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New Call Sign  VE3EB  (Previously VE3OIC but I answer to both)

Thank you for taking the time to visit my QRZ page.

My name is Matthew (Eric) Brown and I reside in Newmarket, Ontario with my family.


Newmarket is located approximately 35 kilometers directly to the north of the City of Toronto border or just over 55 kilometers from Toronto City Hall. The overall area surrounding Toronto is referred to as the Greater Toronto Area or GTA

I was licensed for Amateur Radio in 2004 as VE3OIC and received my advanced ticket in 2005. So you are not confused I own three Canadian Call Signs,VE3OIC, VA3OIC and as of May 2, 2014 am now also VE3EB my new two letter call!

My interests include HF phone, digital modes but specifically PSK on 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 30 and 40 meters and  D-Star radio, DV Dongles and D-RATS, APRS and more recently APRX (Linux version) technology.

My latest D-Star purchase is an ICOM ID51A hand held and so far it has been one of the best
“hand helds” I have owned or operated!

Me and my Tape Measure Yagi!

Field Day 2012

The Shack


Radio: Yaesu FT 8800R

Antenna: Arrow OSJ 146/440 (Home Brew) J-Pole (#1)

Metering: DAIWA CN-103L

Power Supply: Alinco DM330-MV (#1) ?


APRS Radio: Motorola Radius/Realistic HTX202

Tracker Argent Data Open Tracker 2 (OT2)

Antenna: Arrow OSJ 146/440 (Home Brew) J-Pole (#2)

Power Supply: Alinco DM330-MV (#1) 










Yes that is Joe Walsh WB6ACU on the wall to the right of the clock, Met Joe in Vegas at a Broadcast Trade Show.


Radio: Yaesu FT857D (All Band)

Antenna: G5RV, 30feet HAAT

Tuner: LDG Z-11 Pro

PSK via Signalink USB

Metering: DAIWA CN101L/LDG FT-Meter & RF Monitoring Meter

Audio: Wohler AMP2A

Power Supply: Alinco DM330-MV (#2)


Mobile: ICOM ID880-H

Shack: DV Dongle

HT:  ICOM ID51A D-Star/Analog


RF Patching: Home Brew SO-239 Patch Panels

Radio Control: AMP/TE 24 Port Network Patch Panel (SL RJ 45 Jacks)

I am an avid supporter of community events through Amateur Radio, a volunteer with the local police agency and I am an active club member and currently sit on the Board of Directors of the York Region Amateur Radio Club. www.yrarc.org as the  Director of Public Service Events, Past Vice (2013-2014) and Past President 2007-2012. 

While President I Project Managed a successful Ontario Trillium Grant Application. The radio club was awarded $39,600.00 for  a) the purchase of a new complete D-STAR system  (VE3YRK) that consisted of UHF and VHF repeaters and both hand helds and mobile radios for members use b) materials to outfit the radio club's new communications trailer.

Memberships include:

  • Radio Amateurs of Canada (Maple Leaf Operator Membership)
  • ARRL
  • European Phase Shifting Keying Club (EPC) Member # 21908
  • Digital Modes Club (DMC) Member #06715

My frequent travel for work into the USA allows me the privilege of chatting with and meeting fellow Amateurs in every town that I visit as well as taking in their local ham fests.

Please feel free to contact me at VE3EB.CA@GMAIL.COM.




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QRZ Logbook Summary for - VE3EB
Latest Contacts for VE3EB at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
KF5RSA 2015-03-07 10m PSK31 EL29kn United States Richard S Arvedson
ON3ANY 2015-02-28 15m PSK31 JO10tr Belgium Surkyn Georges Geo
OH1CT 2015-02-22 10m PSK31 KP10TM Finland Max Maisala
HI8/KB1KKE 2015-02-07 15m PSK31 FK48xs Dominican Republic Luis M Mencia
DG5MLA 2015-02-07 15m PSK31 JN58qr Germany Gerald Graef
I5HLK 2015-02-07 15m PSK31 JN53pr Italy Roberto Lippi
DJ90IARU 2015-02-07 15m PSK31 JO31lp Germany Darc Special Event Station C/O Enrico Stumpf-Siering, Dl2Vfr
WA4EEZ 2015-02-07 15m PSK31 EL87ps United States Leslie Dorothy Johnson
IK2RZG 2015-02-07 15m PSK31 JN45jm Italy Massimo Spartaco Maccari
ON1AEY 2015-02-07 15m PSK31 JO11ta Belgium Peter De Paepe
W5QEP 2015-02-07 15m PSK31 EM30uf United States Roger W Hoskin
W4JOV 2015-02-01 15m PSK31 EM60bp United States Raymond D Sturch
ES6ARE 2015-02-01 10m PSK31 KO38mf Estonia Aare Kripson
YV4DHS 2015-01-31 15m PSK31 FK60af Venezuela Homero Chique S.
TI2UNA 2015-01-31 15m PSK31 EG79wv Costa Rica Gerardo Herrera Calvo

Book Totals: 115 qso's   30 confirmed

Grid Squared Award#5772
Granted: 2015-03-14 13:15:08   (VE3OIC)

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