Hi, I am an OTR long haul truck driver. (Owner Operator) Until March 2013 I ran mostly Canada only pulling B-trains (5 axle combination trailers) up to 130,000lbs. But I'm now back to doing regular van and flatbed tandem loads (up to 80,000lbs) in Canada and the USA. If we have had a QSO it was likely while I was portable or mobile while in my truck as I am on the road more than I am home. I am active on most of the HF bands 80-10m usually on one of the digital modes like PSK31 or JT65. I also sometimes get on 6m as well. When I'm working I am almost always on 2m or 440mhz and I can be found running Voice Alert (pl100) on APRS 144.390mhz, You can see me on APRS just look on aprs.fi: http://aprs.fi/#!mt=roadmap&z=11&call=a%2FVE3LFS-14&timerange=86400&tail=86400
I am also a member of the LSRA Lake Simcoe Repeater Association, which runs a few local reparters (VE3LSR) on 2m and one on 6m all with great coverage! More info on the LSRA, (Including IRLP and asterisk node #'s) can be found on their website:http://www.ve3lsr.ca/
My current setup:
Rig: Icom-706 for HF and a Kenwood TM-D 710A for 2m APRS and 440mhz. Also Yaesu FT-2900R for 2m
ANT TRUCK: Workman WHF-20, WHF-40, WHF-75, WHF-17 Verticals for each band all mounted on the back of my cab.
A Workman WEP-2000 glass mount for 2m/ 70cm. Also a 5/8 wave Hustler for 2m.
ANT HOME QTH: G5RV at about 30ft
Interface: Signalink USB
Usually I run 100w SSB, up to 75w 2m and 440mhz, and 10-25w PSK31 and JT65.
Thanks for the QSO and looking me up. I will respond to your QSL cards via Bureau, direct, or e-QSL. (LOTW soon)
Please if you work me while mobile and want to send e-QSL send it to my regular call with no /p ect.... as e-QSL is a nightmare when it comes to mobile operations.
Woke up to a bit of fresh early morning snow. (Near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
Doing some antenna work at my parents QTH.
My GSD wanting to play radio as well.
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