RAC Awards

By: Rac (pdf) (video  09-12-2011


Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to make the following RAC awards available to all Radio Amateurs worldwide:


All QSOs must be on one band only. Separate awards will be issued for each band and mode on which the applicant qualifies. (13 cards are required for each band/mode)

Do not send QSL cards. Have them certified by two other radio amateurs. Cards must be in possession of applicant and are subject to random check.

Only contacts made after July 1, 1977 will count for this award.

Send Application with fee of US$5.00 for stations outside of Canada, CDN$5.00 for Canadian stations.

Applications to be sent to, and cheques or money orders payable to:

Bill Metcalfe, VE6BF
5704 - 48th Avenue
Beaumont, AB  T4X 1C3

E-mail:


Do not send QSL cards. Have them certified by two other radio amateurs. Cards must be in possession of applicant and are subject to random check.

Only contacts made after July 1, 1977 will count for this award.

All amateur bands may be used. Each distinct satellite mode will count as a separate band.

NOTE.

VO2 - Labrador is a part of the province of Newfoundland and counts for Newfoundland. Some Canadian stations may be using different prefixes. Applicants should note that the award is based on the Province or Territory of residence of the QSL card, not the prefix.

Submit application certified by two other amateurs with US$50 (with backboard) for stations outside Canada and CDN$50 (with backboard) for Canadian Amateurs. With no backboard US$20 and CDN$20 respectively. (Subject to change)

Applications to be sent to, and cheques or money orders payable to:

Bill Metcalfe, VE6BF
5704 - 48th Avenue
Beaumont, AB  T4X 1C3

E-mail:

Requirements: FIVE (5) contacts with each of the 10 VE call areas (VE8 and VY1 and VY0 count as 1 area) plus FIVE (5) contacts with VO1/VO2, any combination. Of the 5 VE8/VY1 contacts required, ONE (1) must be in the Yukon Territory (VY1) and ONE (1) must be located on the off-shore islands of the North West Territories (VE8). A grand total of 55 contacts are required.

Date: Any contact since 1945.

Band and Mode: Any band or mode, mixed or otherwise.

QSL cards are NOT required unless specifically called for, but should be in your possession. Instead, a list of the contacts showing date, time, mode and definite location of the station worked. This list should be certified by either one radio club official or two other licensed amateurs.

Cost: $3.00 CDN for Canadians, $3.00 for the rest of the world.

Applications to be sent to, and cheques or money orders payable to:

Bill Metcalfe, VE6BF
5704 - 48th Avenue
Beaumont, AB  T4X 1C3

E-mail:

CALL AREAS: VE1 Nova Scotia, VE1-VE9 New Brunswick, VE1-VY2 Prince Edward ISland, VE2-VA2 Quebec, VE3-VA3 Ontario, VE4 Manitoba, VE5 Saskatchewan, VE6 Alberta, VE7-VA7 British Columbia, VO1-VO2 Newfoundland and Labrabor, VE8 Northwest Territories, VY1 Yukon Territory, VY0 Nunavut Territory.
NOTE: For this award VE8, VY1, VY0 count as one area. See rules above.

Requirements: One (1) contact in each of the ten provincial capitals (St. John's, Newfoundland; Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Fredericton, New Brunswick; Quebec, Quebec; Toronto, Ontario; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Regina, Saskatchewan; Edmonton, Alberta; Victoria, British Columbia) for a total of ten (10) contacts.

Date: Any contact after March 31, 1949.

Band and Mode: Any band or mode, mixed or otherwise.

QSLs: Not required unless specifically called for, but should be in your possession. Instead, a list of the contacts showing date, time, mode and definite location of the station worked. This list should be certified by either one radio club official or two other licensed amateurs.

Cost: $3.00 CDN for Canadians, $3.00 for the rest of the world.

Applications to be sent to, and cheques or money orders payable to:

Bill Metcalfe, VE6BF
5704 - 48th Avenue
Beaumont, AB  T4X 1C3

E-mail:


Requirements: TEN (10) contacts in different locations with VE stations along the route of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Of the ten required, ONE (1) must be in each of the following areas: Thunder Bay, Greater Toronto, Greater Montreal, Greater Quebec City. The remaining six (6) may be from any municipality located along the route.

Date: Any contact since July, 1950.

Band and Mode: Any band or mode, mixed or otherwise.

QSLs: Not required unless specifically called for, but should be in your possession. Instead, a list of the contacts showing date, time, mode and definite location of the station worked. This list should be certified by either one radio club official or two other licensed amateurs.

Cost: $3.00 CDN for Canadians, $3.00 for the rest of the world.

Applications to be sent to, and cheques or money orders payable to:

Bill Metcalfe, VE6BF
5704 - 48th Avenue
Beaumont, AB  T4X 1C3

E-mail:


This award is available to all Radio Amateurs worldwide

A certificate will be issued to any amateur who confirms two-way communication with an "Official" RAC station using the suffix "RAC" in at least 10 of the 18 prefixes. NOTE: Provinces or Territories having two RAC calls, ie: VA4 and VE4, VA1 and VE1, etc. only one of the two count in the total of the ten required.

VA1, VA2, VA3, VA4, VA5, VA6, VE1, VE4, VE5, VE6, VE7, VE8, VE9, VO1, VO2, VY0, VY1, VY2.

Note: QSL cards for the RAC official stations (all prefixes) should be sent to the call book address:
Radio Amateurs of Canada,
217 - 720 Belfast Rd.
Ottawa, ON  K1G 0Z5.

They should NOT be sent directly to the operator.

Effective date of the award is 0000 UTC July 1, 1998. Separate awards will be issued as follows:

Basic Award: 10 contacts, as stated above, on any band, any mode. 10 cards are required.

Endorsement: An endorsement is available to amateurs who supply proof of 2 way contact with all 14 official RAC stations as listed. NOTE: When 2 calls are listed for a province or territory either station will count but NOT both. The charge for the endorsement is US$1.00.

Single Band: 10 contacts, as stated above, on a single band, and the following modes, CW, SSB, RTTY, MIXED, SSTV, SATELLITE, OTHER. 10 cards are required. Certificates are available for each band/mode.

5 Band Plaque: A special engraved plaque is available to any Amateur who confirms two-way QSOs, as stated above, on 5 bands or more using rule for single band, mode. A total of 50 cards will be required. Cost of plaque, without backboard US$20 or CDN$20 for Canadians. With backboard US$50 or CDN$50 for Canadians. Price subject to change.

Do not send QSL cards. Have them certified by two amateurs. Cards must be in the possession of the applicant. Cards are subject to a random check.

Applications to be sent to, and cheques or money orders payable to:

Bill Metcalfe, VE6BF
5704 - 48th Avenue
Beaumont, AB  T4X 1C3

E-mail:


The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011


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