What's Happening

Orca Report -- January meeting
The first club meeting of 2019 featured a preview of the BCQP in February, an update on the 3Y0Z aborted DXpedition, a brief annual general meeting section, and much more.

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Membership Renewal
Club members are reminded that 2019 dues are $24 -- they can be paid by PayPal or cheque/check. More...

Join the club!
The Orca DX and Contest Club always welcomes new members. See who has already joined!

Contest Corner THIS WEEK'S CONTESTS ARRL RTTY Roundup Jan. 5-6 (rules). NAQP CW Jan. 12-13 (rules). NAQP SSB Jan. 19-20 (rules). ARRL January VHF Jan. 19-21 (rules). Recent contest activity...
SARTG New Year RTTY Jan. 1 (rules). Stew Perry Top Band Dec. 30 (rules). RAC Winter Dec. 29 (rules). OK DX RTTY Dec. 15 (rules). FT8 Roundup Dec. 1-2 (rules). ARRL 160M Nov. 30-Dec. 2 (rules). WAE DX RTTY Nov. 10-11 (rules). Post your scores on the 3830 reflector.

Gearing up for the February 2019 BCQP

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.

View the rules for BCQP 2019

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 TX0M & TX0A, French Polynesia Dec. 4-18, 2018 JD1BMH, Chichi Jima Is. Dec. 17-Jan. 2, 2019 ZL7/JA0JHQ, Chatham Is. Jan. 17-20, 2019 ZXX9D, Macau Feb. 11-26, 2019 DXCC Most Wanted List ClubLog 2018
Recent DX activations...
ZA/OU2I, Albania Nov. 21-26, 2018 VK9XQ, Christmas Is. Nov. 10-17, 2018 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

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