A year ago (August 22 2015, to be more precise) VA3PCJ paddled his inflatable Sevylor “Rio” to Upper Duck Island (FN25el), set on qualifying the island for the Canadian Islands Activators (CIA) program.
August 22 2015 was also the date that the Mad River Radio Club had set for the 2015 Ohio QSO Party.
In order to attain qualification, receive a number and be included in the database of the CIA program, 25 QSOs had to be logged operating from the island.
Of the 33 QSOs that VA3PCJ logged that day from Upper Duck Island, 27 were made in the context of the 2015 Ohio QSO Party.
That same day Upper Duck Island became “ON-296” in the CIA database.
A year later, the following certificate was received from the Mad River Radio Club: