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LF: Re: First Western Canadian 2200m QSO!

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Subject: LF: Re: First Western Canadian 2200m QSO!
From: "F6CWN" <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 15:50:50 -0000
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12./07/2004   1546z

Congratulations for the first QSO... Champagne!

We hope to receive you soon!

73: Jeff / F6CWN (JN09TT)




----- Original Message -----
From: "Steve McDonald" <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>
Cc: <[email protected]>
Sent: Sunday, July 11, 2004 11:32 PM
Subject: LF: First Western Canadian 2200m QSO!


I am pleased to announce the first western Canadian contact on the 2200m
band! The QSO was completed yesterday on 137.754 kHz. ( July 10th) between
myself, VE7SL (Mayne Island, BC - CN88) and Scott Tiley, VE7TIL
(Vancouver,
BC - CN89), a distance of approximately 50km.

At the time of our initial two-way QSO, Scott's transmitter consisted of a
homebrew DDS exciter using a Darlington-pair final running about 1W
output.
My transmitter was also homebrewed, using a crystal controlled exciter
into
a single FET amplifier at 100W out. Both of us used similar antenna
systems
for transmitting, a loaded three-wire flattop 'T' . On receive, both
stations used small backyard loop antennas.

Being the only 2200m activity west of Ontario, it is hoped that our
efforts
will stimulate more interest in LF on the west coast and western
provinces.
As well, we are both working towards improvements in antenna systems and
increased power levels for the upcoming winter season.

73...Steve McDonald / VE7SL


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