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Excited to have been a part of the 2014 4W/K7CO dxpedition to Timor-Leste. It was a great opportunity to see and work the world from the DX side for a change. Truly new insights into the workings of a pileup. Hopefuly we made it into your logs. Please visit https://secure.clublog.org/logsearch/4W/K7CO to check our log and to request a QSL card.

Originally licensed in 1981 as VE4ALZ. The first amateur in Manitoba and second in Canada to obtain the Digital operator's certificate without first having an amateur or advanced amateur class certificate.

From 1981 to 1984 was active with the University of Manitoba Amateur Radio Society (VE4UM). As technical coordinator, worked intensely to get the VE4UMR repeater on the air.

Started experimenting with packet in 1981 and placed the first digipeter in Winnipeg on the air in 1984. Graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1984 with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering.

Married and moved to Alberta in 1986 and continued exploring VHF packet radio as VE6BUS. Returned to Manitoba in 1988 and assumed the current call VE4EAR.

In 1992 moved to Coral Springs Florida just in time to enjoy Hurricane Andrew. Operated as VE4EAR/4 for just over a year before returning to Winnipeg.

Professionally I have been a microwave design engineer developing high power 2.5, 13, 18, and 23 GHz transmitters and amplifiers. Since 1998 I have been the Communications Engineer for the City of Winnipeg, responsible for all VHF, UHF, 800 MHz, microwave voice and data radios systems. An active member of MTUG (Motorola Trunking User Group) and APCO (Association of Public Safety Communication Officials).

Since 2000 I have been the president of the Manitoba Repeater society. I still enjoy public service communication events, ARES activities and I am now enjoying dxing and contesting opeerations. I am also the VHF/UHF frequency coordinator for VE4 and work closely with our neibors in VE3, VE5 and W0 lands to analyze and assign repeater and bveacon frequencies throughout the province.

There has been a recent influx of new amatuers into the VE4 ranks largely due to the basic licensing courses supported by the WInnipeg Aamateur Radio Club. Being one of several instructors in these courses has been an excellent opportunity to introduce new hams to the hobby as well as wet their appetite for HF operations and especially contesting and DX'ing.

As for contesting, I have been exploring SO2R especially for RTTY contests. During the winter months I have installed a ground mounted Steppir vertical that I can use for 40 to 10m on the second radio. SO2R on SSB is getting better but SO2r for CW, that is something I likely will never attempt. Copying one signal at a time is tough enough!.

I have truly appreciated the new friends I have made around the world and especially the opportunities to have met face-face with so many..

Wishing everyone good DX and see you in the pileups!

Ed

 

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - VE4EAR
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CY9C 2016-08-20 17m SSB FN97we St Paul Island c/o Murray Adams
CY9C 2016-08-20 20m CW FN97we St Paul Island c/o Murray Adams
7Y9LI 2016-08-19 40m CW JJ00aa Algeria Dxpedition Lighthouse CAP IVI Mostaganem - ALG013 From 17/08 to
7Y9LI 2016-08-19 20m SSB JJ00aa Algeria Dxpedition Lighthouse CAP IVI Mostaganem - ALG013 From 17/08 to
CY9C 2016-08-19 20m SSB FN97we St Paul Island c/o Murray Adams
WD8CW 2016-08-14 6m SSB EM88sj United States DAVID
W2GR 2016-08-14 6m CW FN03mc United States FN03
WD8CW 2016-08-14 6m CW EM88sj United States DAVID
ED2C 2016-08-13 20m CW IN82pu Spain EA2RCF RADIO CLUB FORONDA
OM5ZW 2016-08-13 20m CW JN98dr Slovak Republic LUBO MARTISKA
DJ5MW 2016-08-13 20m CW JN47rq Germany Manfred Wolf
S53EO 2016-08-13 20m CW JN65TM Slovenia MILOS A. OBLAK
G4IIY 2016-08-13 20m CW IO85pa England IAN FUGLER
HA6NL 2016-08-13 20m CW JN98wd Hungary LASZLO FOLDI
TM6M 2016-08-13 20m CW IN78rj France CONTEST CALL (Club Station F6KHM )

Book Totals: 102950 qso's   8972 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM


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United States Award#808
Granted: 2015-03-04 04:03:04   (VE4EAR)

Endorsements:
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • 40 Meters Phone
  • Mixed Digital
DX World Award#1252
Granted: 2015-03-04 04:03:02   (VE4EAR)

Endorsements:
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • Mixed Phone
Grid Squared Award#5124
Granted: 2015-03-04 04:02:08   (VE4EAR)

Endorsements:
  • 10 Meters Digital
  • 15 Meters Digital
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 40 Meters Digital
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 10 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    40 Meters Mixed
    6 Meters Mixed
    80 Meters Mixed
  • 5 Band Phone
  • 10 Meters Phone
    15 Meters Phone
    20 Meters Phone
    40 Meters Phone
    6 Meters Phone
    80 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters CW
World Continents Award#6170
Granted: 2015-03-04 04:02:01   (VE4EAR)

Endorsements:
  • 20 Meters CW
  • 15 Meters CW
  • 10 Meters CW
  • 40 Meters Digital
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 15 Meters Digital
  • 10 Meters Digital
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    10 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Phone
  • 15 Meters Phone
  • 12 Meters Phone
  • 10 Meters Phone
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