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VE7HWD

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Daniel Higman

V6V 2E5 Richmond
Canada, British Columbia

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Call data

Last update:2017-07-15 10:00:10
QTH:Richmond
Continent:NA
Views:258
Main prefix:VE
Federal state:British Columbia
Latitude:49.1819769
Longitude:-122.9581261
Locator:CN89ME
DXCC Zone:1
ITU Zone:9
CQ Zone:5

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2017-04-11 11:25:09
eQSL QSL:YES
Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:no
LoTW QSL:no

Biography

My name is Daniel. My Amateur radio callsign is VICTOR ECHO SEVEN HALF WAVE DIPOLE. I've fully enjoy ham radio. I also enjoy playing around with my SDR - RTL receivers. My first handheld was a ICOM-02AT and my first HF rig was a KENWOOD TS-820. I have a YT-100 antenna tuner for my Yaesu 857D HF rig. My Kenwood has the built in tuner. Now all I need is a Yaesu isolated USB CAT cable for SSTV and PSK31..... The F1001 CAT fuse on my Yaesu FT-857 blew on 19th of April 2017. Now the SMD fuse is removed from the board. There are new wires and inline fuse in it's place. Never unplug the CAT cable when radio is turned on and YT-100 tuner connected. All is well with new fuse in radio and the tuner working again. Just ordered a new tuning knob for the Yaesu FT-857. The old knob would not stay on the shaft and allen screw was seized up. I was fiddling around with JT65 and downloaded Dimension 4 for soundcard correction. Looking for more digital modes to try. IF shift comes in handy at times. Just got the new tuning knob April 5th 2017. Sure makes the radio look better. Now my Yaesu FT-857 is almost like new again!

I have a big roll of insulated wire that I've had for a long time. Would like to make a 80 meter antenna real soon. I plan on getting a 4:1 balun too!

My Kenwood TS-690S https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipMQzQZvlpaXdXO9SPIId6EXZTOTO_bRlbfQNX3H

My Yaesu VX-8 https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipNfXNFty257PPDx8B5_rTCrN0j4Qw9pZ_gZUSG8

I've been looking at the 9:1 UNUN. There are some video's on youtube of how to build them. These things go from 50Ω to 450Ω. Sounds good for long wire antennas.

I've had some good conversations in the last few days.

I am going to get a bunch of SO239 Chassis connectors for making 1/4 wave for 2 meters, 1.25 meters & 70 centimeters. We finally soldered the coat hangers onto SO239 chassis mount.Got a perfect SWR on 146.52. We are hanging it from the ceiling.

Got the new Select Encoder for Yaesu FT-857 https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipMSzKV7mzihmwP8Glj8v5nLhw8CjGhYMByWIfFM

I dug out my dusty old 160 watt Daiwa LA-2180H vhf amplifier from storage. Would like to try it on 2 meter SSB.Have not hooked up VHF amplifier yet...
https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipO5IzqwSh1RRhX9EOnez84qevDg0da-j8py2UHG

with new UNIDEN BCD436HP digital scanner https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipOOJ2npsR5uJApU3rTJ9qdxFl9V62E3atZXYB2J

Equipment

Icom IC-92AD

Icom IC-80AD

Yaesu VX-8

Yaesu FT-530

Yaesu FT-857D

Kenwood TS-690S

YT-100 Antenna tuner

Daiwa NS-660A SWR & Power Meter

Daiwa LA-2180H VHF Amp

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