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2023 BC QSO Party Mark your calendars for BCQP 2023

The 2023 BC QSO Party is quickly approaching -- February 4 and 5, 2023. Check the rules and details about this year's contest.

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David Frost, VE7VF (SK)

November 30, 2022 -- With sadness we have learned of the recent passing of David Frost VE7VF, of Vancouver, BC. David was not on the air much in recent years but his wife said he was happy to be a member of Orca DXCC, which helped him stay passionate about ham radio. He was 93 and had been an avid DXer for decades.

Among his contributions to amateur radio, David was a DXCC Card Checker for the American Radio Relay League. Our condolences to David's wife, family and many friends.

Jim Smith, VE7FO (SK)

Nov. 10, 2022 -- We are saddened by the passing of Orca DX and Contest Club and BC DX Club member Jim Smith, VE7FO, of Vancouver, BC. Jim was an avid DXer and contester, passionate about mentoring younger hams and new contesters. Our condolences to Jim's family and his many friends at home and around the world. He will be missed.

Read: Jim Smith, VE7FO (SK)

Bouvet Island, the #2 most-wanted DXCC entity, will be activated in January 2023 by a large team traveling by boat to the most remote uninhabited place on Earth.

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ARRL 160M Dec. 2-6 (rules). FT Roundup Dec. 3-4 (rules). ARRL 10M Dec. 10-11 (rules). RAC Winter Dec. 17 (rules).
Recent contest activity... CQWW DX CW Nov. 26-27 (rules). ARRL Sweepstakes SSB Nov. 19-21 (rules). Worked All Europe DX RTTY Nov. 12-13 (rules). JIDX Phone Nov. 12-13 (rules). ARRL Sweepstakes CW Nov. 5-7 (rules). CQWW SSB Oct. 29-30 (rules). JARTS WW RTTY Oct. 15-16 (rules). Makrothen RTTY Oct. 8 (rules). California QSO Party Oct. 1-2 (rules). Post your scores on the 3830 reflector.

DX to watch for newest 3Y0J, Bouvet Jan. 2023 W8S, Swains Is. March 2023 DXCC Most Wanted List ClubLog 2022
Recent DX activations...
VK0MQ, Macquarie Is. June-Oct. 2022 5R8LH, Madagascar Aug. 1-Sep. 9 2022 DX0NE, Spratly Is. Aug.-Dec. 2022 CY0S, Sable Is. Oct.-Nov. 2022 TL8AA, Central African Republic (TL8ZZ on FT8) Nov. 2022 A25VR, Botswana (Dave VE7VR) Apr. 28-May 25, 2022 VP8PJ, South Orkney Feb. 21-Mar. 6,2020 TO7DL, Reunion Is. Mar. 4-16, 2020 TX8A, New Caledonia Mar. 10-18, 2020 TX0T, Tatakoto Atoll Oct. 29-Nov. 5, 2020