Bio

Started in amateur radio in Argentina. First licensed during my teenage years, I made my way up from the Novice class to Intermediate with Morse Code (previous call-sign: LU2HOT )

Made contact with the MIR space station cosmonauts on the 2m band with an IC-32AT handheld and a home-brew 1/4 wave antenna with ground planes. Built my own Packet Radio modem based on a popular design of that time (AM7910 IC.)

After a hiatus of 26 years from the hobby, returned to amateur radio attracted by experimentation with SDR receivers, using a RaspberryPi, and an old laptop. Passed the exam for the Canadian license in November 2019 (Basic with Honors.)

OPERATING EQUIPMENT:

  • HF/VHF/UHF: Yaesu FT-991A (Base operations)

  • HF/VHF/UHF: Yaesu FT-857D (Portable/Mobile operations)

  • HF: Yaesu FT-757GX (Vintage operations)

  • MFJ-939 automatic antenna tuner

  • Jumbospot for digital voice

ANTENNAS:

Active:

  • Cushcraft MN5B 3 elements Yagi for 20, 17, 15, 12, and 10m bands

  • DX-B Alpha Delta Sloper for 160, 80, 40, and 30m bands

  • 2m/70cm vertical dipole to work the local repeaters.

Inactive:

  • Inverted "L" End-fed random length wire with 9:1 unun for 80m to 10m coverage.

  • Delta Loop for 20m - vertically polarized.

  • Dipole for 6m - built of aluminium parts of a crutch set.

  • Tape Meter Yagi-Uda to work satellites in 70cm and 2m bands.

HTs:

  • 2m/70cm: Icom IC-32AT (This was my first radio and I still have it)

  • 2m/70cm: Baofeng UV-5R

RADIO MEMBERSHIPS:

  • YRARC - York Region Amateur Radio Club - Board of Directors, Treasurer

  • RAC - Radio Amateurs of Canada

Yaesu FT-991A

Yaesu FT-757GX

Yaesu FT-857D

Automatic Antenna Tuner

IC-32AT
My first radio