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 well as wish you fellow Canadians “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year” (or Happy Holidays if you prefer), a great contest. So let me know if you can operate a station (we are multi-multi again, that means 12 possible station, but likely 6 or more) or you can come out and relieve some operators or take a turn calling CQ. You are more than welcome to come and give it a try. If you can’t come to work a DX Station with power, you could always work us from home for our log.
Last year we  were 3rd in Ontario, only behind the Official RAC call for Ontario VA3RAC and also our good competitors the VE3YAA team. So for this contest, lets see if we can be number one in Ontario like we did in 2014 and make this another good one for A VE3DC. Hope to see you all there. My email is

CU all there
Rick VE3BK

PS Check out this address for the rules on the RAC website:

Scott VE3QU working them on the Canada Winter Contest