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Announcing BC QSO Party 2015
1600z February 7 to 0400z February 8, 2015

Rules | Awards | Results of 2014 BCQP

Orca Report -- Christmas gathering
As the holidays approach, club members gathered to share stories and updates of the radio year behind us and ahead in 2015.

Read the Orca Report

Membership Renewal
Club members are reminded that 2015 dues are $24 -- they can be paid by PayPal or cheque/check. More...

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

Thanks for joining us
From July 25 to 27, hams from BC, Alberta, Washington, Oregon, Idaho and points beyond the Pacific Northwest (see the list) enjoyed excellent presentations, swapped tales of the ones they worked and the ones that got away, and enjoyed ideal sunny weather at New Westminster, BC's Inn at the Quay.

We are very grateful to these major donors and all the vendors who helped make the 2014 Pacific Northwest DX Convention such a great experience. (See the prize winners)

DX to watch for newest Togo, 5V7DB: Reset to 2015. Tristan da Cunha, ZD9TT: Sep 15 to Oct. 6, 2015. Heard Is., VK0EK: Nov./Dec. 2015.
Recent DX activations...
Tromelin, FR/T: Oct. 30-Nov. 10, 2014. Lord Howe Is., VK9DLX: Oct. 13 to 29, 2014. West Kiribati, T30D: Oct. 2 to 15, 2014. Vanuatu, YJ0X: Oct. 3 to 15, 2014. Tokelau, ZK3: Oct. 8, 2014. Mellish Reef, VK9MT: Mar. 29 to Apr. 5, 2014. (Departed early due to weather) Chatham Is., ZL7AAA: Mar. 20 to April 1, 2014.
Orca member Sandro VE7NY was along on this one.

Contest Corner THIS WEEK'S CONTESTS
OK DX RTTY Dec. 20 (rules). DARC Christmas Dec. 26 (rules). RAC Winter Dec. 27 (rules). Stew Perry Topband Distance Challenge Dec. 27-28 (rules).
Recent contest activity... ARRL 160M Dec. 6-7 (rules). TARA RTTY Melee Dec. 6 (rules). Ten Meter RTTY Contest Dec. 7 (rules). ARRL 10M Dec. 13-14 (rules). CQWW CW Nov. 29-30 (rules). ARRL Sweepstakes SSB Nov. 15-17 (rules). LZ DX Nov. 22-23 (rules). Worked All Europe RTTY Nov. 8-9 (rules). JIDX SSB Nov. 8-9 (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.