What's Happening

2018 PNW DX Convention Aug. 3-5

This year's 63rd annual Pacific Northwest DX Convention -- August 3 to 5 -- is hosted by Orca DX and Contest Club. Register now to attend the convention at Inn at the Quay in New Westminster.

Visit the 2018 PNW DX Convention website

2018 BCQP logs due by Mar. 5

Thanks to all who participated in the 2018 running of the BC QSO Party. A reminder to all partcipants that logs are due by March 5, 2018.

View the rules for BCQP 2018, including log submission instructions.

View list of logs received (to Feb. 14, 2018)

Orca Report -- February 13 meeting
The Aug. 3-5 PNW DX Convention, a comprehensive report on the BC QSO Party and an update on the recent attempt to activate Bouvet by the 3Y0Z team were among the topics for the February club meeting.

Read the Orca Report

Membership Renewal
Club members are reminded that 2018 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!

VA7AM at PJ2T Curacao in March

Dave VA7AM will be operating at PJ2T in Curacao for WPX SSB and as PJ2/VA7AM outside the contest, from March 20 to 27. Check out this drone's-eye view of the PJ2T contest station on the island of Curacao.

Visit the PJ2T website | View the PJ2T flyover

DX to watch for newest Mozambique, C8T: May 2-15, 2018 Baker Is., KH1/KH7Z: June 2018 Ducie Is., VP6D: Oct. 20-Nov. 3, 2018 North Korea, P5/3Z9DX: Up to 5 days, Dates TBA DXCC Most Wanted List ClubLog 2018
Recent DX activations...
Bouvet Is., 3Y0Z: Jan. 20-Feb. 3, 2018 Brunei, V85/KC0W: Nov. 24-Dec. 10, 2017 Seychelles, S79K: Nov. 25-26, 2017 Cocos Keeling Is., VK9CZ: Oct. 23-Nov. 17, 2017 Christmas Is., VK9XGJ: Oct. 1-21, 2017 Guatemala, TG9BBV TG9/VE7BV: Dwight will be on from TG9 Apr. 21-May 15, 2017 Cocos Keeling Is., VK9CGJ: Sep. 12-30, 2017 Curacao, PJ2/VA7AM: Dave operated from PJ2 Mar. 20 to 27, 2017 (WPX SSB with PJ2T) Austral Is., FO/A: Feb. 15-Mar. 3, 2017 (VE7KW VA7DX W5RF) North Cook Is., E51AMF: Jan. 11-Feb. 6, 2017

Contest Corner THIS WEEK'S CONTESTS
ARRL Intl. DX CW Feb. 17-18 (rules). CQ 160M SSB Feb. 23-25 (rules). NAQP RTTY Feb. 24-25 (rules). ARRL Intl. DX SSB Mar. 3-4 (rules). RSGB Commonwealth (BERU) Mar. 10-11 (rules). Stew Perry TBDC Mar. 10-11 (rules). BARTG HF RTTY Mar. 17-19(rules).
Recent contest activity... CQWW WPX RTTY Feb. 10-11 (rules). BC QSO Party Feb. 3-4 (rules). CQ 160M Jan. 26-28 (rules). BARTG RTTY Sprint Jan. 28-29 (rules). NAQP SSB Jan. 20-21 (rules). NAQP CW Jan. 13-14 (rules). ARRL RTTY Roundup Jan. 6-7 (rules). SARTG New Year RTTY Jan. 1 (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.