Licensed in July 1968 as F1AFQ for VHF
and since 1978 new call F6FMT General license E with CW and all modes all ham bands .
ON8HQ, PA9IP, HB9XUG from 1969 to 1973
F1AFQ/VE2 in 1974 to 1975 ( Hello and Thanks Jean VE2AKU,Fernand VE2AXK sk and Prosper VE2AUD sk )
F6FMT/VE2 in 1981 and 1984 - F6FMT/VE2, /W6 and W7 in 1984 - F6FMT/W1 /W2 and /VE2 in 2011, 2012, 2013
F6FMT/XE3 in 2012 and 2014 ( some pictures below at end...)
F6FMT/ VO1/M (NewFoundLand ) and F6FMT/VO2/M ( Labrador ) in 2013
( pictures and adventure can be seen below... )
FTDX150 + SB200+ TA32Jr 200 foot high .. Wonderful "point of vue " over Montreal - Quebec - Canada in 1974-75
Traveling across "La Belle Province " and Ontario in our 1969 Ford Mustang V8 302 with wife and first child and a FTdx150 + Hustler Newtronics
( Thanks Jean VE2AKU )
Several times operating 4U1ITU in Geneva, drinking a coffe with Ted F8RU (sk)
Wonderful Collins KWM/2 + 30L1 line in 1972-73
Some QSO operating via Oscar 7, 8 and 10
F6FMT since 1977..
Travelling across North America during our 1984 summer Trip
More than 18500 km during summer across Canada and USA form East to West from Montreal ( PQ ) to Victoria (BC ) across Canadian Rockies .
Gone south to San Francisco and back east to Canadian Maritime Provincies ,
F6FMT/VE1,2,3,4,5,6,7 /mobile F6FMT / W7, 6, 0,9,8,3,2,1 / mobile -
K7APO home on Tacoma ( WA ) Hello and many Thanks to Ginger and Eric.
Last 2013 trip and good surprise : See below Collins Nostalgia...
And since 1966 " Collins Lover "... C.C.A member AC07-12009 -- C.C.A.E member 10001
Hallicrafters SR-400 + keyer, SR-150, HT-44, Swan 700cx + 250 And First Collins S line with all accessories..
>>> Real Radios Glow in the Dark and Keep The Shack Warm in Cold Winter ! <<<
How to restore ???? First : 30 minutes in dishwasher...
All caps will be changed .. DeOxit and white grease. .And it will be a good '' as new '' S1 Line..
When we love .... Fine Collins.rigs - As new 60 years old, and ready for an other century ...
( Vos vieux appareils à tubes, ne les mettez pas à la casse...réparez-les )
( Don't scrap your old tubes rigs,, repair them...)
F6FMT/M Mobiling on V6 Pontiac TransSport or V8 Ford Mustang..
Some parts.....in the shack . All in very good order, '' as new ''
with help of Georges F6CER
http://www.ccae.tm6cca.com/18.html and http://www.ccae.tm6cca.com/22.html.
Ready for another century ... "Thanks and respect" to Mister Art Collins .
Fritzel FB-53 on 60" versatower, or Calling CQ DX mobiling with my " brouette " in the garden..
What pleasure !!
2013 Newfounland and Labrador Summer Trip
F6FMT/VO1 near St John's and F6FMT/VO2/M in Happy Valley - Goose Bay
and a good surprise at the most eastern point of North America :
CAPE SPEAR with VO1AA station
2013 Newfoundland Trip with ICOM 751 and Newtronics Hustler Super...
( Sorry No Collins.. Sure next year KWM2-A+ MP1 )
Fortune Island - Central Newfoundland
Very nice and quiet place.
Many thanks to Angela, Madona and Lenny for their hospitality.
So Going North..
Iceberg Alley - Near CARTWRIGHT Labrador
First impression : Found The Time... Peace, friendly and Quietly Place .
Then gone back south
Surprise : Just over the sea near a radar station: V01MCE...
Myrick Wireless Interpretation Center - The "Irish Loop Amateur Radio Club"
Cape Race - - Lighthouse CA00006
Thanks, David, to welcome us for some hours . Was a Great Pleasure to meet you..
First place where be heard the TITANIC CW signals ..
Station with Kenwood + Acom1000 + Mosley 6 elts from 6 to 14 Mhz...
Beam just over the sea...No noise , pas de voisins...No TVI...
Only S9 signals from all directions.. Some hours of good pleasure..
F6FMT/VO1 and TM0CR/VO1 have been active from this point of Newfoundland...
QSL for all operations in Newfounland
can be sent only via direct
Special event QSL with VO1MCE
Send home adress above S.A.S.E with 1$ or 2$ .
$ will be sent to VO1MCE to help maintain station
Summer 2014 trip in Quintana Roo -Riviera MAYA - Mexico
Operation With Icom 751 with Multi Dipole and G3LIV interface for PSK and RTTY
CCA Member -- AC07-12009 -- CCAE member 10001
Drop an eye on http://www.collinsradio.org
And, in Europe, Join us in The European Collins Collector Association ( C.C.A.E )
around 7.165 mhz every saturday morning at 11:00 local Paris time ( french language )
and around 7.165 Mhz every tuesday at 22.00 local Paris time ( english language ).
>>> TM5CR is on the air every saturday from january 3th 2015 <<<
Hear you soon in SSB, CW, RTTY, SSTV or PSK..
"Forget the net.
Switch on the set.
Warm it up slow and go.
Light the tubes, bask in the glow.
Surf on shortwaves with your old tubes radio..."