Episode 398 – John Fallows – VE6EY


John Fallows, VE6EY, when faced with an urban HF noise problem, applied this knowledge, expertise, and background from his years of experience in amateur radio to find a solution.  This solution, John presented, last March,  in the last QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo.  Every problem leading to a solution has a story, and VE6EY tells it in this QSO Today.


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In memorial:
Episode 71 Murray Greenman ZL1BPU (now SK)

Making it Up, John Fallows VE6EY Blog

Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
QTH:  Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Elmer: Bill Horner VE4HW

First License: Age 17, 1967, VE4IA
First Rig: 
Johnson Viking Ranger Transmitter
RCA AR77 Receiver
40 Meter Dipole Antenna

Current rig:
Flex 6300 HF SDR Transceiver
Apache Labs ANAN-7000DLE SDR Transceiver
Yaesu  FT1000D HF Transceiver
Drake T4X Transmitter- sold it
SDRPlay Receiver
Wideband Loop Antenna Array

Alberta Canada
Rocket Radio Crystal Radio
Japanese Transistor Radio
Medium Wave DXing
Canadian International DX Club
Gestetner Copy Machines
Mimeograph Machine
Collins 75A-4 Receiver
Canadian Centennial, 1967
Heathkit HR-10 Receiver
Heathkit DX40 Transmitter
University of Manitoba Amateur Radio Society (UMARS) – need reference
Festival of Life and Learning, Manitoba
Radio Announcer
Kenwood TS-520 HF Transceiver
CJOB Winnipeg, Manitoba
WKRP Cincinnati
Loni Anderson
Special Considerations Category, MBA, University of Manitoba
Management Consultant, Ernst and Young
NAB – National Association of Broadcasting
Ulrich Rhode N1UL, my guest in Episode 208  
SDR Software Defined Radio
Delphi Programming Language
Ergo Radio Software
3D Printing
WordPress Blog
WIFI Controlled Loop Antenna Mast VE6EY
RFI – Radio Frequency Interference
ANC4 – Noise Cancellation
Noise Probe Antenna
Diversity Antennas
Multipath Propagation
Rob Sherwood, NC0B, my guest in Episode 126
Receiver Dynamic Range
Receiver Sensitivity
DMR Communications
HackRF Products
Red Pitaya Receiver
CNC Machine
Genmitzu 38 CNC Machine
LT Spice Simulator
KiCad Board Layout
Fusion Software for 3D Printing
QST Magazine
QEX Magazine
Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR – “give me an I and Q, and I can do anything”. 

Excited most by: Software Defined Radio.  Meeting people with common interests online. 

Greatest challenge facing amateur radio now:  we need to re-brand amateur radio.  Why do we call it “amateur radio”? 

Advice to new or returning hams: find people with shared interests no matter where and who they are.  Be open to new ideas, explore and test them. ​

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Collins 74A-4 General Coverage Receiver

FlexRadio Flex-6300 HF SDR Transceiver

Apache Labs ANAN7000DLE HF, 6MTR SDR Transceiver

Yaesu FT-1000 HD Transceiver

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