VE7VV

First licensed 1957. Previous calls: KN1CZM, K1CZM, W1TZ, VE7FPT.

Current Station

Equipment

Softrock SDR's: Ensemble II, III, RXTX modified for 160-10 mtrs, RXTX modified for 2200-160 mtrs, K5BCQ 20W amplifier modified for 2200-40 mtrs.

Software: PowerSDR, FLDigi, WSJTx, N1MM, MultiPSK, FSQCall, Argo, QRS, etc.

Antennas

"Lazy L" - 40 ft vertical with 130 ft horizontal sections, base loading coils for 2200 and 630 mtrs. mtrs

RA0SMS mini-whip rx antenna, modified

630m tuning coil and variometer, also serves as tapped fine tuning for 2200m

2200m base loading coil

Old Station (tower taken down after many years of enjoyment)

Tower: 62 ft self supporting, 13 ft mast.

160: 75 ft top loaded vertical (shunt fed tower).

80: Quarter wave vertical sleeve element, base 8 ft from tower, 4:1 transformer.

40: Half wave vertical dipole, sloping from top of tower.

30: Half wave vertical dipole, sloping from top of tower.

20: 3 element monoband yagi on 31 ft boom at 64 ft, home designed and built.

15: 17 mtr 2 element functions on 15.

17/12: Duobander, 2 elements on each band on 9 ft boom at 74 ft, home designed and built.

2: 4 element vertical yagi, home designed and built.

Receive: 160 mtr flags to North and East, short on-ground Beverages to West and South.

DXCC - WAZ - WAS

DXCC Honor Roll #1 (mixed)

7 Band DXCC (#3120)

160 Mtr DXCC (#639, 185 current countries, first 160 DXCC awarded to a VE west of VE3)

80 Mtr DXCC (#134, 173 current countries)

40 Mtr DXCC (#289, 233 current countries)

17 Mtr DXCC           (102 current countries)

Digital DXCC (#2283, 147 current countries)


160 WAZ (#303, 35 Zones), first 160 WAZ awarded to a VE west of VE3)


160 QRP WAS (#987)

CONTESTS

ARRL 160 Meter Contest

 First place Canadian Division:

        Multioperator Category (as VE7QRP, with VE7GCC as 2nd op, running 5 Watts QRP); 1984

        QRP Category; 2013, 2014, 2015

 First place BC section (as VE7FPT or VE7VV):

        Low power:  1986, 1987, 1988, 1989

        High power: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

        QRP:            2002, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

Top BC section score: QRP 38,640 points (2009)

ARTICLES

160-10 Meter SoftRock RXTX Modification

2200,630,160 Meter SoftRock RXTX Modification

RXTX TX Op-amp Filter Modification

PowerSDR - Instructions for Connecting a Keyer Paddle

Linrad_installation Manual

PROPAGATION PREDICTION

PROP7R5 Propagation program and readme file

Longpath propagation prediction article