What's Happening

2017 BC QSO Party
Get ready for the 2017 BCQP on Feb. 4-5!

Read the 2016 BC QSO Party Post-Contest Report (PDF)
| BC Results (PDF) | W/VE/DX Results (PDF)

View BCQP reports for all years since 2012

Vimy commemorative station planned

From April 1 to 9, 2017, amateur radio operators will activate Canada's Vimy Ridge memorial sites in France. Canadian portable operations are also being planned for each province -- if you'd like to operate VE100VIMY/VE7 during the BC operating period February 12 to 18, contact Fred VE7IO.

About VE100VIMY | VE100VIMY portable operation guide

Orca Report -- January meeting
Are you ready for the BC QSO Party? The January meeting provided a primer on the Feb. 4-5 on-air party, plus some AGM business, a VE100VIMY update and a recap of FJ4JA 2016.

Read the Orca Report

PNW Cup update
Jim VE7FO as updated the club totals for this year's PNW Challenge Cup. Remember, contest organizers don't give your info to the club. If you want to contribute to our club total, please review the tutorial on how to submit your scores:

How to submit your scores | Eligible contests

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

DX to watch for newest North Cook Is., E51AMF: Jan. 11-Feb. 6, 2017 Austral Is., FO/A: Feb. 15-Mar. 3, 2017 -- by VE7KW VA7DX and W5RF Pitcairn Is., VP6EU: Feb. 16-Feb. 5, 2017 Baker and Howland Islands, KH1: Sept.-Oct., 2017 Bouvet Is., 3Y0Z: Jan. 20-Feb. 28, 2018
Recent DX activations...
St. Paul Is., CY9C: Aug. 19-29, 2016 Botswana, A25UK: Apr. 13-20, 2016 | Clublog Juan de Nova, FT4JA: Mar. 31-Apr. 12, 2016

Contest Corner THIS WEEK'S CONTESTS
NAQP CW Jan. 14-15 (rules). NAQP SSB Jan. 21-22 (rules). ARRL January VHF Jan. 21-22 (rules).
Recent contest activity... ARRL RTTY Roundup Jan. 7-8 (rules). ARRL 10M Dec. 10-11 (rules). OK RTTY Dec. 17 (rules). RAC Winter Dec. 17 (rules). Stew Perry TBDC Dec. 17-18 (rules). ARRL 160M Dec. 2-4 (rules). CQWW CW Nov. 26-27 (rules). ARRL Sweepstakes Phone Nov. 19-21 (rules). Worked All Europe DX RTTY Nov. 12-13 (rules). JIDX Phone Nov. 12-13 (rules). ARRL Sweepstakes CW Nov. 5-7 (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.