information for our Canadian Island Chasers.
note if you are working a new island
and it's not showing on the site yet this most likely means
I haven't received the information on the New activation.
Please note I do check my email regularly and try to get the
information on-line as quickly as possible. This
always happen due to factors beyond my control
I plan to be away for a couple of days I
will put a notice on the system for everyone to know and I will update
the site with the proper information when I get back.
you see a problem or error or would like something
added or changed, feel free to email me ve3tpz AT
note any new items or changes will
added only after VE3XN, and I have had a chance to discuss
for your continued co-operation and support. Have
working the Canadian Islands
Jan 28 2012
Greetings to CISA
islands hunters Happy New Year to all
First up VA3QV Bob Sharp is planning a Dxpedition into one the Islands
around Ottawa Ontario called Pig Island this is a new one for the
island hunters tentative plans are Feb 25 or March 3 2012 this is wx
There are a number of updates that are taking place on the site today.
Also I'm undergoing some changes in my life down here which right now
have to take priority of my Amateur Radio and other stuff that must be
dealt with first. I will update the site as time permits.
Garry Hammond is aware of the situation at hand also and is backing me
up the statement as TIME PERMITS
James Davidson VE3TPZ/VA3WR
July 17, 2011
I recieved word
from Len Morgan that he has to move up this Little Bell Island NF-009
trip to the week of july 25, 2011 more details to
July 12 2011
Len Morgan VE9MY
and Linda VE9GLF and Everitt VO1DK
are heading for
Little Bell Island Newfoundland NF009 for you Cisa Island Hunters on
Aug 2 - 3 2011 Weather Permitting
qsl via operator
Home call via bureau, direct or email request.
submitted from Len Morgan VE9MY
June 15, 2011
Watch out for XK1T starting tomorrow John VE8EV and Patrick
(Gerry as he known as from friends) will attempt
to active Tent Island in the Yukon this is NA-193 for you Iota
hunters and this will be a new Canadian Island number for
the Yukon Province for the Canadian Islands Awards Program.
The Plan is start operating on June 16 to June 19 primarily on SSB will
be switch to CW later on during the course of the
DXpedtion Primary band will be 20 mtrs with some operating on
30mtrs, 17mtrs and 15mtrs is likely.
At the time of this update they are packing up and getting ready to
head out on the boat wednesday morning .
Please note that I'm
currently working differents shifts and I will update as time permits.
DEC 5 2010
Just in from Garry
Hammond the Program Adminstratior for CISA & MLA Awards
Dear fellow radio amateurs,
Unfortunately, effective immediately,
as of December 4, 2010 please do not apply for any plaques, shields,
scrolls or trophies for the Maple Leaf Award and/or the Canadian
Islands Award program.
There are a few problems that have
brought this change about:
01. Canadian postal rates are very,
02. Canadian registration is
very, very expensive.
03. The exchange rate of the US dollar
is almost at par with Canadian dollars.
04. The cost of the engraving and
artwork has been going up over the last decade.
The combination of all these factors
is making the awards very expensive to prepare and to send.
We take their preparation, packaging,
and mailing seriously....More than 500 plaques, shields, trophies, and
scrolls have been sent to deserving amateurs and SWLs in the past 3
Please QRX until we can solve the
All paper awards are still available
at the reasonable cost of $5.00 US or 5 Euros.
Thank you for your patience and
understanding if you are affected by this policy change.
73 and good luck in working new
prefixes or islands of Canada.
Garry V. Hammond, VE3XN
Maple Leaf Radio Society
Warren VE3FYN was out on the weekend to Bigsby Island and was
earned ON287 under the Cisa Rules. Congrats to Warren
from all of at the CISA group.
October 9, 2010
Greetings Everyone it's been a rather busy month at my home due to work
and other family problems. We have received your emails and we are
addressing them as required.
Mike va6fun/p was out a few weeks ago and has earned AB-045 for
his Crane Island activation on Sept 25, 2010.
Now we open up the mailbag first up Rob Smith VE7RSV/P will be out for
the W/VE island Contest coming up Oct 23,-24 from Broughton
Island BC which is BC-026.
ALSO Warren Paulson is planning on Activating a new Island TODAY
I've received some email regard some problems with certain pages and
will be attempting to correct these also.
September 3, 2010
We received an email from Mike VA6FUN he plans to activate Farming
Island AB041 Farming Island on September 4, 2010 aroudn 1700UTC
Please be aware as a
result of Personal situation I haven't been able to get on to
update the site. Please be aware that I will try and get here and
update as time permits.
September 1 2010
Len VE9MY/VO1 and Linda VE9GLF/VO1 have activated Inner Island on the
morning off Tuesday September 1 and were given NF076 for that
Later in the day they activated Antes Island which was given NF077
Len VE9MY/VO1 and Linda VE9GLF/VO1 running portable on Cottel Island
NA-198 iota and has been given NF075 for this activitation
Len reports they should be back out on Tuesday with one or two more
Greeting Everyone we have some late news that I couldn't get on the
site till today due to personal reasons.
First off Len & Linda VE9MY/VO1 and VE9GLF/VO1 were out on Kelly's
Island NF008 for Cisa unfortnately Prop conditions didn't
give the rest of Canada a chance this time around they were out with
VO1DK and other more details on that when Len is back.
Also received Email from Len last nite he heading out Monday for Cottel
Island which will be a new one for Cisa.
They are planning on a couple more this week maybe in Tuesday.
Please note all of the trips above are wx permitting if transportation
More details will be forthcoming.
Also Garry ve3xn has issued BC178 FOR Dunira Island operators are VE7DP
and VE7KDU they will be signing VE7DP/7 and VE7KDU/7
I worked this gentlemen at 0222utc ON 30MTRS on Friday morning.
MORE UPDATES LATER TODAY.
James ve3tpz/va3wr website manager
Greetings once again everyone. Garry VE3XN has given the the ok
to for me to given the NT027 for Cezar VE3LYC's trip to the Pelly
Islands Iota group using the callsign VY0X. Garry had a brief
chat with Cezar this afternoon and I happen to get him at the same time
for another new one for me also.
Congrats to Cezar
Also Watch for VE9MY AND VE9GLF signing /VO1 in the next few weeks.
Correction for the High Island that Mike VA6FUN put on recently should
have read AB044 High Island
Dana VE1VOX and crew using VB1H put on Harris Island and have been
active have been given NS133 Harris Island.
VY0X Cezar should be starting his journey on the Pelly Island Group in
Nunavut sometime today. Let's hope for good conditions and safe trip.
Also recieved and email from Dana VE1VOX
they planned on being active from Harris Island using VB1H this is a
new cisa Island. Dana also reports that VE1AOE has dropped
out due to unforeseen problems he was there primary cw op.
Therefore the trip will be on SSB only now
They plan to be active from 20:00utc august 11 to 1300 August 15. qsl
August 7, 2010
It's been a busy couple weeks, we've given AB044 to VA6FUN/P activation
of High Island out in Elk Lake National Park.
Also watch for VE3GCP will be activiting Trowbridge Island near Thunder
Bay Ontario in the next few weeks.
Also Cezar VE3LYC is heading up the Nunavut IOTA NA-208 to activate a
new Island up there his callsign will be VY0X he's leaving August
10 watch for him within a couple days of his departure.
also watch for VB1H harris Island with Dana VE1VOX
and crew qsl via ve3exy
July 26, 2010
Greetings everyone it's been a bit since I could get in here to update
NB-041 is Barnes Island put on by Len VE9MY and XYL Linda
VE9GLF who managed 400 + qsos on Saturday July 24,2010.
Upcoming CISA trip Watch for Fred VE3GCP will be putting on
trowbridge Island and lighthouse in Mid August.
Also watch for Cezar VE3LYC he's heading back to the Great North again
more detials on that shortly.
July 12, 2010
Greetings everyone hope you all survived the ARRL FD and Canada Day
First off Thanks to VA6FUN/4 for giving doing a trip to Manitoba
givings MB-001 Hecla Island.
Mike also reports that he's been in contact with Richard VA7MJR who
will be doing Lighthouse Maintenance on Trial Island BC-104 on July 13
and July 14, 2010 Qsl via operator Instructions this is Submitted from
Also during the Canada Day contest VE2DX was on from Ile Jesus QC-014
note your website manager finally got this one after chasing this
one for 7 years.
July 24 Len VE9MY & Linda VE9GLF our New Brunswick Husband
and Wife team are heading out to Barnes Island NEW CISA for the New
Brunswick Group for the IOTA Contest this is NA-014 for IOTA They
will be on the air from 1500UTC to sunset from this island on 20mtrs
and possibilty 40mtrs also. Qsl
via Operator Instructions. This was submitted by Len VE9MY.
With the IOTA Contest just around the Corner there will be a more
Canadian IOTA's with CISA Numbers on the Air.
VE3ZZ/VY2 Greg is heading out to PEI for the
IOTA Contest PE001 for CISA from July 21-26 on PEI Lighthouse in the
region he will operate VY2X for the contest on july 24 Qsl via
VA2SG will be active on on NA-128 and QC-008 ILE aux Coudres for the
IOTA contest qsl via operator instructions
VO2/KI4IW and VO2/W3HQ will be active from Battle Island NF-049
and IOTA NA-044 they will be active from a lighthouse during the visit
after the contest.
qsl via w3hq
VE7RSV wil be active from NA-036 Vancouver Island during the IOTA
VE3FRG Frontenac Ares Group is planning two excursions this summer
first one is July 25 going to Simcoe Island ON-022 they
will be operating 14.250, 7.290, 3815. They also plan to go to Amherst
Island ON-029 on Sunday August 29, 2010 using the same frequencies.
PLEASE NOTE VE3FRG TRIPS ARE NOT IOTA. Qsl via operator
Fred VE3GCP is planning on doing Trowbridge Island new ON CISA August
14 he just finishing the intial planning Stages and is prepping the
equipment. The website Manager had the opportunity to sit down
and talk with Fred about this upcoming DX-trip this trip is also doing
the Lighthouse on Trowbridge Island ARLHS CAN -
Due to amount of information in this update I will be filling more
PLEASE BE ADVISED
WEBSITE MANAGER is working differents shifts over the next few months
updates will take place as time permits.
73 de James VE3TPZ/VA3WR
Received an email from Mike VA6FUN he hopes in be at the Selkirk
Lighthouse in Manitoba on Monday Afternoon and later in the week on
Hecla Island MB-001 for CISA Program. Good luck Mike.
Your Website manager will
be away from late June 25 - JULY 3.
I will try and update the site as time and interent availability permit.
I WILL BE ON FROM Bayfield during Arrl Field-day will be a operating as
and A or B or E classification as 1 or 2 station depending on the
availability of operators we will be using the VA3WR CALLSIGN give a
call if you hear us.
The Last update for
the CISA site this will be Thursday June 24 in the evening. We
have no stable internet connection at the summer field-day site.
Yes it's time for another update.
Mike VA6FUN just sent a email out to a few of us he's heading out early
Sunday Morning for Manitoba he's will be on HECLA Island MB-001 for
Cisa late in the week.
Mike is planning on some Manitoba Lighthouses and doing the HECLA
Island so watch for him he's most likely going to be on SSB and PSK31
using Qrp power. I will check on this and report later today.
Also in the Mail bag was a note from Martin VA3SIE and members group
from the Ottawa Valley Qrp Group will be on Bates Island in the Ottawa
River ON-283 for Field-day.
Greetings everyone it's been a some what busy than normal month for me
Let's get to the important stuff.
Coming up in the next few weeks Mike VA6FUN will activate Hecita
Island in Manitoba starting late next week. qsl via operator
Also VE7RSV/P will be on Broughton Island in BC. This is BC-026 for
cisa and IOTA NA-091 FOR IOTA . Qsl via operator instructions on
Harris Island Activation will take place in Aug 11-15 using VB1H
operators VE1VOX, Dana, VE1MPM Paul and VE1AOE Don there
should be 2 stations on the air CW and SSB. qsl via VE3EXY
PLEASE NOTE THIS UPDATES FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS WILL BE HIT AND
MISS DEPENDING ON THE AVAILABILITY OF INTERNET CONNECTIONS.
I will be away for
part of the weekend. If you have updates please send them to
email@example.com. I will check my email when time permits.
Please be aware site updates will not happen until I can get full
VE3IAC/2 has started his operation from IOTA
NA-128 also known as Ile
Verte QC-015 for CISA he is expected to be there until may 21. Qsl via
May 28-31 VE1FO/9 a group of Halifax Radio Club operators are
going to active NB-001 Campobello Island they plan on operating on
80,40,30,20 and 15 ssb and cw.
Qsl via bureau or direct
If you plan direct use the following address
Halifax Amateur Radio Club, P.O.
Box 663, Halifax NS B3J 3T3, Canada
May 7- 2010
LATE NEWS that John VE8EV is on Banks Islands at Sach Harbour
doing some work he will be active on 20mtrs 14040 and 14260 as
time permits from May 6 - May 10 2010 Banks island is NW-007 FOR
CISA. Qsl via ve8ev.
Also there will be a change to one Northwest Territory Island as a
result of the 1999 change to Nunavut watch for the details later this
weekend as I have time to the necessary changes.
Also Please note. The site will be running on AUTOPILOT FOR THE
NEXT fews as I working most weekends and updates will be very quick as
time permits. If you notice and error or need to put something up
on here for Island activation or stuff please let me know earlier in
the week as the weekends approach my work load increases dramatically.
April 30, 2010
Richard VA7MJR has informed us he will be on Trial Island BC BC-104
doing Lighthouse Maintenace from May 6-24. He will active on all
HF Except 160 during the time period he plans to be active depending on
his work detail schedule while out there. Qsl via Operator
April 27, 2010
Greetings from VE3 LAND once again. CK8G dxpedition has been qrt
for a few days, John VE8EV has returned home after a successful
trip. Sounds like over 5000 qso's and made a lot of operators happy.
I wrote about post about upcoming Dxpedition to NA-128 in a
earlier posting we have now have found the information.
CALLSIGN XL2I which is the Callsign that NA-128 Contest group
will use for the Isle-aux-Coudres which is QC-009 for CISA they will
operate July 23- July 28 and will participate in the RSGB IOTA contest
during there stay they will be activate on all major modes
(cw,ssb,rtty, psk31 and others) on 6m-80mtrs they will keep on station
on cw / ssb during the IOTA contest.
QSL VIA VE2CQ
April 19, 2010
Well the wx conditions up here in Ve3 land this past weekend weren't
Team VE3ZF was active from Twilight Island ON-018 during the Ontario
sound like there was some good activity up there. I managed to get a cw
contact with them from Perth County.
Also CK8G is still going strong on Greens Island NW-048 in the
Northwest Terriorities. Haven't heard when he plans to Qrt yet
but I would think in the next 12hrs or on April 20.
I will have details coming up shortly on a dxpedition to NA-128 in
Quebec watch the site for more details.
Congratulations to VE8EV using Callsign CK8G from Greens Island
Northwest Territories he active to April 20 according to his website.
Greens Island is NW048
April 10, 2010
Igor VE3ZF and a group of Amateurs will be on from Twilight Island CISA
ON-018 for the Ontario Qso Party , During april 17-18. The team is
comprised of Igor ve3zf, Val VE3VO, Max VE3CCN, Evgeny VA3ATT.
Also Watch for CK8G from Greens Island from the NorthWest
Terrorites (cisa new) Qsl via VE8EV
John ve8ev operating schedule at this time is 0000-0400UTC Asia
1800-2300UTC North America
April 4, 2010
Greetings Everyone hope everyone has had a good easter weekend, Wx
Conditions in VE3 land have great other Late Saturday when things are a
NT026 has been given out for Cezar VE3LYC operation of VY0V on
East Pen Island, Everyone has been keep eyes and ears on that operation
after things tooks a dramatic turn due to wx and other problems. Cezar
will have more to say on that in the future.
Congrats from everyone involved with the CISA and from everyone who
worked you Cezar.
April 2 2010
As you noticed it's been quite sometime since we had a update
here. Due to work schedule updates are few and far between. I'm also
working on a new layout for the website so that the Maple Leaf Awards
Program and CISA are all in the same area for easier updates.
Cezar VE3LYC has been active on East Pen Island in Nunavut using
VY0V we hope to be give out a new Island Number for this one shortly.
Cezar's trip has been cut short and it appears a Search and
Rescue Mission has been sent out to retrieve him off the island.
Watch for John VE8EV during the period of April 15-20 from Greens
Island in NWT using special Callsign CK8G honouring the 75th
anniversary of the Catholic Church in Paulatuk.
Also he reports to be getting ready for a IOTA Activation during the
IOTA Contest from Victoria Island NW-012 AND NT-011. Were
currently awaiting on some clarification on this upcoming activation.
Gordon WB9EEE is planning a trip to Eagle Island in Lake of the Woods
July 19-25 2010 more details to follow.
Mike VA6FUN is planning on activation on Hecla Island in Manitoba in
late June around June 25-26 area he also planning some other more
details to follow.
FEB 1 2010
Watch for John KL7JR using special callsign for Olympics
XK1RST in the Yukon near Destruction Bay also there
is a possiblity he will make another attempt at Jacquot Island again during the
time period of Feb 11-14 2010.
Qsl via VY1RST OR KL7JR
We wish John all the luck.
December 11, 2009
Watch for KL7JR on the 18-19-20 of december for the Rac winter
contest he will try and activate Jacquot Island again.
September 15, 2009
We have received word from Jerry N1QLL that he
will be on Deer Island New Brunswick on October 17 and 18 2009
camping and participating in the W/VE Islands contest that weekend.
Deer Island is NB005 uinder the CISA program. Jerry is will be
operating as n1qll/ve1
Qsl via operator Instructions.
James VE3TPZ/VA3WR website co-ordinator
SEPTEMBER 7, 2009
Please be advise effective September 6 all requests for
Islands activation numbers will need to go Garry Hammond VE3XN in order
to get a Island Activation Number. If you do forward a request to
me I will forward to Garry as he is in charge of the program.
JAMES VE3TPZ looks after getting the information on-line in a orderly
matter as time permits on his schedule.
If you are wondering why I VE3TPZ will no longer be giving out
Islands Numbers this is a result of a few
hunters and activaters questioning the calling in of logs and hunters
requesting numbers for Islands of which we have no request from the
I currently dealing with other personal things and don't need the the
additional headaches involved.
PLEASE NOTE I"ve been assisting Garry Hammond with this site for
nearly 7 years as a volunteer, island hunter and activator.
You know who you are.
September 6, 2009
Congratulations to Cezar VE3LYC operating as VY0O on activating Gilmour
Island in the Ottawa Islands group for IOTA NA-230 a number will be
forthcoming in the near future from Garry Hammond VE3XN.
Also Mike VA6FUN/P was out again to Horse Island in Alberta but came up
short again thanks for trying Mike.
September 3, 2009
Congratulations to Bob Crawford VE1REC
who activated Quinte Island in Ontario down near
belleville on the bay of Quinte on Lake Ontario he gets ON286 For the
Canadian ISland Awards Program
August 30, 2009
Thanks to VE1AAO for updating me on the Ingonish Island Co-ordinates
for VA1ZZ activation on NS-132. Bill VE1AAO will be doing some
work out there and will be on occassionally keep your ears tuned to the
August 29, 2009
Greetings everyone vacation is over again and back to work again. Been
busy working on projects around the house and working
some contests at the same time.
Congrats to VA1ZZ who was able to activate Ingonish Island
NS132 during this trip to Canada on August 20, 2009. Dwayne
VE1AAO is also on the island assisting the new owner on projects
so watch for Billy also.
Also we are waiting for VE1REC to return to NS and send his log to us
for his Trip to Ile Quinte here in Ontario. Unfortunately Bob was on
20mtrs during the trip which makes it nearly impossible for us to hear
him or visa versa once we get his log there should be a new Ontario
Island number there.
Watch for Cesar in the next week or so as he prepares to head to Ottawa
Islands in Nunavut this will be a new one for everyone VY0O
should be the callsign details further down the page.
VE3FRG should be active on Sunday August 30 the Frontenanc Ares Group
plans to active Howe Island details on this with there Wolfe Island trip
Keep a watch out for Juergen DL7Rv who will be active again as VO2/NF6J
from Battle Island NF049 (CISA) NA-044(IOTA)
from Sept 4-11. Look for him on 30,20,15 mtrs cw only. QSL via
DL7RV direct or Bureau.
AUGUST 12, 2009
Congrats to the group out on
Welsh Island off the Coast of Nova
Scotia the have earned NS131 for trip good luck to Dana and crew
I worked the guys out there at 2115UTC
August 12, 2009 on 14252 split
up 5. They are on 10125 cw at 2147UTC August 12 no luck yet.
August 11, 2009
this is a remote update from Southgate
Cezar VE3LYC has
rescheduled his trip till
august 31-sept 3 qsl route will be announced shortly.
Dana VE1VOX has sent an email to me this morning and all is going well
and they excpect to be on Welsh Island in the next day or so.
Due to a
death of a relative I will be out of town starting later tuesday
evening until thursday. I will update the site when I return
Davidson VE3TPZ/VA3WR CISA Website Co-ordinator
August 10, 2009
First things ion the
list is that I'm currently
on vacation so updates
this week will be sporatic at best.
Mike K9AJ AND KD6WW
were issued NT-024 for there
congratulations on another sucessful activation in Nunavut.
Mike Tate VA6FUN/P was out to Horse Island on Sunday unfortunately he
on made 9 contacts so he will be heading back out again in the
future to try again to make the requirements for the CISA Activation
for a new Island.
Upcoming trips DANA
VE1VOX reports everything is
going as planned for the Welsh Island trip coming later this week with
one minor set-back that one operator has taken some medical problems
and has to drop out.
The callsign will be VC1W .
Neil VE3SST will be heading back up to ON284 Salisbury island FROM
August 15-august 21 good luck Neil and thanks for yiour assistance over
the past few years with the CISA Site.
A group of radio operators from the Kingston Ontario and
surrounding areas made trip to Wolfe Island and activated it made only
nine contacts from the reports but still had fun the report propagation
They Planned another trip to Howe Island which is listed futher down on
It's getting pretty hot and humid here here in Ontario so I off to do
some other jobs will be back later today for futher updates.
July 22, 2009
I've been rather busy of late
at work so the updates have been sitting here for a bit.
First off Lowell Sweet VY2OX has activated Governor Island in
PEI and has been award PEI-015 for his efforts.
Next up Dana VE1VOX , Donald VE1AOE, and Murray VE1MPM are
planning to activate Welsh Island in August 12-16
this trip is WX dependent and may move up or down a week and there may
be others joining them on the trip TBA.
callsign will be VC1W (new Cisa also
Qsl manager is Nenad VE3EXY
Also Cezar VE3LYC IS heading up to Nunavut again using VY0O
as they callsign this time around he plans to activate Ottawa
this time around (new cisa) heading up July 25 to August 10.
Cezars plans to be on the air for 3 days if he gets on the Island.
This island is 14hours from Shore by large boat. Weather
Conditions, Sea Conditions, and the Presence of Large Bears could abort
this attempt. Best of Luck to Cezar.
QSL DIRECT VIA OPERATOR INSTRUCTIONS
he made about 22 contacts
from here attempt to activate Janquot Island in the Yukon.
Also John noticed a few typo's which are being corrected.
A note from the Frontenac County Ares Group will be activating two
islands in the near future.
July 19 they are planning on activate ON-009 Wolfe Island in Lake
Ontario a few minutes from Kingston Ontario
August 30 they are planning to activate ON-023 Howe Island in
They will be operating using the callsign VE3FRG
Greeting Everyone Been a busy week here with email. Not much to report
just a bunch of corrections that need to be fixed up here.
On the email from KL7JR reports in that they had extremely poor
conditions in the Yukon using VY1RST on the new island they were
trying to activate. John says they will try again at a later date.
Greetings Cisa Island Hunters.
Garry and I pleased to announce that VA6FUN Mike Tate was out onm the
weekend and made the requirements for his Dog Island Activation there
for Dog Island has been give CISA Island # AB042 for VA6FUN/P.
look for some pics in the next few weeks on here from VA6FUN trips to
Farming and Dog island. Thses will not be on-line to till
second week on july.
Also VE3/W9DLN is up by Mckay Island Lighthouse we are
pretty certain that this is
ON101 for CISA known as Mc Kay Island watch the site for more
Information on this
uPCOMING CISA OPERATIONS FOR LATE JUNE
VY1RST Janquot Island IN yukon NEW ACTIVATION
Upcoming CIsa Activations during the IOTA Contest
W8ND, N8CHS and K8MCN will team
up as W8ND/VE1 on Big Tancook
Island, NA-081, July 23-26. Their
activity from Nova Scotia will be in the IOTA contest. QSL via K8MCN
direct or bureau. this is CISA
VA6FUN/P is still
heading for Lesser Slave Lake
to activate Dog Island which will be a new activation for the Alberta
Group of CISA.
Mike should be on around 1700UTC -2000UTC this trip is wx
permitting he says if the wind comes the trip is OFF.
Also watch for W9DLN/VE3 Dan is mobiling up near tip of Lake
Huron and Lake Superior planning on being on St. Joesph's Island ON004
to activate several Lighthouses and possibility some over islands in
VE3 land while up there.
Happy Father's day to everyone
Reminder to everyone I will
be on vaction at the end of the end please get your plans in so that I
can get the system update for Friday before heading out for the week
WATCH FOR VA3WR IN FIELD-DAY and Canada Days Contests.
We received email from Jim Reiser AD1C he noticed a typo on the
site for a island this site and it's been corrected.
June 16, 2009
WE ARE PLEASED TO
ANNOUCE THAT MIKE VA6FUN/P has
achieved AB-041 for
trips out to Farming Island out on Lac Ste. Anne
Just in from Mike va6fun/p he's is planning on heading out to Dog
island in Lesser Slave Lake in Alberta on Sunday June 21 starting
around 17900 UTC for a cuople hours Psk31- and SSB check the
usual Psk31 freqs and iota dnd lightnhouse freq for mike also check
14315 if bands are busy. Mike will email on Saturday with more
ifnromation this trip is wx permitting.
June 15, 2009
Bob VE1REC was out
roaming about on Grand Manans
Islands in New
Brunswick NA-014 IOTA also Known as NB-003 for the Cisa program
sound like Bob and Xyl Elizabeth had some reasonable conditions for the
trip there and back. Unfortunately I only worked VE1REC/VE9 once
on the trip due to antenna work that was taking place here at the house
and getting stuff ready for the Arrl field-day at last weekend in
Also recieved a email from Mike VA6FUN he was out at Farming Island and
I just waiting on Garry to check the log out and his decision on the
MIke also reports he planning on heading out to Dog Island this weekend
I will check the rest of the email for more details on this upcoming
trip as I running out of time before I head for work.
note the website Manager
will be on vacation from June 29- July 3 2009. Please get your
information in to me before june 25 so that I can get it on-line before
field-day and vacation and Rac-Canada Day Contest. WATCH FOR US
ON FIELD-DAY USING VA3WR CALLSIGN.
June 10, 2009
The Mike and
Bruce Show are heading out
again K9AJ/VY0 AND KD6WW/VY0 and From July 31- August 3, 2009
will be active from Thomas Island which is located off the Rankin
Inlet, Nunavut on the Western Portion of Hudson Bay Qsl via Home calls
this appears to be a new Cisa, operation. I will confirm this with
June 9, 2009
Just in from the
Email Mike Tate VA6FUN/P will
be heading back out to
Farming Island on Saturday June 13, 2009 from 1700 to 2100UTC doing
some psk31 and ssb check out 14070 for psk31 and watch the usual
lighthouse and iota frequencies for voice contacts. See information
from previous dx trip back earlier in May on this same Page
Also VE8EV will be heading out to Sachs Harbour on Banks Island for the
RSGB IOTA Contest during july 24-27 using callsign VC8B
THIS WILL BE CISA NW-007
May 23, 2009
VE1FO/P IS THE Brier
Island, Canada, NA-127, is the
destination for six
operators for an operation May 22-25. VE1AI, VE1FHW, VE1PEI, VE1QD
and VE1RGB will be operating. qsl via OPERATOR INSTRUCTIONS Qsk va
May 22, 2009
VE1FO/P will be the callsign for the Group that is going to BRIER
also recieved email from Doug Berry who gave me some corrections for
the description of Deas Island BC-045 and George Massey Tunnel
thanks for the Information Doug
If anyone does see a problem with a description or can give a better
details of the locations of any islands already listed. Please
feel free to email and will get them updated.
MAY 20, 2009
received an email from
Mike VA6FUN he going to try and new activation this Sunday afternoon Wx
permitting from Farming Island
this is in Alberta and will be another new one for the Alberta list
watch for Mike around 1700UTC on PSK31 and then on voice later on check
the 14070 area for psk31 operation and 14270 + or - or 14315 + or - for
his voice operations. QSL direct to VA6FUN.
THE FOLLOWING ARE
FOR June & July during the IOTA Contest Period
VY1RST will be active from Jacquot Island during field-day June 27-28
2009 qsl via operator instructions at this time
CG200I will be on from July17- August 16 ,2009 celebrating
200 years of Ile verte Lighthouse (island of green lighthouse)
this is QC-015 for CISA
qsl via VE2CQ
VY2Z will be on for IOTA contest july 25-26 qsl via ve3zz
May 18, 2009
Note this is ns-011 for CISA
Note from Mike Tate VA6FUN he did make it out to AB-017 but ran
into equipment problems while he was out there. He did managed to make
a few contacts this was a test run for a lighthouse excursion late in
the summer. Watch for Mike VA6FUN for more trips into the near
Just in from Mike Tate VA6FUN he planning on hitting the airwaves
this weekend Possibly 1800UTC on may 16 doing PSK 31 and ssb
doing AB-017 Long Island and possibility AB-018 Big Island if the
batterys last Big Island
Just a reminder to all Island Activators please send your information
to me by Thursday morning so that I can get the announcements on-line
Please note I have very limited on-line time these days as I have
starting taking a bunch of course for upgrading and have limited time
to work on the website.
May 9, 2009
Sorry to the delays
in getting back to everyone
on here. We have been busy at work and now working at the summer place
quite often on weekends and during the week, and taking a couple
college courses and back to full-time employment keeps me busy.
I received a bulletin sometime in last two weeks and was shocked to see
that KA5TQF Dave Zulawski became a silent key and the graveside funeral
service was April 18, 2009. REST IN PEACE Dave.
Dave was active IOTA Activator and Island Chaser in the IOTA and CISA
programs, as Website manager Dave & I interacted many times when I
first took over the site for updating and fixing things before Dave's
Health took a turn for the Worse. Rest in Peace Dave were always
thinking of you.
Also from the Email this past week.
John MacFarlane VA7PX
sent this out to me
JOHN WILL BE ON Mayne Island BC-035 OR iota NA-075 he's quite active on
20 and 40mtrs and will be there on weekends all thru August.
John is willing to setup skeds and can be contacted at
That's all we got for the moment.
April 5, 2009
Good Evening Canadian Island Hunters it's
been a good week for people looking for Islands in the North Part of
Country of Canada.
Cezar VE3LYC using callsign VY0A ended his trip sometime Friday Evening
John VE8EV using Special Prefix and Callsign VX8X started up in
Northwest Territories on Friday evening.
VY0A was given NT023
VX8X has been given NW047
Thanks to both Cezar and John for there hard work.
April 1 2009
Cezar VE3LYC using VY0A is on Fox Island
in Nunavut and has met all the requirements for CISA he currently doing
CW and both Garry VE3XN and James VE3TPZ have worked him on 20 and 30
Fox Island has been give NT023 under the Nunavut Provincial Island Group.
Please note FOX Island under the
Northwest Territories still counts for people that worked it before it
was changed over to Nunavut Territories. YES this means Both
Count for the everyone who worked it Previous.
Also on received an email from
John Reisenauser who was planning on using VY1/K7Y for the Field day
operation in June.
He has been advised by the FCC that he cannot use that K7Y callsign in
conjunction with the VY1 prefix therefore he has advised that he will
be using VY1RST instead.
James VE3TPZ /VA3WR
March 24, 2009
Received an email from KL7JR John with more information on his dx-trip
for Field-day in the Yukon
Special event station VY1/K7Y will be
active June 25-July 4 on 20, 40 and 80 meters
from Kluane Lake in the Yukon . Emphasis will be for Field Day
from Jacquot Island
(“new one” for CIsA). Primary 14.260 and 7.260 +-
QRM. This will be a joint venture
of clubs KL7RST, VY1RST and VE8RST to promote Amateur Radio in the
QSL KL7JR direct w/SASE for full-color QSL.
[ Kluane Lake area is a rugged and picturesque landscape steeped in
Rush history. KL7JR has spent a considerable amount of time on
the lake over the
past 20 years, and is considered an expert on local history by the
Library and Yukon Archives for his book, “BROTHERS in the YUKON
Got the coordinates as 61.3291999ºN
138.7653ºW, which gives a Grid
Locator of CP01OH for the island from Canadian topographical site done
John Reisenauer, Jr.
MARCH 23, 2009
PLEASE NOTE THE PROVINCIAL LISTS ARE ONLY
UPDATED A COUPLE TIMES A YEAR PLEASE REFER TO THE MASTER LISTS FOR NEW
OR RECENT ACTIVATIONS
March 20, 2009
Was out for a bit tonight during
that time period Igor VE3ZF/P was on from Bluffers Park Island from
Scarborough Ontario. Part of the VC3Y group that will be on
tomorrow also. There by ON-276 has now been given to this
Watch for the Guys tomorrow
March 18, 2009
Just recieved word from Garry VE3XN that the VX8X has been delayed
about 2 weeks they will now go April 2-5 2009.
will be active as VX8X
from Ellice Island
(NA-192) on April 2- 5. They plan to
around the clock, with
an expected focus on
activity on CW as
well. They will also have a
metres. The QSL route
will be announced at www.qrz.com
will be posted on http://ve8ev.blogspot.com/search/label/IOTA
Also KL7JR plans to
be active during field-day at from A
Island more details on this one to follow.
As the wx
and better in Ontario. Please try to get your Dxtrip info rmation to me
by Thursday evening so that I can edit it and get it online as I will
be doing work at the summer place starting in the near future there is
no internet access or phone access so if I have to update the site it's
a twenty minute run to town to find access each way.
HAM-EX 2009 in Brampton I will be there if all goes as planned
March 13, 2009
received an update from Igor VE3ZF and Neil VE3SST for the
upcoming Island trip to Bluffers Park Island NEW Cisa Activation for
Neil/VE3SST, Igor/VE3ZF, Valdas/VE3VO and Brent/VE3IRT will be
activating Bluffers Park Island (new CISA island) and new lighthouse as
We will be using a special call sign VC3Y on March 21th-22nd, 2009,
celebrating 50 Years of the York Region Amateur Radio Club. QSL via
This actviation was spotted in the 425 DX NEWS ISSUE 931
31 - 3 April 3 2009 VY0A Fox island
Cisa & Iota Activator VE3LYC will be
activiting Fox Island this will count for Nunavut as a new Island
number will be issued for this one under the Nunvanut Island
qsl via operator instructions
It is official. The call sign for the 50th Anniversary of the opening
of the George Massey tunnel is CG7GMT.
The special event will take place on May 23 and 24, 2009.
We will be setting at least one station up. The location of the station
will be at the south end of the tunnel, well off the highway near the
fence next to Deas Island Park. The operating frequency will be on or
near 14.260, operating times 10:00-18:00 Pacific daylight savings time.
We will explore running other stations, frequencies and modes.
Deas Island is BC045.
QSL is direct with SASE or through the RAC Bureau.
The sponsoring club is Delta amateur Radio Society. Information can be
found at www.deltaamateurradio.com/
Rand Lutman VE7HRA
Special Event Coordinator
Delta Amateur Radio Society
Mike Tate VA6FUN is planning to take a couple trips
This coming spring and
summer I plan
to spend some time at Lac La Biche and noticed that AB017 Long Isl and
AB018 Big Isl would be easy for me to activate. Currant Isl AB019 may
be possible with use of my kayak.
There is also
a new island I'd
like to activate for the first time found in Lesser Slave Lake...Dog
Isl.....I've been staring at it on a map we have on our
work since last year...
Mike is also a PSK-31 user and asked about that mode for the
Canadians Islands Awards program.
I spoke with Garry Hammond VE3XN Program Founder and manager
this Subject on March 6, 2009.
All modes are acceptable for the award.
exception no IRLP or
If you have a question on this please contact Garry VE3XN .