Trans Canada POW WOW Club

Trans Canada POW WOW Club

Wandering around the shack at midnight (05:00 UTC) , worked all the dx on the cluster, nothing to do?

QSY to 3.750 and check into the Trans Canada POW WOW Club

The Club operates Sunday to Thursday from the end of September to the end of April to promote and encourage reliable communications from coast to coast and to help all amateurs to improve their stations and to share friendship and good fellowship.

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All check ins are welcome

Trans Canada Pow Wow Club

1296.1 SSB POTA VE-1368

I had the pleasure to work Chris VE3EAY on 1296.1 SSB and FM with a distance of 30 miles

Chris ran his SG Labs transverter and Yaesu 736 IF radio with a Comet Yagi

I ran my SG Labs transverter and the Icom 705 as the IF radio and a DEMI Looper

Signals were 59 Plus with both transmitting at 2 watts PEP

This is the first POTA contact from this park on 1200Mhz

Chris had pounding rain at 7am and said that I will have rain at 8am so the plans were scrubbed

At 8am it looked like no rain so I took off to the park location and yes, when I started setting up it started to rain so I grabbed the poncho

Ten minutes later we had success and managed a great QSO

yeah I know a year later and i still have the OEM plastic screen sheeting – Thats how I roll!

My previous contact was with VE3EU at 70 miles and I was his first 1296 contact as a bonus

Drake vs Drake

In my early days of Ham radio I enjoyed the B Line and then upgraded to the C line

I had the TR-6 6m transceiver and a TR-3 cw

My first solid state final radio was the TR-7 with the unique suitcase power supply

Now I have just a R4B I am refurbishing as my Ontars Net receiver. Ahhhh the joy of a warm tube