RAC Canada Winter Contest 2018

In December each year, Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) sponsors the RAC Canada Winter Contest. Amateurs all over the world are invited to participate.

Contest Period: 0000 UTC to 2359 UTC December 29, 2018.
Contest Period: 1600 PDT December 28 to 1559 PDT December 29. 2018.

Please visit: https://wp.rac.ca/rac-canada-winter-contest-rules-2018 to see the full set of rules for this contest.

Update at December 23: Aaren VA7AEJ is offering his QTH in Lumby for the event. As many of you know, Aaren has a very large shack, so this would be the ideal location to operate from when it's cold outside. We have the option of running the club's rig OR we simply use Aaren's Flex (which is heaven to operate). In addition to Aaren's existing OCF dipole covering 80m to 10m, Aaren has just installed a new hybrid quad (with rotator) covering 20m, 15m and 10m. So, let's see if we can win this contest from Aaren's place in Lumby. I'll cater the event with pizza and pop on Friday evening and coffee and donuts Saturday morning. I expect we'll do mostly phone, so come out and get on the air, even as third-party operators (if you or your friend who is interested in operating is not certified to operate on HF (yet)). As per Aaren, "everyone is welcome". Bring your visiting family members who are interested in radio as well (I will be).

Please email Aaren at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to indicate your plan to attend and to receive directions to his QTH if you have not been there before.

FYI, thanks and 73,
NORAC Vice President 2017-2019