October 9th, 2014.
The fall brings cooler temperatures, beautiful fall colours and, with any luck, great radio propagation. So far this fall, we have been blessed with some great conditions and activity on radio here in eastern Canada. After a long quiet summer it's great to catch up with old friends and make a few new ones when the DX is cooperating. Yesterday was the first time for me in all the years on radio hearing a station from 57 division - India. Very excited but as it sometimes goes, was not able to make contact due to QRM. Frustrating, but we will try again as that's what keeps the hobby interesting, challenging and a lot of fun.
Enjoy the website, videos and please sign my guestbook if you have a few minutes to spare. All the best 73s to you and yours and hope to hear you on the frequency soon. Good luck with the DX!!!
On Saturday, October 18th, 2014 myself and three friends from the local area decided to activate the Canadian Alfa Tango club station 9AT000 this time from Cape Enrage, New Brunswick. The activation was a great success with 191 contacts made in about a four hour span into 18 countries. Propagation and conditions for this activation were outstanding and the team couldn't be happier with the successful activation. Overall a great day was enjoyed by all with everyone having fun and even a little barbecue food for the team! This activation was also eligible for island hunters and lighthouse hunters since the area is on Barn Marsh Island and the Cape Enrage lightstation was a stones throw from our setup location. . For some video of the activation please go here:
Enjoy the video!
73sand good dxing!
Left to right in Photo:
9AT012 - John, 9AT256 - Allison, 9AT428 - Mike and 9AT270 - Wade.
Welcome to my website dedicated to my favorite hobby of 11 meter radio communication and the Alfa Tango group to which I am an active member. I first became involved in the radio hobby in 1987 when a friend of mine introduced me to 11 meters and the Alfa Tango radio club. I was impressed and hooked immediately, beginning many years of active involvement as an Alfa Tango member in the province of Newfoundland, Canada. In 1990 I moved to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories of Canada and took along all my radio gear with me. Working DX up north was a fun experience to say the least especially with the help of the Aurora Borealis (northern lights) which would make an appearance from time to time and open up a huge array of DX contacts. In 1993, I moved to British Columbia, Canada and again was active there until losing interest in the hobby around 1994 when work and life seem to stear me in another direction.
My wife informed me early in 2010, that I was in need of a hobby. As wives are usually correct, I decided to return to a hobby I enjoyed tremendously after years of being off the air. I collected a few radios and other pieces of equipment and soon found myself getting both the base station and mobile up and running. Surprisingly, I have learned through talking to other radio operators in various parts of the world, my experience has been similar to theirs in that they too have recently returned to the hobby after an absence!
I was fortunte to obtain my old QRZ after contacting Aldo and crew at AT headquarters in Asti (thanks again Aldo). I look forward to making many more contacts and staying with the hobby this time for many years ahead.
Best 73s and good dxing everyone!
Hi. My name is Wade and my QRZ is 9AT270.
I live in the city of Moncton, New Brunswick on the east coast of Canada. Moncton is located approximately 45 kilometers west of the New Brunswick / Nova Scotia border and 90 kilometers west of the Confederation Bridge leading to the province of Prince Edward Island. I am originally from the province of Newfoundland, Canada's eastern most province. I have lived in Canada's North (Yellowknife) and on the west coast of British Columbia from 1990 to 2008 before moving to Moncton, New Brunswick. I am 45 years of age and married with two lovely daughters that keep me busy. In addition to 11 meter radio, I also enjoy ameteur photography as a hobby, following hockey with the N.H.L., hiking with the dog, and am an avid scanner listener. I work as a Federal Correctional Officer in Canada's second oldest Federal Prison and find the radio hobby, as well as my other hobbies, a great way to get rid of stress from my work.
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