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Welcome to beautiful Ontario, CANADA


Licensed since 1963.

Born in Weymouth, Dorset, England in 1946, I first became interested in radio from my father, Arthur, SK, ex G3SUO who was a Royal Navy radio operator in the Second World War.

I became a short wave listener at the age of 9 years (1955) using various commercial radios with short wave. At that time it was mainly AM and CW transmissions from amateurs.

I was first licensed in Victoria, British Columbia in 1963 as VE7BMG; from 1963-1976 as G3SUP (Weymouth, Dorset) and from 1976 to the present as VE3IPA.

My interests are CW/SSB on the HF bands.

CW is my preferred mode and use a selection of straight vintage keys, the oldest dating from around 1910.

Currently using an ICOM transceiver, a vintage Heathkit HW 104 (1976), R5 vertical and a G5RV, (102 feet). Also dipoles for 10 and 17 metres. I run 100 watts or less.

Past equipment 1950's/60's included WW2 Canadian 19 set (tank), WW2 Canadian 52 set, DX 40 and Codar AT5 transmitter. I used the Codar in the 60's as a mobile set up with a Mohican receiver. I still have the Codar. It runs 10W on AM or CW, 160/80.

Also available on Echolink. Node 276144.

Having always been interested in wartime secret radio communications and decyphering I fulfilled a longtime interest in visiting Bletchley Park, England in October 2012.

Other interests include photography and boating.


E-QSL: I will QSL 100% on e-qsl.

DIRECT QSL:: If you would like a QSL card sent DIRECT please send $U.S. to help cover postage. Thank you. My address is correct on QRZ.com. QSL will be sent by return post.

Please, no IRC's or foreign stamps.





Summer views over the lake.





The photos below show my home and summer QTH. My cottage is located on Lake Belwood about 1 hour north of home. The lake is about 8 miles long by 1.5 miles wide and about 60 feet deep. The lake is stocked with fish including Northern Pike, Smallmouth Bass , Trout and Carp. The lake has about 370 cottages around it, each having their own docking system mostly a marine railway system, allowing us to lower the dock as the water level goes down over the summer period. The lake is actually a reservoir fed by an aquifer with a dam at the other end to control the flow into the Grand River which eventually empties into Lake Erie.

The shipwrecks are from about 1850. They are in Little Tub harbour, Georgian Bay, part of the Great Lakes system. The Great Lakes are littered with shipwrecks.

The rock 'carving' is Flowerpot Island and is formed by the constant motion of wind and water over the years.

The waterfall is Webster's Falls, near Dundas, Ontario, about ten minutes from my home. Not as big as Niagara Falls ( 1 hour away) but a very beautiful spot with a park for picnics. The river above the falls drove a grist mill around 1840.


A Cardinal, one of our local birds....

Our garden at home QTH.

Websters Falls, near Hamilton, Ontario

Summer retreat on the lake.


Shipwrecks in Georgian Bay (Fathom Five Marine Park). Clear COLD water.


Little Tub harbour, near Tobermory, Ontario

Below is Flowerpot Island, Georgian Bay


VE3IPA and G3ZGP enjoying the evening 'fare' !! Friends for 40+ years.

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