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 and JT9) on the 10 through 80m bands. Occasionally I am experimenting on the 6m and 160m bands as well.
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.
- Kenwood TS-440S/AT HF transceiver
- Transverters for 6m and 2m bands (assembled from kits by UT5JCW and modified to reduce frequency drift)
- 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 3.23 and JT65-HF-H9BHQX, JTDX 17.2.2 for digital modes
- Echolink Proxy server on Dell GX150 mini PC
- 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
- 10m band: modified CB (11m band) antenna with 2 radials mounted on deck railing post
- Homebrew J-pole antennas for 6m and 2m bands mounted on deck railing posts
- Homebrew Helically-wound Vertical antenna for 160m band, ground mounted with 4 radials
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QSOs are entered in the log only if successfully completed, i.e. if a pair of signal reports was exchanged successfully.