Had a QSO with SKCC member VE1AHX, Ben, in Lockeport, NS (Canada)

(7.057 Mhz CW of course!)


VE1AHX (since 1967). First licensed as VE7AFP 1952. Other calls: VR2DG (back when VR2 was Fiji), VK4DE, VK5BP, G3PAH.  Main amateur radio interests: HF  CW, building kits, 2m FM mobile. Other weaknesses: Elderly Land Rovers, old tractors, making whirligigs (What’s a whirligig?  Visit

Member QCWA (for over 40 years!), SKCC,  FISTS

Pounding Gold

Pounding Gold (Vibroplex Gold Bug) on a cold Friday afternoon.

Worked KP2M in the Virgin Islands. I’m sure it’s much warmer there!


Worked Don this evening on my IC-7300 and Vibroplex Gold bug.

From his page:

“Originally licensed in 1976 but was off the air from about 1986 until 2014. CW is my favorite mode and I enjoy QRP as well as old classic equipment. My wife and I enjoy hiking and here are some spots in our part of Canada. My QSL card has the cedar canoe that my son Brian VE3IBZ and I built about 10 years ago.   Hope to see you on the air! SKCC# 15145   FP# 3791 NAQCC#8531 “

New mobile install!

The old Buick was about to die so decided to trade up.

Now driving a Toyota Camry and installed the dual-bander 

the other day (Yaesu FT-7900). Did it right, pulling the door

panels, routing control cables to the trunk, running power

directly to the battery. Used Velcro type tape to mount the

control head. Not too bad!