Friday, 28 July 2017

W / VE Island QSO Party

This year, I suspect due to the major flooding and lousy weather we have had across the country, has been very quiet for Island Activations.   However, coming up soon is this years W / VE Island QSO Party, sponsored by the US Islands Award.

The event runs 15 hours from 1200 UTC, 26 August to 0300 UTC, 27 August, and the Rules for the event can be found HERE on the US Islands page.

Participation by Canadian amateurs has been pretty dismal over the past few years and the disappearance of the Canadian Island Award (CIsA) website did not help.  

However, in case you don't know, out of the ashes has grown another group of guys who have formed Canadian Island Activators with the intent to carry on from where CIsA left off.

The one item the organizers do ask is that you submit your event log.  Last year only three Canadian stations did so.  

Let's try and get as many Canadian stations on the air as we possibly can for this event!!

Jump on a Ferry and activate an island!!!

Friday, 21 July 2017

Wolfe Island ON-009

Wolfe Island Ferry going past the
Royal Military College
This coming Sunday the Frontenac Amateur Radio Club will be activating Wolfe Island, ON-009. Wolfe hasn't been activated since very early 2016.
The last time they activated Wolfe they made a remarkable two HF contacts – due to band conditions….hopefully we can do better this time.
They will be on from 1500 UTC till 1900 UTC, unless propagation is in the toilet again and then they will see how it's going.
Callsign will be VE3FRG, and the SSB frequencies will be:

14.250 - 14.260

Digital Frequencies will be:

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Denman Island on the air

Nice to see Carson, VA3OSO operating from Denman Island, BC-022, for the Canada Day Contest.  Hopefully he will be on the air occasionally during the remainder of his two week trip out there.

Always nice to have the Gulf Islands on the air!!

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Upcoming Activation

The Frontenac Amateur Radio Club will be activating Wolfe Island, ON-009, on Sunday July 23.

This activation will take place from 1400 to 2000 UTC, and the operators will be at the winter ferry dock which is deserted during the summer and completely RF quiet.

SSB Frequencies will be:

14.250 - 14.260

PSK-31 Frequencies will be: