DXing & Audio Samples

Amateur Radio - Space Station

Amateur Radio - Miscou 2003

Aurora Photos

Miscou, N.B. (2007)

Priest Pond, PEI (2008)

Priest Pond, PEI (2009)
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Hi there!  Thanks for visiting.  This is primarily my radio/hobby Web page, but don't be surprised if you eventually find information here about space and astronomy, flying, sports, technology, blogging or who knows what.

I live in Stratford, PEI (Canada) since moving here in February, 2007.

Prior to 2007, I made my home next to the Miramichi River in beautiful Doaktown, New Brunswick, Canada.  My family put down roots there in 1976.  For most of my life before that I was a Quebecker.  I was born and raised in Lachine - a suburb of Montreal.

I worked as a broadcaster at two private radio stations in New Brunswick, CFAN in Newcastle and CFNB in Fredericton. I also used to be a member of the New Brunswick Legislature but I am now officially retired from partisan politics. For some time I still kept a little iron in the fire by writing columns for a couple of New Brunswick newspapers,  The Daily Gleaner  and The Miramichi Leader. I also was a member of the CBC Radio 1 weekly political panel in New Brunswick for several years.

Presently, I am a member of the Veterans Review and Appeal Board, based in Charlottetown. I adjudicate pension claims for Canada's military and RCMP veterans and still-serving members.

Although my current position prevents me from any engagement in partisan politics, I maintain a keen interest in public affairs and spend a considerable part of my free time reading up on current events.

Before my appointment to VRAB I taught networking, operating systems and computer support for Atlantic Business College in Fredericton. I also dabbled in satellite TV work and writing and served for over 20 years as a volunteer firefighter. I am a severe weather reporter, stock car racing fan, and East Coast Canadian music fan. For several years I also volunteered as the public address announcer and sound producer for the Doaktown Hitmen Senior Hockey team.

I am also a private pilot, and did my first solo in Charlottetown in June 2009 in my shared Piper Cherokee 140. Here is a photo of me taxiing in after that flight.

I have built up more solo and dual flight time since then.

For over 30 years I have enjoyed the hobby of radio communications. Starting as a broadcast band (AM MW) listener I branched out into shortwave listening and (1984) amateur radio. First issued the call letters VE1APG, I have operated the station VE1JH for about 15 years. I still dabble in MW and SW DX listening, and am a member and/or supporter of several radio-related clubs and organizations including...

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30 Harland View Drive
Stratford, PE
Canada, C1B 1W3
(902) 367-7764

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