Wireless Set No. 19 Group
Operation "QSL - 100"
                          Logbook for VA3WSN                          
QSO	Freq	Date	Time	Station	Name 	QTH		His	Comments
 #	(MHz)		(Z)					RST

Jan.15-31,2003 - NCS was Dave Lawrence, VA3ORP, Brewers Mills, Ontario, with W.S. No. 19 Mk III s.n. C77160

01*	3.703	15 Jan	0047	VE3RIH	Alan	Mississauga	339C	Alan using 19 Set Mk III
02*	  "	  "	0111	W1HIS	Chuck	Belmont, MA	479C	Chuck using 19 Set Mk III
03*	  "	  "	0117	WF2U	Meir	Landrum, SC	459	Meir using Collins KWM2
04*	  "	  "	0119	VE3BBN	David	Niagara Falls	479	David's gear all home brew
05*	  "	  "	0124	W1NU	Vic	Fairfield, CT	579	Vic using TBX-5/BC-652A
06*	  "	17 Jan	0129	VE3BDB	Bob	Orillia		459	Bob using 19 Set Mk III Some QRM
07*	  "	  "	0133	VA3GST	John	Inverary	599	John using modern gear
08*	  "	  "	0150	W1GDZ	Joe	Fairfield, CT	359	some QRM
February  2  - NCS was Dave, VA3ORP, Brewers Mills, Ontario, with W.S. No. 19 Mk III s.n. C77160

09*	3.703	2 Feb	2232	VE3CBK	Chris 	Kanata, ON	599C	Chris using 19 Set Mk III

February 2-4 - NCS was Chris Bisaillion, VE3CBK, Kanata, Ontario, with W.S. No. 19 MK III s.n. C83399

10*	3.703	2 Feb	2236	VA3ORP	Dave	Brewers Mills	589C	Dave using 19 Set Mk III
11*	7.030	4 Feb	1601	VE3CSJ	John	Orleans		579	John using Yaesu FT-990
12*	7.065	4 Feb	1712	VE3GPR	Bill	Kemptville	59	RT QSO (my RST 57)  Bill w Icom IC735
13*	7.065	4 Feb	1829	VE3JW	Maurice	Ottawa		59	RT QSO (my RST 44)  Maurice (VE3VIG) w TS-2000
14*	7.065	4 Feb	1846	VE3JWF	William	James Bay	58	RT QSO (my RST 54)  William w TS-440S
15*	7.065	4 Feb	1850	VE2EUT	Jean	Noranda		59	RT QSO (my RST 58)  Jean w TS-940/Henry 2K Amp
16*	7.065	4 Feb	1900	VE3PR	Phil	Kenmore		59	RT QSO (my RST 41)  Phil w Yaesu FT-101ZD
17*	7.065	4 Feb	1940	VA3KU	Jim	Toronto		59	SSB/CW (my RST 599) Jim w TS-440
18*	7.065	4 Feb	1940	VE3BEK	Bill	Sudbury		55	SSB/CW (my RST 522) Bill w TS-440
19*	7.065	4 Feb	1950	VE3BCC	Joe	NW Toronto	48	SSB/CW (my RST 559) Joe w FT-890

Feb 5 to 28 - NCS was Dave, VA3ORP, Brewers Mills, Ontario, using RCAF World War II General Purpose Set designed by
	Northern Electric.  Tx type AT-1 s.n. 2802 (Marconi 1943) and Rx type AR-2 s.n. 3559 (RCA 1943)

20*	14.020	18 Feb	1810	IK0MOZ	Mario	Rome, Italy	339	W/T Mario using PRC-247A. hvy QSB
21*	 7.023	18 Feb	1857	VE3EZP	John	London		459	W/T John w HBrew TU-5 & 2 watts
Mar 1 to Mar 31 - NCS was Bob Cooke, VE3BDB, Orillia, Ontario, using W.S. No. 19 Mk III s.n. C70168 (Northern Electric)

22*+	7.020	07 Mar	2105	N1BT	Dave	Pittsfield, MA	599	CW (my RST 579) Rig u/k.
23*	7.023	23 Mar	1516	WB9PTC	Dick	Milwaukee, WI	489	CW (my RST 557C)Rig u/k.
24*	7.136	23 Mar	1626	KC2EBF	George	Broadalbin, NY	589	CW (my RST 599) Rig u/k.
25*	7.133	23 Mar	1810	VE3SUH	Sue	Orillia, ON	599	CW (my RST 589)	Sue w HW-101
26*	7.021	26 Mar	2231	W8AW	Jim	Delton, MI	599	CW (my RST 599C)Rig u/k.
27*+	7.012	31 Mar	2224	VA3ZBB	Rod	Ottawa, ON	479QRM	CW (my RST 597C)Rig u/k.
28*	7.023	31 Mar 2257	NB1R	Ned	Willbraham, MA	589QRM	CW (my RST 597) QRP. Rig u/k.
	Note: QRM due to wide selectivity of the 19 Set was a big prblm.
 
April 1 to April 14 - NCS was David Wilson, VE3BBN, St. David's, Ontario, using W.S. No. 19 Mk III
 
29*	7.039	02 Apr	1600	AA1LL/m	Paul	Dracut, MA	349	CW (my RST 589c) rig FT817 & 20 ft wire
30*	7.039	02 Apr	1645	N3AD	Carter	Paoli, PA	439	CW (my RST 578c) rig Rockmite - 500 mW
31*+	7.039	09 Apr	0015	W1DDW	Tom	Pittsfield, MA	599	CW (my RST 589c) AWA & rig TS870
32*	7.045	09 Apr	1445	KB4OPV	Jerry	Yorktown, VA	569	CW (my RST 599)  rig Corsair 2 - 42 Watts
33*	7.039	09 Apr	2055	W3MWR	George	Westchester, PA	599	CW (my RST 599c)
34*	3.703	10 Apr	0140	K3RAP	Bob	Philly, PA	599+	CW (my RST 598c) rig TS570D
35*	7.036	10 Apr	2200	W1HUC	Harry	Boston, MA	599+	CW (my RST 595c) 100 W to windom
36*	7.038	11 Apr	2100	K2PDJ	Bruce	Watertown, NY	549	CW (my RST 599c) rig K2 with 10 Watts

April 15 to May 4 - NCS was Dave Lawrence, VA3ORP, Brewers Mills, Ontario, using RCAF AT1/AR2 (sn 2802/3559)
 
37*	7.055	04 May	2105	VE3GGO	Eric	Cobourg, ON	599	Eric was NCS for TP Net, let me make call
38*	7.055	04 May	2112	VE3MFJ	Dick	Picton, ON	599	Dick enjoyed hearing the old rig on-air
39*	7.055	04 May	2116	VE3EGC	David	Echo Bay, ON	599	David was checking in to TP Net
 
May 5 to May 31 - NCS was Reed Park, VE1NU, Dieppe, New Brunswick, using W.S. #19 Mk III s.n. C75679
 
40*    	7.025 	18 May  1946  	VE1AIR   Jack	  Riverview, NB 599  	CW (my RST 599)
41*    	3.685 	21 May  2100  	VE1LV    Harold	  Truro, NS     599  	CW (my RST 598) nice chirp.
42*    	7.025 	26 May  1756 	VE9BUF	 Jean-Guy Moncton, NB 	599  	CW (my RST 599)
43*    	7.025 	26 May  1816  	AE1X     Ken	  Attleboro, MA 588  	CW (my RST 578)

June 1 to June 8 - NCS was Dave Lawrence, VA3ORP from Military and Industrial Museum, Oshawa, Ontario,
	using W.S. No. 19 Mk III s.n. C88440 (RCA Canada) in 1945 vintage M4 Sherman tank
 
44*	7.270	08 Jun	1600	VA3SCX	Camp-X	Oshawa, ON	59	R/T   (my signal "strong")
45*	7.270	08 Jun	1610	VA3JPT	J.P.	Oshawa, ON	59	R/T - JP visiting Camp-X site
46*	7.270	08 Jun	1620	VE3LLE	Bill	Oshawa, ON	59	R/T - distance is 4.4 miles
	Note: Contacts 44-46 have additional photo on back of QSL card showing M4 Sherman tank
 
June 9 to June 30 - NCS was Chris Bisaillion, VE3CBK, Kanata, Ontario with W.S. No. 19 MK III s.n. C83399
 
47*	7.020	29 Jun	2101	VE3OWM	Barry	Kanata, ON	589	CW (my RST 535) Barry w FT-757 
 
July 1 to July 31 - NCS was Bob Cooke, VE3BDB, Orillia, Ontario, using W.S. No. 19 Mk III s.n. C70168 (Northern Electric) 
 
48*	7.015	01 Jul	2147	K4UK	Stan	Moneta, VA	599	CW  (my RST 599) 	Used XL3WSN 
49*	7.015	01 Jul 	2148	W3BYX	Joe	Philadelphia,PA	599	CW  (my RST 599)	Used XL3WSN 
50*+	7.018	01 Jul	2201	XM2AWR	Serge	Charlesbourg,QC	599	CW  (my RST 599)	Used XL3WSN 
51*	7.018	01 Jul	2209	WZ2T	Dick	Malone, NY	599	CW  (my RST 599)	Used XL3WSN 
52*	7.054	01 Jul 	2329	VE3ARF	Robert	Cornwall, ON	59	R/T (my AM Sig "S9"!!)  Used XL3WSN
--	7.022	30 Jul  0024	VE3BBN	Dave	St.David's,ON	579	CW  (my RST 569C)Dave using 19 WITHOUT Amp.
--	7.022	30 Jul  0030	VE3BBN	Dave	St.David's,ON 	598	CW  (my RST 569C)Dave using 19 WITH AMP.
	Note: Contacts 48-52 made during RAC Canada Day Contest, using XL3 prefix to celebrate centennial 
	of Military Communications in Canada. QSOs  with VE3BBN on 30 Jul are  duplicates.  No card sent.
 
Aug 1 to  Sep 7 - NCS was Dave, VA3ORP, Brewers Mills, Ontario, using W.S. No. 19 Mk III s.n. C77160 (Northern Electric)
 
53*	7.015	6 Sep	2015	W1AW	George	Newington, CT	359	CW, home call N2CG
54*	7.015	6 Sep	2025	VA3BWT	Brian	Tobermory	599	CW, navy op during Korea
55*	7.015	6 Sep	2035	W2WSC	Steve	Tuckerton, NJ	479	CW, loves my chirp!
56*+	7.015	6 Sep	2045	W1RRU	Bill	Southbury, CT	479	CW, using Ranger, 50 W
57*+	7.015	6 Sep	2105	VE3FGU	Mike	Keswick		599	CW, his first rig was 19 Set
58*	7.015	6 Sep	2110	N2ED	Ed	Andover, NJ	479	CW, says I have "unique" sound
59*	7.015	6 Sep	2120	VE3GEM	Keith	Stirling	599	CW, had 19 set in 1965
60*	7.015	6 Sep	2130	N1PVP	Marino	Carver, MA	599	CW, says rig sounds "neat"
61*	7.015	7 Sep	2115	K8UGL	Dick	Columbus, OH	599	CW, noticed dynamotor noise
62*	7.015	7 Sep	2025	VE3ILE	Bill	Scarborough	599	CW, ex navy op
63*	7.015	7 Sep	2030	VA3TJP	Mike	Ottawa		599	CW, recognized the 19 Set
64*	7.015	7 Sep	2040	WA4FXX	Jack	Arlington, VA	599	CW, my RST 599
65*	7.015	7 Sep	2045	W1NJM	George	Newington, CT	599	CW, using Tentec Corsair
66*	7.015	7 Sep	2055	VE1UT	Bernie	Yarmouth, NS	599	CW, worked with Reed VE1NU
67*	7.015	7 Sep	2105	VE9HC	Hugh	Hartland, NB	599	CW, noticed chirp in 19 Set
68*	7.015	7 Sep	2115	K8KUZ	Fred	Detroit		599	CW, noticed dyno hum
69*	7.015	7 Sep	2120	VE6JAZ/3Rob	Collingwood	599	CW, home QTH Calgary
70*	7.015	7 Sep	2125	VE3FOI	Dave	St. Ann		599	CW, used 19 Set in Air Cadets
71*	7.015	7 Sep	2155	VE3HXP	Sean	Kempville	599	CW, sounds like QSOs fm past
72*     3.702   12 Sep  0010    VE2ENB  Gil     nr Montreal    	599     CW, used to have a 19 Set
 
Oct 9 to Oct 31 - NCS was Chris Bisaillion, VE3CBK, Kanata, Ontario with W.S. No. 19 MK III s.n. C83399
 
73	7.266	12 Oct	1845	VE2GUQ	Glenn	Granby,Quebec	35	AM, friend of my Uncle Peter
74	7.065	25 Oct	1620	VE3QLQ	Don	Scotch Corners	59	AM, btwn Carleton Place & Perth 
75	7.065	25 Oct	1620	VE3XXZ	Dennis	Kinmount	59	AM, said modulation was good
76	7.065	25 Oct	1622	VE3HA	Gord	Oro		59	AM, he was running AM on TS450S
77	7.065	25 Oct	1700	VE3XDJ	Dick	Rockport	59	AM, tried all 3 levels of mod
78	7.065	25 Oct	1812	VE3IX	Brian	Carp		57	AM, address not good on QRZ.COM
79	7.065	25 Oct	1848	VE3QN	Bryan	East Ottawa	57	AM, used No 19 Gren Gd HS Cadets
80	7.050	26 Oct	2107	VE3UU	Brian	Carp		55	AM, used TS-120S on SSB	
 
 
Note:   * indicates QSL Card has been sent
        + indicates QSL card has been received 


Comments from the QSL Cards
07 Mar  2105    N1BT    Dave    Pittsfield, MA  Tnx FB QSO es nice QSL card.  Ur WWII rig is great.  
		Hr age 68 es xnavy BM during Korean War.  Hpe c u agn
 
31 Mar  2224    VA3ZBB  Rod     Ottawa, ON - Good show on the 19!  Just this morning at our 
		weekly QCWA breakfast I overheard Croft Taylor, VE3CT, discussing his 
		early military years battling the Type 1 set (Croft was in high school 
		military at the time).  Ive got to show him and the other gray hairs my
		valued VA3WSN QSL card.  Im 81, a U.S. Signal Corps radio sergeant,
        	southwest Pacific, in WWII.  We used such relics as the BC-191 until 
		better gear caught up with us in the islands.  The new stuff was fancy, 
		but jungle rot found it easy prey.  Immediately we had to remount all 
		transformer casings above ground and paint them bright red. Death traps!
		All best wishes to you and your gang, Bob C U L and thanks again.

09 Apr  0015    W1DDW   Tom     Pittsfield, MA - Tnx for the WS19 Group QSL!  Very nice!  
		Hope to c u on AWA over the winter
01 Jul  2201    XM2AWR  Serge   Charlesbourg,QC - Nice to hear about the WS-19 Group!  
		Here hamming since 1956, and, of course, used the WS-19 (Mk II and 
		Mk III) myself for a while!  Also, met my wife (VE2AZJ) by radio, 
        	while she was herself using a 19 Set (1964).  I was also an officer in 
		the C. S. of C. (Cadet Services of Canada) from 1959 to 1962, and 
		was training cadets in Cadet Regimental Corps #30 in Montreal.  
		During the summer taught WS-19, CPRC-26 and other communications 
		hardware to cadets in Farnham, QC.  So, I do know a bit about 
        	the 19 Set!  Hi
	
6 Sep   2045    W1RRU   Bill    Southbury, CT - It was a pleasure to participate in 
		your celebration  many congrats.  I always enjoy QSOing stations with 
		old gearin keeping with my dated equipment.  I tell people that tubes 
		help keep me warm in winter.  Rig is Ranger with 50 W input and 
        	RME 4350A receiver plus zig-zag wire in condo attic.
 
6 Sep   2105    VE3FGU  Mike    Keswick - Nice to work a WS19 again.  I had a Mk 2 & 
		Mk 3 when first licensed in 62
 

 

Totals as of 27 Sep 03
        Canadian        41
        U.S.A.         - 30
        International  -  1
 
 

Net Control Station Details
1.      VA3ORP  - 25 km NE of Kingston, Ontario
               	- 44 deg 24 min 23 sec N, 76 deg, 19 min 09 sec N
               	- antenna was 80/40 trapped dipole at 20 feet

2.      Military & Industrial Museum, Oshawa Ontario
               	- 43 deg 55 min 01 sec N, 78 deg 53 min 46 sec N
               	- antenna was 12-foot vertical whip on Sherman tank

3.      VE3CBK  - 20 km W of Ottawa, Ontario

4.      VE3BDB  - Orillia, Ontario, Grid Locator FN04EQ
		- antenna was G4RV dipole at 40 feet
		- first met the 19 Set while in Army Cadets, Parry Sound, Ontario

5.      VE3BBN  - 8 km N of Niagara Falls, Ontario

6.      VE1NU   - nr Moncton, New Brunswick