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Will be operting QRP Portable (ssb and PSK31)from the following Canadian Provinces this summer....

New Brunswick (VE9)

Nova Scotia (VE1)

Prince Edward Island (VY2)

Quebec (VE2) hopefully from Zone 2

....for the month of July 2017.  

Will (should) be in VY2 for the RAC Canada Day Contest 

Should be there for the first two weeks of July and then after that VE1, VE9 for a week or so and also VE2 (zone 2) if time allows it on the way home.  

But as proven in the past our vacation plans are not carved in stone and could change depending on the circumstances...

This will be vacation operating with Liz giving me some radio time as long as I remember that there is also family time...

QSL info for the trip: Electronic ONLY  

BUT.... If you need a paper card for a specific award you are working towards then email me direct and we will do what we can to help you out.

I will be uploading my logs to LoTW, EQSL and QRZ.com after the trip.  I plan to be paper logging and then every evening type them into my IPAD logging program with the hope of being able to upload them on occasion.  If that does not work I will be inputting the paper contacts into my logging program at home and then uploading them once we get home and unpacked

Please be patient.


Check out our rebranded blog at :VA3QV.wordpress.com for more up to date info



Starting to get more time on the air.  VHF mostly for now but HF again once I get the all the toys installed in the new wheels and tag along

Currently working on getting my new (to me) pick up truck and travel trailer ready for the camping season.  Will be operating VHF FM only while on the road but will be carrying the FT 817 in the travel trailer for when we are parked for the nite.   

I have started to blog again... This time its about Amateur Radio and RV operating.  My two favourite hobbys coming together can only be a good thing...

Feel free to drop in at " va3qv.wordpress.com " where Liz and I will be blogging about our life on the road along with how she tolerates Amateur Radio

In case you were wondering my old blog has been archived and will be brought back on line once I figure out how to do it and also when I can find the time to do it...


The Canadian Goverment calls me "Robert" and my friends call me "Bob"

Thanks for looking me up here at QRZ...

"Working the world.... With 5w and a wire...."

(2w and a wire when I operate JT65)


My QSL Policy (as of May 1st 2014)

***Logbook of the World Preferred

***EQSL (AG) Preferred

I also upload to QRZ.com and HRDLog.net


Save a Tree---> "LoTW or EQSL only please"!!!


SWL Reports welcome via EQSL



My complete logs have now been uploaded to QRZ.com logbook and are current as of June 1st. 

(If your call is not there and it should be there... email me to see what happened)

I will (try to) upload new contacts every week (or less) as a courtesy to those who are chasing QRZ awards...

 but please upload your logs to LoTW and EQSL for those of us who are chasing other awards.


According to my Log book I have worked 157 DXCCS

but my confirmed totals follow:

DXCC (Mixed) Running total currently at  128  (LoTW) 

DXCC (SSB) Running total currently at 116 ( LoTW )

DXCC ( CW ) Running total currently at 68  (LoTW )

DXCC (Digital) Running Total currently at 29 ( LoTW )

DXCC (SSB) confirmed on LoTW as of Nov 26th 2012 

WAS ( SSB) confirmed on LoTW as of May 5th 2014.

WAS ( QRP/CW) confirmed on LoTW as of October 31 2014

QRP DXCC completed  as of Jan 2015


I am working towards my Digital WAS which will complete (46)

Modes  JT65   45 /   PSK31   38 / PSK125   2 / RTTY   3

 my Triple Play with 146 confirmed on Logbook of the World

Starting July 14th I am also operating JT65 (2w output )


I am a QRP Operator so:

I know my signal is down in the mud, I'm only using 5w, so its to be expected to be low!

I have been exclusively operating QRP since Feb 2013.

Before that date I was operating 100w from home and QRP from portable locations.

No room at home (very small backyard) for beams and towers so its verticals and wires only.

So, if you hear me congrats on having a good receiver in your Amateur Radio Station



Above Pic- September 2005 Maple Island DXPediton (Ottawa) (My 1st DXPedition)



Thats me on the right .... more than a few years later.  Still using the FT 817 though.  If it ever breaks not sure what I would replace it with.  But then again it was one of the orignal FT 817s and its still going strong...  It probally will last longer than I will.


My station logs for VA3QV are normally uploaded to LoTW, HRDLOG.net and EQSL at the end of every day.


The Portable Station did not get as much use this year as I had hoped.  But it will be out next spring summer...

HF- Yaesu FT817 with Par End Fedz QRP EFHW or a Buddistick 10-40m Vertical along with an older model LDG QRP Autotuner. For 6m I use a 1/4 wave dipole antenna. 

For this year coming (2016) I have added the NUE PSK 31 Modem to my backpack setup. 

Pic Below on the left.

What you see on the left is what you get... 

5w of RF (SSB,CW or PSK 31) but I will be operating wherever the bands are open between 6m and 80m.


The gear working on May 12 2016 at the Science Museum Property in Ottawa

Will your station be able to hear 5w and a wire?

or 2w and a wire?????

I really prefer LoTW and EQSL . If you reply via EQSL please also confirm by LoTW if you can... as I am working on several ARRL Awards right now and we know that LoTW (ARRL) does not accept EQSLs yet.

This page was last UPDATED on June 16th 2017

Heres where I have been talking (or typing) recently...

If we have talked in the last 24 hours then your info should be in my log (see above)

If you are in the log then our QSO details has (will be soon) been uploaded to LoTW and EQSL

If you are not on EQSL the card is still there waiting for you...

My contacts listed on the below map

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - VA3QV
Latest Contacts for VA3QV at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
WA6GXQ 2016-12-01 30m JT65 FM06 United States Barry K Kelly
NT5V 2016-11-20 15m SSB EM19fa United States James W Westfall, Jr
WD5K 2016-11-20 15m SSB EM19fa United States THOMAS C JOHNSON
N5ZC 2016-11-20 15m SSB EM19fa United States RICHARD M THORNE
K5NA 2016-11-20 15m SSB EM19fa United States RICHARD L KING
N0KK 2016-11-20 20m SSB EM19fa United States KIRK H PENGELLY, JR
K1KD 2016-11-20 20m SSB EM19fa United States GRANT P KESSELRING
W0CN 2016-11-20 40m SSB EM19fa United States DANIEL J HAUSAUER
N3FJP 2016-11-20 40m SSB EM19fa United States GLENN S DAVIS
W1LX 2016-11-20 40m SSB EM19fa United States Jeffrey W Richter
N2MM 2016-11-20 40m SSB EM19fa United States Carol Richards
WA2CP 2016-11-20 40m SSB EM19fa United States Camp Pouch Amateur Radio Association
KM2O 2016-11-20 40m SSB EM19fa United States David A Galletly
NC1I 2016-11-20 40m SSB EM19fa United States FRANCIS M POTTS
VE3EJJ 2016-11-20 80m SSB DO87df Canada Ernest James Jury

Book Totals: 4197 qso's   632 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

Grid Squared Award#13542
Granted: 2016-08-17 10:20:02   (VA3QV)

United States Counties Award#4126
Granted: 2016-08-17 10:20:01   (VA3QV)

  • 100 Counties Mixed
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