"The Activation & Qualification of Kilmarnock Island Saturday, September 15, 2018
Attempting the activation – Doug, VE3VS
with Heather, VE3HQH
Expected activation number – ON-305
The island is located along the Rideau River and canal system in the Smiths Falls district.
Access to the island is by causeway and a swing bridge, about 12 metres in length.
Co-ordinates at the operating location are about 44.52 degrees North and 75.56 degrees West
We are planning to arrive and setup our station early on Saturday, 15th September.
Time of day is an unknown – but hopefully from around
9 am until early afternoon.
Operation is planned for 40 metres and 20 metres sideband
We plan to chose frequencies which are not occupied by nets.
Listen for us on 40 metres 7.125 to 7.140 MHz and 7.225 to 7.235 MHz
On 20 metres we plan to work between 14.210 and 14.230 MHz
We look forward to having contacts with many Ontario stations,
including those who operate on the ONTARS Net and the Trans Provincial Net
For us to be successful in our attempt to “Activate and Qualify” the island
we must work at least twenty-five ( 25 ) stations in more than one country,
so we will also be working several USA stations, and/or DX stations
Please listen for us and give us a call
We plan to use my call - VE3VS for the attempt.
We need to make at least 25 contacts, at least one
of which must be other than Canadian stations to qualify for the activation."
Doug - VE3VS
Thank you ONTARS for this announcement.