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Dx Summit Users: If you see my callsign listed as a spotter it is NOT me. Like many hundreds of other amateur radio operators my callsign was hijacked by somebody.  I am NOT a spotter on Dx Summit or any other service - user yes, spotter no.

INTERNATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE WEEKEND - AUGUST 19 & 20, 2017 - I plan to be QRV as N8GU/VY2 from the Cape Bear lighthouse (CA 0049) which is located on the south east tip of Prince Edward Island.  It is located next to a Marconi Museum - for additional information regarding the lighthouse and museum go to:   http://www.capebearlighthouse.com/



N46 00.215  W62 27.487

Grid FN86sa

Operation will likely be CW: 14.050 +/- 5; 7.050+/-5 SSB: 14.240 +/- 10; 7.200 +/- 10 PSK31. Those are where I am going to try to be, but, will QSY as needed. Saturday's operation from 1700Z to 2000Z will be CW.

Special QSL card depicting the lighthouse upon request: SASE envelope large enough for postcard sized QSL card. Donation of $1 US to cover printing cost appreciated. Please allow 6-8 weeks for processing.  As an alternative, you may copy the QSL picture. Will also upload to LOTW.

OTHER CANADA 2017 OPERATION:  June 23: Op as N8GU/VE9 from Hopewell, New Brunswick; Field Day: Op as N8GU/VE1 from Elm River, Nova Scotia: June 30: Op N8GU/VE1 from Halifax, Nova Scotia; July 1 RAC Contest as N8GU/VE1 from Halifax, Nova Scotia; July 8: IARU Contest from Port Au Choix, Newfoundland as N8GU/VO1; NAQP CW as N8GU/VY2 (QRP).


Age is 66 and have been a ham radio operator since 1980.

Professions: Retired urologic surgeon and retired Airman Medical Examiner for the FAA

Other occupations: I was part of the player development staff for the Columbus Clippers Baseball team when it was the AAA team of the New York Yankees. From 1990-2000 I was one of the PA announcers at the ballpark.

Other hobbies: I am a private pilot IFR rated and have owned an American Champion Explorer 7GCBC, Cessna 182 and 210. I also fly R/C airplanes and operate R/C power boats.

Sports: Fly fishing (partipant) and ice hockey (former participant, now on permament DL)

Musicality: Bass and guitar player - G&L Legacy 4 string P Bass autographed by Nathan East; Washburn BB4SJK Skin and Bones Jazz 4 string Bass; 40th Anniversary Gibson Les Paul; Fender Stratocaster; Fender Acoustic.

Expert at: Time Managment

Member of: ARRL, Madison County Amateur Radio Club of Ohio, SKCC (#3941),  FIST (#10930). OMISS (#6808), NA QRP CW Club 6749, and Flying Pigs #2911.

  • Base station at home is an Elecraft K3 (SN 1179) K Line with the Elecraft P3, Elecraft KAT500 Tuner, and Elecraft KPA 500 Amplifier into a KLM KT34A tribander up 60 feet or "Windom" Dipole (64%/36% ratio with Balun Design 4:1 ocf balun) up 40 feet.

  • Base station in Newmar Motorcoach RV is Icom 7300 feeding an Eagle One vertical antenna with an attached by an Icom AH4 tuner at the base of the antenna.  There is also a Diamond SG 7900A 2m/70cm vertical on the RV ladder.

  • Portable station is an Elecraft KX3 (SN 1962) into a Super Deluxe Buddipole system.

  • Mobile station is an ICOM 7000 into HamStik during winter and High Sierra Side Kicker during the non-salt on the road periods of time.

  • I may also be found on D-Star using an Icom 5100A radio.

  • For CW on the K3 and IC 7300 I use as my main key a Begali Magnetic Signature that I inherited from close friend K8WDN after he lost his battle with cancer in December 2013. I also use a P-4 Iambic Brass Key made by K8RA (SK) as well as a Vibroplex Iambic. For CW on the KX3 I use a Vibroplex Code Warrior Junior.

  • For CW for special events like Straight Key Nite I use a WW2 Key and Plug Assembly NR 8 with leg straps or a Vibroplex Champion bug from 1945 or a Monarch KY 102 (AKA Hi Mound BK 100).
  • I use the Timewave Navigator for CW (Winkeyer) and the Digital Modes (FSK RTTY, PSK, JT65, SSTV - digi and analog).




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