Saturday, 30 May 2015

Forans Island Activation

Our old friend John, VE3ISE, will be doing a first time activation of Forans Island, FN03, near Grimsby, Ontario.  This is a small island that is scheduled to be a condo development in the near get it in your log while you can !!

This activation will take place on Tuesday, June 2nd, at 2200 UTC.

John will start out on 40m and move to 20m later.

Frequencies will be:

40m - 7.260 +/- QRM
20m - 14.260 +/- QRM

Let's all hope the propagation improves for this activation.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Upper Brewers Mill Island

The Frontenac Radio Club will be activating Upper Brewers Mill Island this coming Sunday, May 31st.  This will be another attempt to try and have a successful first time activation and secure an island number.

Upper Brewers Mill island is on the Rideau Canal system which was built by the Royal Engineers between 1826 and 1832 and stretches 202 km between Kingston and Ottawa, Ontario.

The activation will take place between 1400 UTC and 1800 UTC.

The frequencies in use will be ( +/-)

14.250 to 14.260
50.125 (depending on propagation)

Callsign being used: VE3FRG

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Bates Island, Ottawa

Unfortunately we received this information too late in the day to post it in time for the activation.  

But it should be noted that Dave, VE3AAQ, did in fact activate Bates Island, ON283, Grid FN25 this afternoon.  Dave was planning on being active from 1700 to 2000 UTC.

His rig is a FT-817 running into a Buddipole antenna system.

Let's hope Dave enjoyed himself and made a good number of contacts!