RAC Canada Day Contest 2016 is this Friday! (#RACCD)

Each year on July 1, the anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, Radio Amateurs of Canada sponsors the Canada Day Contest. Amateurs all over the world are invited to Canada’s Birthday Party on the air.

Contest Period: 0000 UTC to 2359 UTC on Friday, July 1, 2016.
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RAC Canada Day Contest – Join VA6YMM in Fort McMurray.

TBU-l0cdche Fort McMurray Amateur Radio Club will be operating this Canada Day Contest.  Please help welcome back area amateurs, and citizens after the May wildfire evacuation.

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2015 Canada Day Contest Rules English and French
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M6.1 – NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

M6.1 – NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Preliminary Earthquake Report
Magnitude 6.1
Date-Time
21 Jun 2016 17:12:09 UTC
22 Jun 2016 03:12:09 near epicenter
21 Jun 2016 09:12:09 standard time in your timezone
Location 3.523S 151.839E
Depth 366 km
Distances
67 km (41 mi) WNW of Namatanai, Papua New Guinea
103 km (63 mi) NNW of Kokopo, Papua New Guinea
156 km (96 mi) SE of Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
292 km (181 mi) NE of Kimbe, Papua New Guinea
833 km (516 mi) NE of Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Location Uncertainty Horizontal: 8.0 km; Vertical 6.5 km
Parameters Nph = 108; Dmin = 82.1 km; Rmss = 1.07 seconds; Gp = 17°
Version =
Event ID us 200065sc

IT’S NOT RADIO …IT is a RESCUE MISSION Updated June 17 2016

Two twin otter aircraft from Calgary are enroute to the Antarctic on a medical rescue to mission. To read more and follow the event go to

http://www.calgarysun.com/2016/06/14/antarctic-rescue-underway-by-calgary-airline

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/CGKBO/history/20160614/1240Z/CYYC/KAPA

UPDATED JUNE 17 WITH A FOX REPORT.  I may have missed it but I didn’t see any mention the aircraft and crews were Canadian..

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2016/06/17/at-worlds-most-remote-place-dangerous-rescue-in-works.html?intcmp=hplnws

COASTAL RESPONSE MASS CASUALTY CENTRE.

The mass casualty centre was established. At this site was a portable medical centre, an amateur radio station and a coroner’s disaster team

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cvarscoroner truck

BC Ambulance 2

The mobile hospital is a legacy from the Olympics in Whistler. It can handle 14 beds, has an operating theatre that can be converted into an isolation room.

The amateur station handled communication for this location. In addition behind the amateur station was a field suitable to helicopters to land.

The coroners truck doesn’t need any explanation !

Outside these photos is  large building that was adapted for casualties.