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Dear Radio Friend,

Here's some background on VO1GO. My family moved from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia when I was young. I became interested in shortwave listening in the mid-1950's in Trenton, N.S. I sent my SWL-VE1 cards to hams and SW broadcasters, and eagerly collected QSLs. I still have some of those cards to this day. My early listening was done on a typical 5 tube tabletop radio. When I was 14, I taught myself Morse Code on a device made up of a key, a battery, and a loud, raucous buzzer. I had much encouragement from several local hams. I was up to about 8 wpm when we moved again, this time to Ontario. I became SWL-VE3. I also got hooked on Medium Wave DXing on my Hallicrafters SC38C radio (same as S38C). I later bought an SX110. I got on the air in 1977 as VE3JCV in Ottawa. Since I run 100 w. to a vertical or a multi-band dipole, much of my serious DXing and contesting is done on CW. I feel I have a better chance of breaking a pile-up on CW than on SSB. 

In 1995 I retired to Newfoundland, re-discovered  my family roots and became VO1GO. I live in Elliott's Cove (pop. 107)   on Random Island, across the bay from Clarenville. Newfoundland is a MW DXer's paradise, with European and Middle East stations often audible from dusk on into the evening.  On 20 mtr. SSB, I usually work on or near 14.260, the island collectors' calling frequency. They can count me as NA-027 (Newfoundland island) for IOTA and also as NF-007 (Random Island) for the Canadian Islands Award.

Living in Newfoundland has been a wonderful experience for me but as I reach my mid-70's, it is time to return to eastern Ontario to be near to my two children and five grandchildren.   It will be difficult leaving here. Watch for me as VE3JCV again.

If you need a QSL, please QSL direct with return postage ('green stamp' or SASE or IRC) for a fast reply, usually within a few days of when I receive your card. Perhaps we'll run into each other on the bands again. For now, 73, good DX and all the best.

Jerry, VO1GO

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