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Thank you for visting my QRZ page.  I was first licenced in England 1991 as G7JNG, in 1993 I upgrade to G0TQJ.  I have been QRV as VE6CMV since March 2009 when I immigrated to Canada


As of the 01 December 2015, I will no longer be uploading to EQSL, nor do i use QRZ.COM Logbook.

QSO's will still be uploaded to LOTW and QSL cards are available via the buro or direct.

USA Forever Global Stamps can not be used to pay for return posatge outside of the USA, Canada is not part of the USA so please dont use them for return postage.  Thank you

Home QTH

Current equipment

My main station is as follows:

HF Transciever: Yaesu FTDX5000MP with Heil Headset with HC4 cartridge

Amplifier: OM 2000+ HF/6M (FU-728F Tetrode)

Interface: Micro Keyer II

Software: HRD & DM780, WSJT-X FT8 JT65, N1MM for Contesting

Antenna Switching: RATPAK Remote Antenna Switch

HF Amplifier: Ameritr

Microphone: Heil Headset with HC4 In

HF Antenna's: 3 Element Steppir @ 15m, a OCF Dipole Antenna 80-10m @ 15m, 30m Collinear @ 15m, End Fed Wire for 160m @ 12m.

Some of my callsigns that I have been active with over the years

G0TQJ English Callsign 1993 - Current

VA6CV Contest Callsign

VO2VC Callsign used when I am in Labrador CQ Zone 02. 

VP8CXV Dec 1997-Apr 1998 and Aug - Dec 2007 (Falkland Islands)

DA1VC 1993-1996 (Germany)

GM0TQJ 2005-2009 (Scotland)

YU8/G0TQJ Feb-Jun 2001 (Kosovo)

YA/G0TQJ Apr-Jul 2002 (Afghanistan)

LA/G0TQJ Jan-Mar 2004 (Norway)

VO2/GM0TQJ Aug-Sep 2008 (Labrador Zone 2)

During my military service I have deployed on several operational tours, Gulf War 1991, Kuwait 1999, Kosovo 2001, Afghanistan 2002, Gulf War 2003 and the Falkland Islands 1984, 1997-98 and 2007.

The picture below was taken with my parents when i was awarded the Queens Commendation for Service in Iraq 2003.



(If sending direct, please include return postage, no postage will result in return QSL cards being sent via the Buro)

My main interest are HF DXing, Digital, SSB and contesting.

I am QRV Mobile using a Yaesu FT857D (100w) a Heli HC6 Headset and Hamstick monoband antennas, cheap antenna but installed correctly they work well.

The two seasons of Cold Lake, Alberta

Summer April - October +3 to +25c           Winter October - April +3 to -40c

Falkland Islands VP8CXV

Club Shack 2007

GM0TQJ Kinloss, Scotland 2005-2009

Antennas used at GM0TQJ

Kabul 2002 YA/G0TQJ

VO2VC Labrador

Member of the following Clubs & Societies:




Sask Alta Contesters - VE5RI/VA5AA group

RAFARS #3458

EPC #7109

30 DMG #2609










I am now employed as the Operations Manager for a truck company supporting the flow of oil from the ground to the holding tanks in the North Alberta Oilfields.  Cold Lake is located in the heart of the Oil and Gas field, it has a large lake and is located  about 300km North East of the City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.  The lake straddles the Alberta/Saskatchewan border, and has a water area of 373km2 (144sqmi).  It is also one of the deepest lakes in Alberta with a maximum depth of 99.1m (325.1ft).  It has around 24 known species of fish in it and is a major ice fishing lake.  It is also major stop for many migrating birds, and is home to one of the largest warbler population in Alberta.  A surface of 248km2 (96sqmi) lies in the province of Alberta.

4 Wing Cold Lake is the busiest fighter base in Canada. It provides general purpose, multi-role, combat capable forces in support of domestic and international roles of Canada's Air Force. Home of fighter pilot training for the Canadian Forces, 4 Wing attracts Top Gun crews from all over the world to our annual air combat exercise, Maple Flag.


The Cold Lake Radio Amateurs meet every Saturday morning 10.00am for breakfast @ The Lakeland Inn.  Local repeater is VE6ADI 147.090+



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