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Don Dulmage
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VE3LYX Ham Since 1980

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First issued VE3LYU

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

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)

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



2/18/2014 9:22:03 AM (0 comments) Add a commentAdd Comment

While visiting my pals shack I saw he had a Heathkit twoer. We need an inter shack connection and he is only 8 miles away from me. I told him to hang onto it and I picked one up on Ebay or rather my sister did as it was one of those wont ship to Canada sellers??????????. Anyway it arrived here after a month or so and it works. I had two crystals in my junk box and tested the transmitter as well.
Perfect! May even work some DX as a few still have their Gonset communicators and while far away are so much higher elevation with only Lake Ontario between up it might actually work.
Which brings me to another point. Should anyone want to do an on air test on a band I am good for with low power or homebrew please just give me a heads up. I know how difficult it can be getting a weak signal report. Usualy you just get ignored. So for that reason I would be there for you. Just ask. Any band I am good for. 160 to 2M.

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