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!

Monday, 21 June 2021

Successful Activation...

Congratulations to Pierre, VE2GT, who gas successfully activated I'lle Sainte-Quentin.  This island has been awarded the number, QC110.

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

Change of Rules

Please be advised that the Committee has modified the Rule requiring 25 contacts to successfully activate an island.  It has been changed to bring us into line with the US Islands Award.

As of May 18, 2021, you now require only 15 contacts, in 2 DXCC to qualify an island.

ON308 - A New One!!

Congratulations to Chris, VA3ECO, for activating a new Island - Victoria Island - which is now ON308.

Victoria Island is in the Lake of the Woods, and is in EN29op.

Some pictures below of the activation supplied by Chris.

Monday, 17 May 2021

Canadian Light CAN-766

John, VE3ISE, will be activating Canadian Light CAN-766 (Port Weller Light) on Wednesday May 19th.  

He will try and start early 1300Z to 1500Z. Running 100 Watts to a Hustler Antenna on his Jeep.

Frequency in use will be 7260 +/- 10.....Hopefully.
Let's hope the propagation is good on Wednesday!!