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After a lifetime of professional work in electronics and wired and wireless data communications research and development, it took until my retirement to find the time to join the radio amateurs as a hobby. I received the Canadian certification Basic with Honors in September 2015, and in January 2016 upgraded to the Advanced certification. Within a week I set up a basic ham shack in a spare room at home, and was on the air within days, so far mostly using digital modes (RTTY, PSK, JT65, JT9, T10 and FT8) on the 6m through 160m bands. Occasionally I am experimenting with space communication by working the International Space Station (ISS) and amateur satellite PSAT on the 2m band.

Visit my home page (http://www.bjkurz.com) and my Amateur Radio home page (http://www.bjkurz.com/amateurradio/amateurradio.htm).

I am a member of the Fredericton Amateur Radio Club (http://www.ve9nd.ca) and the European Phase Shift Keying Club (http://www.eupsk.com) (#25648).


Uploaded regularly to QRZ.com, eQSL.cc(AG) and LOTW.

Paper cards direct by mail: if I receive a QSL card by mail, I will return one to the sender (no money needed but self-addressed envelope is appreciated).

If a QSL card is requested online through ClubLog, it is free via bureau but US$2 via mail (see the ClubLog form at the bottom of this page).

If requested, I will e-mail a printable card, filled out by hand and scannned.


My Station:

  • Kenwood TS-440S/AT HF transceiver
  • Transverter for 6m band (assembled from a kit by UT5JCW and modified to reduce frequency drift) and Linear Amplifier 30W (assembled from a kit)
  • Transverter for 2m band (assembled from a kit by UT5JCW) and Daiwa LA-2035R Linear Amplifier 30W
  • Transverter for 70cm band (assembled from a kit by UT5JCW)
  • Baofeng UV-B5 VHF/UHF handheld transceiver
  • Realistic DX-302 LW-MW-HF receiver for monitoring purposes.
  • Signalink USB for TS-440S and EasyDigi sound card interface for Baofeng
  • Software: Digipan 2.0,  fldigi 4.04, WSJT-X V1.8.0-rc2 and  JTDX V17.8 for digital modes, UISS V5.4.1 for satellite work
  • Echolink Proxy server on Dell GX150 mini PC
  • Antennas:
  1.  Hustler 4BTV (10/15/20/40m bands) plus 30/60/80m add-ons. Modified as a hybrid trap/fan type vertical by adding 12m and 17m vertical resonators, ground mounted in back yard with tuned ground radials for all bands
  2. 10m band: modified CB (11m band) antenna with 2 radials mounted on deck railing post
  3. Homebrew J-pole antennas for 6m and 2m bands mounted on deck railing posts
  4. Homebrew Helically-wound Vertical antenna for 160m band, ground mounted with 4 radials
  5. Homebrew Cross-Dipole (turnstile) 2m band antenna for working satellites and ISS


RadioStation_01 Hustler_mods_hybtid_trap_fan 6m J-pole antenna 6m J-pole antenna



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QRZ Logbook Summary for - VE9BJK
Latest Contacts for VE9BJK at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
NP2Q 2018-01-19 17m FT8 FK78li US Virgin Islands ANTHONY A ARNOLD
ZF1EJ 2018-01-14 15m FT8 EK99ig Cayman Islands JAMES ANDREW EDEN
PU0FDN 2018-01-13 15m FT8 HI36sd Fernando de Noronha Jose Carlos Marenga a.k.a. Marenga
FG5BZ 2018-01-12 30m FT8 FK96if Guadeloupe Bruno BICHARA
JH7RXU 2018-01-12 30m FT8 QM09hm Japan Atsushi Takahashi
D41CV 2018-01-11 30m FT8 HK76mu Cape Verde Monteverde Contest Team Club
5V1JE 2018-01-08 40m FT8 JJ06OE64 Togo John Everman
VE2/ZL2JAC 2018-01-07 80m FT8 FN25sb Canada Aaron Robert Jackson
LU8EKC 2018-01-05 30m FT8 GF05QN98 Argentina DANIEL EDUARDO COSSO
XP3A 2018-01-03 60m FT8 GP44DE Greenland Peter
DP0GVN 2017-12-29 30m FT8 IB59uh Antarctica Neumayer Station III
VE7RAC 2017-12-29 20m FT8 CN88hk Canada RADIO AMATEUR DU OF CANADA INC.
VP8NO 2017-12-24 10m FT8 GD18bh Falkland Islands Michael Harris
KL7HBK 2017-12-24 60m FT8 BO49et Alaska John D O Larey
LU8EKC 2017-12-23 15m FT8 GF05QN98 Argentina DANIEL EDUARDO COSSO

Book Totals: 2744 qso's   1191 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

DX World Award#5327
Granted: 2017-04-09 19:31:05   (VE9BJK)

United States Award#2906
Granted: 2017-02-25 02:00:02   (VE9BJK)

United States Counties Award#4948
Granted: 2016-10-15 16:26:02   (VE9BJK)

  • 100 Counties Mixed
World Continents Award#14458
Granted: 2016-07-14 23:40:03   (VE9BJK)

  • 17 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
Grid Squared Award#13072
Granted: 2016-07-14 23:40:02   (VE9BJK)

  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
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