Welcome to the Web Site of VE7ISV

10/26/14

Meg
About Me
Interests
Blog
Belize 2008
Lesotho 2012
Favorites
Jeep HF
Old Paper Logs
Family
Future Trips
Echolink
Links
Project Op Notes
By The Farm
2010 Olympics
Cell
Ford Fusion Hybrid
Extreme Dog Sled Race
ISS
Frequency Co-ord
Derby Reach
QSL Cards
Cooking
Motorhome
Field Day 2013
Thanksgiving 2013

 

 

Welcome to my Web site!  This is VE7XS, VE7ISV, VA7XXI, V31BG and now 7P8BG

The two pictures above were taken at the Project on Feb 1, 2014 - Dawn before the BCQSO Party

CQ WW DX contest (SSB) - what a blast

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Link to BC QSO party - Team JR won with high score in 2013

Link to the Saturday, August 17, 2013 Work Party

2013 Field Day Preparation - running under the call of VE7RAC

Presentation on the 2012 DX-Pedition to Lesotho - made to the Surrey Amateur Radio Club April 10, 2013. 
The background was very subdued in the PowerPoint presentation - it is way more overpowering here -
I will try and figure out how to fix it.  This is about a 12 MB file.  Here is the modified file - changed all of the
words to white from black - shows up better I think but still doesn't look like the PPT!  Download the modified
file.

Link to the farm "Project" and a link to the "Operator's note" section

Link to the BC QSO Party

RAC Canada Day Contest - 2012 Certificate    RAC Winter Contest - December 29, 2012

DX-Pedition to Lesotho - Bill's perspective -   Bill's Blog on the trip  - Official Web Site - Random Images of Africa

Link to the farm "Project" and a link to the "Operator's note" section - CQ WPX SSB contest - 20 Meter Mono-Bander rebuild , A4S Rebuild, MA5B Antenna rebuild, 2009 Forest River Birkshire 36 Quad Slide and now 'Sh*t My Dad Told Me Before I went Walk-About' Shit My Dad Told Me Before I Went 'Walk-About'

September 9, 2012 - Electric water pump to manually refill the Bus, Automatic Stair repair on the Bus, HF on the Bus, New tank monitors on the Bus, Derby Reach - new Photos

July 22, 2012 - New battery donation, Derby Reach flooding

April 6, 2011 - Ben's Trail Camera down at the project

February 18, 2011- Adding a section for QSL cards.

July 8, 2010 - Check out Derby Reach.  The Project continues to move forward - lots happening - need to document it some more.  Look for pictures soon.

May 7, 2010 - It has been a busy six months.  The Project is coming along nicely.  Weather has turned beautiful.  No contests this weekend that I know of, but we are trying to get organized with the Olympic QSL cards.  We have print out around 20,000 and will start getting them out the door.  Thanks to my mum, Jenny for opening and categorizing all of the ones that we have received via snail mail.

September 29, 2009 - My website is off line - anniversary of when I set it up - so it looks like my credit card number changed and they didn't ask for an update - interesting business model.  So when it is back up, this will be here for posterity!  Please see my update on 2010 - the Olympics, as well as the update on my 'By The Farm' project.

August 4, 2009 - Ongoing install of the Amateur Radio equipment in my 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid vehicle

August 2, 2009 - Please click on this link to access the information to provide feedback to the Provincial BC Government on their proposed cell phone legislation

July 31, 2009 - New Ford Fusion Hybrid and the beginning of the installation of Amateur Radio equipment - check back once in a while

July 28, 2009 - An update on what we are putting together for submission guidelines on the expected cell phone legislation.  In addition, I have included an article from the Sun newspaper today.

July 2, 2009 - BC is preparing it's own cellular use legislation - click here for some thoughts on a response

May 26, 2009 - Just got back from the Radio Amateurs of Canada Annual Board meeting in Cornwall Ontario - still a little time warped on Tuesday.  I received by FlexRadio 5000A a short time ago.  I built a Quad Core computer to control it.  I've recently, with some help I might add, installed VAC and TightVNC.  I'm sitting in my family room controlling the radio over the internal network right now.  I checked into the 40 meter net before lunch today.  I'm listening to the net right now - and it is pretty awesome.  I'll continue testing as I get time.

I have now finished all of my outgoing QSL cards and will be sending them to the Outgoing QSL Bureau very shortly.  I'm up to date on all of my cards that I received via snail mail as well.

February 21, 2009 - Remote HF site, Satellite shots of the site, Shipping Can (C-Can) ideas

December 14th, 2008 Update - All of the direct PSE QSL I have received, except for a few that I can't reconcile to my log, have been mailed as of today.  Please see here.

Jeff Franchuk, VE7HPS and I discussed dates for a return trip to Belize.  Jeff's first time, my second.  We are tentatively looking at the Easter long weekend, the week before and the week after - April 13 is Easter Monday as a reference.  I will be checking to see if the Shack is available.

December 13th, 2008 Update - all of the Direct QSL cards have been completed (PSE ones).  They have all been sealed and return labels put on them.  All of the International ones have had the correct postage put on them, and they will be delivered to the post office today.  I will be picking up the postage stamps for the US ones today / tomorrow, and will get them into the mail as soon as I can.  I expect no later than Monday.  There are a couple of PSE that came to me with US postage on them, and I will have to go across the border in the next couple of days to send them.

Approximately 1000 Bureau QSL's have been handwritten up.  I expect to finish the Bureau QSL's over the Christmas break - and get them to the out going QSL Bureau early in the new year.

Work has been a little stupid - but I'm expecting to be off over the Christmas break and will aim to finish this up.

Best of the Season to you all - and Good DX

December 1st, 2008 - I will be cleaning up this web site shortly.  I will move the Belizian experience into it own 'arm' of the web site, and start fresh.  I am madly working on the QSL cards for that trip - 4200 of them is a lot. 

I now hold the calls sign VE7XS - as well as VE7ISV and V31BG.

To contact me via email - bill.gipps at gmail.com

Weather: Weather across the Fraser river from Langley, BC, Canada - my home QTH

 

Click for Langley, British Columbia Forecast
 

 

Meg
About Me
Interests
Blog
Belize 2008
Lesotho 2012
Favorites
Jeep HF
Old Paper Logs
Family
Future Trips
Echolink
Links
Project Op Notes
By The Farm
2010 Olympics
Cell
Ford Fusion Hybrid
Extreme Dog Sled Race
ISS
Frequency Co-ord
Derby Reach
QSL Cards
Cooking
Motorhome
Field Day 2013
Thanksgiving 2013

 
 

Meg | About Me | Interests | Blog | Belize 2008 | Lesotho 2012 | Favorites | Jeep HF | Old Paper Logs | Family | Future Trips | Echolink | Links | Project Op Notes | By The Farm | 2010 Olympics | Cell | Ford Fusion Hybrid | Extreme Dog Sled Race | ISS | Frequency Co-ord | Derby Reach | QSL Cards | Cooking | Motorhome | Field Day 2013 | Thanksgiving 2013

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