Wednesday, 14 March 2018

First Activations of 2018 Announced

This year the first activation announcement is for two BC islands.....which is a first!  

On Monday, May 21st, Bill VE3FI will be activating Barnston Island - BC055, and on Sunday, May 27th, he will be activating Annacis Island - BC033.   If you are also hunting grids for the ARRL Grid Challenge, he will be operating in CN89 on those days.

Bill will be operating as VE3FI/VE7.  

Operating start time will be noon west coast time.   Bands to be used will be 20m, 14.260 +/- QRM  and 40m, 7.250 +/- QRM.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Get Ready...

Spring is just around the corner, time to start planning your mini-dxpeditions to your local islands.

The last few years the number of activations has this a lack of interest, or the fact that many hams are not aware of this aspect of our great hobby...we don't know, but it's time to give it a kickstart again.

Start making those plans....and let us know so we can get the information on this page and our Facebook page.

Thursday, 5 October 2017

2017 Island QSO Party Results

Here's the link to this years results for the W/VE Island QSO Party 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:


If you have submitted a log for this years contest and it is not listed, please contact Jay, NS4J, at: 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  You can find us at  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.