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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)

No 19 Wireless Sets on air


4/15/2015 3:45:58 AM (0 comments) Add a commentAdd Comment

Recently I acquired a pair of No 19 Wireless Sets. It was more by default then desire because i never liked the Canadian sets with their Russian Lend lease extra lettering. One of the radios seemed pretty good (almost new) while the other was a parts piece and in rough shape. The good one is a Canadian Mk11 and the rough one a Canadian Mk111. With a bit of searching I found a schematic online and managed to make a power plug, a audio speaker and transformer and a working microphone. Most of the help came from the Netherlands. I joined a WS19 group but found they are more into politics of running THEIR website then any help getting folks on the air. I have no time for this pea sized thinking and no patience either. Over complicating things is a disease and needs to be stomped. Anyway I managed to get the Rx portion of the transceiver working.A few days later i powered up the transmitter section and a week later had my first QSO on 80M. Since then I have managed a contact almost everyday. The farthest being 411miles ATCF from my QTH. That may not seem like much except these radios are rated at only 3 to 5 watts when on AM which is where I use it. I had a simplified tuner I made for my ARC 5 transmitters and it likes the No 19 very much. I was able to measure power at around 6 watts output by using it. I feed a single feed end fed long wire.I now operate mostly 40M around 7290. I run a hybird power supply with the filaments on a solar charged 12 volt battery and the receiver and transmitter on a dual HV power supply with 260 volts and 600 volts respectively. The power supply is homebrew. I had no cabling just the radio so I made it as well. It has become the radio I use everyday and I run it barefoot although I do have an amp it will excite. If you hear me on or want a sked I am up for it.

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