day” . Don’t forget to look for us on every band too at VC3C2C, our Special Callsign for this event. We can always use as many contacts from you as you can give us. Let’s make a great Canada Day 150th Birthday Event.

The listing for all our Special Event use of VC3C2C link is here.

73 Rick Danby VE3BK
Co-ordinator for VC3C2C, Hamilton Amateur Radio Club