My name is Scott Moody, VA3EXT is my amateur radio call sign.
Born and raised just north of the City of Dryden, Ontario, I have always enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
I graduated from Dryden High School in 1987, then went on to become a journeyman carpenter like my father, and finished my
apprenticeship in 1989. I attended Confederation Technical College in Thunder Bay, Ontario for the theory portion of my apprenticeship.
This is our family, my wife Susan, VA3SMO, Will behind, Ben front, and Myself.
The boys are planning on studying soon to get their licenses.
Susan and I knew each other through high school but later got together at a dance in the spring of 1990. We built our first house later that year and moved in by fall. We got married in August of 1993, later sold our house and built our second home on the lake in 1997. In 1998 we had our first son Ben, and later, his brother Will in 2001.
In 1990 I "retired" from being a self employed residential carpenter with my father, and started working at the local pulp & paper mill in Dryden. Worked in the Finishing department on the sheeters which process and package the paper that is used for printers and photocopiers. After 18½ years, because of the downturn of the Forest Industry, I became unemployed in the fall of 2008 with the local pulp & paper mill. I was lucky enough to fall be able to back on my carpentry trade for employment.
I was first licensed for Amateur Radio in May of 1993, acquiring my Basic certificate. One year later I upgraded and received my Advanced. This inspired me to operate a repeater, VA3YHD, which my father Neil, VE3VNM and myself own. After a couple more years, I upgraded to 5wpm code which now gives full HF qualifications in Canada.
We live on 31 acres, located on the northwest corner of a small lake 6 miles north of the City of Dryden, in Ontario, Canada. Located in the heart of Northwestern Ontario, Dryden is on the Trans Canada Highway between Thunder Bay, Ontario and Winnipeg, Manitoba, about 90 miles north of International Falls, Minnesota.
I have recently started building violins. Check it out at www.moodivarius.com.