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Jean-Francois "Jeff" Ménard


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Call data

Last update:2021-11-21 15:13:05
QTH:Province of Québec
Main prefix:VE
DXCC Zone:1
ITU Zone:4
CQ Zone:5

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2021-02-04 14:34:42
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:no
Extra QSL Info:Please, no paper QSL card. I use LoTW only.


Hi, my handle is Jeff.

Since I got licensed, my main interest still the technical aspect of the hobby. This is why I like QCX transveivers from QRP Labs Hans G0UPL did, and still doing so far, a fantastic job! Not only by giving us a nice building experience, but also by investing a lot of time by giving relevant explanations with examples, theories and concepts. This is a great learning experience, and this is what I always looking for in this great hobby. I had the chance to discuss several times with Hans at ARCI Four Days In May convention in Fairborn Ohio.

I am operating mostly QRP from my QTH or when I am portable. I am mainly working in CW and in digital mode. I am quite active from 160m thru 6m, but especially on 60m, 30m, and 20m seeking for a friendly contact. I also really enjoy supporting as much as possible POTA activators everywhere I may reach them; no matter which mode they are using. POTA is a wonderful ham initiative. It is fun and it lets me put at work my whole radio and my modest antenna system.

To learn and to have fun are my prerogative!

I am a member and a proud supporter for many years of the following groups : ARCI #15326, SKCC #2245C and FISTS #11896. I consider myself as a CW casual op. In my humble opinion, CW still an excellent mode to explore many aspects of the hobby, especially when running at low power. I really enjoy using my different straight keys.

Doing digital mode is great to experiment propagation and antenna systems, like WSPR from Joe Taylor K1JT, a Nobel Prize-winning Princeton physicist who also developed with his team many digital mode for amateur radio. QRP Labs is offering nice transceivers to experiment! Working digital is very interesting at all time and might be really challenging, especially when working conditions are not very favorable!

Always remember: When using an effective protocol,
a tiny signal can travel a lot farther that we may thought!

Best 73... and I hope to meet you on the air!

Jeff | VA2SS


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