Ed - WA1CIG receives an Elmer Award! (See news item below)
Bob - W1YRC receives an award celebrating 10 years of The Consortium
BVARC Christmas Party tickets go on sale at the next meeting! October, 29th
The KH1/KH7Z Baker Island Team Leader, Don Greenbaum N1DG gave a wonderful presentation to the Blackstone Valley Amateur Radio Club! Don presented video, photos and personal stories about the recent Baker Island DXpedition which just took place from June 27 to July 6.
Baker and Howland was #5 on the Club Log Most Wanted list for DXCC prior to the DXpedition. They managed to log nearly 70,000 QSOs including 18,000 (26%) unique call signs during their ten day activation despite less than ideal band conditions. More than 20% of those who worked them gained an all time new one. This will do some serious rearranging of the deck chairs on the Honor Roll.
If you missed the presentation, Don will be the special guest speaker at the Boxboro DXCC/Contest dinner on Friday night, September 7th
Don did a great job of expaining how difficult and expensive these operations can be. Consider donating so he can do it again!
Click on the link below to watch the Baker Island teaser video produced by James Brooks, 9V1YC
The April edition of QST magazine features an article about BVARC's Consortium written by our own Bob Beaudet - W1YRC. The artical describes what we do at our Consortium and how other clubs can start their own program.