Radiosport Manitoba Meeting

It’s been some time since our group last met.  We were unable to set up a time to meet in October – a few fellows have been away – one on a DXpedition to 4W-land 🙂  That’s another story and there were stories 😮

A number of us met to discuss all things DX/contesting.  This time the meeting was held at Adam VE4SN’s QTH.  He’s an established ham with a knack for the DX and it shows – only missing a 1 (or 2?) prefixes.

We heard of our leader’s DXpedition to 4W land.  A local member will also be taking on the VE4RAC callsign for the RAC Winter Contest coming up just after Christmas.  Will be another interesting contest.

After going through the groups’ usual affairs, we were treated to some treats by Adam and his XYL Sylvia.  After such, we had a tour of his shack (pic below).  We will be assisting to get his logs from 3.5″ disk to cabrillo format to get it uploaded to LoTW. 🙂

Adam is also an accomplished painter – having dabbled in that for a while and proudly showcased some of his paintings afterwards.

A rather clean ham-shack if you ask me!

Adam's setup
Adam’s setup

A rather interesting piece of equipment he showed off — a key used from a WWII bomber!  Impressive to have and still use.

 

WWII Bomber Key
WWII Bomber Key

Our next meeting will hopefully be held just after Christmas – scheduled for Lee VE4DXR’s QTH.  More interesting stories 🙂

73, Dan ve4drk

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