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I just got my Radio Licence from Industry Canada in August/2016. So I apologize beforehand for operating mistakes, I'm sure I'm making plenty of them. I'm a Brazilian Engineer, graduated in EE at UFRN Natal, Brazil, M.Sc. in Computer Engineering at Boston University in Boston, MA. And currently I'm domiciled in Oakville, on the shores of LakeĀ Ontario, 25km west of Toronto.

Besides Ham Radio, which is my new curiosity, I am also a FAA and ANAC-licenced Commercial Pilot. Trying to get my Transport Canada ticket, which ain't easy - Industry Canada was much easier by comparison.smiley

Currently, I'm setting up my station and so far I've got:

- IC-7300 Transceiver

- Cushcraft R-8 Vertical Antenna for 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m, 10m, 6m - which are the bands where she tunes well

- LNR Precision EF-QUAD Antenna for 40m - pointed South for US, Central and South America. (K, N, PY, CE, LU, CO do come in!)

SW:

- N1MM Logger

- FLDIGI - operating on RTTY, PSK31 and FELD HELL

- JT65 SW - most succesful digital mode so far.

- MMTTY

Still working on getting things going... the R-8 is well tuned on 20m and up. I have to gather enough courage to start tuning the lower frequency bands on it. I have a Rig Expert AA-54 to help, so I know it ain't a big deal.

I'm getting used to JT65. It seems an easy mode, I average 10 QSO's per hour solid. My logbook shows the results, and if I can operate an hour a day it will be awesome.

One more I want to try is FELD HELL. I just got my FELD HELL CLUB membership # 5623 - I will be active on the next Hell Sprint, skipping the October Spooky Sprint, because 20m won't be allowed, and that's scary to me as well!

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - VA3HFP
Latest Contacts for VA3HFP at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
N5RZ 2016-11-20 20M SSB DM91aq United States RALPH E BOWEN
K5YAA 2016-11-20 40M SSB EM26dg United States GERALD J CHOUINARD
K0OU 2016-11-20 40M SSB EM28sx United States STEPHEN C LUFCY
AD5XD 2016-11-20 40M SSB EM12PX65 United States Milton O Withers
VE6OA 2016-11-20 40M SSB DO33fl Canada Albert Maurice A Girard
K0UK 2016-11-20 40M SSB DM59ra United States WILLIAM L BROWN
W6RW 2016-11-20 20M SSB DM14fd United States MICHAEL S MITCHELL
K0MPH 2016-11-20 40M SSB EN35gc United States Roger R Roth
AB0RE 2016-11-20 40M SSB EN24ck United States Daniel S Starkenburg
K0KE 2016-11-20 20M SSB DM79pm United States KEITH R ERICSON
K9BGL 2016-11-20 40M SSB EM58ck United States Karl C Bretz
N6QQ 2016-11-20 20M SSB DM03xv United States JOHN L SCHROEDER
K0VXU 2016-11-20 20M SSB EM28qt United States RUSSELL L WOIRHAYE
K6NA 2016-11-20 20M SSB DM13lf United States GLENN R RATTMANN
WX0ND 2016-11-20 20M SSB EN17MT08 United States Greater Grand Forks Schools Amateur Radio Club

Book Totals: 346 qso's   91 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

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