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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)

AM/CW ops this weekend


3/2/2014 5:23:56 AM (0 comments) Add a commentAdd Comment

I have my homebrew transceiver tuned up on 7295 as well as the 811As amp. This is AM phone and will give it a try again this afternoon. I had a contact with it yesterday but in my quest for power mistuned the transceivers final and had a squeal on modulation. I quit till I could figure it out. I dealt with it now and learned a lesson. Meters are good and have their place but monitoring your signal for a check is wise too. At 3 PM EST I am moving this to 7160khz if it is open. It uses a WWII carbon mic so it will have that sound.
Also I have a new homebrew CW transmitter on the air on 20M (14051khz) It is a QRP rig of 4 transistors and is CW. Power is less then 5 watts output however 5 watts on 20M on a good day is as good as 500 watts on 80M

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