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Hello all my hams friends, I'm sorry to say this but, for 2015 as usual, we have increasing rates for

the mailing of QSL cards.-

Just a word about QSL'ing, the new rates for 2015 are as follow:

CANADA: up to 30 grams = 0.85 cents + Provincial & Federal sale taxes =  0.98 cents. Can

UNITED STATES: up to 30 grams, 1.20$ + Provincial & Federal sale taxes =  1.39$ Can

INTERNATIONAL: up to 30 grams, 2.50$ + Provincial & Federal sale taxes = 2.88$ Can

Anyway, I answer all incoming QSL's and I use the QSL bureau & E-QSL and of course direct request

as long as there is sufficient postage to return it back, otherwise it is going via bureau.-


Welcome to my page.- wink

Licensed 52 years and SWL before, I am always active in my favorite hobby, HAM Radio.I am 100% QRP and QRPp(below one watt) into the milliwatts with an Elecraft KX3, FT-817ND & ICOM IC-703 Plus.-

Antennas are: Simple wire such as: Inverted-vee, EFHW long wire, vertical wire, Off center-fed, Triangle,  and of course our trusty Buddipole & Budditick full size, no compromise. laugh Our favorites are Vertical Dipole or  two of them mounted in a vertical beam configuration. (See the files in Buddipole Yahoo Groups)


See you all on bands,

72/73, Michel VE2TH

QRP ARCI # 5885

NAQCC # 0214

SKCC # 10361



 This is the vertical I use for 10 MHz up to 30 MHz. The only thing I have to do is to shorten/lenghten manually  for a higher/lower  band. It takes one minute to do so. I do not use coils, it is "FULL SIZE, NO COMPROMISE".

 This is a simple vertical "long whip" with some arms depending of the lenght ot the vertical, and it is from Buddipole antenna parts. It is hooked up to my chain link fence around my lot. This fence is 183 feet long/55 meters. The high is 1.5 meters/5 feet. and the posts are at 4 feet/1.2 meters into concrete in the ground. It is matched with a 1:1 balun, with 50 ft/15 meters of RG8-X coaxial cable to the radio.- I use a home made sturdy aluminium bracket fixed to the top tubing of the fence. It is really amazing, what I can do with such a simple system. laugh


Amongs my thousands best dx, here is a QSL card which I'm very proud of heart, as I worked this expedition with only 5 watts into this vertical antenna. wink "DISTANCE: 17,086 Km" =  3417 Km/Watt.-



 Photo Below, back in 1964/65, This is the home made indoor vertical antenna I was using, and it works, as I made over 1000 completed QSO in my first 6 months on the air.- wink 

This antenna was built with an old fiberglass fishing rod. The lower part was cut in 2 parts and a wood dowel from an old broomstick was inserted and glue in place. Finally it is helically winding very tight, and I think it was about 130 ft of no. 16 or 18 insulated copper wire. I was running QRP power only, so this way no TVI or BCI and a lot of fun.-










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