Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Successful Activations....

Congratulations go out to Lee, VE4DXR for two successful first activations this summer.  

They are:  George Island, MB007 at EO12et, and Berens Island, MB008 at EO12hh.  Both islands are located in Lake Winnipeg.

Well done Lee !!

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Successful Activation.....ON-300

Just got the news that Doug, VE3VS, had a successful activation of Tondern Island today.   Tondern now sets a record -  as of today Ontario has the highest number of activated islands, and Tondern becomes ON-300.

Twenty-Eight of the contacts made were on 40m and a further two contacts made on 20m.  

Well done to Doug!!!

Saturday, 8 October 2016

New Activation - Wednesday, October 12th.

I’ve just received word of a late season island activation slated to happen next Wednesday, October 12th.

Doug VE3VS / VE3CWO and Rob VA3RBM will be conducting a first activation of an Ontario island.  The actual island location will depend on the weather.

Frequencies will be 7.140 to 7.160, and on 14.250 to 14.265.  This will be SSB only, no CW.

They plan on being on the air by noon and will be there for approximately three hours.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

The Results Are In !!

The results are in for this years W/VE Island QSO Party.
Call Class QTH Score Place
W4CN Exp KY037R 11,605 E1
NF4GA Exp FL528S 6,314 E2
W8RD Exp FL528S 6,045 E3
VA3TIC Exp ON-023 5,080 E4
N4SVC Exp FL528S 3,876 E5
W1NRG Exp CT037R 2,016 E6
VA3PCJ Exp ON-295 1,548 E7
NC6Q Exp CA060S 261 E8
N0KTK Exp MO003R 207 E9
W7PIG Fixed WA003S 113,113 F1
K9QJS Fixed WA004S 9,240 F2
W7VXS Fixed WA007L 8,742 F3
W0YJT Non KS 2,250 N1
VE2GT Non QC 90 N2
WB0IWG Non ND 5 N3
K3USI Rover TOTAL 3,076 R1
N7KRN Rover TOTAL 1,918 R2
ND9E Rover TOTAL 1,859 R3
AC7SG Rover TOTAL 1,158 R4
Thank's to all those who participated, we hope to see you all back next year!

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

A few weeks ago I posted an entry asking for information on various unknown islands and other missing general information.

The response has been great, and a good many of the "dark holes" have now been filled in. We still have some information to locate, but it is an on-going job.

Many, Many, Thanks to Dave VE3LDT, Doug VE3CWO, and Mike VA6FUN for the vast amount of information they have sent on to me.

One of the biggest tasks I have had to do is split the original activation list for the old NWT into two as many of the islands are now in the new territory of Nunavut.  I can say this without a doubt, you learn your Canadian geography running this site!!

Thanks again guys, I appreciate all your help.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Site Updates.......

We have started the slow process of updating the provincial island activation pages.

These pages have caused us some issues since we started C.I.A. as a lot of the actual locations of these islands was missing, or incorrect.

Coupled with this is the fact that some island names have been used more than once, for example, in Ontario we have two Papoose Islands and 4 or 5 Cedar Islands.  Without knowing the actual initial location, trying to reactivate them is almost impossible.

So far we have the Ontario, Alberta, and Nunavut pages done.  Visitors will notice that on each page a number of islands have no Grid Reference besides their name.  This is because absolutely no information can be found on these islands.  If you know of the location of any of these islands we would love to hear from you to complete the lists.

We would also like to know if the readers of this site would like to see a list of islands, listed by province, that have not yet been activated, to give them an idea of what's still available for first time activations?

We can be reached at canadaradio.01 (at)

Thursday, 25 August 2016

The 2016 W/VE Island QSO Party

Coming up this weekend is the Annual W / VE Island QSO Party.  This event is sponsored by the US Islands Award and the Canadian Island Activators.

Rules can be found HERE.

We have received, so far, the following list of Canadian Activators.  Hopefully more will follow:

VA3TIC, ON-023, Howe Expedition
VE3HRW, ON-023, Howe Expedition

VE3DZE, ON-289, Washburn Expedition

VE3FCT  ON-009, Wolfe Expedition (20, 6, & 2 SSB)

VE3MNE  ON-022, Simcoe Expedition (40 SSB)

VE3RRH, ON-037, Byng Expedition (80-10 SSB) 
VE3RNF, ON-037, Byng Expedition (80-10 SSB) 

VA3PCJ, ON-295, Aylmer Expedition (80-10, CW/SSB, QRP)


VE7RSV, BC-041 Hornby Island, and possibly BC-022 Denman Island as well.