Welcome to the VE6KQ Website

Have been licensed since 1963 and more or less active ever since. Interest has varied over the years from weak signal work mainly on 2 meters, early satellite work, keeping vintage equipment on the air and lately digital operations.

I collect test equipment and with it have managed to keep the old radio equipment operational. This equipment includes the Drake twins, R4B, T4XB with the MS4 speaker, two Yaesu FT-101Es, a Kenwood TS820 that I bought new. Other equipment includes an EICO 720 transmitter with 730 plate modulator, Heathkit DX 60B with various VFOs and lots of other miscellaneous items.

The equipment set up now in the Ham shack includes an ICOM 7300 and an SDRPLAY RSP1A SDR receiver. Other equipment is one of the FT-101E's with a Realistic AX-190 receiver that I sometimes use for split operation and AM. Recently added is a nice early 1960's vintage general coverage receiver, a Hallicrafters SX-122. Various other items include antenna tuners, 2 meter and 70cm radios, computer monitors, a frequency counter etc. The main rig is the ICOM 7300 that is used mainly for FT-8 and FT-4. HF antennas include a Mosley tri-band beam and a 40 meter inverted V.

Amateur radio station VE6KQ is located in southeast Calgary Alberta Canada. The VE6KQ 444.750 + 5 MHz FM repeater is also located here. Leave a 110.9 PL tone enabled on your transmitter although it is normally not required for repeater operation. Do not enable your receiver PL (CTCSS). The repeater has been in operation for 35 years. Additional repeater information is available by clicking on the Past Projects buttons. VE6KQ repeater coverage maps are available.

For QSO confirmation I use eQSL.

To see if you have eQSLs waiting, enter your call sign in the box below and click Check.



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LATEST WEBSITE ADDITIONS OR CHANGES

  1. Revised Odds & Ends page March 28, 2020. MFJ-260 Dummy Load Update. (PDF)
  2. Revised Photos page March 22, 2020. Car Photos.
  3. Revised Odds & Ends page February 7, 2020. MFJ-941C Versa Tuner II. (PDF)
  4. Revised Odds & Ends page December 6, 2019. The ICOM IC-7300 and the BM800 Type Microphone. (PDF)
  5. Revised Odds & Ends page February 27, 2019. Vintage 2 Meter and HF RTTY Set-up. (PDF)
  6. Revised Odds & Ends page November 21, 2018. Ballantine 323 Voltmeter - Battery Substitution. (PDF)

LINKS

The "Links" button on the left will direct you to some regional Ham organization websites (Alberta) and some regional and national Swap & Shops.

AMATEUR RADIO NEWS

The above links are provided by Southgate Amateur Radio News.

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