Let me introduce
my self and then you can get back to looking around my Radio Amateur web
My name is Stephen Van
Klink and I was born in Brampton Ontario on October 1974. Since I was
little I had always been interested in how things work. Throughout high
school my main interests were math, science, geography and technical.
When I started going to Sir Sandford Fleming College in Lindsay taking
Terrain and Water (Environmental Management) I was driving back and forth
from home to school quite a bit. I decided to get a CB radio to keep me
company on the long journey. It was not long after that; I was experimenting
with antennas and their radiation patterns. I would go hill-topping work
DX and rag chew for hours. One day I was talking to my dad about the fun
I was having with the CB. He suggested that I go and visit one of his
friends, Roger VA3HR. When I saw Rogers shack I was astounded. It was
not long after that I started studying for my certificate. In February
of 1995 I passed the test and got my Basic HAM Ticket.
When I first got started I was working 2m FM. By this time I was going to Conestoga College in Kitchener and taking Civil Engineering. Talking on 2m repeaters was fun and I eventually bought a 70cm radio. Once again I was experimenting with antennas and packet radio. But I still missed the excitement of SSB. I started to try and learn Morse Code but I had no luck. I decided that
I would buy a HF rig with 6m in it so I would be able to work 6m SSB and
listen to HF as encouragement to learn code. I had so much fun with 6m
that I forgot all about the HF bands. I did try to learn my code a few
times after that but not so I could work the HF frequencies, I wanted
to learn so I could understand the weak CW signals I was hearing on 6m.
It was not long after that I got a 2m SSB rig. While I was taking GIS
(Geographic Information Systems) at Ryerson Polytechnic University I really
got interested in APRS and GPS.
My Amateur Radio hobby was now more fun that I had ever imagined. I keep
finding new facets of the hobby for me to explore.
Now I my primary interests are, 50MHz and up SSB, satellites and digital
Everything below 50MHz is DC.
Have a look around. If you
have any questions, comments or suggestions please email me.
Thank you and 73 VA3MOD
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