Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Friday, 6 December 2013

Island ID Numbers

Just posted today is the list of Canadian Island ID numbers, by province, that was on the old Canadian Island Award website (this website now seems to have disappeared totally). 

The island lists can be found on the right hand side of this Blog.

One problem with these ID numbers is that they do not tell you the location of the islands in case of multiple islands with the same name. 

If anyone can help ID which number goes to what location please let us know.  Our email is: canadaradio.01 at gmail.com

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Upper Brewers Mill Island

Coming up on Sunday, November 10th, is probably the last activation of 2013. 

Frontenac Radio Group will be trying to activate Upper Brewers Mills Island.  This island has not been activated before, although it has been attempted on one previous occasion.

The guys plan on being on the air between 1530 UTC and 1800 UTC.

Frequencies in use will be 28.450;  21.350; and 14.250 to 14.260.  All frequencies are +/- 10 Kc.

Let's get on the air and try and make it a successful activation this time.

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Iroquois Island

Just had an email from Graham, VE3GTC, advising us of his activation today, Saturday, October 19th of Iroquois Island ON-271, and possibly Ault Island ON-087.

Iroquois Island and the Locks
Graham has no fixed plans on time or frequency other than weather permitting sometime during the day, and typical SSB and CW frequencies depending on conditions, but likely limited to 20m and 15m.

This brings us up to five island activations on the St. Lawrence River today, and another two coming tomorrow.

Don't forget to work the JOTA stations as well this weekend, got to get those kids hooked !

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Sunday, October 20th

Two more activations to report for Sunday, 10th October.  Both of these activations are also in support of the 2013 W/VE Island QSO Party.

Dave, VE3DZE, will be activating Wolfe Island, ON-009.  He will be on 40m and 20m and you can look for him on the usual island frequencies. Dave will be on the air from 1030 local to 1600 local.

Simcoe Island and Nine Mile Lighthouse
Bill, VE3FCT, will activate Simcoe Island, ON-022 from 1030 local till 1600 local.  Bill will be on 50.125;  28.450;  21.350; and 14.250 to 14.260.  All frequencies are +/- 10 Kc.

Hopefully the weather will cooperate for both Saturday and Sunday for all the activators. 

Get out there, get on the air, and support these guys!

Monday, 14 October 2013

Saturday 19th October

Two activations to report for Saturday, 19th October.  Both of these activations are in support of the 2013 W/VE Island QSO Party.

First up is Dave, VA3ORP.  Dave will be activating Washburn Island, ON-289.  Dave will be on the usual island frequencies on 40m and 20m. He will be on the air around 0930 local time.

Next up are Tim, VA3TIC and Derek, VE3HRW.  They will be activating Howe Island, ON-023, on all bands, on the following frequencies:

3.765 + - 10 kc
7.165 + - 10 kc
14.165 + - 10 kc
18.155 + - 10 kc
21.265 + - 10 kc
28.465 + - 10 kc

Tim and Derek will be on the air from 0930 local to 1500 local.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

2013 W/VE Island QSO Party

Next weekend, October 19th and 20th, is the W/VE Island QSO Party.  The rules for this event may be found HERE.

The Island QSO Party is one way we can promote working islands, be it US Islands, Canadian Islands, or IOTA. 

This is an excellent time to get out and activate a local island, there will be lots of them on the air to work.  So get out there and enjoy the great fall weather.

Please post your activation notices to: canadaradio.01 at gmail.com

Friday, 11 October 2013

Welcome to the new blog pages for Canadian Island Activations.  This site will ensure that Canadian island activators have a place to advertise their activations and let other hams know what frequencies will be in use, time and date of the activation, and most important, the location, island name and ID number.

Over the next few days we will post the rules for activating islands, and also the known islands that have valid ID numbers.

Over the past few years support for Canadian island activators has been pretty dismal, we hope to change that!

Canadian Island Activators may be reached at: canadaradio.01 at gmail.com