About VE3LXL

Name: Greg Shoom
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

ve3lxl@rac.ca
VE3LXL's QRZ page
VE3LXL's YouTube channel
twitter.com/VE3LXL
radiologbook.blogspot.com

Licence Class: Basic/Morse Code/Advanced
CQ Zone: 04, ITU Zone: 04, Grid: FN03hq
FISTS: 12828, NAQCC: 3693, SKCC: 1657, SOC: 975, WCC: 279, WSC: 472, 30MDG: 3375.
Member: RAC, FISTS, NAQCC, SKCC, SOC, WCC, WSC, 30MDG.

Modes: CW, RTTY, PSK31, WSPR.
Rig: Yaesu FT-817.
Antennas: HF mobile whips.

I operate mainly on HF, and only at QRP power levels (5 watts or less). I operate mostly in CW and RTTY, and sometimes in PSK31. I also run my station as a WSPR beacon at times. I am interested in digital modes operation. A lot of my operations consists of making contacts in contests. You'll find me mostly on the 20, 15, and 10 metre bands.

I am operating QRP because my old Icom IC-745 quit working last year. Instead of replacing it I decided to turn my QRP-only Yaesu FT-817 into my main rig.

QSL either direct, or through bureau, eQSL, or LOTW. For direct requests return postage is appreciated but not mandatory. SWL reception reports are also welcome and will be answered with a QSL if your report can be verified against the station logs. Mail info on qrz.com.

Bio: First licenced, as VE3LXL, in 1979, when I was 16. Operated exclusively on HF in CW in those days. Was on air until early 1982. Dropped out of amateur radio after that and gave up my licence. Was relicenced in 2003, but didn't get back on the air until mid-2005. My old callsign happened to be available, so I was able to get it back.

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