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First LICENSED IN 1962 as VE6AIQ and now have the call VE6CCL . WENT TO SAIT (Southern Alberta institute of Technology) AND spent time on the DEW LINE '64 '65 and had the call VE8WA when stationed at Gladman Point and Pin 3 near Coppermine. WENT BACK TO The University of Calgary in 1966 and took Mechanical Engineering Degree. Was active with the campus radio club. Worked in South America ( Guyana ) in 1970. Regret not taking Ham radio with me. Came back to Alberta in 71 and have been active as VE6CCL Off and on since then. I have always been interested in HF mostly 80 through 10. My Dad was a radio pioneer in Alberta in the 30's. was VE6DW after WWII. He moved to Ontario in the 60's and retired to a Yatch VE0MGC maritime mobile in the Caribbean. Kept a skid with him till he became SK there in 1996

For years my station included a HEATHKIT SB300 receiver and SB400 transmitter tower and beam. Went Mobile with a Gonset G76 and an SB101 and a Lafayette HA146. Later had an IC730 and ICom 2AT. Work and family cut into hobby time. Band conditions impaired a weekly skid with my brother Doug VE1DCW in Yarmouth N.S. on 20 meters.

In 2002 moved to a condo and sold most of my radio stuff so Acquired a YASEAU VX7R because I needed to have CTCS to access repeaters and got interested in 6 meters and 220. Traded IC730 for a FT 690 6 meter rig. Used a Kenwood TS 120s in a 2000 Saturn Wagon MOBILE for a few years. sold it so next project is repackaging portable pack radio into a Pelican Case. I took it to Grand Manan Island, NB 2009. In 2010 took it with me to San Francisco CA.

I operating an eQSO gateway for over 6 years and I am still a supporter of the eQSO System. Currently I am finding my way around DStar and use a DV Dongle to access dstar repeaters.

When I go HF mobile I use my ICom 703 Plus for 80 40 20 17 15 10 and 6 meters. I enjoy the challenge of QRP CW PSK and SSB. Last summer I aquired a Yashu VX8DR fitted with GPS and BlueTooth. N have an IC 229 aH and IC 92AD for Dstar.

You can follow my movements on APRS.FI - http://aprs.fi/?call=a%2FVE6CCL-7&mt=roadmap&z=11&timerange=3600

Latest project is putting together a "portable" battery power source for my station that can be used at home or on the road.

Look after our clubs IRB VE6AO We have it working on 160 80 40 2017 15 and 10 meter HF plus 6 2 and 70 cm. AN ONGOING PROJECET.  With help of CARA members have we have put together TWO portable   packages and the were put through there passes at CARA Field Days  and other specil events.

LATEST DEVELOPMENT: Implementation of Remote Hams application at VE6AO for the FT2000 and FT847 stations.

Nets I check into:  Caratels ragchew on VE6RYC RPT 146.850 Tuesday at 1PM :trans canada linking net on IRLP Wendsday at 9AM Via VE6OIL 146.610 : the ARORA NET on 40 meters 23:30 utc : VE6RPT net on 146.940 Thursday night at 8:15 PM MST. Also Dstar CAN Net using VE6IPG-C Friday nights.

Was active as a director the Calgary Amiteur Radio Association until 2009 - 2014.  Continue to help out with CARAHAM.ORG Website and Membership records for club.    I am a supporting member of RAC and Calgary Region ARES and other Clubs in area.

 

73 from Rob in Calgary.

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