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Island contesting from Coal Point (Saanich)

Dave VE7VR takes us on a video tour of his latest contest site near Saanich on Vancouver Island. Check out the small islet just for antennas and cozy cottage for the operator. Salt-water amplifier included.

View the video tour

Orca Report -- February meeting
After a snowy January the first club meeting of the year was held Feb. 11. Rebecca VA7BEC's Orca Report highlights include a bit of annual general meeting business, a DXpedition visit to the South Pacific (Pitcairn Island), and a sneak peek at the Feb. 1-2 BC QSO Party .

Read the Orca Report

Send your log for the 2020 BC QSO Party

The 2020 BC QSO Party ( Feb. 1 and 2) was great fun -- don't forget to send in your log! Participants are asked to submit logs to va7bec@rac.ca by February 17.

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. 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!

Contest Corner VIEW THIS WEEK'S CONTESTS CQ 160M< SSB Feb. 21-23 (rules). NAQP RTTY Feb. 29-Mar. 1 (rules). ARRL DX SSB Mar. 7-8 (rules).
Recent contest activity...
ARRL DX CW Feb. 15-16 (rules). BARTG RTTY Sprint Jan. 25-26 (rules). CQ 160-Meter CW Jan. 24-26 (rules). CQ WW RTTY WPX Feb. 8-9 (rules). British Columbia QSO Party Feb. 1-2 (rules). 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). Post your scores on the 3830 reflector.

DX to watch for newest 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...
ZC4UW, Cyprus UK Sovereign Base Jan. 2-7 E44RU, Palestine Jan. 5-14 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.