Monday, 29 December 2014

2014 Island QSO Party Results

The 2014 W / VE Island QSO Party results are in!!  

It's a great shame that more stations do not take part in this event, it's a lot of fun, and if the weather is good it's also a nice and enjoyable day out as well.

Obviously we're going to have to really advertise this event next year, or I can see it falling by the wayside.

We understand that here in Canada it takes place at a time when some of the lakes are already covered with thin ice, and it's getting damn cold.  Hopefully we will be able to convince people to move it to  a warmer time of year.

To check your result see HERE.

The 2015 Island QSO Party is scheduled for 17th & 18th October.  Mark it on your calendars and get out and enjoy some fresh air and play radio!!

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Merry Christmas

We would like to wish everyone who visits our site a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.

This year, 2014, has been an exciting time as we started to pick up the slack left by the old Canadian Islands Award Program (CIsA).  We had a number of island activations reported to us by different operators, and we hope to continue to grow the number of activations over the next twelve months.

Please remember that the back country lakes in Southern Ontario are still not frozen enough for travel to off-shore islands, so be very careful and check things out before you move onto the ice.

Also, if you're going out to do an activation, remember to dress for the weather and take extra clothing, hats, socks, and mitts with you.  You should also have in your pack the 10 Essentials.  See HERE for the list.

Have a great and safe Christmas Season, and we look forward to hearing of your upcoming activations.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Tintern Island, ON-254 - AGAIN

Very late notice, but that's the way it goes sometimes :-)

John, VE3ISE will once again be activating Tintern Island, ON-254, located at grid FN03gc, today at 1600 UTC.

John will be on 40m at 7.235 +/- QRM.

He reports that he made 81 contacts on 20m last Sunday, let's hope we get a repeat today.