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Announcing the 2020 BC QSO Party

The 2020 BC QSO Party will be held February 1 and 2 -- it's not far off. If you're in BC, activate your electoral area. If you're outside BC, point your antennas at VE7 and have a great time!

View the rules for BCQP 2020

2019 Report | 2019 BC Results | 2019 W/VE/DX Results

View BCQP reports for all years since 2012

Join the new State QSO Party Challenge
The annual State QSO Party Challenge recognizes all radio amateurs' participation in the US state and Canadian provincial QSO parties -- including the BCQP! It is open to any participant in any of the approved State QSO Parties (SQPs). Simply submit your scores to 3830Scores.com to be included in the Challenge.

Read more about the State QSO Party Challenge

Membership Renewal
Club members are reminded that 2020 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!

Orca Report -- December meeting
The December club meeting was a casual holiday celebration on Dec. 10. A full recap and A Ham's Night Before Christmas are in this month's Orca Report.

Read the Orca Report

Contest Corner THIS WEEK'S CONTESTS CQ 160-Meter CW Jan. 24-26 (rules). BARTG RTTY Sprint Jan. 25-26 (rules). British Columbia QSO Party Feb. 1-2 (rules). CQ WW RTTY WPX Feb. 8-9 (rules).
Recent contest activity...
NAQP SSB Jan. 18-19 (rules). ARRL January VHF Jan. 18-20 (rules). NAQP CW Jan. 11-12 (rules). ARRL RTTY Roundup Jan. 4-5 (rules). SARTG New Year RTTY Jan. 1 (rules). Stew Perry Topband Challenge Dec. 28-29 (rules). RAC Winter Dec. 28 (rules). OK DX RTTY Dec. 21 (rules). ARRL 160M CW Dec. 6-8 (rules). FT Roundup (FT8/FT4) Dec. 7-8 (rules). Russian WW MultiMode Nov. 30-Dec. 1 (rules). CQWW DX CW Nov. 23-24 (rules). ARRL Sweepstakes SSB Nov. 16-17 (rules). Worked All Europe RTTY Nov. 9-10 (rules). ARRL Sweepstakes CW Nov. 2-4 (rules). Post your scores on the 3830 reflector.

DX to watch for newest ZC4UW, Cyprus UK Sovereign Base Jan. 2-7 E44RU, Palestine Jan. 5-14 5I4, Zanzibar Feb. 4-18 VP8P, South Orkney Feb. 20-Mar. 5 3Y0I, Bouvet DXpedition update DXCC Most Wanted List ClubLog 2019
Recent DX activations...
VK9CZ, Cocos Keeling Is. Nov. 12-29, 2019 VP6R, Pitcairn Is. Oct. 18-Nov. 1, 2019 7P8AO, Lesotho Oct. 1-19 C21W, Nauru Sept. 16-25 3DA0AO, Eswatini (Swaziland) Sept. 15-30 T30L, Western Kiribati Sept. 6-15 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

Club members are encouraged to join our Orca DXCC Yahoo! Group to get the latest club info.