Author Archives: VE3FMQ

About VE3FMQ

Have been a licensed Canadian Amateur Radio operator for 50 years and have have Advanced and CW endorsement. I can cover all bands from 160 Meters to 70 cm. My favorite modes are FT8 and FS8Call.

A good Ham Radio Contest Resouce

The WA7BNM contest calendar provides excellent information on current and upcoming contests on all bands and in all modes. There is more than just a listing of when a contest occurs. Links are provided to the sponsoring site where you … Continue reading

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Using GridTracker with WSJT-X and N3FJP Amateur Contact Log

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VBand Morse Code simulator and practice over the Internet

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A handy Morse Code chart

This is a handy chart that you can print out and keep on hand for practicing Morse Code. The best way to use it is by using the voice code method. Instead of thinking of Morse Code as dots and … Continue reading

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Creating a coverage map for a 2 Meter and 70 cm base or mobile station using Radio Mobile Online found at https://www.ve2dbe.com/rmonline_s.asp

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Suggested Windows Software for Digital Radio Operation and Logging.

If you wish to make the most of today’s digital software packages that support a variety of digital modes, I would suggest starting with this bundle. The reason that I am suggesting that you use them is that they work … Continue reading

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Interpreting Solar Data for ham band propagation

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Building a “Tape Measure” satillite antenna.

Parts List: Length of 3/4 inch PVC pipe 11 3/4 inch PVC cross pieces 2 3/4 PCV caps 22 1 1/4 inch adjustable clamps 1 10 oz tube of PCV pipe glue 1 PCV pipe cutter 1 3ft coax pl259 … Continue reading

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Antennas for Appartments or Condominiums

I will write up a summary of ideas suggested in the Ragchew Ramble/Tower Talk net for Friday October 23 2020 when the net has finished. Here are some resources to check out before that time. A good summary over-view of … Continue reading

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Understanding the Amateur Radio QSL card. Part I layout and design.

The Amateur Radio QSL card dates from the early days of radio when confirmation of the reception of a radio station’s broadcast, be it amateur, commerical or broadcast, became popular. Origially the confirmation was either written out, or typed out … Continue reading

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