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I also operate as  VE3SD  My alternate call for contests and awards. 

Please QSL Via the LoTW Bureau or direct mail
 

I have been a licensed as a ham in Canada since 2009 but have had a life long interest in amateur radio. I was first introduced to ham as a kid in the early 70s radio by Larry Griffith VE3LPS in Lakefield Ontario. Years later, 1983, I took a novice course while attending school in Indiana and got my license as KA9ORM. I was in a collage residence and had a hard time setting up an antenna that was not noticeable, stringing a wire outside at night like in Hogans Heros and pulling it back inside when I was done. I only had a few QSOs in CW before I moved back to Peterborough. My US novice license was not transferable and eventually expired so I studied to get my Canadian certificate but did not take the exam until spring 2009. I shortly followed by successfully taking my advanced test. 

I am now currently the president of the Peterborough Amateur Radio Club which is active in supporting local ARES,  Local activities including fox hunts,  contest club, regular meetings that have some very interesting presentations, and activly hold a course ending with the 
exam  for Industry Canada in the Basic Certification for amateur radio.  Not to mention one of the best Field Day operations in central Ontario.   Great club with a great bunch of members.    Club call VE3RB and VE3KRG  and repeater VE3PBO at 146.625 
www.ve3pbo.ca

My goal is to master CW and start some contesting in both phone and CW. Also I have a passion for vintage electronics.

 

I have a humble shack in my unfinished basement.

 

Main Transceiver: Elecraft K3/100 with atu and P3

KW2000B (not in service yet recieves great but poor TX) +PS

KW107 Supermatch

Hamerlund HQ110c (dead but in line for the bench)

Tuner MFJ 949d

Heatkit RX1 Mohawk + TX1 apache with SSB adapter works but is soon getting new caps before its on the air again

Small Wonders Labs SW40 and a homebrew tuner all in a movie tin.

 

 

Antenna: a Fan dipole with elements for 10,12, 15, 17 20,40 and 80m
and a vertical that is under construction. most of the radials are buried I just need to get the aluminum to grow from the ground.

Morse key : K8RA P2 plus a Home brew paddle made from cherry wood and various junk box parts

logging:  I use logger32 for general logging and N1MM contest logger

For PSK RTTY etc I use MMVari and MMtty 

for vhf /uhf I have a VX7R and a diamond antenna on the roof.

on the sidelines I have a KW 2000b transceiver that is in excellent near perfect shape just a minor issue on TX

Also a Hammarlund HQ110C ham band receiver that is currently suffering badly from silver mica disease. its on the bench getting new caps in the IF.

A Trio all tube general coverage shortwave receiver working fine

many vintage broadcast receivers. most working some still awaiting restoration.

Plus what every well equipped ham should have....boxes and boxes of electronic junk I may need some day!

 

Note to DX operators Most of us follow a good code of conduct but to those that need to brush up on good practices here are a few rules to follow

1. I WILL LISTEN, AND LISTEN, AND THEN LISTEN SOME MORE

2. I WILL ONLY CALL IF I CAN COPY THE DX STATION PROPERLY

3. I WILL NOT TRUST THE CLUSTER AND WILL BE SURE OF THE DX STATION'S CALL SIGN BEFORE CALLING

4. I WILL NOT INTERFERE WITH THE DX STATION NOR ANYONE CALLING HIM AND WILL NEVER TUNE UP ON THE DX FREQUENCY OR IN THE QSX SLOT

5. I WILL WAIT FOR THE DX STATION TO END A CONTACT BEFORE CALLING HIM

6. I WILL ALWAYS SEND MY FULL CALL SIGN

7. I WILL CALL AND THEN LISTEN FOR A REASONABLE INTERVAL. I WILL NOT CALL CONTINUOUSLY.

8. I WILL NOT TRANSMIT WHEN THE DX OPERATOR CALLS ANOTHER CALL SIGN, NOT MINE

9. I WILL NOT TRANSMIT WHEN THE DX OPERATOR QUERIES A CALL SIGN NOT LIKE MINE

10. I WILL NOT TRANSMIT WHEN THE DX STATION CALLS OTHER GEOGRAPHIC AREAS THAN MINE

11. WHEN THE DX OPERATOR CALLS ME, I WILL NOT REPEAT MY CALL SIGN UNLESS I THINK HE HAS COPIED IT INCORRECTLY

12. I WILL BE THANKFUL IF AND WHEN I DO MAKE A CONTACT

13. I WILL RESPECT MY FELLOW HAMS AND CONDUCT MYSELF SO AS TO EARN THEIR RESPECT.

 

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