US Islands Awards Program

  • PR081S Cayo Chiva - KP3RE November 14, 2015
  • OH004L Middle Bass, Lake Erie, Ottawa Co
  • WU4I, TN024R Looney, Tennessee River, Knox Co.
  • FL492S Big Grassy (Pepperfish Keys), Gulf of Mexico, Dixie Co. - Photo by W4YBV
  • AL033S Robinson, Perdido Bay, Baldwin Co, - Photo by W5VK
  • 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
  • VA001S Tangier, Chesapeake Bay, Accomack Co. NA-083
  • AZ024L Parker Canyon, Parker Canyon Lake, Cochise Co. - Photo by K8HGY
  • KF4BAN Bob, taking a break from the K3USI qualifying effort on MD032R Harrison, June 2017. Photo by NS4Jay
  • FL479S Peanut ICWW - Lake Worth, Palm Beach, NA-141
  • WY018L, Donoho Point, Jackson Lake, Teton Co. - Photo by K7EDA

Welcome – 2017 is our 23rd year

Announcement:
Quicksilver Radio Inc. is again sponsoring a plaque for the 2017 W/VE Island QSO Party, Expedition class winner.
http://qsradio.com


Upcoming USI Expeditions
Today is: Sat, Oct 21, 2017 - 01:20 UTC

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.


 Webmaster’s Photo Pick

L-R John KM4IUW, Jay NS4J and Ron KB5LNC Stafford ARA, Fredericksburg, VA. 2017 W/VE QSO Party Expedition Class Winners.



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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