Welcome to my corner of the web.

HI my name is AL and I have been active in ham radio for over 50 years now.
In my early ham days the big thing was staying up all night chasing DX but as the
years passed my operating habits have changed.
Today I spend most of my time operating the 3905 Century Club nets .

In the mid 1970's I built my first computer using a Motorola 6800 chip 8 bits with
a whopping one k of static ram. That got me started into the hobby of computer programming.
Over the years I have programmed in just about all the programming languages.
Today I am using Delphi Pascal and write a lot of ham radio related programs.
As time permits I will add a few of them to this site for downloading.

Remembering my Father.

Dad was licensed as VE4GJ in 1934.
His radio operations extended to being a commercial radio operator with Wings Limited in the 1930's.
He built the radios as well as operated them.
He set up many stations in northern Manitoba in the late 1930's and early 1940's.
My father left us in Jan 2003 to set up one more radio station In a far better place.
I was able to acquire his call as my second call.


What is Ham radio ?

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Amateur radio (ham radio) is the licensed and private use of designated radio bands, for purposes
of private recreation, non-commercial exchange of messages, experimentation,
self-training, and emergency communication.
Amateur radio, like other regulated radio services, operates under rules that limit the maximum power
and the technical and operational characteristics of transmissions.
Amateur radio stations are issued with a designated call sign to allow identification of stations.
The power of amateur radio equipment is restricted, and operators must not cause
interference to other authorized radio users.
They may not broadcast to or communicate with the public with their equipment.
They are only allowed to communicate with other licensed operators.
National regulations governing amateur radio use are coordinated under international agreements
since radio frequency transmissions can cross multiple national boundaries.
The term "amateur" is used to differentiate it from commercial and professional two-way radio services.
Amateur radio operation is licensed by national governments.
Amateur radio operation rules are coordinated by the International Telecommunication Union.
An estimated two million people throughout the world are regularly involved with amateur radio.