Mike VE7ACN: IOTA Expeditioner of the Year
Big congratulations to Orca member Mike Zavarukhin VE7ACN/RW0CN on receiving the 2020 IOTA Expeditioner of the Year Award! The award was announced live on Ham Nation on May 27.
View the announcement (starts at 54:48)
Rick Williams VE7TK has been appointed as an ARRL DXCC card checker and can now do card verification.
Read more about card checking
2020 Field Day "Class D" rule waiver
For this June's ARRL Field Day (June 27-28), Class D home stations can work all other stations for points. Normally, Class D stations don't get points for working other Class D stations. The special rule waiver is for this year only, and recognizes the need for modified field day setups this year to support physical distancing.
Information about 2020 Field Day
Easter Island is Number 102 on the Clublog Most Wanted list, but plenty of operators need it on new bands and modes. The Polish team will be active in September on CW, SSB and FT8, with an emphasis on the low bands.
Visit the DXpedition website
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
Contest Corner CQWW WPX CW May 30-31 (rules). ARRL June VHF June 13-15 (rules). All Asian DX CW June 20-21 (rules). ARRL Field Day June 27-28 (rules). RAC Canada Day July 1 (rules). Recent contest activity... King of Spain CW May 16-17 (rules). 50 MHz Spring Sprint May 9-10 (rules). Volta RTTY May 9-10 (rules). QSO Parties May 2-3 (7QP | Indiana | Delaware | New England). Post your scores on the 3830 reflector.
DX to watch for newest XR0YSP, Easter Is. Sep. 15-30, 2020 W8S, Swains Is. Sep. 23, 2020 TT8RR, Chad (TT8XX on FT8) Sep. 29-Oct. 12, 2020 KH6VV/KH4, Midway Is. Oct. 1-14, 2020 CY0, Sable Is. Oct. 17-28, 2020 A25VR, Botswana (Dave VE7VR) Apr. 28-May 24, 2021 3Y0I, Bouvet DXpedition update DXCC Most Wanted List ClubLog 2019 Recent DX activations... TX8A, New Caledonia Mar. 10-18 TO7DL, Reunion Is. Mar. 4-16 VP8PJ, South Orkney Feb. 21-Mar. 6 5I4, Zanzibar Feb. 4-18