VE100VIMY – I’m Going to Vimy Ridge

I have been selected as an operator by the Vimy Commemorative Station Society and will be travelling to Vimy, France, along with my wife, Cassandra McBride, VA3MEW, to operate from the Canadian National Vimy Memorial in April of 2017, to mark the 100th anniversary of the taking of Vimy Ridge by the Canadian Armed Forces during World… Read more »

Exercise Noble Skywave 2016

It’s been a long while since I’ve written anything here. Catching up with life after the (extremely successful) St. Paul Island DXPedition has kept me busy, but I’ve still managed to find time to play radio. Once again, the Canadian Military Communications and Electronics Network (CMCEN) and the 8 Air Communications and Control Squadron are hosting Exercise Noble… Read more »

CY9C – Day 11, Farewell to Nova Scotia

You’ll have to forgive me, but this article is going to be a little more verbose than the others I’ve posted – Blogger’s Privilege 😉 The remaining members of the Atlantic Cove team are arriving by boat early this afternoon with the remainder of the equipment for loading and transport home. I’m waiting for them… Read more »

CY9C – Day 10, Goodbye St. Paul Island

I left St. Paul this morning and am typing this from the back of my truck in the baseball field we’ve been using as an airfield. We are getting all the gear and people off of the North East Point first. Will, AA4NC will operate from there until the last possible moment. After that’s done,… Read more »

CY9C – Day 9, Leaving Early :(

I experienced one of the most beautiful and most intense thunderstorms of my entire life last night. Once we realized a storm was approaching from the west, we disconnected all the feedlines and just watched it for 10 minutes. Lightning was flashing everywhere, and bolts were hitting the water. And then the rain started and… Read more »