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VE2BK

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Réal Gagnon

J9Z 3C2 La Sarre
Canada, QC

NA
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Call data

Last update:2020-10-01 18:55:32
QTH:La Sarre
Continent:NA
Premium:YES
Views:1215
Main prefix:VE
Class:Superior
Federal state:QC
Latitude:48.7891115
Longitude:-79.1948322
Locator:FN08JS
DXCC Zone:1
ITU Zone:4
CQ Zone:5

Most used bands

20m
(39%)
17m
(16%)
40m
(16%)
30m
(11%)
15m
(10%)

Most used modes

CW
(80%)
USB
(19%)
SSB
(2%)
LSB
(1%)
57
(1%)

QSL data

Last update:2019-04-30 10:30:10
eQSL QSL:YES
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:no
LoTW QSL:YES
Extra QSL Info:Please, no more paper QSL. Tnx

Biography

I was first licensed 1n 1972, under callsign VE2BLW, passed avanced exam in 1973. My first rig : National receiver NC-88 and Heathkit DX-60.
For the first three months, I was operating on only one frequency with a 7090 Khz crystal, until I added the companion VFO to the DX-60. After one year, with my advanced licence on hand, I added the HW101. I was very active, mainly on CW on 80, 40,20,15 and 10. I received my DXCC certificate in 1976 and a 50 more countries endorsement in 1978.
Now, after a QRT period of about 20 years, I'm back in business. Using an IC7200, an IC-735 and QCXLabs 40, 30 and 20 QRP rigs. You'll hear me mainly on CW on any HF band, trying to hit rare DX.

Now retired from printing business, I reside, with my lovely wife, in a small condo with a small back yard. I'll manage to obtain the best performance from antennas built in a restricted area, helped by the Rig-Expert AA-35 Zoom antenna analyser.

80% CW, 20% Phone

*** No Digital FT8 etc ***


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Worked DXCCs:

Equipment

Icom IC-7200, 100 watts
Icom IC-735, 100 watts


QRP: QCX Labs 40 and 30 M,
Ranger AR-3500, 10 watts.

« 100 watts and a wire »

All monoband antennas :
- 40M vertical
- 30M vertical
- 20M vertical
- 17M Inv. vee
- 15M Inv. Vee
- 12M and 10M under construction.

All my antennas are home built and fine tuned with the antenna analyser Rig Expert AA-35 Zoom. A great piece of equipment. Never use antenna tuner.

A remote antenna switch allow only one transmission line for 5 monobands to the shack.

QRZCQ Awards

DXCC 150
ITU 40
CQ 30

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