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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)

Homebrew Station


3/5/2014 12:04:51 PM (0 comments) Add a commentAdd Comment

Although I do have some commercially made rigs like my DX60B or my 2 ARC5s or my TS830S Kenwood I much prefer operating homebrew rigs. I have worked t mating my homebrew 4 tube transceiver to my homebrew 811A linear. I have it working but haven't done much with it. Tis week I fire it up daily for a test on or about 7290khz.
I have had a few "contacts" but have yet to have a real GSO with it. It hasn't been my day but it will come. It has the power so I think it is just a matter for time. I would prefer to operate a station totally homebrew, nothing purchased or prebuilt. That is just me. I thrust that on no one else. So if you hear me faintly calling please reply.

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