name is Jack Botner and my amateur radio callsign is VE3LNY.
The photo shows me installing my 6 meter yagi antenna.
(Subsequently removed and replaced with a TV antenna when I cut the
since 1979 and have
been operating out
of various locations in the Toronto area (currently FN03hs).
Professonally, I am a
programmer, retired from a large financial institution.
consists primarily of an ICOM IC-7300 on HF and
a BTECH UV-25X2 on VHF/UHF. (I also have an IC-T7A handheld). More on
my equipment here.
on a small city lot, there isn't enough space for
On HF I use a G5RV doublet for 80, 40 and 17 meters, a trap dipole for
and 30 meters, and a 1/4 wave vertical on my roof for 10, 15 and 20
meters. I use a 40 foot
TV tower to hang my antennas, and have a 6 meter horizontal halo antenna at 30 feet. I also have a J-Pole for local
operation on VHF/UHF, and a discone for VHF/UHF Rx. I must have lucked
out with the
G5RV, because it loads up on five bands without a tuner.