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My interest for ham radio goes back to the 60's. An article from a volume in the family bookcase described the hobby, along with references to ARRL's ''How to Become a Radio Amateur'', and schematics for a simple receiver. It looked as a very interesting project, and curiosity led me to order a more complete radio kit from Allied Radio, the Span Master regenerative receiver. I got the money from my newspapers delivery run.. It was a very interesting and rewarding experience, and that 2 tubes radio gave me many hours of SWL and amateur net monitoring. Soon (circa 1965), I ''upgraded'' and built an Heathkit GR-64... but waited many years to get the ticket. I turned off the radios and did other things, such as studies in mathematics and starting my own family...

In 2002, after a career as teacher of calculus and algebra at college level, I retired, and traveled abroad. I was very curious to know about the various methods of air navigation. When I heard VORs transmitting their ''call sign'' in Morse code, it remembered me something, those days of SWL and ham radio listening. And I decided to go back to this fb hobby of my teenager years, this time to get a full license as VE2PID in March 2003.

I operate mainly DX on 80, 40, 30 and 20 meters bands, mostly CW (99%), and occasionally PSK, RTTY and other digital modes. Power is from QRPp mW to 100 watts. QRO rig is an Elecraft K2/100 # 5170 (CW only). Other recent toys are an Elecraft KX1 serial # 442 a KX3 Serial # 190, a Ten-Tec R4020 and a 40M Rock-Mite QRP rig in an Altoids tin - lots of fun! I also use an ICOM 706 MKIIG for occasional digital/SSB modes or VHF operations.

I also enjoy participation in SOTA (Summits On The Air - portable operation in mountainous areas) mainly as activator.

Infos about that fine organization available at http://www.sota.org.uk

FISTS member #10215, CC #1477, Silver #368, Gold #249, Platinum #402, Diamond #142, Millionaire (6 million) #86.

QRP ARCI #13005, SKCC #10025T, CW Operators Club #1278.

No QSL or eQSL please. LoTW account active, and I also log all my QSOs in QRZ logbook.

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QRZ Logbook Summary for - VE2PID
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GM0RML 2017-05-23 20m CW IO87bn Scotland Art
GM7WCO 2017-05-23 20m CW IO84vv Scotland Gordon
F8EZX 2017-05-23 20m CW JN03to France Christian
9A2UN 2017-05-23 20m CW JN83fm Croatia Bert
KX5C 2017-05-23 20m CW EM20vh United States Ronnie
N9TMU 2017-05-23 20m CW EM49tc United States Virgil
WA4FQN 2017-05-23 20m CW EM86uh United States Jerry
W5AP 2017-05-23 20m CW EM12kv United States James
KD2JQG 2017-05-23 40m CW FN31cp United States Martin
WO8L 2017-05-21 40m CW EM96td United States Richard
K0ARS 2017-05-20 20m CW EM39rs United States James
K6ETM 2017-05-20 20m CW FM18jt United States George
WB8YYY 2017-05-20 40m CW FM19mj United States Curt
K3LO 2017-05-19 40m CW FM19jb United States John
W3OKC 2017-05-19 40m CW FN10na United States Steven

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