In Defense of Myself against Attacks by a local Ham

I am tired of this ongoing garbage being spewed out by this ham with so many call signs hiding behind the hate crime blog ve3twr.com an ve3twr.ca. He had moved all his hate from the blogspot domains which Google removed for abusive content to stolen domain names. I have the right to defend my self  and explain the truth behind the false accusations made by him.

Update: Nov 15, 2017

1. I am now being accused of selling a license to a gentleman named William VA3HBO. I have talked to him on the air several times but I have never met him. He has been very helpful in helping me program a Motorola Radio I purchased from a local ham that programmed incorrectly. He is also a target to ongoing and systemic harassment. I can validate that I was not the Volunteer Examiner that submitted his ham license tests to Industry Canada.

2. Repeaters Shut Down

In my 40 years as a ham and 3 years in DMR, I have never seen 4 repeaters turned off due to targeted and systemic jamming (radio harassment). This will affect any ability for various ARES groups to provide emergency communications and assist the first responders in case of a true emergency. There are also hams that rely on these repeaters for daily communications and they too have been impacted in a negative way due to bad behaviour.

I have been informed that VA3XPR, VE3YYZ Analog, VE3YYZ Digital and VE3TWR have been shut down until further notice.

I was hoping to use the VE3YYZ Allstars link for remote access and was informed about the shut down.

What has been referred to as nefarious activity that has been occuring the past week has caused the repeater owners to make hard decisions to pull the plug until a solution to the problem can be found.

I would believe the TFM Club would have the right to them but in retaliation, he took them for a safer haven for his abusive content. Another local ham, has now purchased all of his call sign domains and created a website at http://www.ve3wzw.com. I will let those two go back and forth with their postings. I am not surprised as to what the truth really is as the local community speaks up.

I do not care to attack him as it serves no purpose. It is very obvious he does not like me and other lical hams that are in his hit list.

He has accused me of jamming him and he came to realize that it was not me and he apologized. So where does this hatred start?

He is attacking any member of a board, president of a club, any one with more radios than him, any one who knows morse code and anyone that is honest and gives a lot to the radio community.

I do not need to post my achievements and success stories as i have nothing to prove and those that know me understand that when I had my Aura read by a Geomancer he said ” You give more than you take and you do it with love and passion”.

I used to defend this guy and actually introduce him to local hams as a friend of mine. I made a mistake and a bad judgement in character.

I do not know how he has the time to be busy with all this hatred against myself and others. I do know that I do need to straighten out all the fake news being spewed out by this individual.

I have a right to defend myself against his vicious and slanderous attacks on his blogs and explain my side of the story. I have asked many times to be a man and “Man UP” to sitting down and trying to understand his concerns and clear up any misunderstandings.

I know he broadcasts emails to his followers with remarks attacking me. For what  the reasons I do not know and frankly don’t care as I can only allow others to make their own judgments about him.

He started attacking members at my radio club and sought to have me kicked out. It did not work as he proclaims on his website. Now, he is the President of his radio club. I wonder what ethics he will follow and what examples of goodness he will bestow on the members. Will he teach a radio class, will he cheat a radio class, will he volunteer time and effort into the community, was he voted into the club or self appointed as the leader? Many questions are being asked and I do wish him success and hope he can bring some positive energy into the club and not spread toxicity and hatred.

I was friends with Andre and he shared a lot of his personal strengths and weaknesses until one day he decided he was choosing new friends. I met his girlfriend, shared a swap table at the Hamex hamfest, invited him to attend Dayton and other things good friends do. I know and knew that Andre has a good heart and is a very giving individual. I am not one to judge and will allow others to decide themselves. May God Bless you and be forgiven for all of your sins. You have chosen a path guided by Satan. Good riddance I say to all your toxicity and pent up anger. God forgives you and loves with all his heart. We will continue to pray for you and hope that one day you will accept his love.

I will update these as I scrape them of his website with my response in defense. People need to hear both sides of the story.

Andre, you have posted my address, my mothers address, on your blogs and I have photos of you that has been shared with family and friends and 911 will be called if you show up for any reason in their vicinity.

In defense of the many attacks by Andre Vanier VE3WZW, VA3AGV and VE3SP and many others conducted over the radio airwaves, emails and web postings:

York Region CLUB Accredited Examiner PAID $200 HAM Tickets Accredited Examiner John Leonardelli VE3IPS PAID $200.00

This is a lie. I did not sell licenses to 16 applicants for $200 each and I would like to see the proof. I was offered $100 to drive out to Hamilton and spend 5.5 hours of my day for the exam to be written by Hughy VE3DJZ. He passed and got his Basic license. Hughy was charged $250 by Andre but I was given the agreed upon $100.

John Leonardelli VE3IPS disparaging comments #8          Disgrace – John Leonardelli VE3IPS disparaging comments #8

This is the whole D-Star vs DMR debate where the Motorola boys claim superiority over everyone. If you read the text 3 times you will see its nothing to get excited about.

– Toxic insults “BLACK NIGGER”  Racist Abuses | invasion of privacy | POLICE AND OTHERS HAVE

False Lies: I am not a racist and have ever uttered this word against him. If you look at his picture you will realize that he does not actually look to be the ethnicity that he claims he is being attacked for. I have no idea where he came up with this.

UNDER ATTACK FROM VE3IPS FOR NO REASON UNDER ATTACK FROM VE3IPS FOR NO REASON

This was actually written up on another hams website (VE3HTB) for which again I have no idea what caused this to transpire but he is a fiend of the hate crime blog publisher. I don’t know the guy and he was made a member of a local radio club I started. A Cease and Desist letter was sent to the individual and he did remove the slanderous and libelous posting. 

– CHILD ANSWER ABUSIVE PHONE CALL Invasion of privacy | Threatening | harassment

– 28 repeated hungup phone calls in 1 hours from @VOIPGURU

I did call the person a few times to try to have a conversation as to why he is attacking me. When we did connect he hung up on me and when I called back he had forwarded his Magic number to York Region 911. I have wireline landline so no idea how twitter can place telephone calls. How does a twitter account make telephone calls? No children answered the telephone and Andre is not married and has no children. If a child answered the telephone then I would ask what a child is doing in Andre’s home?

After this incident i get lots of hang ups with odd numbers on the CLID. This is known as CLID spoofing a feature of Magic jack. He has a Magic jack number. 

https://twitter.com/voipguru      | Threatening | Racist Abuses | harassment

I don’t see any hate crimes on this twitter account. Do you?

VE3TWR Racist – TFMCS Racist Amateur HAM Radio TORONTO  Amateur HAM Toronto CANADA a BLACK idiot (Racist)

Please see above. This is a repeat to create a longer list

VE3TWR Racist – TFMCS Racist Amateur HAM Radio        Racist Abuses | invasion of privacy | Abuses  –  https://ve3twr.blogspot.com/

Again more hate crimes being disseminated. This blog was removed and I can only imagine I was based on not conforming to Googles code of Ethics.

– Threatening emails #3 –  23 repeated in 1.5 hour (deleted/SPAM)          John Leonardelli VE3IPS

Oh was this the Cease and Desist Email I sent you once?

– Fraud website was created abusive (police reported)   Fraudulent | identity theft | Threatening |

Harassment

I am not aware of what this is referring to

– Fraud Facebook homophobic profile created abusive  (police reported)              homophobic and FAKE FACEBOOK profiles

– Threatening content    Threatening |

Harassment

Again more lies. In fact, he published an email where I was telling him that someone had created these fake sites and had pictures of my home, address and other pictures that break copyright laws. I had the Soundcloud removed and the Facebook site removed. I cannot believe Andre came to my house and took photos for this so he could publish my address and photos stolen from my QRZ.com and blog. Why would I create a Facebook site with my personal information and photos on it? THis is just a spin he is putting on the fake news.

– Predatory and Clueless Behavior           | invasion of privacy | pictures and video around HAM home 2016

I have no photos of his apartment or any videos and cannot understand why I would need to. In fact, I did not even know where he lived until we were friends for over a year. Where are these photos or videos published?

– Repeater Territorial Behavior  Threatening

I have no idea what this even means.

J.Leonardelli VE3IPS threatening voice mail POLICE REPORTED   John Leonardelli VE3IPS with threatening voice mail messages

A voice mail was left on his Magic jack number indicating that he was spotted in front of my house (probably taking pictures for the Facebook site). I did get his license plate. This was reported to the Police. I asked him to stop harassing my family. An email was also sent

– John Leonardelli VE3IPS Abuses            Listen to audio here

I am not sure what this is but can only imagine that someone was playing tapes of my voice on the repeater. There are tapes of him swearing and harassing me.

– Racist Abuses – BLACK F.ING NIGGER – perfect for legal “Black Fucking Nigger” see audio many recordings

Again this is not me and is a repeat of the two entries above

– Slander             Paul Edward Briscoe VE3KU VE3GPB slanderous accusations

Again this is not me and is a repeat of the two entries above

John Leonardelli VE3IPS delusional 6 unsolicited emails John Leonardelli VE3IPS delusional rant and 6 unsolicited belligerent emails blast (threatening)

I would not call a Cease and Desist email delusional or threatening. Hey he is harassing me and my family. YES police and RCMP were notified

– 34 repeated hungup phone calls in 2 hours from @VOIPGURU Threatening | https://twitter.com/voipguru

– Toxic insults    Racist Abuses |

Harassment

I don’t know where this comes from as I did make calls to his cellphone (actually it’s a magic jack number as he does not own a cellphone) to try to gain insights into his harassing activity against me. Funny, I get these weird magic jack calls to my home number with odd area codes and if you answer they hang up.

– Disparaging comments              John Leonardelli VE3IPS disparaging comments #8

A repeat

John Leonardelli VE3IPS threatening 6 unsolicited belligerent emails       John Leonardelli VE3IPS delusional rant and 6 unsolicited belligerent emails blast (threatening)

A repeat

– Stalking a HAM person Home  homophobic and FAKE FACEBOOK profiles

I am not the creator of the fake Facebook account and complained to have it removed due to the exposing of personal information about me.

– Threatening emails #4 – 16 repeated in 30 minutes (deleted/SPAM)      John Leonardelli VE3IPS with threatening voice mail messages

A repeat

– 32 repeated hungup phone calls in 2.5 hours from @VOIPGURU           | invasion of privacy | harassment

A repeat

Toxic and slanderous accusations without proof              Michael Kenneth Walker VA3MW slanderous accusations

This has nothing to do with me.

email received with HATRED AND ABUSE             RECEIVED – HATRED AND FRAUD AND ABUSE

No clue what this is about

threatening and intimidation     VE3RPT – HERE IS THE WARNING

I don’t use VE3RPT o not sure what this is

AUDIO EDITING / AUDIO MANIPULATION            YOUTUBE – profile – Just Jammers

This is not me and the audio is attacking me

AUDIO EDITING / AUDIO MANIPULATION            GTA user profile on youtube | harassment

This is not me and the audio is attacking me

John Leonardelli VE3IPS delusional rant MORE unsolicited email              John Leonardelli VE3IPS delusional rant MORE unsolicited belligerent emails 2

No idea what this means

VE3TWR Racist – TFMCS Racist Amateur HAM Radio TORONTO  Amateur HAM Toronto CANADA a BLACK idiot (Racist)

See above comments that I did not utter any racist remarks. He is not a black man so I do not understand his comments.

John Leonardelli VE3IPS disparaging comments #8          Disgrace – John Leonardelli VE3IPS disparaging comments #8

About what?

Leader Henry Blais, VE3HJL Toronto FM Communications            Leader Henry Blais, VE3HJL of TFMCS.org. Toronto FM Communications Society

This has nothing to do with me

John Leonardelli VE3IPS – listen to his delusions of grandeur and abuses

Yes I enjoyed listening to your melt downs. I have the audio files. Swearing, Yelling and abusive in nature that it can make your ears burn and he claims I am delusional?

VE3TWR Repeater SHUT DOWN !

Andre had VE3YYZ also shut down and posted on the website by Eric VE3EI

REPEATER SHUT OFF while he was talking

No idea what this is about but it relates to Andre showing up with his slanderous remarks and looking to argue with any ham on the air. Thus, TFMCS shuts it down when he starts swearing.

http://hamtoronto.blogspot.ca

Another hate crime blog owned and operated by Andre

 

I will keep up to date to the latest content and post my defense accordingly.

 

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How to get a 2 Letter Canadian Ham Call

Log into the Industry Canada website every night at midnight and do an availability search

If there is an available call sign then complete the application form and submit it to Industry Canada

In a few days they will send you an invoice for the application fee

Congratulations you now have a 2 letter call sign that at one time meant you are an advanced ham with morse code skills

Today, it means nothing!

My two letter callsign is hardly used as its on my repeater and I use my original call sign for on air use.

Be careful as there are others logging in every night to also get that elusive 2 letter call sign before you

QRP Frequency List – Worldwide

I was asked the other day by a local ham where the QRPers hang out as he wanted to slide his Icom 7300 down to 5 watts.

I have crystals for the 3580, 7040 and 14060 frequencies as thousands of QRPers have so expect that as a good starting point.

 

 

Bands Freq Mode Region
160m 1.810 CW  
1.815 CW VK
1.843 CW Europe
1.843 SSB Europe
1.910 SSB  
80m/75m 3.530 CW VK
3.540 CW US
3.560 CW  
3.690 SSB Europe
3.710 CW US Novice
3.985 SSB  
40m 7.003 CW Japan
7.028 CW VK
7.030 CW Europe & US
7.035 CW QRP-L
7.040 CW US
7.060 CW Europe
7.090 SSB Europe
7.110 CW US Novice
7.122 SSB  
7.285 SSB  
30m 10.106 CW  
10.116 CW  
20m 14.060 CW  
14.285 SSB  
17m 18.086 CW GQRP
18.096 CW  
18.130 SSB  
15m 21.060 CW  
21.110 CW US Novice
21.285 SSB Europe
21.385 SSB  
12m 24.906 CW  
24.950 SSB  
24.956 SSB
10m 28.060 CW  
28.110 CW US Novice
28.355 AM Japan
28.360 SSB Europe
28.365 SSB Europe
28.385 SSB US
28.995 AM Japan

The Truth about the $200 License Deal claimed by a local GTA ham

As falsely reported on http://ve3twrabuse.blogspot.com/2017/10/tfmcs-and-repeater-ve3twr-promotes.html and ve3twr.com amd ve3twr.ca by a well known local radio spectrum operator known as Mr V

My friend Mr V approached me to help his friend Hughy out in Hamilton with a ham exam as there arent any local VEs

I said no its too far for me, have him come to Toronto

Mr V said it could not happen as Hughy does not have a car and he will not pick him up, bring him to Toronto and drive him back home

Several weeks later i get offered some money to do it

I said for the $100 I will drive 1 hour to Hamilton, conduct the exam for 2 hours, go for lunch and pay, drive an hour back home. That’s 5 hours of my time.

I was told several times to not contact Hughy or communicate with him as he has Asperger’s syndrome or some high anxiety issue and I would spook him out preventing him from being calm to write the exam

OK

However, it turns out that Hughy told me that Mr V charged him $250 dollars for the exam. Well, the envelope from Mr V to me was $100. I have no idea where the $150 went or what it was for.

I had an agreement for $100 for 5 hours of my time to go out to hamilton to do this. It covered my gas, time, printing of exam, coffee and the lunch tab.

Normally, my fee is $20 but many were done free for the radio club or through the radio classes. I heard that some charge $50 for the exam but that is too much in my mind.

The last test I did was for $20 and it took two attempts   ….I still charged $20 for 3 hours of my time.

So I can honestly say that I do not charge $200 for exams, I have not licensed 16 hams for $200 and am very disappointed that my friend Mr V would make such accusations. This has nothing to do with the York Region ARC.

I have made several attempts to try to have a one on one conversation to better understand the false accusation but my meeting request was always refused.

Begging for money? Any smart person can see the tweet is a retweet from M0scu.uk asking for hams to buy him a beer it is not me sending that.

Mr V continues his attacks against me and I am tired of his harassment and slanderous abuse.

I even got an email from my friend Mr V about his new website which surprised me but then I was not surprised about it. It did not show up on the hacked Twitter account @ve3twr and its brother @444group

 

Mark Smith <ve3wzwandre@XXXXX.com>

2:18 PM (22 hours ago)

 
to bcc: me
VA3HBO William Marquis stole my my domain name and call sign.
He has made a fake website that’s full of untruths.
He has stolen my intellectual property
I have reported this to Toronto Police and The RCMP
Please do not read the web site.
73’s
Andre

I went to the fake website to see what was going on. I can only imagine that this will continue until Mr V decides to stop his abuse against me but in the meantime I continue to defend myself against his slanderous and libel remarks and attacks. He now uses the name Mark Smith as an alias among others. I am now confused how he created another website to promote his blogs.

He has a target goal of 4000 hits a day on the ve3twr hate crime websites. which will earn him over $4000 a month in Google adclicks and pay-per-click affiliates revenue. So his hatred is clearly drievn by revenue generation.

He switched his traffic from the blogspot domain after Google shut it down for violation of its rules due to the harmful and harassment nature of the content.

Please Mr V I ask you again to “Cease and Desist” your slanderous, Libel, Cyber Libel and Harassment against me and my family.

I understand this hatred that started with TFMCS staff has propagated to more hams in the community and dragged me into the mix.

I valued our friendship the past few years and can proudly say that I was able to learn from you the good things about our hobby and how to be a better parent to children. You helped me strengthen my faith with God and I will always be thankful for that.

God will forgive you and allow you to repent and heal your soul so you can spend more time with your girlfriend and her children.

God loves you with all his heart and blesses you and is trying hard to take you from the clutches of Satan.

We will continue to pray for you and hope that one day you make a honourable decision.

God Bless you and your family

John VE3IPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 Meter Ham Band – Why Forgotten?

30 Meters, (10.100 – 10.150) MHz

30 Meters is a relatively unknown WARC band. It also is a narrow band with only 50 KHz of bandwidth available. Many hams don’t operate on this band.

It is also an excellent DX band and has propagation in between 20m and 40m. The modes allowed are CW and Digital modes and also a popular QRP band. QRP activity can be found around 10.106 and 10. 116 MHz

Give 30m a try and you may just be surprised as to the DX that can worked on and it’s relatively QRM free.

Also there are some great CW transceiver kits for this band for the builders out there looking for a weekend project.

New Elecraft ax1 Antenna

I received an email from Wayne N6KR Yesterday related to a new antenna system that will be offered by Elecraft later this year. It was announced at Pacificon today

The AX1 is a dual-band (20 and 17 meter) compact antenna system based on an optimized 2-piece whip. It intended for use with lightweight transceivers such as the Elecraft KX2 an KX3 that are equipped with an internal antenna tuner. The AX1 can be configured for HT-style or right-angle use as shown below.

it should be able to be used also with other qrp rigs and an antenna tuner

This makes for an interesting anteena for field ops and SOTA work.

no idea on price but lets assume $60-$80

Its a 4 foot base loaded whip.

This will make an nice addition to the kx3 for portable operations.

see attached

Elecraft AX1 FAQ, rev. F

County Comm GP-5 SSB Travel Radio

The guys at County Comm have an excellent shortwave portable that offer lw/mw/sw/fm coverage in a nice small form factor. It come well equipped and makes a great travel or hand held monitoring radio. It runs off 3 AA batteries and can charge nicads with a 5v jack just like on your cellphone.

I am very pleased with the purchase and do wish it had a keypad but that may be in a newer model but with the ETM tuning it may not be a big deal but is more so for ham listening.

I did some quick tests with the AN-200 loop antenna when i got home and that worked well along with the loop antenna accessory for MW.

As promised i would blog for county comm stickers (hi hi )

No need to read for 7 pages when you just go buy one and enjoy the radio for monitoring signals especially SSB.

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case, mw loop, earbuds and longwire antenna complete the go kit.

picks up cw like its designed to do and it does it well

WWV and WWVH on 15. I also heard the 25Mhz signal blasting in as well

SOTA Summit W6/NC-298 Vollmer Peak Summit Report- 581 Meters Elevation

SOTA Summit W6/NC-298 Vollmer Peak Summit Report-  581 Meters Elevation

After activating San Bruno and a trip to the Oakland HRO I made my way through heavy Friday traffic to Tilden Regional Park. I found out later I could have driven up (which would have saved me some time) but due to another hiker giving me false information I ended up hiking from the parking lot. The summit is on the left side of the Seaview trail as you make your way up. You will see the commercial antenna towers as you walk up. The hike was wonderful with views of Mount Diablo to the East across the valley and I could feel the elevation gain.

Again, I used my Yaesu FT-817, Elecraft T1, Chameleon MPAS Antenna and my Icom 92AD. I had the ability to toss a water bottle up into the trees and run a IPS Marconi NVIS configuration.

I made 2m FM simplex contacts using the handheld and the FT817 using the 5/8 whip.

A repeat contact with Dave WB6DTB who patiently was monitoring 52 waiting for me to summit and start the round of CQ calls.

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Mount Diablo in the East

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The Chameleon Hybrid Micro MPAS

I had the wonderful chance to work another SOTA summiteer Steve WD4CFN for a contact over 400 miles using 5 watts SSB who was at Combs Peak W6/SD-011.

Lesson learned was that the Mountain Topper radio needs to be on a set up like the SotaBeam FlightDeck and that some sort of antenna throw bag is needed in case you drink the water in the water bottle that is used to get the wire in the air. Better yet the Canadian antenna launcher aka Hockey Puck would have been ideal. Also, RF from the nearby commercial radio equipment could be a factor and in my case, it did not seem to be an issue.

Wire antennas are a problem if if there is no support so a vertical could start to make sense. Antenna efficiency is key when running SSB as many hams don’t bother with weak signals as intelligibility is an issue where with morse code its not a problem.

Due to the traffic of a Friday afternoon in the valley and the evacuation of the forest fires in the Santa Rosa area (there were 4 complex fires causing damage and loss of life) I chose to skip the Mount Davidson Summit and instead make the 1-hour trip to Pacifica beach instead and hope that traffic would not be an issue.

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A great memorable summit and another chance to play radio out in the wild.

vollmer peak sota log

SOTA Summit W6/CC-072 San Bruno Mountain Summit Report – 401 Meters Elevation

SOTA Summit W6/CC-072 San Bruno Mountain Summit Report – 401 Meters Elevation

It dawned on me that California is blessed with a lot of SOTA Summits all do-able and accessible by car. The plan was to attempt San Bruno, the HRO store, Vollmer Peak, Mount Davidson and Mount Tamalpais then low tide at Pacifica Beach then fly out of SFO.

I had the good fortune to activate this previously activated summit as a shake-out test to try out various set ups. It is also close to San Francisco and is an easy drive up to the summit which can simplify things when on a tight schedule.

I was concerned about the air quality due to the Santa Rosa fires North of the site but it did not seem to be a problem. I could easily see the intense smog/haze due to the smoke and ash particles from the fires. I realized later when I was at HRO that there was indeed ash in the air at street level. However, higher up the air was cleaner as ash would settle towards the lower elevations. After a week in the Bay area I didn’t smell the smoke as I had gotten used to it.

I was not able to connect with a Santa Rosa ham on 52 who was calling out but he did get a relay and had some traffic regarding the forest fires that destroyed that city this week. I chose to make quick contacts and allow long gaps for any break ins with emergency ARES traffic.

I already knew from Rex’s report (KE6MT) and his expert guidance that placing an antenna without trees was going to be an issue and my taped up doweling I got from the local store was too flimsy but you can see a sign post did the trick. The height still sucked but I still managed a contact on HF but ended up focussing on 2m FM. I could hear them on 20m and 40m but the 5 watts was still weak on a band that was acting like a yo yo with lots of QSB. The A index was 9 and the K index was 2. The best approach was to try to check into the west coast nets among the kilowatters. I had success but when they called out the QSB hit and the band started sliding. They were all pounding in on 20m and 40m. I hoped to make more contacts on SSB but that will need better band conditions and a vertical antenna to get some skip distance. The antenna right now was a sad NVIS configuration.

I still enjoyed the summit and had a chance to learn valuable lessons in being better prepared and organized. The somewhat obscured views of the Transamerica building were great but alas I could not see Alcatraz island or the Golden Gate bridge.

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I used my Yaesu FT-817, Elecraft T1, Chameleon MPAS Antenna and my Icom 92AD. I did not have time for the Mountain Topper Radio and the Emtech ZM-2 for cw contacts.

I made 2m FM simplex contacts using the handheld and the FT817 using the 5/8 whip.

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The longest was to San Jose at about 40 miles line of site using 5 watts

I gave up trying to use the Mountain Topper radio with the newly acquired Emtech ZM-2 (thanks to Steve WG0AT).

I couldn’t spot myself either as I needed an account password. (Lesson Learned)

This summit also offers views of planes landing and taking off at SFO with many Dreamliner’s making the trek between SFO and APAC airports.

Bob W7TE running the net

As a bonus the State Park also qualifies for a Parks on The Air (POTA) KFF-1196 activation.

Ok off to HRO in Oakland for lunch and picking up some items.

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John Leonardelli VE3IPS/W6

san bruno sota log

 

New Japanese DMR Radio – Alinco DJ-MD40

Excellent news for the DMR community with the release of a Japanese ham radio manufacturer supporting DMR with a new radio.

I had a chance to demo the Alinco radio at the Oakland HRO store. It has good solid feel and some great features worthy of purchase. This would be a great way for a Tytera user looking to upgrade their radio to something that is more robust.

As the growth of DMR continues so does the choice of radios which is an excellent story. The other digital modes lock the buyer into single brands with few choices where in DMR one has many choices to choose from. The radio offers a recording function that I did not try out but the display was crisp and the radio had the rugged feel to it. Take note this is built to commercial standards and is available at a ham friendly price.

alinco dmr

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