Hi I'm Don and have been hamming since 86. Born in Burnaby B.C. a suburb of Vancouver B.C. I now live in Victoria the capital of B.C. on the extreme south end of Vancouver island NA036, I just moved down from Comox in 2011. It took me some time and red tape to erect a tower here in the city and limited to 15m. It is a big change from my station in Comox.I had two towers as I had one acre of land. my antennas there were a 402-2element on 40m, a full size delta loop for 75m, a TH3 Mk 3 for 10-15-20m, an A3WS for 12 m & 17 m Now I have only the TH3 and stacked above that is the A3WS.I just put up a DXDD trapped dipole for 40m & 80m due to the size of my lot in the city. So now I am back up on the air and good to be back.
I was in the Royal Canadia Navy and served in Korea on a destroyer DDE-228. HMCS CRUSADER I was in the Engine room and boiler and gear rooms while on her.( Engineering Branch.) After that I was drafted to HMCS Sussexvale (frigate)then HMCS Ontario Lite Cruiser. I then got my discharge after 5 yrs. Went back into heavy construction as a steam pipefitter until I retired. I was on tools and was a foreman and later a General Foreman until retirement I have four children all grown up and have families of thier own, I have been married 57 yrs, have 8 grand children 4 boys 4 girls. Four great grand sons.
I have DXCC honour roll, DXCC #1 Honour roll, DXCC-YL plaque number 8 for working 100YL countries. I enjoy chasing dx and last new country worked is Z81D and Z81B. Just to keep up my #1. In 2005 I was a member of the CY9SS gang on St. Paul Island. West coast pilot for CU5X-Cu6-Cu7. I now enjoy chatting with many hams around the world that I have chatted with and met many personally. I have changed my calls over the years. VE7GDJ, VA7DJ Now VE7DJ this one will be with me until I go SK. 73 and 88 to all. Don VE7DJ
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