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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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TZ4AM 2016-10-28 15m CW JJ00aa Mali Jeff Dorsey
WP3A 2016-10-28 15m SSB FK77pr Puerto Rico JAIME VAZQUEZ JIMENEZ
T42FCR 2016-10-28 15m SSB JJ00aa Cuba Special event station from Boyeros Radio Club
T40K 2016-10-28 15m SSB Cuba
PJ2/VE3CX 2016-10-28 15m SSB Curacao
W1AW 2016-10-28 17m SSB FN31pr United States ARRL HQ OPERATORS CLUB
TI5/WB2REM 2016-10-28 40m SSB EK70xa Costa Rica
3D2YA 2016-10-23 15m CW JJ00aa Bouvet Island Aki Yoshida
V6Z 2016-10-23 40m SSB QJ57wj Micronesia DXpedition to Truk (Chuuk) Island OC-011
S9YY 2016-10-21 40m CW JJ30ij Sao Tome & Principe DXpedition of DL1RPL, DL3RKS, DL1AWD, DL1AOB, DG5AA, DL6KVA, DJ5
S9YY 2016-10-21 20m CW JJ30ij Sao Tome & Principe DXpedition of DL1RPL, DL3RKS, DL1AWD, DL1AOB, DG5AA, DL6KVA, DJ5
V6Z 2016-10-21 15m SSB QJ57wj Micronesia DXpedition to Truk (Chuuk) Island OC-011
H44GC 2016-10-20 17m RTTY QI90xn Solomon Islands DXpedition 2016
H40GC 2016-10-17 80m CW RH29xf Temotu DXpedition 2016
T31T 2016-10-12 80m SSB JJ00aa Central Kiribati Activity From Kanton Isl.

Book Totals: 102989 qso's   9263 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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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