Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Early Winter

Well, winter seems to have come very early to a number of places around the country.  If you're planning on doing an activation...Island or Lighthouse...please use some common sense and watch out for hypothermia and thin ice.  We don't want any accidents and everyone needs to stay safe.

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Light Activations

Just received from John, VE3ISE.....

Weather and Time permitting, he will be heading to Southampton, Ontario, to activate two lights on Wednesday, November 13th, at approximately 1700 UTC.

The lights are:

Chantry Island Light, CAN-619, and
Southampton Range Light, CAN-626.

Frequencies will be 7.260 to 7.270 +/- QRM.

Hopefully the weather will be fine and John can enter and leave the snow belt without much trouble.

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Shuylers Island - First Activation.

Coming up this Tuesday, October 15th, Doug VE3VS and Heather VE3HQH, will attempt a first activation of Shuylers Island.

The island is located in FN04px, North-East of the town of Minden.

Call sign is use will be VE3VS.

Doug and Heather plan to start on 80m early in the morning, and by mid-morning will switch to 40m and perhaps 20m as well.

Let's hope the propagation improves so we can work them.

UPDATE:   Doug and Heather have successfully activated the island and it has been issued the number, ON-306.  Well done!!

Friday, 4 October 2019

Panmure Island PE-002

Coming up on Sunday, October 6th, George, VY2GF, will be activating Panmure Head Light - ARLHS CAN-363, located on Panmure Island, PE-002.

Grid Reference is FN86sd.

Activation will take place between 1400 UTC and 1800 UTC.

George will be on 20m SSB - 14.240 or higher +/- QRM.

You can check it out on www.facebook.com/groups/MLARG

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

La Grosse Ile – QC010

Coming up on September 29th, Pierre, VE2GT will be activating Grosse Ile – QC010, and the Irish Memorial National Historic Site CNPOTA QC24.  The Island is also POTA VE-4910 and VEFF-1507.

He will be using 80m to 10m and will be on the air from 1445 UTC to 1815 UTC 
+/- delay of the boat.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

10 Days to go.....

Don't forget, we have 10 days to go until the W / VE Island QSO Party happens.  Have you picked out an island yet?

Let's see some more Canadian participation this year, it's been pretty dismal for the last few years.

Rules can be found HERE.

Lists of Canadian Islands by province can be found on the front page of this Blog.  Pick one, get out there, operate, and have fun !!

Sunday, 4 August 2019

2019 W/VE Island QSO Party

Next up on the annual calendar is the W/VE Island QSO Party held each year in August.   This year the dates are August 24 and 25.

This year rules can be found HERE.

Canadian participation has been pretty dismal over the last few years.  Let's see if we can get a few more Canadian Islands on the air for this event.