Amateur Radio

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    During the 1980's I developed a deep interest in radio and wireless communications.  I spent a lot of my spare time in the radio rooms of various ships with the wireless operators.  Because satellite communications were relatively new at that time, the primary method of communication was still via Morse code using HF (short-wave) radio.  I learned to send and receive Morse code and wrote the exam for my amateur radio license.  I hold the call sign VE1DXRadio amateurs are held together by a voluntary bond, a camaraderie perhaps best described by the Amateur's Code. 

  1. Click here for more information on Ham Radio . 

  2. I have also written some DX related stories written in the style of my friend Hugh Cassidy, WA6AUD (SK.)  Click here to access the archives

  3. In March of 2005 I lost my tower in a heavy wind and ice storm.  However, by 16 April 2005 I had rebuilt.  It was a long 6-7 weeks.  This tower has a TH-5/MK2 Hy-Gain antenna for 10/15/20 metres

  4. In September 2006 I put up a second tower and added a Mosley TW-33-XL yagi for 30/17/12 metres.  I use various wire antennas for 40, 80 and 160 metres

  5. The most recent addition to my antenna farm is a Mosley AM-56 yagi for 6 metres

  6. For several years, I used a Windom antenna with a lot of success.

  7. You can view the weather at my QTH.


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Last updated on Thursday, 07 August 2014