2013 Activation of Copper Island, B. C. — VE7RC
On September 21 and 22, 2013 from 1700Z to 1700Z, the Shuswap
Amateur Radio Club activated Copper Island, the only island on Shuswap Lake, a key recreational water body in our province covering 120 square miles with a maximum depth of 530 feet.
Excitement builds as we move towards September and what will be a first for amateur radio in the Shuswap in terms a very, very Special Event— a DXpedition on Copper Island.
These photos are the North and West sides of the island at high water – June 16, 2013. Click on the image to enlarge it. VE7HMN
Following an exchange of several emails to provide information and clarification of details, I received word today from Wes DeArmond, Thompson Eastern Lakes Area Supervisor with the Ministry of Environment, that SARC will be permitted to run an Island Activation station from Copper Island in September. We will have to adhere to strict environmental standards while staging the event, but it has been approved.