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Orca Report: May 2024
Plenty of newsy items in the May 2024 edition of the Orca Report. Look for club and member news, a couple of recommended "good reads" and more.

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Reinventing Spark Gap Radio

A new article by Orca member Guy Immega, VA7GI, will be published by TCA (The Canadian Amateur) magazine. "Reinventing Spark Gap Radio" was inspired by a visit to Signal Hill in St. Johns, Newfoundland, the site of Marconi's transatlantic experiment in 1901.

Read more about Guy's upcoming TCA article
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DX to watch for newest VP6DF, Pitcairn Is. May 30-June 10, 2024 N5J, Jarvis Is. Aug. 5-20, 2024 XT2MD, Burkin Faso Oct. 31-Nov. 11, 2024 This month's DX Calendar from DXNews.com DXCC Most Wanted List ClubLog to April 2024
Recent DX activations...
TX5S, Clipperton Is. Jan.-Feb. 2024 W8S, Swains Is. Oct. 4-27, 2023 9Q2WX, Congo Aug. 20-Sep. 9, 2023 DX0NE, Spratly Is. Apr. 30-May 9, 2023 T30UN, Tarawa, W. Kiribati Apr. 2023 Z81D, South Sudan Until Apr. 22, 2023

2024 BC QSO Party BCQP 2024 Line Scores Available

The final scores are in and can be viewed online now -- see how well you did, either in the Inside BC or Outside BC listings. Also, be sure to read the comprehensive 2024 post-contest report. Hundreds of participants enjoyed a busy BC QSO Party weekend Feb. 3 and 4. Well done and thank you to all who got on for a fun weekend!

2024 Report | 2024 BC Results | 2024 W/VE/DX Results

Participants may be interested in the final report from last year's BCQP, too:

2023 Report | 2023 BC Results | 2023 W/VE/DX Results



The next generation of CW operators from Orca member Guy VA7GI's CW class recently completed their first on-air QSO with fellow Orca member Mark VA7MM. From left are Chris (11), Soarin (13) and mom Elsa. Well done to all!

Contest Corner VIEW THIS WEEK'S CONTESTS

ARRL June VHF June 8-10 (rules). All Asian DX CW June 15-16 (rules). ARRL Field Day June 22-23 (rules). RAC Canada Day Contest July 1 (rules).
Recent contest activity... ARRL Intl. Digital June 1-2 (rules). King of Spain CW May 18-19 (rules). Canadian Prairies QSO Party May 11-12 (rules). 50 MHz Spring Sprint May 11-12 (rules). Volta RTTY May 11-12 (rules). Post your scores on the 3830 reflector.