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Don Studney VE7DS and Keith Witney VE7KW are co-recipients of RACís Amateur of the Year Award for 2017

Honoured as RAC Amateur of the Year
Don Studney, VE7DS, and Keith Witney, VE7KW, were presented with the RAC Amateur of the Year award on September 11 at a dinner meeting of the Orca DX and Contest Club. Congratulations to our two Orca colleagues on a much-deserved national honour.

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Orca Report -- Sept. 11 meeting
Read more about the 2017 RAC Amateur of the Year award presentation to Don and Keith, plus learn about the 1976 DXpedition to Okino Torishima.

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Rich VE6AX won an IC-7300 transceiver courtesy of Icom. An FT-1200 from Yaesu was won by Paul K7BT.

We had a great time in New West
Thank you to all who joined us for the 63rd annual Pacific Northwest DX Convention. We'll see everyone again in Everett, WA, for the next convention hosted by the Western Washington DX Club (Aug. 9-11, 2019).

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DX to watch for newest Kosovo, Z68HZ: Aug. 17-27, 2018 Ducie Is., VP6D: Oct. 20-Nov. 3, 2018 Curacao, PJ2/VA7AM: Oct. 23-Nov. 2, 2018 and PJ2T for CQWW SSB DXCC Most Wanted List ClubLog 2018
Recent DX activations...
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

Contest Corner THIS WEEK'S CONTESTS
Worked All Europe SSB Sept. 8-9 (rules). ARRL September VHF Sept. 8-10 (rules). BARTG 75 Srint Sept. 16 (rules). CQWW DX RTTY Sept. 29-30 (rules). Russian WW Digital Oct. 1-2 (rules). Makrothen RTTY Oct. 13-14 (rules).
Recent contest activity... Worked All Europe CW Aug. 11-12 (rules). SARTG WW RTTY Aug. 18-19 (rules). SCC RTTY Championship Aug. 25-26 (rules). All Asia DX Phone Sept. 1-2 (rules). NAQP CW Aug. 4-5 (rules). RSGB IOTA July 28-29 (rules). DMC RTTY July 21-22 (rules). NAQP RTTY July 21-22 (rules). CQWW VHF July 21-22 (rules). IARU HF World Championship July 14-15 (rules). DL DX RTTY July 7-8 (rules). RAC Canada Day July 1 (rules). Post your scores on the 3830 reflector.

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