Episode 383 – Vince d’Eon – VE6LK
Vince d’Eon, VE6LK, has taken hold of the many amateur radio opportunities on HF SSB, VHF/UHF mobile operation, repeater building and maintenance, and supporting events with his Calgary based amateur radio club. Vince is a regular contributor to the bi-weekly Ham Radio Workbench Podcast and made a presentation at the last QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo on Disaster Communications and Leadership Imperatives for Radio Amateurs. VE6LK is my QSO Today.
“Uncle Al”, VE3AND
Hometown: Hamilton, Ont
QTH: Okotoks, Alberta
First Attempt License: Age 18, Canadian, 18, 7 words a minute Morse Code
First License: 2002, VE6VPD
Favorite Operating Mode: SSB, FM
Christian “Doc” Payne, G5DOC QRZ Quote: “When I’m asked why I’m fascinated with radio when we have the internet I don’t talk about … the constant surprise when I bounce a signal round the world on 10 watts, … I explain that audio carries emotion better than any other medium.”
Propagation Ham – Originally coined by Tim Deagan, KJ8U, in Episode 334 of the QSO Today Podcast to mean the ham that builds the gear, tests it on the air, then goes back to building. This can be applied to hams that like to build antennas, transmitters, etc to see where their signals propagate.
Fluke 8010 Multimeter
Greatest challenge facing amateur radio now: recent explosion of convergent technologies in ham radio
Excited most by: explosion and convergence of technology, radios on a chip. Software to communicate.
Advice to new or returning hams: you have earned a license to learn. Try all of the things and get involved.
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Yaesu FT-450 HF Transceiver
Motorola MaxTrac VHF or UHF Mobile
Kenwood TK-705 VHF or UHF Mobile