Episode 348 – Peter Shilton – VE7PS

Peter Shilton, VE7PS, became a lifelong chaser of meteor scatter and EME contacts because of a very early acquisition of a Drake receiver and a transverter, at the beginning of his ham radio career.  Since the very beginning, Peter has collected and restored just about every radio made by the RL Drake company.  VE7PS tells this story in our QSO Today.

VE3ONT Moon Bounce Presentation – Peter Shilton VE7PS

Hometown: Mississauga, ONT, Canada

First License:  1969, VE3EMS
First Receiver:  Heathkit GR64 Receiver 

First Rig: 
6L6 40 Meter Transmitter
1948 RCA Floor Model Radio Receiver for parts
Heathkit HR10B
Heathkit DX-60B Transmitter

Current Rigs:
Too many to list here.  See pictures

Crystal Radio Set
Toronto Electronic Surplus Store
Mark 19 Radio Set from Russian Tanks
807 Vacuum Tube
Weller Soldering Gun
Canadian Basic Amateur Radio License, 10 WPM
6L6 Novice Transmitter
University of Toronto, Geological Engineering
Uranium Mine
Drake 2C General Coverage Receiver
Ameco CN-144  2 Meter Nuvistor Transverter
Heathkit Twoer
CDE AR22 Rotor
ARRL  Handbook Broomstick Two-Meter Beam
Aurora Borealis
Heathkit SB500 2 Meter Transverter
ARRL Handbook 2 Meter CW transmitter
Lyrid Meteor Shower 1971
F2 Layer Ionosphere
Perseids Meteor Shower
Tropo Ducting 
4CX250 Amplifier
Mike Zall, K6MYC
Lee Fisch K5FF
W6PO 220 Amplifier
Drake R4A T4X Transmitter
Drake 4 Line
Drake C Line
Hamburg Hamfest, Buffalo, NY
Palstar Amplifiers
Drake TR4310 Marine Reserve Line
Meteor Scatter
Moonbounce or EME on 220 MHz
Central States VHF Society
Western Canada Weak Signal Association
5 Tube Superheterodyne Receiver
Yaesu FT-990 HF Transceiver
Most impressive test equipment on bench: HP 8757A Network Analyzer
Using Digital Modes for EME
FT8 Digital Mode
MSK144 Digital Mode

Greatest challenge facing amateur radio now: potential loss of microwave bands.  Israeli hams just lost 3 GHz in concert with USA. 
Hams in Israel lose Microwave Bands

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VE7PS Main Operating Position
VE7PS Drake TR5 and TR7 Desk
Drake 4-line, Drake 2-C.2-CQ, 2NT, and MN-4
Collins Gold Dust Twins at VE7PS

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