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Hi, I am Chris thank you for checking out the call.

My main station is as follows:

HF Transciever: Yaesu FTDX5000MP with Heil Headset and HC4 cartridge

Amplifier: Ameritron AL80BY 3-500Z Tube

Interface: Micro Keyer II

Software: HRD & DM780, N1MM for Contesting

HF Amplifier: Ameritr

Microphone: Heil Headset with HC4 In

HF Antenna's: 3 Element Steppir @ 15m, a Windom Antenna 80-10m @ 15m and a 30m Collinear @ 15m

After 31 years in the Royal Air Force I am now QRV as VE6CMV or VA6CV (Alberta) or VO2VC (Labrador) I have been to many countries around the world and operated from some:

G0TQJ English Callsign 1993 - Current

VA6CV June 2014 Contest Callsign

VO2VC Callsign used when I am in (Labrador Zone 2)

VP8CXV Dec 1997-Apr 1998 and Aug - Dec 2007 (Falkland Islands)

DA1VC 1993-1996 (Germany)

GM0TQJ 2005-2009 (Scotland)

YU8/G0TQJ Feb-Jun 2001 (Kosovo)

YA/G0TQJ Apr-Jul 2002 (Afghanistan)

LA/G0TQJ Jan-Mar 2004 (Norway)

VO2/GM0TQJ Aug-Sep 2008 (Labrador Zone 2)

During my military service I have deployed on several operational tours, Gulf War 1991, Kuwait 1999, Kosovo 2001, Afghanistan 2002, Gulf War 2003 and the Falkland Islands 1984, 1997-98 and 2007.

The picture below was taken with my parents when i was awarded the Queens Commendation for Service in Iraq 2003.



My main interest are HF DXing, Digital, SSB and contesting.

I am QRV Mobile using a Kenwood TS480SAT(100w) a Heli HC6 Headset and Hamstick monoband antennas, cheap antenna but installed correctly they work well.

Falkland Islands VP8CXV















Club Shack at Mount Pleasant Airfield (Falkland Islands) 2007

GM0TQJ Kinloss, Scotland 2005-2009

Antennas used at GM0TQJ

Kabul 2002 YA/G0TQJ

VO2VC Labrador

Member of the following Clubs & Societies:




Sask Alta Contesters - VE5RI/VA5AA group

RAFARS #3458

EPC #7109

30 DMG #2609

I am now employed as the Operations Manager for a truck company supporting the flow of oil from the ground to the holding tanks in the North Alberta Oilfields.

Cold Lake is located in the heart of the Oil and Gas field, it has a large lake and is located  about 300km North East of the City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  The lake straddles the Alberta/Saskatchewan border, and has a water area of 373km2 (144sqmi).  It is also one of the deepest lakes in Alberta with a maximum depth of 99.1m (325.1ft).  It has around 24 known species of fish in it and is a major ice fishing lake.  It is also major stop for many migrating birds, and is home to one of the largest warbler population in Alberta.  A surface of 248km2 (96sqmi) lies in the province of Alberta.


The Cold Lake Radio Amateurs meet every Saturday morning 10.00am for breakfast @ The Lakeland Inn.  Local repeater is VE6ADI 147.090+



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