What's Happening


Contest season is in high gear through to the end of November. Everyone will find something fun -- CW, SSB and RTTY. Here's a cherry-picked list of highlights, but literally dozens more contests fill the calendar between now and the biggie, CQWW DX CW on Nov. 28. See what else might strike your fancy at WA7BNM's Contest Calendar.

JARTS WW RTTY Oct. 17-18 (rules). CQWW DX SSB Oct. 24-25 (rules). Russian WW MultiMode Oct. 31-Nov. 1 (rules). ARRL Sweepstakes CW Nov. 7-9 (rules). Worked All Europe RTTY Nov. 14-15 (rules). JIDX Phone Nov. 14-15 (rules). ARRL Sweepstakes Phone Nov. 21-23 (rules). CQWW DX CW Nov. 28-29 (rules).
Recent contest activity... Makrothen RTTY Oct. 10-11 (rules). RSGB DX Contest Oct. 4 (rules). Russian WW Digital Oct. 3-4 (rules). California QSO Party Oct. 3-4 (rules). CQWW DX RTTY Sep. 29-30 (rules). Post your scores on the 3830 reflector.

Tatakoto Atoll, new IOTA entitity OC-298, will be activated by Cezar VE3LYC at the end of October.

Visit the DXpedition webpage

DXpeditions postponed to 2021

Several major DXpeditions have announced postponement plans for 2020 travel until 2021. See DX to Watch For for updates.

DX to watch for newest XR0YSP, Easter Is. Postponed to 2021 W8S, Swains Is. Postponed to 2021 TT8RR, Chad (TT8XX on FT8) Postponed to 2021 KH6VV/KH4, Midway Is. Postponed to 2021 CY0, Sable Is. Postponed to 2021 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

Delayed until the second half of February 2021 (due to COVID), the team will be on Midway as KH6VV/KH4 to activate Number 14 on the Clublog Most Wanted list.

Visit the DXpedition webpage

Rick Williams VE7TK has been appointed as an ARRL DXCC card checker and can now do card verification.

Read more about card checking

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)

Orca Report -- June update
There was no club meeting for June, but there's an Orca Report -- this month we get a few interesting facts and stats from the February 2020 BC QSO Party.

Read the Orca Report

View the final report for BCQP 2020

2020 BC Results | 2020 W/VE/DX Results

View BCQP reports for all years since 2012

Join the club!
The Orca DX and Contest Club always welcomes new members. See who has already joined!