Friday, 6 July 2018


John, VE3ISE will be re-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.

Saturday, 30 June 2018


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.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Lakecourt Island

Just in from John, VE3ISA - he will be activating Lakecourt Island on Saturday June 30th .  This island is in Grimsby harbour.  

This is a first activation of this island, so hopefully we will be able to assign a new number that day.

Start time for the activation should be around 1300Z  on 40 M  7260  +/-  QRM  Switching to 20 M  around 1600Z  14265 +/- QRM.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Fairclough Island

Just received word from Don, VE3DQN, that he has successfully activated Fairclough Island (FN14vt) located in the Big Rideau Lake, and reached the minimum 25 Q's in two DX entities to formally activate the island. 

The new Island Number for Fairclough Island is ON-302.

Hopefully Don will be able to get back there for the W/VE Islands QSO Party in August.

Monday, 11 June 2018

2018 W/VE Island QSO Party

The date of this years W/VE Island QSO Party has been set out.  It's being held from 1200z 25 August to 0300z 26 August, 2018. 15 Hours in total.

There are no rule changes this year..... BUT, electronic log submission is now required. In Cabrillo, ADIF or CSV format.

So pick an island and start getting ready for this annual event.  

Thursday, 7 June 2018

MacDonell Island, ON-079

Craig, VE3CIJ, will be camping on MacDonell Island, ON-079, at Long Sault (FN25na) in the St. Lawrence River and plan to operate portable while there. 

He will capability to operate on 80/40/30/20/17 but doesn’t have a plan regarding frequencies and times. 

The dates will be June 11-15th. 

Monday, 7 May 2018

Forans Island - ON293

John, VE3ISE, will attempt to activate Foran's Island (Canada ON-293) on Wednesday, May 9th.  From the island he can also see the Grimsby Breakwater Light (Canada CAN 1417)

He will be operating from his vehicle running 100 Watts into a Hustler mounted antenna.

Frequencies will be approximately 7230 + or - QRM (1.5 hours) and later 14255 + or - QRM (1.5 hours)

Start time will be 1500Z to 1800Z

Spotting on DX Summit will be appreciated.

Foran's Island has the red square on it.