US Islands Awards Program

  • FL492S Big Grassy (Pepperfish Keys), Gulf of Mexico, Dixie Co. - Photo by W4YBV
  • AZ024L Parker Canyon, Parker Canyon Lake, Cochise Co. - Photo by K8HGY
  • VA001S Tangier, Chesapeake Bay, Accomack Co. NA-083
  • WY018L, Donoho Point, Jackson Lake, Teton Co. - Photo by K7EDA
  • AL033S Robinson, Perdido Bay, Baldwin Co, - Photo by W5VK
  • FL479S Peanut ICWW - Lake Worth, Palm Beach, NA-141
  • PR081S Cayo Chiva - KP3RE November 14, 2015
  • NC010S Bogue Banks / Emerald, Onslow Bay, Carteret Co. NA-112
  • WY008L, Marie, Jackson Lake, Teton Co. - Photo by K7EDA
  • VA063S Cedar, Atlantic Ocean, Accomack Co. - Photo by K1MJM
  • PR048S Cayo de Tierra, Atlantic Ocean - Photo by WP4I
  • OH004L Middle Bass, Lake Erie, Ottawa Co
  • WU4I, TN024R Looney, Tennessee River, Knox Co.

Welcome – 2016 is our 22nd year

2016 W/VE Island QSO Party Results
Congratulations W4CN for winning the Quicksilver Radio First Place plaque for the Expedition category. 

Upcoming USI Expeditions
Today is: Fri, Oct 28, 2016 - 12:01 UTC

Nothing from Fri Oct 28, 2016 to Fri Nov 4, 2016.

Welcome to the U.S. Islands Awards Program (USI) web site. USI is an amateur radio award program centered around chasing and activating river, lake and ocean shore islands within the 50 United States and its Territories and Protectorates. Numerous achievement awards are available for both island activators and island chasers.

U.S. Islands is a great way to go on a mini-DXpedition without spending a lot of money. Discovering islands in your own back yard and setting up a station outdoors is always a good time. If hams have only operated outdoors during Field Day, we offer another route to get outside and enjoy portable ham radio in a different way.

USI has two operating activities each year:

  • One-Day-Getaway is just that, a casual day of island portable operations the second Saturday of May. Activating or qualifying a new island, 1DG is a perfect way to hone your on the air operating skills and perfect your portable or mobile “field day kit”.
  • The W/VE Island QSO Party is our once a year “contest” that has a class for just about any individual or group. Operate from a friends island “Fixed” QTH, take your club on a single island “Expedition”, or go on a mobile or waterborne “Rover” adventure.

Any way you like it, portable, walk on, paddle to, motor to, mobile, drive on, USI is year around ham radio fun.

We are not affiliated in any way with the Islands On The Air (IOTA) awards program offered by the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB).

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