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I've been licensed since 2002. I love HF mobile and doing community service events / ARES callouts. It is much more interesting for me to work mobile with 100W than to work at a 'big-gun' station (but the Big Gun stations are fun once in a while :) While holding this callsign I also had VE3LKV from 07/2007 to 09/2012. In 2014 I earned my US Extra Class callsign of AI7LK.
If you hear me mobile I am in likely in my VW Jetta Turbo Diesel sedan and occasionally my 1988 Ford F350 Turbo Diesel pickup truck. My antennas and radios move from one vehicle to the next quite easily thanks to Anderson Powerpoles and BNC connectors. On HF you may hear me occasionally from home running voice or digital modes.
In my mobiles, I run Yaesu FT857D with Yaesu ATAS-120A at 100W. The ATAS has been modified with a longer whip, and this allows for improved coverage on all bands, however I cannot use it for 6m with a whip this long. I also run Yaesu FT-8900 with Tram dual band. Photos of my mobile installation in the Jetta can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/32626524@N08/sets/72157623142510771/
At home, I run a Yaesu FT-857D with filters and TCXO, and an older Kenwood TM732A dual band 70cm/2m radio. The 857 is connected to a Cushcraft AV5 ground mounted vertical (10-15-20-40-80) and the 732 to a dual band collinear. Both are at about 25'/8m. Plans are underway for a larger antenna farm.
Information on the 2013 High River Alberta floods and my involvement is located at http://www.fars.ca/ares/how-field-day-became-a-reality-the-story-of-the-high-river-flood-of-2013/
From time to time you'll see me simulcasting on the internet at http://tinyurl.com/ve3lkv.
From time to time you'll hear me on-air as AI7LK while travelling in the United States.
Thanks to "Uncle Al" VE3AND (sk) for introducing me to Ham Radio in 1969.
Je parle un petit peu Français, mai je parle lentement.
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(from www.dx-code.org via KF9MG)
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