FIST # 12358
Thank you for looking up my call sign. My VE3IUQ call, is from a SK who was a long time member of the Brantford Amateur Radio Club, Don Smith. He was the one that taught morse code to Amateur Radio students.
As a young man of 11 in the 1960s, my Saturdays were spent at the local train station watching in amazement the telegraph operator do his magic on his staight morse code key. I knew then that some day I to could create magic with a morse code key.
In 1981, I received my Amateur licence and the following year I received my Advanced licence. The first five years of being an Amateur I earned a ARRL DXCC-CW with 187 countries confirmed. From 1986 to 2007 my interest in Amateur Radio and CW dwindled to only occasional activity. Since semi-retiring in 2007, I have more free time to once again enjoy my hobby of Amateur Radio. What really set a fire under me was a seminar I attended in London, Ontario. The guest speaker was a well known DXer and TCA magazine columnist (DX'ING WITH HAMMOND), Garry Hammond VE3XN. His speech was truly inspiring and as a result it reignited my lnterest in chasing rare and exotic DX. Many TNXs Garry !!
To date my awards are as follows: WAC-CW, WAS-CW, DXCC-CW,
WAZ-CW, Nine Dragons Award-CW
Presently, I am working towards a ARRL nine ( 9 ) band DXCC-CW and a ARRL Challenge Award-CW.
As of September 28, 2011 I have accomplished a 9 Band DXCC on CW !!!
As of April 15, 2016 DXCC Honor Roll 339 CW !! September 18, 2016 DXCC Challenge Award 2500 +
6 Meter DXCC CW Next !
Thanks Garry Hammond VE3XN for all your Help & Encouragement !!!
Antenna System : At 80 FT. Mosley Pro-67-C 10 to 40 Meters 3 Active Elements on 40 Meters
At 60 FT. Mosley TW-34-XL 4 Elements on 12, 17, And 30 Meters
At 92 FT. Hy-Gain VB-66 DX 6 Element 6 Meter Beam
At. 80 FT. 160 Meter Double Bazooka North East & South West
At. 80 FT. 160 Meter Inverted L North & South
At. 80 FT. 80 Meter Double Bazooka North East & South West
The quality of the QSL cards has changed since the early 1980s and I am amazed at how imaginative my fellow QSLer's are when it comes to their cards and it's a real joy to collect them.
Here is a picture of the two most interesting QSL cards in my collection to date. This picture was taken June 9 2009 by Garry Hammond VE3XN after checking my 210+ 20 meter CW cards at his QTH in Listowel, Ontario for the ARRL nine ( 9 ) band DXCC-CW and ARRL Challenge Award-CW.
The ZS6AOG is from 1982 and S79MV is from 2008.
My Lovely Wife Catherine Winter 2007
Niagara Falls New York, Niagara Falls Ontario,100 kms. South East Of Brantford, Ontario
QSL Request, please email me !!
Take Care, All The Best DX, 7-3s de Al Ve3mwx
PS: Active Certified Scuba Diver By PADI: ( Dive Master )
Certified In Mixed Gases ( NITROX ):( Technical Diver )
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