Category: Contesting

Contesting activities

RAC Canada Day Contest, July 1 2019

Mardy VE3QEE and Parker VA3WPS past Canada Day, The Canada Day Contest will be here soon, starting Sunday, right after Field Day. We will be using VE3DC our well known Club Callsign. Some of the guys have been out to do antenna work in preparation for this event, two very successful days, actually started for the Ontario QSO Party Field Day is on the Saturday and Sunday of 3rd weekend in June. Canada Day starts at 00:00 UTC or 8 pm locally on the Sunday June 30th, 2019, the weekend after Field Day, and running till 23:59 UTC or 7:59...

Announcing the 22nd Annual Ontario QSO Party 2019

The Ontario QSO Party is always held on the third full weekend of April. The first part is 1800Z April 20 to 0500Z April 21, this means 2pm Saturday April 20 to 1am Sunday April 21 and second part is 1200Z to 1800Z April 21 which means 8am to 2pm on Sunday April 21, 2018. The Ontario QSO Party is coming up again on the 3rd weekend of April. Please clear your calendars for the weekend of April 20/21. We will be running VE3DC. The snow is all gone and the mobiles and rovers will be in full operation, enjoying...

Announcing the 2018 CQ WW DX Contest SSB

Announcing the 2017 CQ WW DX Contest SSB Starting 00:00Z Oct. 28, ending 23:59Z Oct. 29. We’ll be operating at the contest site with call sign VC3C2C

Announcing the CQWW160SSB 2019 Contest

VE3DC has won many Certificates for this contest in our Class in Canada and in Ontario. So let’s do it again this year in 2019. You can check the official results for us on the official webpage at: https://www.cq160.com This is our next contest. Feb 21 – Feb 23/ 2019 . This actually starts at 5pm on Friday Feb. 21th (22.00 UTC Feb.22 to 21:59 UTC Feb.24, a 48 hour contest) to 5 pm on Sunday Feb. 25th, 2019. Rules are here: https://www.cq160.com/rules.htm We will be doing the SSB once again from our Contest site. Let me know if you...

Announcing the R.A.C. Winter Contest 2018

Announcing the R.A.C. Winter 2018 to all you Contesters and would be Contesters, Don’t forget the RAC Winter Contest. It is a 24 hour contest that starts at 0:00 UTC to 23:59 UTC December 29, 2018. That means that because of the time difference with the 5 hour difference now for the Winter months, this actually means that we start at 7 pm local time on Friday, December 28 and go till 6:59 local time on Saturday, December 29, 2018. This is another one of those fun contests where you get to see what the weather is like in British...

Announcing the CQWW160SSB 2018 Contest

Announcing the CQWW160SSB 2018 Contest VE3DC has won many Certificates for this contest in our Class in Canada and in Ontario. So let’s do it again this year in 2018. You can check the official results for us on the official webpage at: https://www.cq160.com This is our next contest. Feb 24 – Feb 25 / 2017 . This actually starts at 5pm on Friday Feb. 23th (22.00 UTC Feb.23 to 22:00 UTC Feb.25, a 48 hour contest) to 5 pm on Sunday Feb. 25th, 2017. Rules are here: https://www.cq160.com/rules.htm We will be doing the SSB once again from our Contest...

Announcing the RAC Winter Contest 2016

Hello Ham Radio Contesters and would be Contesters, Don’t forget the RAC Winter Contest. It is a 24 hour contest that starts at 0:00 UTC to 23:59 UTC December 17, 2016 this year. That means that because of the time difference with the 5 hour difference now for the Winter months, this actually means that we start at 7 pm local time on Friday, December 16 and go till 6:59 local time on Saturday, December 17, 2016. This is another one of those fun contests where you get to see what the weather is like in British Columbia and Newfoundland as...

Announcing the Canada Day Contest, on July 1st, 2016, the 149th Birthday of Canada

The Canada Day Contest will be here soon, after Field Day again this year. Field Day is on the Saturday and Sunday of June 25-26 this year with Canada Day starting at 00:00 UTC or 8 pm locally on the Thursday June 30th, 2016, 5 days after Field Day, and running till 23:59 UTC or 7:59 pm locally on Friday July 1st, 2015. This year it is on the Thursday and Friday 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 most of the week and...

Announcing The 19th Annual Ontario QSO Party 2016

Announcing The 19th Annual Ontario QSO Party 2016 Held on the third full weekend of April.  First part is 1800Z April 16 to 0500Z April 17, this means 2pm Saturday April 16 to 1am Sunday April 17 and second part is 1200Z to 1800Z April 17 which means 8am to 2pm on Sunday April 17, 2015. The Ontario QSO Party is coming up this month! Please clear your calendars for the weekend of April 16/17.  The snow should be all gone and the mobiles and rovers will be in full operation, enjoying the Springtime conditions we usually have this time of year....