TRACADIE-SHEILA, NEW BRUNSWICK
A LOCAL DELICACY
TRACADIE- SHEILA STERN WHEELER
VE9ZY RADIO STATION
Thank you for checking my biography.
My location is in the northern part of New Brunswick, the home of the Acadians. This is a French speaking area, but New Brunswick is the only officially bilingual province in Canada ( English and French). Tracadie is a MicMac Indian word for " a good place to make a camp" and is located between two large rivers, the Little and Big Tracadie Rivers.
I am originally from Clay Cross near Chesterfield in Derbyshire, England and emigrated to Canada in 1976. My Father was from Ellon, Aberdeenshire Scotland (hence the kilt!)
I did my undergraduate and post-graduate studies at the University of Manchester and am a consultant diagnostic radiologist at the local hospital.
In England I was licenced as G3UAF and still hold the call. My first equipment was all home brew until I got a Panda Cubtransmitter (25 watts) and Canadian 52 set receiver.
PANDA CUB TRANSMITTER (image from Marxy.org) CANADIAN 52 RECEIVER
After that the station comprised of a Tiger Olympic transmitter (150 watts CW / 80 watts AM) and a BC348Q receiver.
I passed the Canadian advanced exam and 15 wpm morse test in 1976 and received the callsign VE1AZR. My present call VE9ZY, I chose in respect to the memory of G3ZY, my old friend and mentor and a well respected UK amateur.
I operate all bands cw, ssb, rtty and psk from 160 to 6 metres.
he present station consists of:-
AMERITRON AL80B AMPLIFIER
COM 7000 (160 METRE STATION)
160 METRE WIRE LOOP ANTENNA (40M EACH LEG)
HY-GAIN EXPLORER 14 TRIBAND YAGI
40 METRE GROUNDPLANE
750 FOOT BEVERAGE EAST / WEST
PLEASE DO NOT SEND $ OR IRC'S WITH YOUR QSL DIRECT.
I WILL REPLY TO ALL DIRECT QSL'S. A SELF-ADDRESSED ENVELOPE WOULD BE APPRECIATED. THANK YOU.
MY AMATEUR RADIO HISTORY :-
G3UAF IN 1965 (EX USAAF, BC 348Q RECEIVER, TIGER OLYMPIC TRANSMITTER,
20M GROUNDPLANE ANTENNA)
BC 348 AS IT WAS INSTALLED IN THE B17 BOMBER "FLYING FORTRESS"
AS G3UAF IN 1966 AT OWENS COURT,
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER , KW2000, 132 FOOT LONG WIRE AS VE1AZR 1980 (FT101E,FL200B, TH6DXX)
VE9ZY IN 1993(FT1000D, DENTRON MLA 2500, A4S)
MY GEM QUAD AFTER AN ICE STORM, MARCH 1978
QTH IN WINTER
THE SNOW REMOVER!
FLAG OF NEW BRUNSWICK QSL
GOOD HEALTH AND GREAT DX TO YOU!
73 DE MAC
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