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Announcing the 2016 BC QSO Party

All antennas point to BC on February 6 and 7. Mark your calendars and get ready for the action!

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Orca Report -- January meeting
The first meeting of 2016 offered an overview of the 2015 K1N Navassa DXpedition and info about the upcoming BC QSO Party (Feb. 6).

Read the Orca Report

Final results -- 2015 BC QSO Party

See how participants fared in the 2015 BC QSO Party...

Post-Contest Report (PDF)

Line scores: BC Results (PDF) | W/VE/DX Results (PDF)

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

DX to watch for newest South Sandwich & South Georgia Is., VP8: Feb. 1, 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. Heard Is., VK0EK: Mar. 18-Apr. 10, 2016 Cocos Keeling, VK9CK: Mar. 14-26, 2016 Juan de Nova, FT4JA: Mar. 31-Apr. 12, 2016
Recent DX activations...
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.
Willis Is., VK9WA : Nov. 14-23, 2015
Team included Orca members VE7NY and VE7SZ.
Chesterfield Is., TX3X: Oct. 1-12, 2015 Chatham Is., ZL7E: Apr. 3-15, 2015 Malawi, 7QAA: Mar. 11 to Apr. 1, 2015.
The international team in Malawi included Orca members Don VE7DS, Keith VE7KW and Neil VA7DX.
Tromelin, FR/T: Oct. 30-Nov. 10, 2014. Lord Howe Is., VK9DLX: Oct. 13 to 29, 2014.

Contest Corner THIS WEEK'S CONTESTS
CQWW RTTY WPX Feb. 13-14 (rules).
Recent contest activity... BC QSO Party Feb. 6-7 (rules). Mexico RTTY Feb. 6-7 (rules). CQ 160M CW Jan. 29-31 (rules). BARTG RTTY Sprint Jan. 23-24 (rules). NAQP CW Jan. 9-10 (rules). NAQP SSB Jan. 16-17 (rules). ARRL RTTY Round UP Jan. 2-3 (rules). Stew Perry 160M TBDC Dec. 26 (rules). ARRL 10M Dec. 12-13 (rules). RAC Winter Dec. 19 (rules). OK DX RTTY Dec. 19 (rules). ARRL 160M Dec. 4-6 (rules). 10M RTTY Dec. 6 (rules). CQ WW CW Nov. 28-29 (rules). Post your scores on the 3830 reflector.

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