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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).

QSL:

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.
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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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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)

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

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

Endorsements:
  • 15 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
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