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I rely on portable antennas to operate SSB from my home or in the field. I have five PAR end-fedz wire dipole antennas (6, 10, 15, 17 & 20 meters) that I attach to telescopic fibreglass poles. I also have a Buddipole kit that is fun to experiment with.  A ham-stick in the garden, with one counterpoise, finally got me on 40M in July 2015.  I've never operated on 80 or 160 Meters! March 2016 I purchased two old Hustler 5-BTV verticals. Found a spot in my yard and installed one as a 4-BTV.  It tunes most of 40M and have made several USA and DX contacts. 


The photos show some of my gear.

ICOM 7000 as W4/VA3ONO portable near Punta Gorda, Florida in March 2014.  

FT-817ND operating QRP battery powered portable on Lake Muskoka, Ontario, Canada, August 2014

And my first radio,  a mint KENWOOD TS-140s, purchased Feb. 2009.  I operate out of my garage or from my patio when the weather is nice.    

Please scroll down to read about the lighthouse near my home.      


The photograph at the top of my page shows one of the two old wooden light houses that stands on the end of the east pier at Port Dalhousie harbour in my home town of St. Catharines. (FN03ie) Formally known as the Village of Port Dalhousie, this light guided ships into the entrance of the second & third Welland Ship Canals that raise ships from Lake Ontario around Niagara Falls to Lake Erie. The structure was built in 1879.

The fourth Welland Canal, located to the east of Pt. Dalhousie, is a major link in the current St. Lawrence Seaway H2O Highway system that connects the five Great Lakes with the Atlantic ocean. Niagara Falls is about 18 kms south-east of St. Catharines.




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N4AVV 2016-07-30 6m SSB FM03os United States William H Gurkin
KE5JXC 2016-07-11 6m SSB EL39uw United States Arnold J Lemaire
WD4MGB 2016-07-11 6m SSB EL87ou United States Robert R Smith
W0ZTL 2016-07-06 20m SSB DN96ct United States Alexander J Muggli
K2L 2016-07-06 20m SSB EM93xc United States 13 Original Colonies Special Event - South Carolina Stations
K2B 2016-07-06 20m SSB United States Nick R Clevenger
W7FLY 2016-07-05 20m SSB CN87tn United States BEARONS
MW0VOW 2016-07-01 40m SSB IO71ls Wales Beth Moore
K4AFL 2016-06-29 6m SSB EM70ce United States WILLIAM D AYLOR
K5FUV 2016-06-29 6m SSB EM26xa United States WILLIAM E KENNAMER
WD4KTY 2016-06-29 6m SSB EM73fh United States JAMES C VICE
W4KBX 2016-06-29 6m SSB EL98eu United States Richard A Kunc
W4IMD 2016-06-29 6m SSB EM84ab United States PETER PETROPOULOS
K4TR 2016-06-29 6m SSB EL88tn United States Joseph A Dube Jr
WB7PMP 2016-06-29 6m SSB EM95pu United States RONALD A BARRETT

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Grid Squared Award#3614
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