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2023 BC QSO Party Mark your calendars for BCQP 2023

The 2023 BC QSO Party is quickly approaching -- February 4 and 5, 2023. Check the rules and details about this year's contest.

BCQP 2023 Home Page

Jim Smith, VE7FO (SK)

Nov. 10, 2022 -- We are saddened by the passing of Orca DX and Contest Club and BC DX Club member Jim Smith, VE7FO, of Vancouver, BC. Jim was an avid DXer and contester, passionate about mentoring younger hams and new contesters. Our condolences to Jim's family and his many friends at home and around the world. He will be missed.

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Bouvet Island, the #2 most-wanted DXCC entity, will be activated in January 2023 by a large team traveling by boat to the most remote uninhabited place on Earth.

Visit the DXpedition webpage

Orca Report: July 2022
Orca's Summer Report recaps the 2022 BCQP, and looks ahead to the Pacific Northwest DX Convention in Spokane from Aug. 5-7.

Read the Orca Report

Contest Corner VIEW THIS WEEK'S CONTESTS

JIDX Phone Nov. 12-13 (rules). Worked All Europe DX RTTY Nov. 12-13 (rules). ARRL Sweepstakes SSB Nov. 19-21 (rules). CQWW DX CW Nov. 26-27 (rules).
Recent contest activity... ARRL Sweepstakes CW Nov. 5-7 (rules). CQWW SSB Oct. 29-30 (rules). JARTS WW RTTY Oct. 15-16 (rules). Makrothen RTTY Oct. 8 (rules). California QSO Party Oct. 1-2 (rules). CQWW RTTY Sept. 24-25 (rules). Washington State Salmon Run Sept. 17-18 (rules). ARRL Sept. VHF Sept. 10-12 (rules). Worldwide Digi DX Aug. 27-28 (rules). SARTG RTTY Aug. 20-21 (rules). NAQP SSB Aug. 20-21 (rules). Worked All Europe CW Aug. 13-14 (rules). NAQP CW Aug. 6-7 (rules). Post your scores on the 3830 reflector.

DX to watch for newest 3Y0J, Bouvet Jan. 2023 W8S, Swains Is. March 2023 DXCC Most Wanted List ClubLog 2022
Recent DX activations...
VK0MQ, Macquarie Is. June-Oct. 2022 5R8LH, Madagascar Aug. 1-Sep. 9 2022 DX0NE, Spratly Is. Aug.-Dec. 2022 CY0S, Sable Is. Oct.-Nov. 2022 TL8AA, Central African Republic (TL8ZZ on FT8) Nov. 2022 A25VR, Botswana (Dave VE7VR) Apr. 28-May 25, 2022 VP8PJ, South Orkney Feb. 21-Mar. 6,2020 TO7DL, Reunion Is. Mar. 4-16, 2020 TX8A, New Caledonia Mar. 10-18, 2020 TX0T, Tatakoto Atoll Oct. 29-Nov. 5, 2020