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VE3LYX
Don Dulmage
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VE3LYX Ham Since 1980
Canada

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Other Callsigns
First issued VE3LYU

My Ham Radio Interests
Homebrew tubes CW and AM. Minimalist style.
20M DX SSB
Skeds for low power QSOs with homebrew stuff.

Equipment
TS830S
50C6 Cw rockbound with matching 12sn7 regen.
01 TNT 40M with matching 01 regen
40M hartley CW
80M x 40M Am transceiver HB
Two No 19 Wireless Sets
6l6 Breadboard Cw TX and matching 6sl7 regen.
BC454 recvr Operational 80M
ARC 5 T18 transmitter which now covers all of 80M band in CW and AM (cathode modulated through CW key jack)
Twin 811A HB linear Amp.

Other Interests
Speak Deutsch at a functional level, can get by in French but it is hardwork for me.
Make fiddles and play them. (gospel and country)
Drag racer . I run The Senior Dragster. Slant six powered.
I race it at Picton Airfield
Am a writer. I have two books published and many magazine articles in both the USA and Canada. I used to have my own opinion column in a local paper for several years.(View from the Ridge)
Cast aluminum for fun.
Also raised cattle for several years and trucked them. I also bought and sold for others. (Dolmetsch Beef Farm)

Clubs
In the interest of allowing others to enjoy their clubs I now refrain from joining.(does not play well with others)

Listening for North American AM Hams in Europe

From VE3LYX

4/26/2013 10:02:39 AM (0 comments) Add a commentAdd Comment


Last week I had the opportunity to cruise the Rhine from Amsterdam to Frankfurt. I took along a RS Grundig (Eaton) digital shortwave set. First I set it up here and tried it against my normal station receiver. It was comparable so I finished the set up including my local time (so I could be able to be sure I was listening at the right time without caculating it.) I tested it all before I left and if you were working me on 40AM recently I had it on then. Several times during the week I went up on the upper deck and listened for over an hour. On 40M, specifically 7295, I could hear the tune up hetrodynes and on one day I could here a voice although copy was not readable. I would put it down to Dave from the Buffalo area because of the depth and range and strength but like I said it was not copyable. Soon ,at the usual hour, the Broadcast station began to interfere although interestingly no worse than here.
Later in the week I tried the 3725 AM group of Ontario hams at the normal hour. I could hear the tune up of one station. I would guess it was AL because of his characteristic style of tune up but can't be sure. There was no audible voice copy.
SSB signals were copyable on both bands. I always wondered but now I know.
Don VE3LYX


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