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Orca Report -- October meeting
What's the buzz on FT8? Find out in this month's edition of the Orca Report, recapping the October 9 club meeting.

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Contest Corner THIS WEEK'S CONTESTS
WAE DX RTTY Nov. 10-11 (rules). ARRL November Sweepstakes Phone Nov. 17-19 (rules). CQWW DX CW Nov. 24-25 (rules). ARRL 160M Nov. 30-Dec. 2 (rules).
Recent contest activity... ARRL November Sweepstakes CW Nov. 3-5 (rules). CQWW DX Phone Oct. 27-28 (rules). Makrothen RTTY Oct. 13-14 (rules). Russian WW Digital Oct. 6-7 (rules). CQWW DX RTTY Sept. 29-30 (rules). Post your scores on the 3830 reflector.

Looking ahead to to February already!

Get your station ready for the 2019 running of the BC QSO Party. We hope to see everyone in the next annual running of the BC QSO Party on Feb. 2 and 3, 2019.

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Don Studney VE7DS and Keith Witney VE7KW are co-recipients of RACís Amateur of the Year Award for 2017

Honoured as RAC Amateur of the Year
Don Studney, VE7DS, and Keith Witney, VE7KW, were presented with the RAC Amateur of the Year award on September 11 at a dinner meeting of the Orca DX and Contest Club. Congratulations to our two Orca colleagues on a much-deserved national honour.

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DX to watch for newest ZA/OU2I, Albania Nov. 21-26, 2018 VK9XQ, Christmas Is. Nov. 10-17, 2018 TX0M & TX0A, French Polynesia Dec. 4-18, 2018 DXCC Most Wanted List ClubLog 2018
Recent DX activations...
Ducie Is., VP6D: Oct. 20-Nov. 3, 2018 Curacao, PJ2/VA7AM: Oct. 23-Nov. 2, 2018 and PJ2T for CQWW SSB Kosovo, Z68HZ: Aug. 17-27, 2018 Baker Is., KH1/KH7Z: June 27-July 7, 2018 Mozambique, C8T: May 2-15, 2018 Bouvet Is., 3Y0Z: Jan. 20-Feb. 3, 2018 Brunei, V85/KC0W: Nov. 24-Dec. 10, 2017 Seychelles, S79K: Nov. 25-26, 2017 Cocos Keeling Is., VK9CZ: Oct. 23-Nov. 17, 2017 Christmas Is., VK9XGJ: Oct. 1-21, 2017 North Cook Is., E51AMF: Jan. 11-Feb. 6, 2017


Rich VE6AX won an IC-7300 transceiver courtesy of Icom. An FT-1200 from Yaesu was won by Paul K7BT.

We had a great time in New West
Thank you to all who joined us for the 63rd annual Pacific Northwest DX Convention. We'll see everyone again in Everett, WA, for the next convention hosted by the Western Washington DX Club (Aug. 9-11, 2019).

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