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
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
My transmitter was also homebrewed, using a crystal controlled exciter
a single FET amplifier at 100W out. Both of us used similar antenna
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
will stimulate more interest in LF on the west coast and western
As well, we are both working towards improvements in antenna systems and
increased power levels for the upcoming winter season.
73...Steve McDonald / VE7SL
'THE VE7SL RADIO NOTEBOOK' : http://www.imagenisp.ca/jsm
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