Welcome – 2017 is our 23rd year
Quicksilver Radio Inc. is again sponsoring a plaque for the 2017 W/VE Island QSO Party, Expedition class winner.
Upcoming USI Expeditions
Today is: Wed, Aug 16, 2017 - 13:06 UTC
GA009S Tybee - K4WP & LH US0074
Sat Aug 19, 2017 - Sun Aug 20, 2017
NC008S Holton Beach - NF4GA
Tue Aug 22, 2017 - Wed Aug 23, 2017
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
AE4FH setting up on Hontoon Island (FL481R) to have some fun on 20 meters. 11 July 2017.
Support the US Islands Awards Program with a $20 gift.
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).