Contesting

HARC has a long heritage of contesting, with our club call sign VE3DC

Contesting, or Radio Sport, is a major component of HARC’s activity. The club holds one of the last two-letter call signs in Canada, VE3DC. Being a small club with limited resources, we cannot maintain a club station for contesting, so a sub-group of members, currently led by Rick – VE3BK, maintain a dedicated contest site to keep this tradition alive. Operational expenses are not covered by the club, but by contributions by those contesters who use the site. Please contact Rick for more info at ve3bk@hamiltonarc.ca.

The Contesting menu item above has some historical articles and photo archives. Following is a blog of recent contesting related posts.


Contesting Blog

 

RAC Canada Day Contest, July 1 2017

The Canada Day Contest will be here soon, right after Field Day again this year and we will be using VC3C2C, the Special Event Callsign again. Hopefully everyone will get used to giving out the call on Field Day. I know it was fun explaining the meaning of the call to...

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Announcing the CQWW160SSB 2017 Contest

Announcing the CQWW160SSB 2017 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 2017. You can check the official results for us on the official webpage at: https://www.cq160.com This is...

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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...

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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...

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CQ World Wide 160 meter SSB 2016

VE3DC was #2 in our Class in Canada and #2 in Ontario in 2015, right behind of VA3ZV and 6th in our Class in North America again. A great job for 2015, so let’s do it again this year in 2016. VA3ZV and VE3DC clashed for top Ontario Multi and ZV was the winner by...

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RAC Winter Contest 2015

Hi 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 19, 2015 this year. That means that because of the time difference with the 5 hour difference now for the Winter months, this actually means...

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Announcing the 2015 CQ WW DX Contest SSB 2015

Announcing the 2015 CQ WW DX Contest SSB 2015 We will be operating VE3DC at the Contest Site and will have a station on every band. This is the fun contest where we work everyone we can all over the world, including strange Islands and call signs. This is usually the...

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148th Canada Day Announcement

The Canada Day Contest will be here soon, right after Field Day this year. Field Day is on the Saturday and Sunday of June 27-28 this year with Canada Day starting at 00:00 UTC or 8pm locally on the Tuesday June 30th, 2015, a day and a half after Field Day, and...

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CQWW 160 Meter Contest – 2015

VE3DC was #1 in our Class in Canada and #1 in Ontario in 2014, right behind of VE3VV and 6th in our Class in North America. A great job for 2014, so let’s do it again this year in 2015. This is our next contest. Rules are here. We will be doing the SSB once...

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RAC Winter Contest 2014

Hi 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 27, 2014 this year. That means that because of the time difference with the 5 hour difference now for the Winter months, this actually means...

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147th Canada Day 2014

  The Canada Day Contest will be here soon, right after Field Day this year. Field Day is on the Saturday and Sunday of June 28-29 this year with Canada Day starting at 00:00 UTC or 8pm locally on the Monday June 30th, 2014, a day and a half after Field Day, and...

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Field Day

Field Day Crew of 2013 The Hamilton Amateur Radio Club will be having Field Day 2014 at the Devil’s Punch Bowl. This is located at the top of the Stoney Creek Mountain off of Ridge Road and 20 Highway (Centennial Parkway). For actual coordinates, go to the ARRL...

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CQWW160DX – 2012

  Contesting 2012 From February 24 – 26, 2012, the Hamilton Amateur Radio Club participated in the “World Wide 160 Meter DX Contest” and was recently recognized by the editors of “CQ The Radio Amateurs Journal” for their achievement. At the November club...

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