My radio station is located near Montréal, Qc, Canada, in CQ zone 5, ITU 4, grid FN35fl.
My main interest is hunting Islands, Lighthouses, and DXpeditions, big or small.
Later this year I will be portable again in the NA-128 IOTA islands group
Oct 20-24, 2013, I was CK2OV/p from Ile D'Orleans, IOTA NA-128 (FN47OA).
Listen for me portable sometimes from The EXPO67 Islands in Montréal. (Canadian Islands Award # QC-011)
This vintage photo below shows the Expo site as it looked back in 1967. The Expo theme was "Man and his world".
Today the burned-out former USA pavillon changed vocation to the Biosphere, and the France pavillon has been transformed into the Montreal Casino.
Most other pavillons were dismantled to make place for the Gilles Villeneuve Circuit (Montreal F-1 Grand-Prix).
If you use Regular Mail, please make sure to to include an SAE and sufficient return postage: 3 US$ or IRCs for INTERNATIONAL (2 US$ for USA)
73 de VE2OV
Here is my remote station at home: Kenwood TS-480sat (head) & RemoteRig. The antennas are 35km away.
I am now retired and living in a condo. No antenna allowed here, period.
Fortunately enough I can operate remote, thanks to my friend Claude VE2BUB.
This remote system is available from RemoteRig.com
I'm sure that this option could appeal to hams like me who retired in a place where antennas are forbidden.
VE2OV antennas & radio station (remote site) is at VE2BUB's QTH, 35 km away.
Below, the Tennadyne T-8 log-periodic climbs the tower (July 2013).
Here is my remote radio station.
Credit for that professionnal design 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.
Homebrew by VE2BUB : 1kw 160m amp with 2X813 glowing.
I carry this remote travelling kit (where internet is available) in a small hand gun case...
Any room for the CW paddle ?
This is my PORTABLE SET-UP to go on Islands & Lighthouses : Ground plane or G5RV & FT-857D, 100w max.
(Oct 2013, Ile D'Orleans, NA-128) High tide and antennas in the sunrise.
Besides amateur-radio, I play music (bass guitar) in a blues band, do some photo, and also hiking.
MONTREAL Downtown, QC
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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