Author: VE3BK

Announcing the Canada Day Contest, on July 1st, 2016, the 149th Birthday of Canada

The Canada Day Contest will be here soon, after Field Day again this year. Field Day is on the Saturday and Sunday of June 25-26 this year with Canada Day starting at 00:00 UTC or 8 pm locally on the Thursday June 30th, 2016, 5 days after Field Day, and running till 23:59 UTC or 7:59 pm locally on Friday July 1st, 2015. This year it is on the Thursday and Friday so everyone will likely have the Friday off for the holiday……..no reason not to come out, run a station, or have fun operating one we have set up. You will have most of the week and...

Announcing The 19th Annual Ontario QSO Party 2016

Announcing The 19th Annual Ontario QSO Party 2016 Held on the third full weekend of April.  First part is 1800Z April 16 to 0500Z April 17, this means 2pm Saturday April 16 to 1am Sunday April 17 and second part is 1200Z to 1800Z April 17 which means 8am to 2pm on Sunday April 17, 2015. The Ontario QSO Party is coming up this month! Please clear your calendars for the weekend of April 16/17.  The snow should be all gone and the mobiles and rovers will be in full operation, enjoying the Springtime conditions we usually have this time of year....

CQ World Wide 160 meter SSB 2016

VE3DC was #2 in our Class in Canada and #2 in Ontario in 2015, right behind of VA3ZV and 6th in our Class in North America again. A great job for 2015, so let’s do it again this year in 2016. VA3ZV and VE3DC clashed for top Ontario Multi and ZV was the winner by only 14K. This is our next contest. Feb 26 – Feb 28 / 2016 . Rules are here. We will be doing the SSB once again from our Contest site. Let me know if you want to be scheduled as an operator. This is the...

RAC Winter Contest 2015

Hi Contesters, Don’t forget the RAC Winter Contest. It is a 24 hour contest that starts at 0:00 UTC to 23:59 UTC December 19, 2015 this year. That means that because of the time difference with the 5 hour difference now for the Winter months, this actually means that we start at 7 pm local time on Friday, December 18 and go till 6:59 local time on Saturday, December 19, 2015. This is another one of those fun contests where you get to see what the weather is like in Winnipeg and St. Johns as well as wish you fellow Canadians...

Announcing the 2015 CQ WW DX Contest SSB 2015

Announcing the 2015 CQ WW DX Contest SSB 2015 We will be operating VE3DC at the Contest Site and will have a station on every band. This is the fun contest where we work everyone we can all over the world, including strange Islands and call signs. This is usually the contest where we are always checking to see what Country or Area we worked because of unfamiliar Call Signs. Contest time is October 23–25, 2015. Starts 0000 UTC Saturday Ends 2359 UTC Sunday, which is October 23, 8pm local time to October 25, 7:59pm local time. The objective of...

Announcing the 157th Anniversary of the Burlington Lighthouse

Announcement: the International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend 2015 (ILLW) will be on August 15th and 16th, 2015 this year and we will be at the same place on the Beach Strip. This has been a great spot for us with lots of interest from the public. We will be running VE3DC as usual on whatever bands we can. This year is the 157th Anniversary of the Burlington Lighthouse. We have been operating on adjacent property on the Beach Strip for the last 9 years. We will be looking for participants to help operate and set up temporary antennas again this year. Let...

Canada Day 2015 Results

2015 RAC Canada Day Contest We used VE3DC and ran as a Multi-multi station from Haldimand county. List calls of all operators and loggers: VA3API  VE3BK  VE3DCU  VE3JS  VE3QEE  VE3QU  VE3RIA  VE3VWJ Our results: CW                                           PHONE BAND      QSOs      Points       Multipliers  QSOs      Points      Multipliers 160          0             0               0               0             0             0 80            3             6               0               3             14            1 40            232          1136          10             428          2000        10 20            119          402           9               422          2234        13 15            10            38             1               22            152          8 10            0             0               0               1             2             0 6             0             0               0               0             0             0 2             0             0               0               0             0             0 5984       ...

148th Canada Day Announcement

The Canada Day Contest will be here soon, right after Field Day this year. Field Day is on the Saturday and Sunday of June 27-28 this year with Canada Day starting at 00:00 UTC or 8pm locally on the Tuesday June 30th, 2015, a day and a half after Field Day, and running till 23:59 UTC or 8pm locally on Wednesday July 1st, 2015. This year it is on the Tuesday and Wednesday so everyone will likely have the Wednesday off for the holiday……..no reason not to come out, run a station, or have fun operating one we have set up. You will have most...

Announcing The 18th Annual Ontario QSO Party 2015

   Announcing The 18th Annual Ontario QSO Party 2015 Held on the third full weekend of April: 1st Part is 1800Z April 18 to 0500Z April 19, this means 2pm Saturday April 18 to 1am Sunday and 2nd Part is 1200Z to 1800Z April 19 which means 8am to 2pm on Sunday April 19, 2015. The Ontario QSO Party is coming up this month! Please clear your calendars for the weekend of April 18/19. The snow should be all gone and the mobiles and rovers will be in full operation, enjoying the Springtime conditions we usually have this time of...

RAC Winter Contest 2014

Hi Contesters, Don’t forget the RAC Winter Contest. It is a 24 hour contest that starts at 0:00 UTC to 23:59 UTC December 27, 2014 this year. That means that because of the time difference with the 5 hour difference now for the Winter months, this actually means that we start at 7 pm local time on December 26 and go till 6:59 local time on December 27, 2014. This is another one of those fun contests where you get to see what the weather is like in Winnipeg and St. Johns as well as wish you fellow Canadians “Happy...