April - World Amateur Radio Day
Exercise: To celebrate amateur radio by making contacts with RAC stations*, and other stations on active bands.
*RAC stations: VE1RAC, VA2RAC, VA3RAC, VE4RAC, VE5RAC, VE6RAC, VE7RAC, VE8RAC, VE9RAC, VO1RAC, VO2RAC, VY0RAC, VY1RAC and VY2RAC. [need to verify all of these call signs for 2021].
Gather on air to:
- use on-air skills you may use only rarely otherwise
- get to know other operators
- get to know your gear
Time Estimate: 30 minutes
Time Window: 12 hours starting at 05:00J (12:00Z)
- Connect with a ‘RAC station then collect your certificate on 2021-05-09 or later at RAC’s website.
- 3 activities known
- Participate on all bands and all modes available to you
|10:00J||Allstar-Link||Trans Canada Net with VE5RAC - Connect through the amateur radio Canada Hub (Allstar-Link, IRLP, Hamshack Hotline, or EchoLink)||1.5 h|
|11:00J||VE7RVF||Trivia Game with VE7RAC - Join in a quotes trivia game for as long as you can. Review the one-page guide and trivia sources in the operator pack: Banana Split||2 h|
|12:00Z||All||Seek and Contact VE7RAC- Seek and contact the VE7RAC call sign on all bands and modes. If you wish, seek and contact the ‘RAC call sign for every Canadian call sign prefix. Schedule||12 h|
How it works - come up with a fun activity
Radio Amateurs Canada is repeating its successful WARD activity day.
RAC members will activate VxXRAC stations from across Canada. (VE7RAC, VE6RAC, and more). Anyone who makes a contact with any RAC station will be able to download a beautiful PDF certificate.
To run a VE7RAC station, volunteers could apply for the call sign. Using it involves a few simple responsibilities.
Note: This is an activity contest (QSO party was most common in 2020). We could do any form of activity that makes contacts. We would also need to remember that some frequencies are inappropriate for contesting.
RAC hopes to expand the scope of activities this year with this longer notice.
All radio amateurs are welcome to participate in any of our nets.