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VE6WZ

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Steve Babcock

T3H 2V2 Calgary
Canada, AB

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Call data

Last update:2012-09-11 00:28:30
Continent:NA
Views:1704
Main prefix:VE
Federal state:AB
Latitude:51.0432620
Longitude:-114.1835690
Locator:DO21VB
DXCC Zone:1
ITU Zone:9
CQ Zone:4

Most used bands

80m
(42%)
40m
(35%)
160m
(12%)
20m
(5%)
15m
(4%)

Most used modes

CW
(58%)
SSB
(43%)
RTTY
(1%)
PSK31
(1%)
FM
(1%)

QSL data

eQSL QSL:YES
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:YES
LoTW QSL:YES

Biography

Name: Steve


VE6WZ was licensed in 1973. He graduated from University with a BSc in Geology and has worked in the Oil and Gas exploration business for about 30yrs. VE6WZ'smain interest is building antennas and working DX on the "Lowbands"40, 80 and 160m. You will only rarely hear VE6WZ above 7 mHz.

Worked DXCCs:

Equipment

STATION: Radios: FTDX-9000D, FT-1000d, IC-7000

QTH: A 60'X 100' city lot in Calgary AB. See Google Earth view: http://www.qsl.net/ve6wz/QTH_ve6wz.jpg

Antennas:

View from tower: Some photos taken from the end of 80m Yagiboom at 100': http://www.qsl.net/ve6wz/ve6wz_view_fromyagi.htm

160m- US Tower HDX-589Mdpl motorized crank-up tower is shunt-fed for 160m.

(RX)- Various single and end-fire phased Beverage antennas (winter only) on third party land. Also, the 80m 2-el Yagi elements are phased in the shack using the NCC-1to yield a very effective 160m rotateable RX Yagi at 100'. There are 2 phased end-fire 2 el vertical arrays for EU-OC and SA-JA. See below for photos and more detail, or click here: http://www.qsl.net/ve6wz/ve6wz_160m_rx.htm

80m- 2-el homebrew Yagi at 105' (32m) with 1/2 size (66') Hi-Q mid-element coil loaded elements on a short 28' boom. See construction details ofthe homebrew 80-40m Yagi: http://www.qsl.net/ve6wz/intro.htm

40m- Sharing the same boom with the 80m Yagi is a 2 el inductor loaded short 40m Yagi.

20-10m- A Force-12 Yagi is used on the high bands.

WARC- No antennas. Using the rig ant. tuner, force load the 40 and 80m Yagis for low-power use.

QSL via LOTW

VE6WZ DXCC & LOTW Status here: http://www.qsl.net/ve6wz/dxcc.htm

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VE6WZ / VE6WZ 80-40m Yagi at sunrise
  

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