VC2Q Mini DXpedition from CQ zone 2 has ended Aug. 1st 2016. (more info on QRZ page)
Hi! My name is Mike. DXing ever since I got my amateur certificate in Feb 1982, I have now 339 entities confirmed (331 current), and I'm still looking for the next new one, as well as IOTA, lighthouse, or special event station. Portable operation is also part of my activities. I like to go on the St-Lawrence River islands with a simple QRP equipement. The KX3, battery, matchbox, coax, and antenna wire, all fit in the small hand gun case shown here. Still have place for a CW key. The 20m mag mounted whip on the car roof sets up in seconds.
As I use paper log during portable operation, be patient... I'll upload to Clublog when back home.
My feeling tells me that I will have some fun! I hope to meet you on the bands!
73 de Mike VE2OV
I use REMOTERIG.com system to operate my home station .
All the controls which I need are on screen: antennas and amplifier switches, rotator, logbook, and DX cluster.
VE2OV REMOTE STATION is located at VE2BUB's QTH, 35 km from my home.
With his kind permission, I may use his Tennadyne 10-20m log-periodic, and 40/80/160 inv Vs.
Claude VE2BUB is an experimented broadcast technician, and has been an active radio-amateur for more than 50 years. Here is how he refurbished some vintage amps into a "ONE AMP PER BAND" system, thus achieving a very efficient remote controled station for me. All the gear shown below has been rebuilt professionnally by himself and optimised for flawless performance.
When needed I may switch on any of these amplifiers.
Each one delivers 1500 watts, and is tuned to the center part of the band in use.
Changing band with the TS-480 selects automaticaly the right amplifier and the right antenna.
Below: The control section: Exciter TS480sat, Bandecoder, Webswitch, Remoterig unit.
Below: Modified canadian made TMC autotune 1,5kw amplifier with 8 preset channels on 160/80/40m.
Below: Stripped out vintage SB220 rebuilt for 17/12m. Separate pi-networks & automatic bandswitching.
Then I have been 7 years off the air
VE2OV PORTABLE OPERATIONS
October 2014, Ile d'Orléans, NA-128, QC-007
October 2013, Ile D'Orléans, NA-128, QC-007.
VE2OV/p from EXPO islands (Canadian Island # QC-011, but not IOTA)
Vintage photo (1967) of the Montreal World Fair, reorganised today for the F-1 Grand-Prix (2014).
VE2OV/p, NA-128, Hare is. QC-094, & Brandy Pot is. QC-096.
September 1991: Very first activation of NA-128.
Left to right: Mike VE2OV, Zareh VE2NW, and Joe VE2CY.
August 2000: Very first activation of NA-176
Other hobbies : musician (bass guitar) in a blues band, photo, and also hiking.
MONTREAL Downtown, QC
Montreal Jacques-Cartier Bridge, over the St-Lawrence River.
Biosphere (former USA Pavillon, Expo67)
ZAVIKON ISLAND in the Thousand Islands is deemed to be THE SMALLEST CANADA / USA FRONTIER).
The tale says: Left island is in Canada, right island is in the USA. Really both islands are in Canada.
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