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.

VE6LK Website

​Disaster Communications and Leadership Imperatives for Radio Amateurs

“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
USA Callsign:  AI7LK

Don Brown VE3IUX (SK)
Dave Currie VE3RTL
Dann St-Pierre VE6TD, KU7R

Favorite Operating Mode:  SSB, FM

Current rigs: 
Yaesu FT-8800 VHF/UHF Mobile Transceiver
Yaesu FT-8900 10/6/2/UHF Mobile Transceiver 
Yaesu FT-857D HF/VHF/UHF Mobile Transceiver 
Yaesu FT-450D HF Transceiver, 
Yaesu FT5DR Dual Band Portible
Yaesu VX-7R Portable Radio
Hytera PD362u DMR Portable
Motorola Maxtrac UHF Mobile
Kenwood TK-705 UHF Mobile

Niagara Falls
Shortwave Radio
Vintage Apple Clone Computers
Mohawk College, Hamilton, Ont
Mohawk College, Radio and Television Arts
Fly Gallery Counterweight
Drake TR22C 2 Meter Portable
Winter Field Day
Google Earth
Zoom Amateur Radio Field Day

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
Motorola Service Monitor
MDS Data Radio
Hako FR-301 Desoldering Tool
1208 SMD – Parts Size
Rod Hardman, VA3ON
B&K Precision
Simpson 260 Multimeter
Pocket Keyer K3NG Design
John Clements KC9ON Kits
Audio Limiting Filter
Kenwood TS-130S HF Transceiver
Yaesu 450D HF Transceiver
Remote SDR
SDR-Play Receiver
Alberta Public Service Net
VE6JY SDR Station
Rally Sport Amateur Radio 
Okotoks Amateur Radio Club
2013 Calgary Flood
Fake Ham Lidnet – DMR Group on Thursday 2130 EST
Montana 3400RL 5th Wheel Trailer
Vince’s Go-Kit
SOTA – Summits on the Air
WinLink Packet
PADI Certification
Scuba Diving
The thin edge of the web

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
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Kenwood TK-705 VHF or UHF Mobile
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