The W/VE Island QSO Party is coming up on the weekend of August 25 & 26.
This weekend is used to promote the U.S. (USI) and Canadian (CIA) islands programs to amateurs worldwide. To promote verifiable amateur radio contacts with stations located on islands in the U.S. and Canada.
Over the last few years participation from Canadian Amateurs has been extremely low, under 10 of us most years. Let's see if we can change that this year!!!!
Weather Permitting VE3ISE/M will activate the above lights beginning at 1400 UTC on Sat. August 4, 2018 ending 1700 UTC. Will be working 7.275 +/- QRM. Also planning on 20m 14.260 +/- QRM around 1530 UTC
Hope the bands are in good shape 73 John McInally VE3ISE/M
John, VE3ISE will bere-activating Lakecourt Island, ON-303 and Grimsby Breakwater Light, CAN-1417 this Saturday July 7th
John's starting time will be 1400 UTC (10AM Local Time) to 1600 UTC (12 Noon Local Time). Working Frequency 7275 +/- QRM
He will break for lunch and plans to return to the island at 1900 UTC (3pm Local Time) to 2100 UTC (5 PM Local Time), Working 20M 14260 +/- QRM. Hopefully the crappy propagation will improve by Saturday and allow us to work John.
John, VE3ISE was able to qualify Lakecourt Island this morning on 40 Meters. He made 26 contacts on 40, then moved up to 20M and made another 6 contacts to give him a total of 30. Lakecourt Island is has been given the locator ON-303.
Two VE3'S and all the rest were U.S. stations. Where was the Canadian support for this activation ?????????? I realize that this is the Canada Day long weekend, but surely we could do better than just 2 VE contacts!!
John did this activation in 94F in the shade. Well done John.