Thursday, 5 October 2017

2017 Island QSO Party Results

Here's the link to this years results for the W/VE Island QSO Party Results....click HERE.

It was nice to see a good increase in the number of Canadian logs submitted......even if it was only 5 of them, its still more than last year.  Hopefully we can keep this trend going!!

It would be great to see some participation from the East & West Coasts, all the submissions came from Ontario and Quebec.  Hmmm.......maybe a DXpedition is in the future to a lonely island off one of the coasts.

Congratulations to the winners and runners up!!

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Submitted Logs

The following Canadian logs have been received for this years W/VE Island QSO Party:

VA3PCJ
VA3TIC
VE2GT
VE3FI
VE3SCN

If you have submitted a log for this years contest and it is not listed, please contact Jay, NS4J, at:
ns4j@usislands.org as soon as you can.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Getting the information out to you....

In order to get the information out to those amateurs interested in activating Canadian Islands we have decided to add another piece of social media to our messaging arsenal.  

We have added a group to Groups.io.  You can find us at https://groups.io/g/veislandactivators  You don't need a special ID, or a specific email address, any email address can be used to sign up for this service.

Join us as we try to build up the interest in operating portable, and outdoors on our islands across the country.


Friday, 8 September 2017

Logbook Submission Deadline

Don't forget, the deadline for logbook submissions to the W/VE Island QSO Party is only one week away. 

If you are having difficulty submitting your log due to the daunting submission requirements, Jose, VA3PCJ, has kindly offered his services to help you through the process.  

Jose may be reached through this site if you need help.

Friday, 25 August 2017

A Reminder.........

Don't forget that tomorrow is the W/VE Island QSO Party!!   There are a number of Canadian Stations registered and waiting for the start time.

The rules can be found HERE.

Give a listen on the usual island activating frequencies for us all, and have fun.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Commanda Island ON-221

Just received word that Bob, VE3WY, will be operating from Commanda Island, ON-221, grid EN96vb, which is on the French River.

Bob will be on the air starting the evening of Thursday, Aug 17 until Sunday, August 20.
 He will be on the air after 2100 local.

He is looking at being on the following Frequencies:  3770kHz +/- 10kHz and 7140kHz +/-10kHz, but may also operate on 3755kHz and 7055kHz +/- QRM. SSB only at this time.

Keep your ears open for Bob.

Clifford Allen Island

WX permitting, on Saturday Aug 19, Jose VA3PCJ, may try to qualify "Clifford Allen Island” (Grid Loc. FN25DJ72) in the Rideau River (near Billings Bridge Mall).   This island has never been activated before.

The Island is "water-locked” in the Rideau River - not far from the river shore. Jose may try to launch upriver and paddle to the island in a canoe or kayak. 

If he manages to make a landing he will likely operate his  KX3 and possibly the Buddipole or the PAR EndFed Tribander and operate both CW and SSB mostly on 40m.

Then, for the W/VE Islands QSO Party the following weekend, also WX permitting, he may plan a return to Aylmer Island ON295. Otherwise, Clarence Island ON301 or Rideau Island ON296 are possible alternates.