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My 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 cable.)

I have been licensed since 1979 and have been operating out of various locations in the Toronto area (currently FN03hs). Professonally, I am a computer programmer, retired from a large financial institution. My specialty is applied cryptography.

My station 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.

Since I live on a small city lot, there isn't enough space for antennas. On HF I use a G5RV doublet for 80, 40 and 17 meters, a trap dipole for 12 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. I also have a J-Pole for local and repeater operation on VHF/UHF, and a discone for VHF/UHF Rx. I must have lucked out with the G5RV, because it loads up on three bands without a tuner.

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License

License for my Code

I am making my programs and embedded source code freely available for any purpose under the MIT License. Use of the programs or code constitutes your agreement, so please check it out, it will only take a minute.
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Free Programs

Over the years I have developed many computer programs. You can download some of these from my  Download Page.
pic projects

PIC Projects

Thanks to AmQRP I have learned how to program PICs, which are small, inexpensive programmable microcontrollers from Microchip Technology Inc. Click here for my Pic Microcontroller Projects page.

avr projects

AVR Projects

The AVR series of microcontrollers, from Atmel Corporation are similar to PICs. Click here for my AVR Microcontroller Projects page.

charger

Other Electronics Projects

Power Controller, Battery Charger, Audio Amplifier, etc.
Notebook

My Electronics Notebook

About some of the components I use.
Nostalgia

My Nostalgia Page

Good old stuff.
Receivers

My Receivers

Some of the many receivers I have owned and used over the years.




 



"It's a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that one's safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on a government contract."
- Alan Shepard



Thank you for visiting my web page. I am often updating it and adding goodies, so I hope you'll come back again.


73 de VE3LNY