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My radio station is located near Montréal, Qc, Canada, in CQ zone 5, ITU 4, grid FN35fl.

I acquired my amateur certificate in Feb 1982 and I have been working DX ever since.

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).

 

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Please DO NOT SEND ME YOUR QSL CARD VIA BURO.

I don't need it. Use OQRS.

I will QSL 100% direct or via buro (Expect buro to be very very slow!).

Direct requests will be answered as soon as possible.

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If you use Regular Mail, please make sure to to include an SAE and sufficient return postage:  US$ or IRCs for INTERNATIONAL   (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.sad

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.

VE2OV REMOTE STATION

ONE AMP PER BAND

Each amplifier is modified full QSK, and pretuned 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 is the control section: Remoterig and Webswitch units, Bandecoder, the 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 by VE2BUB : 1kw 160m amp with 2X813 glowing.

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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.

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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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