What's Happening

Final list of logs received

Hope you got on for the 2019 running of the BC QSO Party. The March 4 log submission deadline has passed (see the rules page)

View final list of logs received (to Mar. 4, 2019)

Orca member Gabor Horvath VE7JH
receives 2018 RAC Amateur of the Year Award


The Radio Amateurs of Canada Board of Directors has selected Gabor Horvath, VE7JH, as the recipient of the RAC Amateur of the Year Award for 2018.

Congratulations to Gabor on receiving this national recognition for his many outstanding contributions to amateur radio.

Read more from RAC

Orca Report -- March meeting
After a snow-cancellation for the February meeting, the March meeting made up for lost time with plenty of news including a membership update, preliminary results of the BC QSO Party, and a presentation by Mike VE7ACN on his April 2018 IOTA adventure in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Read the Orca Report

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 CQ MM Manchester Mineira Apr. 20-21 (rules). Ontario QSO Party Apr. 20-21 (rules). SP DX RTTY Apr. 26-27 (rules). BARTG Sprint 75 Apr. 28 (rules). QSO Parties May 4-5 (7QP | Indiana | Delaware | New England).
Recent contest activity...
SP DX Apr. 6-7 (rules). EA RTTY Apr. 6-7 (rules). JIDX CW Apr. 13-14 (rules). FT8 DX Apr. 13-14 (rules). CQWW WPX SSB Mar. 30-31 (rules). BARTG HF RTTY Mar. 16-18 (rules). RSGB Commonwealth (BERU) Mar. 9-10 (rules). ARRL International DX SSB Mar. 2-3 (rules). Post your scores on the 3830 reflector.

DX to watch for newest 3Y0I, Bouvet Is. Spring 2019 (Facebook) VP6R, Pitcairn Is. Oct. 18-Nov. 1, 2019 VK9CZ, Cocos Keeling Is. Nov. 12-29, 2019 DXCC Most Wanted List ClubLog 2018
Recent DX activations...
PJ2/VA7AM, Curacao Mar. 26-Apr. 2, 2019
Dave VA7AM will be active as PJ2/VA7AM and operating at PJ2T during CQ WPX SSB Mar. 30-31
ZXX9D, Macau Feb. 11-26, 2019 ZL7/JA0JHQ, Chatham Is. Jan. 17-20, 2019 JD1BMH, Chichi Jima Is. Dec. 17-Jan. 2, 2019 TX0M & TX0A, French Polynesia Dec. 4-18, 2018 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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