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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 and JT10) 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  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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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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