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.


Sunday, 13 August 2017

And another one.......

The Sleeping Giant, Thunder Bay, Ontario
Just received tonight from Bill-VE3XT......

Hello from Thunder Bay.  We're hoping to activate Mission Island (ON232) on August 26.  

We're planning to operate 100w to a Windom using SSB on 20 and 40 from noon to 5 PM EDT on or near the IOTA freq's. 

The call will be VE3FW for the Lakehead ARC.  

We'll have a magnificent view of the Sleeping Giant and hopefully if we get our act together we will offer an eQSL/ certificate to folks that we contact.

There may also be some ancillary QRP CW OPS as well during this time.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Another one for the Island QSO Party

John, VE3ISE, plans to activate Henley Island ON-007, Grid FN03ie, on Aug 26 weekend weather permitting.

He will be operating mobile on 20 and 40 meters, using Hustler antenna running 100 watts SSB

Timing for John will be 1600Z to 2000Z  using the call sign CG3ISE.
If the island is busy and he is unable to set up there, he will move to another island on the Niagara peninsula (secondary island to be determined later).