Friday, 21 July 2017

Wolfe Island )N-009

Wolfe Island Ferry going past the
Royal Military College
This coming Sunday the Frontenac Amateur Radio Club will be activating Wolfe Island, ON-009. Wolfe hasn't been activated since very early 2016.
The last time they activated Wolfe they made a remarkable two HF contacts – due to band conditions….hopefully we can do better this time.
They will be on from 1500 UTC till 1900 UTC, unless propagation is in the toilet again and then they will see how it's going.
Callsign will be VE3FRG, and the SSB frequencies will be:

7.250
14.250 - 14.260
144.200

Digital Frequencies will be:
7.080
14.070


Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Denman Island on the air

Nice to see Carson, VA3OSO operating from Denman Island, BC-022, for the Canada Day Contest.  Hopefully he will be on the air occasionally during the remainder of his two week trip out there.

Always nice to have the Gulf Islands on the air!!

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Upcoming Activation

The Frontenac Amateur Radio Club will be activating Wolfe Island, ON-009, on Sunday July 23.

This activation will take place from 1400 to 2000 UTC, and the operators will be at the winter ferry dock which is deserted during the summer and completely RF quiet.

SSB Frequencies will be:

14.250 - 14.260
7.250
144.200

PSK-31 Frequencies will be:

14.070
7.070
144.144

Saturday, 25 March 2017

2017 News......

It's been awhile since we had news for the Blog!!!  

News of forthcoming island activations are slowly coming into our email in-basket these days.

Here's the list of islands that are on the activators "to do" list as of todays date.  I'm sure more will follow as the weather starts to warm up.

On the list submitted by Mark, VE3FPS, these islands are all in the Thousand Islands, and none of them have been activated to date:

Whiskey Island - FN14sf55ua
Milton Island - FN14tf28es
Hickory Island - FN14vg90ia
Arabella Island - FN14vf98tq
Black Ant Island - FN14vg72wb
Horseshoe Island - FN14rd76mh
Goose Island - FN14se67ge

On the list submitted by Don, VE3MNE, these islands are all in Hay Bay, and none of these have been activated yet:

Glen Island - FN14lb33do
Ram Island - FN14ld80
White island - FN14nd07

We will announce the activation dates for these islands as soon as we receive them.  They're a nice project for Canada's 150th Birthday....







Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Merry Christmas

2016 was a busy year for Canadian Island Activators, and we hope next year will be even better.  There are a lot more islands out there that need to be activated for the first time.

It's that time of year when we spend more time with our families than on the radio.  Most of our islands are snow and ice covered and are rather inhospitable places.


I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old, familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of peace on earth, good-will to men!





Sunday, 11 December 2016

Winter Safety #3


Winter Safety #2

Going out to activate an island this winter?  Make sure you dress for the weather, and always carry the 10 essentials with you in your backpack.  I always add about 50 feet of paracord to this list and a small 5x7 tarp.