I was first licensed in the United States in November 1999 as a Technician Plus with the callsign KB1EPR. In December 2008 I upgraded to General. In February 2009 I upgraded to Amateur Extra. In May 2023 I was issued the 2x2 callsign AC1PH.
In February 2010 I passed the Canadian Basic exam with Honours and was issued the callsign VA2EPR. In September 2015 I passed the Canadian 5WPM Morse exam. In December 2022 I was issued the 2x2 callsign VA2NW.
Paper QSL Cards
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Checkout the CW Practice page for some public domain poems and speeches in morse code. They were generated with some software I developed called cw2wav which accepts TXT files and outputs the equivalent morse code audio in WAV files. The cw2wav utility is part of tcutils.
Checkout the Ham Shack page for details about my rigs, keys, and antennas.
For fun, I turned an ordinary computer mouse into a CW key. I've written an article titled Transforming a Computer Mouse into a CW Key where you can read more about it and see pictures of the process. There is also a youtube video demo: Demo: Microsoft Mouse converted into a CW Key.
My capstone project while persuing my Electronics diploma was the design and fabrication of a hardware modem along with firmware and software. All project files and source code are posted on Github: https://github.com/tcort/va2epr-tnc
|7.000 MHz to 7.035 MHz (CW Only)||7.038 MHz||7.037 MHz||7.030 MHz||7.055 MHz|
|7.035 MHz to 7.040 MHz (CW + Digital)||7.055 MHz||7.057 MHz||7.122 MHz|
|10.100 MHz to 10.130 MHz (CW Only)||10.120 MHz||10.117 MHz||10.106 MHz|
|14.000 MHz to 14.070 MHz (CW Only)||14.050 MHz||14.057 MHz||14.060 MHz||14.055 MHz|
|14.073 MHz to 14.1005 MHz (CW + Digital)||14.114|
|18.068 MHz to 18.095 MHz (CW Only)||18.080 MHz||18.077 MHz||18.096 MHz|
|18.095 MHz to 18.100 MHz (CW + Digital)|
|24.890 MHz to 24.920 MHz (CW Only)||24.891 MHz||24.897 MHz||24.906 MHz|
|24.925 MHz to 24.940 MHz (CW + Digital)|
|28.000 MHz to 28.070 MHz (CW Only)||28.050 MHz||28.057 MHz||28.060 MHz||28.055 MHz|
|28.070 MHz to 28.1895 MHz (CW + Digital)|
|28.2005 MHz to 28.300 MHz (CW + Beacons)|
|28.300 MHz to 28.320 MHz (CW + Digital)|