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 running till 23:59 UTC or 8pm locally on Tuesday July 1st, 2014. This year it is on the Monday and Tuesday so everyone will likely have the Monday off for the holiday…… reason not to come out, run a station, or have fun operating one we have set up. You will have most of the day on Sunday and till 8pm on the Monday to recuperate from Field Day.

We will be looking for stations to be run at the contest site. Call me if you can help out or run a station (my number is in the book or email me at  Rules and information can be found in the TCA magazine May/June 2014 issue page 46 or on the RAC website at:

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 Canada Day” . Don’t forget to look for us on every band too at VE3DC. We can always use as many contacts from you as you can give us. Let’s make this another great Canada Day Event.

73 Rick Danby VE3BK
Contesting Manager for VE3DC
Hamilton Amateur Radio Club
Hamilton, Ontario Canada


Rick VE3BK on the 40 Meter Station