What's Happening

DXers, contesters gather in Portland this August

A great lineup of presentations is planned for the 61st Pacific Northwest DX Convention in Portland, OR, from August 5 to 7.

About the convention | Hotel info

Orca Report -- May meeting
The May meeting was a treasure trove of updates -- from BCQP to VE100VIMY.

Read the Orca Report

Kingman Reef deleted entity as of March 29

The ARRL Awards Committee has voted to delete Kingman Reef (KH5) from the DXCC List, effective March 29, 2016. The reef is now considered part of the Palmyra/Jarvis DXCC entity.


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

DX to watch for newest Baker and Howland Islands, KH1: Sept.-Oct. 2017
Recent DX activations...
Botswana, A25UK: Apr. 13-20, 2016 | Clublog Juan de Nova, FT4JA: Mar. 31-Apr. 12, 2016 Heard Is., VK0EK: Mar. 18-Apr. 10, 2016 Curacao, PJ2: Orca DXCC member Dave VA7AM will be at PJ2T from March 21 to 30, signing PJ2/VA7AM. During CQWPX SSB weekend, Dave is doing a single-band 20M entry signing PJ2T. Cocos Keeling, VK9CK: Mar. 15-26, 2016 Tonga, A35T: Feb. 18-24, 2016 -- Neil VA7DX, Keith VE7KW and Dave VA7AM are on the DXpedition to Tonga in February, including ARRL DX CW weekend. South Sandwich & South Georgia Is., VP8: Feb. 1, 2016 Palmyra Is., K5P: Jan. 11-26, 2016 Antipodes Is., ZL9A: January 7-11, 2016
Cezar VE3LYC joined a team activating new IOTA entity OC-286, part of an expanded ZL9 New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands DXCC entity. ZL9 is #37 on the ClubLog Most-Wanted Mixed and SSB lists.
Tuvalu T2TT & Fiji 3D2RJ : Nov. 29-Dec. 9, 2015
Orca members VE7CT, KW7XX, N7RO and W7IV were on th team.

DCRG WW RTTY June 11-12 (rules). ARRL June VHF June 11-13 (rules). All Asia CW June 18-19 (rules). ARRL Field Day June 25-26 (rules).
Recent contest activity... CQWW WPX CW May 28-29 (rules). King of Spain CW May 21-22 (rules). Volta WW RTTY May 14-15 (rules). ARI International DX May 7-8 (rules). 7QP May 7-8 (rules). Indiana QSO Party May 7-8 (rules). Delaware QSO Party May 7-8 (rules). New England QSP Party May 7-8 (rules). SPDX RTTY Apr. 23-24 (rules). BARTG Sprint 75 Apr. 24 (rules). TARA Skirmish Apr. 16 (rules). Man-Min DX Apr. 16-17 (rules). JIDX CW Apr. 9-10 (rules). Russian WW Multimode Apr. 30-May 1 (rules). SP DX Apr. 2-3 (rules). EA RTTY Apr. 2-3 (rules). CQWW WPX SSB Mar. 26-27 (rules). Mexico RTTY Feb. 6-7 (rules). Post your scores on the 3830 reflector.

Club members are encouraged to join our Orca DXCC Yahoo! Group to get the latest club info.