The Canada Day Contest takes place every year on July 1st, during their national holiday.
The contest period is 0000 UTC to 2359 UTC and the bands are 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6 and 2 meters on CW and phone.Contacts with stations in Canada or VEØs are worth 10 points. Contacts with stations outside Canada are worth 2 points. Contacts with RAC official stations (recognized by the RAC suffix in the call sign) are worth 20 points.
The multipliers, with their postal abbreviations and prefixes are:
Logs should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org within July 31st.
Now let’s turn to DXpeditions, which, over the last few weeks have been quiet in that respect.
July 1st will see the start of 1A0C operations from SMOM in Rome. Team members have already taken part in several past DXpeditions. In short, some of them operated with TY1KS and others are from the famous Spanish group, the Tifariti gang. Their activity will continue until July 4th and will focus on contacts outside Europe and on openings on the 6 meter band.
Another activity of interest comes from the other side of the planet. KH8PPG is on the air between June 27 and July 3rd from American Samoa. The operators are N7RO (who is also the QSL manager) and Yuri N3QQ. They will be operating on 10 through 40 meters on CW, SSB and RTTY, with two stations running 100 and 600 watts.