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 running till 23:59 UTC or 8pm locally on Wednesday July 1st, 2015. This year it is on the Tuesday and Wednesday so everyone will likely have the Wednesday 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 day on Sunday and till 8pm on the Tuesday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org). Rules and information can be found in the TCA magazine May/June 2015 issue page 46 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 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