Monday, 11 April 2022

He's at it again...

John, VE3ISE, is one of our more prolific activators.  Over the past 2 months he has successfully activated a total of 4 islands, all of which are located in Hamilton Harbour.  

They are:

Centre Island, FN03ch, is now ON-312, and

South Island, FN03ch, is now ON-313.

Well done to John for getting all four of the islands activated!!

Friday, 1 April 2022

VE3ISE does it again...

Congratulations go out to John, VE3ISE, who once again has completed a first activation....this time for North Island,  FN03ch33.  

North Island will now be given the number, ON-311.

Once again, congratulations John!

Monday, 28 March 2022


Congratulations go out to John, VE3ISE, who has successfully activated Neare Island, FN03ch. Neare Island will be added to the list on Ontario Islands as ON-310.

We're looking forward to John's next activation.

Sunday, 20 March 2022

Up-coming Activations...

After a long hiatus it seems people are starting to head out to the islands again...always a good sign!!

John, VE3ISE, will be activating 4 new islands on Saturday, March 26th, weather permitting.  Timings will be from 1600 UTC to 2200 UTC.

John will work on 20m and 40m, as well as possibly 10m if conditions are right.

Let's hope John has good weather and good propagation for the day!!

Sunday, 8 August 2021

W / VE Island QSO Party...

The following information has been received from John, VE3ISE.    He 
will be activating the listed sites over the QSO Party weekend, August 28/29.

Henley Island  ON-007  Saturday Aug 28  beginning at 1600Z  20 & 40 Meters
Forans Island  ON-293 Sunday Aug 29  beginning at 1600Z  20 & 40 Meters
Lakecourt Island ON-303  Sunday Aug 29  1800Z  20 & 40 Meters  This activation also includes Grimsby Marina Channel Marker Light CAN-1417

If you have activations planned for this weekend, let us know so we can get the word out to the island chasers.

Monday, 12 July 2021

W / VE Island QSO Party - 2021...

Coming up next month is this years edition of the W / VE Island QSO Party.  This year being held from 1200 UTC 28 August to 0300 UTC 29 August.

This event is sponsored by the US Island Program

Bands to be used are 160-6 meters, excluding WARC (30m, 17m, 12m) and 60m channels. No repeater, or Internet-sourced contacts allowed. If clear, normal W/VE island frequencies as outlined in general rules for the island programs are suggested. Band plans of US and Canada must be followed.

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.

Due to Covid, participation has been down for the last two years.  Let's all choose an Island and get outside on the air!!

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Another Success...

Once again Pierre, VE2GT, has once again successfully activated a new island!  This time he has put Ile Melville on the map.  This island is now QC-111.

Located near Shawinigan in FN36om.

Well done Pierre!