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I was licensed Feb 22, 1982, and working DX ever since.

SPECIAL PREFIX (Oct 1-Nov 30, 2014)


This special prefix commemorates the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland near Sainte-Luce-sur-mer, Qc.

Of the 1,477 people aboard, 1,012 perished in 14 minutes.


Oct 19-23,2014

Callsign : CG2OV/p Ile D'Orléans,IOTA NA-128(FN47OA)

Bands : Mostly 17m ssb. Also some 20, 15, 12, and 10m.

Last year operation : Oct 20-24, 2013  =  CK2OV/p  Ile D'Orleans, IOTA NA-128 (FN47OA).


 My simple portable set-up.


VE2OV/p. Canadian Island # QC-011, (but not IOTA)


Vintage photo of the Montréal 1967 World Fair, EXPO67. ----- The site transformed today for the F-1 Grand-Prix (2014).


Not necessary to send me your QSL via Buro.

Go OQRS : faster, easier, and reduce buro workload.

Log search : CG2OV, CK2OV, VA2OV, VE2OV.


BY MAIL : SAE and  

3 US$ for International,   2 US$ for USA.


73 de VE2OV




I am now retired and living in a condo. No antenna allowed here, period.sad

Fortunately enough I can operate remote, thanks to my friend Claude VE2BUB.

Unless I am signing portable, I operate from home with this system, available from RemoteRig.com



VE2OV's remote site (antennas & radio station) is at VE2BUB's QTH, 35 km from my home.


Credit for that professionnal installation goes to my friend Claude, VE2BUB.

Claude has years of experience in the broadcast industry.

Here is how he put to work some old amps with a control system of new technology.

Most of the gear shown below in the left rackmount is designed and built by himself.

That takes time and patience, but the result is very rewarding.

Special thanks also to Jeff,VA2SS, who helped to configurate the RemoteRig and Webswitch.


(Amplifiers room)


Each amplifier is modified full QSK, and tuned to the center of the band in use.

Needless to say that only ONE amplifier is running at a time !!

Left rackmount : 

On the upper shelves stand the control section: Remoterig and Webswitch, Bandecoder, 12V Power supply,  exciter (Kenwood TS480sat), and also the automatic switching units for the amplifiers, antennas, and 240vdc.

Below are the 3 homebrew (2x813) amps for 40-80 and 160m.

Middle rackmount :

15 and 10m amps (Heathkit SB-220).

The Collins 30L-1 and TMC amp are spare amps.

Hidden behind the rack is the Dowkey automated antenna relay and 5kw dummy load.

Homebrew 1kw 160m amp with 2X813 by VE2BUB.




Besides amateur-radio, I play music (bass guitar) in a blues band, do some photo, and also hiking.



Montreal Jacques-Cartier Bridge, over the St-Lawrence River.


Biosphere (former USA Pavillon, Expo67)


(THOUSAND ISLANDS) THE SMALLEST CANADA / USA FRONTIER. Left island is in Canada, right island is in the USA.

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