BC QSO Party Feb 4 2017.

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BCQP 2017 takes place February 4, 8am to 8pm in BC (UTC 1600z Feb 4 to 0400z Feb 5)  2017

Band conditions, at least from the perspective of operators in the Pacific Northwest, have been incredibly challenging of late. I asked Santa to bring better conditions for BCQP 2017, but there’s no guarantee. 🙂

As tough as conditions may be, this doesn’t necessarily mean QSOs are impossible. It just means that different strategies are required. Think of it like driving in the weird winter weather we’ve been having in BC, especially in the Lower Mainland. If you can drive when the weather is awful, you’ll have no trouble when the weather is good.

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Satellite Launch Delayed..

The following bulletin was received from the ARRL regarding the launch of RadFxSat (Fox-1B) has been delayed.

QST de W1AW
Space Bulletin 002  ARLS002
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington, CT  January 17, 2017
To all radio amateurs

SB SPACE ARL ARLS002
ARLS002 RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Launch Moved to Late August

AMSAT reports that the launch date for RadFxSat (Fox-1B) has been
moved to August 29, 2017. RadFxSat is one of four CubeSats making up

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